Eating our way through BeanTown
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We’ve explored the neighborhoods. We’ve attended a few exciting events. And we’ve shopped til we dropped. What’s next on our tour of Boston? Lunch, of course. And dinner. And breakfast. And snacks…. you get the picture.
Now, one of the best perks of a Boston vacation rental is being able to cook food in your own kitchen—no long lines, cheaper costs, and dinner exactly how you want it. But let’s fact it, sometimes you want to just be treated to a meal out on the town! Let’s explore some of the best restaurants in Boston:
Cheers (formerly Bull and Finch Pub)—We’ve got to start our list with this iconic pub where everybody knows your name. Although it may not be the tops as far as upscale food goes (think: typical American dining menu), it’s a must-see purely for the nostalgia factor. But but forewarned—it’s only the outside of the bar that’ll look familiar.
Quincy Market—Located at Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market is kind of an upscale food court. But it’s perfect when you and the family have been exploring the surrounding area and just can’t agree on what you want to eat. With a beautiful outdoor seating area, it’s a traditional Boston experience.
Upper Crust—This Back Bay pizzeria is always top-rated by critics and locals alike. And after one bite of their thin-crust Neapolitan style pizza, you’ll see why! If you’re looking for the best Boston pizza, look no further!
Olives—Created by famous chef Todd English, Olives is located in the Charlestown area and serves up award-winning Mediterranean cuisine. This is definitely the priciest restaurant on our list, but popular opinion says that it’s worth every penny.
Hanover Street—Okay, so it’s not exactly one restaurant, it’s a street. But it’s the BEST street to hit if you want to sample some authentic Italian cuisine. From the Zagat-rated Maurizio’s to dessert heaven Mike’s Pastry, dining in the North End’s Little Italy will make you wonder why you didn’t have to show your passport to get there.
China Pearl—From Boston’s Little Italy, we’ve headed over to another of the city’s hot spots—Chinatown. And with Boston’s Chinatown being the 4th largest in the country, you know you’re going to find some fantastic and authentic Asian restaurants. China Pearl is the locals’ top choice for dim sum—but expect long waits, as the diners are exceptionally loyal.
Neptune Oyster—Speaking of loyal patrons, Neptune Oyster is also the locale for some pretty long waits due to it’s immense popularity. Home to a world-famous lobster roll and tasty raw bar, Neptune Oyster is one of the top seafood restaurants in the North End.
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