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Saturday, January 20, 2018

5 Best Restaurants Only Boston Locals Know

When I think of Boston, the first thing I think of (besides thick accents and enthusiastic sports fans) is food. I remember the first time I visited Boston and had authentic New England clam chowder. Since then, I haven’t been able to eat store-bought clam chowder without feeling a little sad because it’s simply not the same as the delicious kind I remember having in Boston.  If you’re a big foodie like myself, then you’ll love these five restaurants that have been a best-kept secret of Boston locals (until now!).

All Star Sandwich Bar

1245 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
If you’re anything like me, sandwiches make up a big part of your everyday diet, and All Star Sandwich Bar is there to make your lunchtime dreams come true.  Among the list of mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches are a few standouts, like The Mr. Miyagi, a hoisin glazed pulled pork with sriracha aioli on sesame brioche bun, and The Wilson, which features crispy chicken tenders dipped in buffalo sauce with blue cheese dressing on grilled french bread.
Check out the full menu here:

Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
I’m convinced that the reason Boston real estate is in such high demand is because of this restaurant. Nestled right between the Charles River and Fenway Park, Island Creek Oyster Bar boasts an extensive menu of quality surf and turf and oysters from over 18 different farms. If you go, make sure to try to Oyster Sliders, deep-fried oysters with a lime aioli glaze served on mini brioche buns.  

Lynwood Cafe

320 Center St, Randolph, MA
If bar style pizza is your thing (well, I think pizza is everyone’s thing), look no further than Lynwood Cafe. Founded in 1949, Lynwood Cafe has been a neighborhood favorite for years because of its famous bar style pizza, which basically means that its topping cover the entire pizza to the ends, making it an almost crustless pie. The bar also offers a variety of drinks, from draft beers to wine.
Check out the menu here:

Omni Parker House

60 School St, Boston, MA
Okay, this isn’t technically a restaurant, but the Omni Parker House Hotel is home to a few eateries, including Parker’s Restaurant, home of the original Boston cream pie. If this isn’t reason enough to drop whatever you’re doing and book a room at the Omni Parker House Hotel, then I don’t know what is.

Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
The Eastern Standard is probably my favorite restaurant in Boston. They’re known for their Bone Marrow, and while I wasn’t brave enough to try it, I noticed several other diners enjoying it. Served in a bone that is split down the middle, the dish comes with a miniature spoon that allows you to scoop out the marrow and spread it on a slice of bread.  

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  1. I've never been to Boston. If I have the opportunity, these are the kinds of places I want to check out, not the regular touristy thing.

  2. Now i know where to visit next, the next time i'm in Boston!

  3. The Island Creek Oyster Bar sounds great. Thank you for sharing.