Foodie Guide: Where to Eat on Your Assignment in Boston, MA

While classic dishes like lobster rolls, clam chowder, and steakhouse staples will always hold a special place in the hearts of Bostonians, the city’s food scene is expanding with new and exciting options. No matter what you’re in the mood for, this guide will help you eat your way through Boston.


Lulu’s Allston

Lulu’s brunch menu is available seven days a week until 3 p.m., featuring hearty food options like their famous breakfast totchos, omelets, and burgers. In addition to the food, Lulu’s is known for their draft cold brew and delicious cocktails to enjoy at any point of the day.

Winsor Dim Sum Café

This popular Chinatown spot serves traditional Chinese dim sum dishes. The cash-only spot offers an extensive menu, a lively atmosphere, and a variety of food options for those with dietary restrictions. However, on weekends and holidays, the restaurant can get busy, so it’s recommended to get there early or make a reservation.

Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

With weekday (10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.) and weekend (9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.) brunch, this popular spot is a South Boston favorite! Enjoy a variety of sweet and savory options from their signature fruity pebble pancakes to wood fired pizzas!

The Neighborhood Restaurant

Enjoy the classics like French toast, pancakes, and omelets from this family-owned restaurant. Since opening in 1983, this Boston favorite provides a classic breakfast menu with a unique Portuguese influence. Breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m. daily.


Sam LaGrassa’s

This longtime family-owned sandwich shop is adored by locals. Their legendary sandwiches are loaded with fresh meats, cheeses, and sauces. If you’re looking for a lunch spot that will leave you satisfied every time, Sam LaGrassa’s is the place to go.

James Hook & Co.

Serving fresh seafood to downtown Boston since 1925, James Hook & Co. is a must-visit for seafood lovers. While it may look small, their large portions fresh to order meals like whole-cooked lobsters, shrimp, and clam chowders will leave you full and satisfied.  


This family-owned restaurant specializes in Sicilian comfort food with a Middle Eastern twist. The pasta dishes are made so fresh that the dough is prepared right after you order! Satisfy your pasta cravings with irresistible Mediterranean spices at Carmelina’s.

Legal Harborside

Legal Harborside is one of the most popular lunch spots in Boston. The waterfront seafood chain serves gourmet food with stunning views over the harbor. Enjoy seafood favorites, cocktails, and a Boston Cream Pie for dessert, of course.

Dinner + Drinks

Grill 23 & Bar

This locally owned steakhouse nails the essentials from prime steaks to pristine seafood. But it’s not just the food that sets this restaurant apart. Grill 23 & Bar will make you feel like a private member with their large cocktails and extensive win list.

Dear Annie

When the owner of a fantastic wine bar joins forces with a team obsessed with locally sourced produce, an even more amazing new venue is born. This unconventional counter-service restaurant offers a delightful menu of light, pescatarian meals paired with intriguing wines. Sit shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers at a large communal table while enjoying in-house preserved fish, grilled cheese with seasonal sides, and the dessert of the day.

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen

If you’re on the hunt for some delectable soul food, look no further than this unique eatery. You can enjoy live performances most nights, and even during Sunday brunch. Darryl’s ss a local favorite for quintessential southern dishes like Creole jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and their legendary fried chicken. Top off your meal with their big drinks and hefty sides. Don’t forget to try their famous collard greens – it’s a must-try!

Select Oyster Bar

Select Oyster Bar is the perfect destination for both visitors and locals seeking a seafood experience. This restaurant is suitable for all occasions – from business lunches to fancy dinners after a day of shopping. Featuring an array of options, including pristine crudo, giant raw-bar platters, and Mediterranean-inspired entrées, this bustling eatery has something to offer everyone. Don’t forget to check out the concise cocktail list, which expertly complements the fish dishes.

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