Central Massachusetts restaurants

Top Choice American in Worcester

Armsby Abbey

The Abbey rakes in all sorts of awards for its locally sourced, slow-food menu and stellar selection of craft beers on tap. Think comfort food with a gourmet twist. They are very big on farmstead cheeses here; choos…
Vegan in Worcester

Belmont Vegetarian

Proof positive that beautiful flowers can bloom in the most unassuming of places, Belmont offers huge portions of Jamaican-inspired vegan fare with enough soulful flavor to convert the most hardened carnivore. You c…
American in Central Massachusetts

Salem Cross Inn

Located in a homestead built in around 1740, Salem Cross Inn is set on 600 green acres of lush countryside. Feast on specialties such as calf's liver with bacon and onions or lavender duck. In addition to the main d…
Breakfast in Sturbridge

Annie's Country Kitchen

If you're big on breakfast and nuts about home fries, this local shack is the place to jump-start your day. The omelets are huge, but it's the pancakes – filled with everything from wild blueberries to chocolate chi…
Diner in Worcester

Boulevard Diner

Opened in 1936, this old dining car has not changed much since. Experience red Formica tables, dark wooden booths, old iceboxes and a big painting of a yellow-jacketed dude. Food-wise, enjoy breakfast 24/7, plus a m…
Diner in Worcester

Miss Worcester Diner

This classic beauty, built in 1948, was used as a showroom diner by Worcester Lunch Car Company, whose now-defunct factory sits across the street. Harleys parked on the sidewalk and Red Sox paraphernalia on the wall…
Fast Food in Worcester

George's Coney Island

A giant neon fist grips a wiener dripping yellow neon mustard in the six-story sign outside this 1918 Worcester institution. Inside, eat dogs in a cavernous space chock-full of wooden booths carved with generations …
Thai in Sturbridge

Thai Place

Here you’ll find real-deal home-style Thai fare with solid options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Don’t be misled by the wallet-friendly prices – everything, including the seafood offerings, is top-of-the-lin…
Diner in Worcester

Corner Lunch

Here you'll find a sweet prefab built by DeRaffelle in the 1950s. The exterior contains plenty of silvery metal panels and a big neon sign. Inside, there are fries, club sandwiches, meatloaf and eggs.
American in Sturbridge

Publick House Historic Tap Room

The historic inn's original dining room features a rustic atmosphere, enhanced by the enormous wide-hearth fireplace. Here you can order a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner any day of the year, or turn it up a …