Eastern Massachusetts restaurants

Top Choice International in Newburyport

Glenn's Food & Libations

Glenn is out to spice up your life. He's got the seafood you're looking for, but he's serving it in ways you never imagined. Oysters might come baked with chili and pumpkin-seed pesto. Blackened haddock is served wi…
Top Choice Bakery in Plymouth

Blue Blinds Bakery

Blue Blinds is a cozy house – it feels like a home, really – with plants in the windows and a fire in the fireplace and folks sipping coffee on the shady front porch. The baked goods are out of this world, including…
Top Choice Seafood in Rockport

Roy Moore Lobster Company

This takeout kitchen has the cheapest lobster-in-the-rough on the Neck. Your beast comes on a tray with melted butter, a fork and a wet wipe for cleanup. The stuffed clams and fish cakes are also very tasty. Find a …
Top Choice Seafood in Ipswich & Essex

JT Farnham's

When the Food Network came to Essex to weigh in on the fried-clam debate for the show Food Feud, the winner was JT Farnham, thanks to the crispiness of his clams. Pull up a picnic table and enjoy the amazing estuary…
American in Newburyport

Rear Range Lighthouse

You'll have to climb five flights of stairs, plus a 6ft ladder. And you'll have to bring your own bottle of wine. At the top, you'll dine in complete privacy, surrounded by views of city, sea and sky. The food comes…
Burgers in Plymouth

KKatie's Burger Bar

Legend has it that when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they were dying for a burger. Finally, after 400 years, KKatie is fulfilling this wish. And apparently the Pilgrims all wanted different kinds of burger,…
Modern American in Concord

80 Thoreau

Understated and elegant, this modern restaurant is an anomaly in historic Concord – but that's a good thing. The menu – short but sweet – features deliciously unexpected combinations of flavors, mostly using seasona…
Gastropub in Plymouth

Tasty

Plymouth is loving this gastropub, located on the main drag. The space is modern yet cozy, while the food is locally sourced and inventively prepared. Look for delightfully surprising combinations, such as fried cal…
Deli in Concord

Concord Cheese Shop

This is a cheese shop, as it claims, with an excellent selection of imported and local cheese, as well as wine and other specialty food items. But the folks behind the counter can whip those ingredients into an amaz…
Ice Cream in Concord

Bedford Farms

Dating to the 19th century, this local dairy specializes in delectable ice cream, and frozen yogurt that tastes like delectable ice cream. If prices seem a tad high, it's because the scoops are gigantic. Its tradema…