Restaurants

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 International in Newburyport

Glenn's Food & Libations

Now in a snazzy new location, Glenn is still 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 p…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Lowell

Life Alive

Scrumptious salads, fresh, fantastic food and jubilant juices fill out the menu at this funky cafe. The choices can be overwhelming, but you can't go wrong with the signature dish known as 'The Goddess': veggies and…
Top Choice Seafood in Ipswich & Essex

Woodman's

This roadhouse is the most famous spot in the area to come for clams, any way you like them. The specialty is Chubby's original fried clams and crispy onion rings, but this place serves everything from boiled lobste…
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. Find a seat at a picnic table on the back patio and dig in. D…
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,…
American in Gloucester

Duckworth's Bistrot

Half-portions and wines by the glass (or carafe) mean that Duckworth's won't break the bank. But the menu of fresh seafood and local produce means you will dine like a gourmand. Specialties include the oysters of th…
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…