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Summer Shack, Cambridge, Mass.
Summer Shack, Cambridge, Mass.

Welcome to your New England dining out guide, presented to you by "the locals." At Visiting New England, we just don't write dining reviews, we live and breathe the part as lifelong New England residents constantly looking for the best New England restaurants for our families and friends. The results are passed along to you, gaining an "inside track" on what places New Englanders hold dearest to their hearts. Our dining section, for years, has appealed to the New England traveler, as well as the native New Englander looking for great New England clam chowder, lobster and "cheap eats" appealing to families and college students looking for affordable restaurants. Additionally, we feature hidden gems, fine dining, charming New England restaurants, romantic New England dining, Boston restaurant recommendations and the latest "scoop" on terrific ice cream stands.

An eternal appetite tempered with enthusiasm, humor and lively writing in a fair and balanced style creates a dining guide that is the next best thing to being there.

Without further ado, please enjoy the restaurant and food destination articles below. Please note that while our web site is being remodeled, the paging format might look different page to page, but all the articles maintain the same high quality and commitment to helping you find some great dining out destinations in New England!

20 Essential, Must Visit Restaurants and Other Food Destinations in New England
*Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, Mass.
*Woodman's of Essex, Essex, Mass.
*Four Seas Ice Cream, Centerville, Mass.
Parker's Maple Barn, Mason, N.H.
Regina Pizzeria, Boston, Mass.
Warren's Lobster House, Kittery, Maine
Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach, Mass.
Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Mass.
*Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret, Mass.
Olneyville New York System Wieners, Providence, R.I.
The 1761 Old Mill, Westminster, Mass.
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, Noank, Conn. (seasonal)
Clay Hill Farm, Cape Neddick, Maine
Maine Diner, Wells, Maine
*Pickity Place, Mason, N.H.
*Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, Mass.
*The Abbey, Providence, R.I.
*CabbyShack, Plymouth, Mass.
*The Beach Plum in North Hampton, Portsmouth and Epping, N.H.
*When Pigs Fly Bakery and Pizzeria, Kittery, Maine
*Centerville Pie Company in Centerville, Mass. (Cape Cod)
*Jasper White's Summer Shack, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Best Lobster Rolls in New England
Best breakfast spots in New England
Best Ice Cream Stands in New England
Best Irish Pubs from Boston to Worcester
Best Diners in New England
Best Fried Clams in the Boston Area
Best Clam Chowder in New England
Best New Hampshire Pancake Houses
Best Chocolate Destinations
Best Pizza in the Boston Area
Best Apple Cider Donuts in New England
Best Fall Apple Picking Destinations
Best 3 Seafood Shacks in Rhode Island
Best North End of Boston Food Destinations
Best Hidden Restaurants in Southern New England
Best traditional restaurants in Massachusetts
Five classic American Roadside Food Stands, Drive-Ins in Massachusetts
Best supermarkets in Massachusetts
Top 14 comfort food classics in the Boston suburbs

Restaurant, Foodie Destinations Reviews and Perspectives

The Common Man Roadside Millyard, Manchester, N.H.
Alamo BBQ and Tequila Bar, Brookline, N.H.
Muffin House Cafe, Westwood, Mass.
Cedar House Restaurant & Bar, Walpole, Mass.
Michael's Sunburst Deli and Cafe, Wrentham, Mass.
SPoT! Bagels, Norwood, Mass.
*Common Man Roadside, Hooksett, N.H.
*Jo's American Bistro, Newport, R.I.
*DiMillo's On the Water, Portland, Maine
*CRISP, Walpole, Mass.
*CRACK'D Kitchen & Coffee, Andover, Mass.
*Millis Clicquot Coffee, Millis, Mass.
*CJ's Great West Grill, Manchester, N.H.
*Dining at the Newburyport Lighthouse, Newburyport, Mass.
*Jake's, Northampton and North Amherst, Mass..
*Father's Kitchen and Taphouse, East Sandwich, Mass.
*Coast Guard House, Narragansett, R.I.
*Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, Maine
*Lobstah On A Roll, Boston and Salem, Mass.
*Mike's Restaurant, Fairhaven, Mass.
*Tessie's Bar & Kitchen, Walpole, Mass.
*Thwaites Market, Methuen, Mass.
*PZA Gourmet Pizza, Salem, Mass.
*Parker's Pub, Wrentham, Mass.
*PJ's Smoke "N" Grill, Medway, Mass.
*Rosetta's Italian Restaurant, Canton, Mass.
*Carmella's Pizzeria, Middletown, R.I.
*Central House restaurant, Westborough, Mass.
*Ken's NY Style Deli & Brick Oven Pizzeria, Bedford, Mass.
*Copper Door Restaurant, Bedford, N.H.
*Red Heat Tavern, Bedford, Mass.
*Schoolhouse Ice Cream, Burlington, Mass.
*Arturo's Ristorante, Westborough, Mass.
*Simple Man Saloon, Clinton, Mass.
*Maddi's Cookery & TapHouse, Worcester, Mass.
*Granfanallys Pizza Pub, Salem, New Hampshire
*Providence GPub, Providence, Rhode Island
*Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, Rhode Island
*The Charred Oak Tavern, Middleborough, Mass.
*Fred's Franks Wakefield, Mass.
*Hager's Farm Market, Shelburne, Mass.
*Pleasant Cafe, Roslindale, Mass. (Boston)
*Depot St.Tavern, Milford, Mass.
*Cushman Market and Cafe, Amherst, Mass.
*Barrett's Alehouse, West Bridgewater, Mass.
*Beantown Pastrami Co., Boston, Mass.
*Main Streets Market & Cafe, Concord, Mass.
*Oliva's Market, Milford, Mass.
*The UXLocale, Uxbridge, Mass.
*Quahog Republic/Captains's Den, Plymouth, Mass.
*Carlin's Tavern, Ayer, Mass.
*KNEAD Doughnuts, Providence, R.I.
*Clyde's, Walpole, Mass.
*Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth, N.H.
*Al Mac's Diner, Fall River, Mass.
Howard's Drive-in, West Brookfield, Mass.
Raven's Vine & Tap, Walpole Massachusetts
Markey's Lobster Pool, Seabrook, N.H.
Eataly Boston
The Cannoli Counter at Eataly Boston
*Napper Tandy's, Walpole, Mass.
*Jimmy's Pizzeria, Walpole, Mass.
*Rico's Pizeria, Walpole, Mass.
*The Good Food Store, Walpole, Mass.
*Little Falls Cafe and Bakery, Pawtuxet Village, R.I.
*Kravings, Millis, Mass.
*Napper Tandy's Millis, Mass.

Docksider Restaurant, Northeast Harbor, Maine
Daniel's, Henniker, N.H.
Morin's Diner, Attleboro, Mass.
My Sister and I, Bridgewater, Mass.
Lyndon Freighthouse, Lyndonville, Vt.
Maine Diner, Wells, Maine
Prince Pizzeria, Saugus, Mass.
Farmer in the Dell, Walpole, Mass.
The Kowloon, Saugus, Mass.
*The Kihei, Walpole, Mass.
*Raven's Vine and Tap, Walpole, Mass.
Costello's Clam Shack, Noank, Conn.
Red Wing Diner, Walpole
Wood's Seafood, Plymouth, Mass.
The Beef Barn, North Smithfield, R.I.
Bliss Family Restaurant, Attleboro, Mass.
The Raven's Nest, Walpole, Mass.
Steaming Tender, Palmer, Mass.
Milk Bottle Restaurant, Raynham, Mass.
Woodman's, Essex, Mass.
*Commonwealth BBQ, Wrentham, Mass.
*Eagle Brook Saloon, Norfolk, Mass.
Brown's Lobster Pound, Seabrook, N.H.
Village Manor, Dedham, Mass.
Ma Glocker's berched chicken dinner, River Falls Restaurant, Woonsocket, R.I.
Mug "n Muffin, Norwood, Mass.
Santarpio's, East Boston, Mass.
Jalapenos Grill, Walpole, Mass.
Colonial House Restaurant, Norwood, Mass.
*Patriot Tavern, Walpole, Mass.
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, Cambridge, Mass.
Boston Burger Company, Cambridge, Mass.
Zip's Diner, Dayville, Conn.
Bevenento's in the North End of Boston, Mass.
The amazing salad bar at Lambert's Rainbow Fruit in Westwood, Mass.
Harrows Chicken Pot Pies, Reading, Mass.
King Street Cafe on the Charles, Millis, Mass.
Cafe Assisi, Wrentham, Mass.
Liberty Bell, Billerica, Mass.
Noon Hill Grill, Medfield, Mass.

Sweet New England Destinations - Dessert Spots
Mike's Pastry, Boston, Mass.
*The Whoo(pie) Wagon, Topsfield, Mass.
*Cupcake Charlie's, various locations
*Abbott's Frozen Custard in Needham and Brighton, Mass.
*Wicked Whoopies, Freeport, Maine
*Crescent Ridge Dairy, Sharon, Mass.
*Ever So Humble Pie Company, East Walpole, Mass.
Bova's Bakery, Boston, Mass.
Kimball Farm, Westford, Mass.
Bubbling Brook, Westwood, Mass.
Country Kitchen Donuts, Walpole, Mass.
Kane's Donuts, Saugus, Mass.
Snowflakes Shavery, Sharon, Mass.
Shancakes, Leominster, Mass.
Yum Yum Shop, Wolfeboro, N.H.
Just Desserts, Bridgewater, Mass.
The Goldenrod, York Beach, Maine
Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, Mystic, Conn.
Kool Kone, Wareham, Mass.
Ice Cream Machine, Cumberland, R.I.
Cabot's, Newton, Mass.
*Muffin House, Medway, Mass.
*The Juice Mill, downtown Bridgewater, Mass.
The Maine Whoopie Pie
Chocolate Cake from Vernon Diner in Vernon, Conn.
The Candyman, Kennebunkport, Maine
Handmade chocolates from Wrentham, Mass. Monastery
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour, Waterbury, Vt.
Bibi Cafe and Bakery, Westwood, Mass.

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