Food & Drink in Braintree

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Quincy Center

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

45% Off at Quincy Cafe

Quincy Point

$20 $11

Family-friendly cafe serves up pancakes, pasta, burgers, salads

52% Off Chinese Food at Quincy Dynasty

North Quincy

$25 $12

Chinese food made with fresh, natural ingredients, such as scallions, star anise, black beans, and cilantro

48% Off at Kagawa Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Quincy Center

$48.35 $25

Pairs share bowls of miso soup, an appetizer, and a trio of sushi rolls

Up to 50% Off Brazilian Steakhouse Fare at Spettu's Steakhouse

Quincy Center

$30 $15

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Servers carve slices of spit-roasted lamb, chicken, and beef from skewers tableside

Half Off Asian Cuisine at Asia Palace

Asia Palace

$30 $15

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Nearly 20 categories of Asian cuisine divide a menu that includes shareable entrees and healthy options

Up to 50% Off at Rio's Steak House

North Plymouth

$30 $15

Diners choose sides from a buffet table before sitting down to heap plates with unlimited grilled meat shaved directly off of skewers

48% Off Italian Cuisine at Peppercornz on Main

South Weymouth

$25 $13

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Seafood, housemade gnocchi, and other Italian dishes silence rumbling bellies

Up to Half Off Tex-Mex at City Limits Saloon

Randolph

$30 $17.25

Patrons throw darts, play foosball, and listen to live music between plates of Tex-Mex staples, burgers, and wings

50% Off Casual American Food at Jit's Sports Lounge & Grill

located next to Lombardo's

$30 $15

Classic sports-bar-style dishes, such as hand-cut french fries, buffalo chicken tenders, and mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce

Half Off Cafe Food and Drinks at Yes, It's All Good

Located inside of L.A. Fitness

$12 $6

Specialty health-conscious, fruit-based shakes such as Blueberry Bonanza along with wraps, salads and egg white sandwiches

Up to 52% Billiards and Pub Food at Stix & Stones

Abington

$24 $13

Face off with friends in games of pool while filling up on pizza and chicken tenders

404 Tapas Bar and Lounge – Up to 50% Off

Brookline

$40 $20

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Eclectic small plates such as tempura cauliflower, chicken eggrolls, and andouille sausage clams

50% Off Mediterranean Dinner at Kayam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

Rosemary-braised lamb shank, seafood stew, and rustic flatbreads topped with shrimp or spicy chicken

Half Off Anderson Comedy Show

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

Crepes with Drinks at Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

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Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

47% Off at Gari Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $16

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At a fusion restaurant under new management as of June 2013, chefs whip up signature sushi rolls and pour Thai sauce over angel hair pasta

Up to 50% Off Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Shanghai Social Club

Commonwealth

$20 $10

Stylish lounge where an old-fashioned, speakeasy vibe meets tiki bar; try the lemongrass lobster roll or wok-roasted mussels

Up to 50% Off Persian Cuisine at Khayyam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

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Skewers of thinly sliced beef and lamb accompany cornish hens slowly roasted over an open fire

Ristorante Euno – Italian Dinner for Two or Four

North End

$158 $85

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Rich osso buco, fresh pastas under homemade sauces, and locally sourced seafood served in a pastoral Sicilian-style dining room and cellar

40% Off a Dinner Cruise from Odyssey Cruises

Boston

$112.53 $68

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The Odyssey I glides across Boston Harbor during elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal and live music

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Back Bay

$45.70 $22

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Intimate, 30-year-old venue hosts emerging and established comedians such as Mike Koutrobis and Orlando Baxter

Up to 50% Off Boston Brew Tours

Boston

$110 $55

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Tour guests sip award-winning beers and visit breweries from Night Shift Brewing, Idle Hands, Mystic, and more

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

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Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

50% Off Dinner at Basho Japanese Brasserie

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$30 $15

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Signature sushi rolls and modern Japanese cuisine prepared before diners' eyes

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

39% Off from City Wine Tours

Multiple Locations

$66 $40

Groups stroll through Harvard Square or the Back Bay area, stopping in at local restaurants to sample and learn about various wines

Half Off at Dante's Frozen Yogurt

Commonwealth

$10 $5

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Frozen yogurt made with fresh milk and real fruit puree comes in flavors such as blueberry tart and red velvet cupcake

Half Off Jamaican Cuisine at Lorenz Island Kuisine

Codman Square - East Codman Hill

$10 $5

Jerk chicken, curry goat, and plantains served in a warmly lit eatery with Jamaican flair

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

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Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

South End

$71 $32

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Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

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Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Half Off Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

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Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Up to 43% Off New American Dinner at Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

$78 $45

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New American cuisine with an international flair, such as tender beef short ribs, crispy eggplant romana, and pan roasted cod catalan

Half Off Pastries or Custom 10-Inch Cake

Downtown

$20 $10

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Confectioners bake cupcakes in flavors such as carrot cake and key-lime pie and deliver custom cakes to your door

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

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Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

Up to 50% Off at Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$25 $14

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Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

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Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

42% Off Indian Cuisine at Chutneys

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.92

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Innovative Indian fast food made to order with plenty of vegetarian options; naninis, rice bowls, and paratha wraps

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

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Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $3.75

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Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Up to Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

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Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den – Up to 52% Off

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians at energetic venue

Up to 50% Off Dominican Cuisine at Merengue

Boston

$30 $15

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Fried pork skins, gumbo, mashed plantains, and red-snapper fillets served inside eatery with colorful Dominican artwork

Up to 50% Off Puerto Rican Cuisine at Vejigantes Restaurant

Boston

$30 $15

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Cordon Bleu–trained chef’s authentic Puerto Rican dishes attract notable guests such as David Ortiz and Elizabeth Warren

46% Off One Dozen Cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

North End

$29.50 $16

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Skilled bakers whip up 18 flavors of cupcakes made from scratch with pure, all-natural ingredients

Up to 52% Off All-Access St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

$50 $24

All-access pass gives revelers wristbands for unlimited entry to pubs and drink discounts for all four days of the Boston Pub Crawl

Up to 43% Off at BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

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Wood-fired cuisine from all 20 regions of Italy, served in an opulent, yet cozy dining room

45% Off at Sands End Café

Scituate

$20 $11

Beachside café offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with eggs, waffles, pancakes, sandwiches, soups, and seafood platters

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

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Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

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Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

Up to 52% Off Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

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For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

Half Off Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine at The Sunset Cafe

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as stewed rabbit, lobster with Portuguese fries, and seafood risotto

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

Join Legends of the Boston Jazz Scene for an Intimate Evening Concert

Winter Hill

$40 $40

Head to a private studio to hear the sounds of Agachiko, a local band featuring renowned jazz and big band musicians

45% Off Mexican Food at El Potro

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Festive eatery serves sizzling fajitas, fish and pork tacos, steaks, and chicken enchiladas alongside live mariachi band on weekends

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

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Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

Up to 58% Off Cupcakes in Bridgewater

Bridgewater

$30 $15

Chocolate, vanilla, or lemon cupcakes with fillings such as pineapple, strawberry, and raspberry

Up to 50% Off at Just Desserts Bakery & Cafe

Bridgewater

$27 $14

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Bakers whip up cupcakes in flavors such as red velvet and cookie dough, and they customize cakes with your choice of fillings and frostings

Half Off Italian Food at Grappa Restaurant

East Watertown

$30 $15

Chefs draw from the owner's family recipes to make chicken saltimbocca in marsala-wine sauce, fettuccine bolognese, and stuffed mushrooms

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

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Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

Select Local Merchants

Jenn and Donny have long accepted their elitist take on coffee. As college students and self-professed coffee snobs who both worked in the food industry, they bemoaned a lack of sophisticated brews and attentive service, finally deciding that innovation would be the best form of protest. They dreamt up their own café where the beans would be freshly micro-roasted, the cocoa would incorporate three types of chocolate, and every drink would be handmade by the same person who took your order. The resulting venue, Coffee Break Cafe, lined its menu with libations of all temperatures and caffeinated creeds.

The café's house blend hails from locales such as Sumatra, Colombia, Africa, and South America and is shipped from specialty roasters who prep the beans in small batches. Jenn and Donny's commitment to coffee quality is matched by their enthusiasm for the natural world—they stock organic and fair-trade options, as well as dairy products from a hormone-free farm. Though they stand by meticulous barista techniques, they are hardly sugar-shunning purists. They readily infuse hot and frozen drinks with dessert flavors, ranging from red velvet cupcake to cinnamon bun, crafting a far superior breakfast sweet than grapefruit pie. Bagels and pastries, delivered daily by neighborhood bakeries, balance out refreshing sips. The morning hotspot's communal spirit is reflected in hanging pictures by local artists, live music, and complimentary story readings for kids.

131 Pearl St
Braintree,
MA
US

When Chef Mike Richardi vacations in Italy, he takes the opportunity to learn recipes, seek out new flavors, and glean inspiration for Spazio's seasonal menus. Though the recipes change to incorporate new Mediterranean and Italian influences, they always feature housemade pastas and breads as well as market-fresh seafood. Previous menus have included grilled cuts of pork tenderloin and lamb as well as wood-fired pizzas with toppings from the kitchen's selection of nine meats, vegetables, and minerals.

200 Quincy Ave
Braintree,
MA
US

Planet Smoothie actually does cover a significant portion of the planet, with locations all over the east coast and as far west as Hawaii. In their expansive geographical quest, they seek to change dieting habits for the better with their products. The team behind this fruit haven lays down exactly what their smoothies are made from and what they will do for your body so that clients can make informed decisions about their smoothie choices.

Their full menu catalogs fruit-filled drinks, with options to add protein powder for faster muscle growth than when Arnold Schwarzenegger synchronized his bicep flexing to a hip-hop beat. They also mix in fat-burning blasts to suppress appetites and immune-system blasts to keep bodies healthy. The shop accommodates clients’ food allergies and dietary restrictions with gluten-free and dairy-free options. In addition, they only use natural, low-calorie sweeteners composed of agave and stevia to offer a healthy alternative to chemical sweeteners while avoiding the excess calories associated with traditional sugar.

250 Granite St
Braintree,
MA
US

After more than 25 years as a lobsterman, Peter Dawson experienced what many others never see in a lifetime—fishing off the New England coast, he reeled in a blue lobster. Nicknaming it Baby Blue, Dawson couldn't bear to let it see the pot; today, the arthropod lives out its days at the New England Aquarium, turning red only when it blushes from too much attention.

Transferring his love of the ocean to his own enterprise—and energized by a life's worth of bragging rights—Dawson opened The Lobster Stop right along the docks. That proximity to the sea ensures a bounty of fresh, native seafood, from fish, clams, and scallops to live lobsters—a specialty, of course. Comprised of Dawson and his family, the shop's staff also prepares cuisine for takeout, serving up platters and sandwiches behind a large display case, and a large mural behind the counter depicts two whales just waiting for the day when the menu includes bowls of plankton soup.

723 Washington St
Quincy,
MA
US

For 25 years, Marina Bay has funneled fresh breezes into The Chantey at Marina Bay's dining room, where it stirs up aromas from burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and seafood. Since they work a shell's throw away from the sea, the kitchen staff has a surfeit of fresh ingredients to work with when crafting fried-clam strips, baked haddock, and steamed lobster. They also make liberal use of the kitchen’s barbecue sauce, splashing it onto the Chantey burger, the grilled-chicken sandwich, and the chicken that dots the barbecue pizza. Seated at booths, high tables, or the bar, eaters can augment their meals with cups of New England clam chowder or appetizer plates of fried calamari served with banana peppers. Outside, a white picket fence surrounds a handful of patio tables and crab cakes that still aren’t ready to be reintroduced into the wild.

333 Victory Rd
Quincy,
MA
US

Fox and Hound’s chefs modernize comfort foods, such as mac ’n’ cheese with cracked lobster meat and english peas and wood-grilled bruschetta with bacon, which patrons devour amid exposed bricks and a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace. The original Fox & Hounds Grille first opened in 1936, but despite its popularity, it couldn’t stay open, as it was beset by fires and various transient owners. It almost burnt entirely to the ground after a dragon sneezed in the mid-’90s—all that remained was the original stone hearth fireplace that still exists today.

Finally, in 2004, it underwent massive renovations and reopened as Fox and Hound, an homage to the local history. Since then, patrons have been regularly stopping in for upscale American fare coupled with live entertainment on the weekends.

125 Sea St
Quincy,
MA
US