Food & Drink in Marblehead

Comfort Food at Brothers Taverna (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Brothers Taverna

Downtown Salem

At restaurant formerly known as Brothers Deli, diners nosh on international breakfast specials or fresh seafood, burgers, and pasta dishes

$47.97 $25

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$22 for $40 Worth of Fine Mexican Cuisine for Dinner at Cilantro

Cilantro

Downtown Salem

Head chef folds fresh ingredients into jumbo shrimp covered with bacon & mexican meatballs stuffed with cheese

$40 $22

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Gourmet Pizza at Flying Saucer Pizza Company (66% Off). Two Options Available.

Flying Saucer Pizza Company

Downtown Salem

After making the dough each morning, pizza pros hand stretch the dough before topping it was fresh, seasonal ingredients

$30 $12

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Comfort Food at The Farm Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off)

The Farm Bar & Grille

Multiple Locations

Comfort food such as barbecue and burgers is served in a rustic eatery with distressed-wood walls and tables

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Upscale Tavern Fare for Two or More at Cala's

Cala's

Manchester-by-the-Sea

Classic sandwiches, build-your-own pizzas, and entrees such as fish ‘n’ chips highlight diverse menu

$30 $15

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$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Burgers at Cheeburger Cheeburger ($32 Total Value)

Cheeburger Cheeburger

Swampscott

Diners create their own individual burger from host of fresh ingredients including patties made from Angus beef, turkey, salmon, and veggies

$16 $8

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$15 for $30 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Swampscott

Barbecue pork with vermicelli noodles, pho soup, and wagyu beef burger made with Vietnamese spices

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Maki Sushi Bar. Two Options Available.

Maki Sushi Bar

Peabody Town Center

Rolls of tempura lobster, mango, and asparagus drizzled with white sauce and kabayaki glaze top tables along with seafood martinis

$30 $14

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$25 for $40 Worth of Organic Food and Drinks at Organic Garden Cafe

Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

Harvest bowls, hot soups, rice, quinoa, and black bean dishes, and other gourmet raw and organic fare including smoothies and juices

$40 $25

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$45 for Locally Sourced New American Cuisine for Two at The Wild Horse (Up to $84 Value)

The Wild Horse

Beverly

Grilled pot roast, wild sockeye salmon with lemon pesto, and slow-roasted pork shoulder with kale highlight menu of American eats

$84 $45

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Italian Dinner Cuisine at Trattoria Bella Mia (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Trattoria Bella Mia

Beverly

Authentic Italian fare and live music at bistro on historic Cabot Street

$30 $16

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Barbecue for Dine-In, Take-Out, or Catering at The American BBQ (40% Off)

The American BBQ

Multiple Locations

Cooks dry-rub & slow-cook pulled pork, beef brisket & pulled chicken before piling meats or veggie burgers into sandwiches or onto plates

$30 $18

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$25 for $45 Worth of Baked Goods at Cakes for Occasions

Cakes for Occasions

Danvers

Custom special-occasion cakes, trays of gourmet European pastries and cupcakes, and gift baskets with cake pops; allergy-sensitive options

$45 $25

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$14 for $25 Worth of Tex-Mex Food — Rio Bravo Tex Mex Restaurant

Rio Bravo Tex Mex Restaurant

Danvers

From the merchant: The perfect night out for two at an authentic new restaurant

$25 $14

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$25 for $50 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Ithaki Mediterranean Cuisine

Ithaki Mediterranean Cuisine

Ipswich

Baked-to-order moussaka, small-plate falafel, and steamed mussels share menu space with lamb burgers and a raw bar

$50 $25

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Asian Fusion Cuisine at ShoYu Chinese & Japanese Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

ShoYu Chinese & Japanese Cuisine

North Saugus

Sushi, pad thai, and kung pao chicken highlight menu of cuisine from Japan, China, and Thailand

$30 $15

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Brazilian Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four Adults at Midwest Grill (50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

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

$30 $15

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Mexican Food for Dinner at The Fat Cactus (54% Off). Three Options Available.

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

$40 $19

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Italian-American Dinner of Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at Sebastian's on Broadway (Up to 51% Off)

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

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

$60 $32

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$25 for $40 Worth of Teppanyaki Fare at Bisuteki Japanese Steak House

Bisuteki Japanese Steak House

West Revere

Chefs trained in teppanyaki exhibition cooking prepare meals of filet mignon, salmon, lobster, and more as diners watch

$40 $25

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Thai Food at Maekha Thai (Up to 65% Off). Two Options Available.

Maekha Thai

West Revere

Eatery dishes out authentic Thai cuisine such as tom yum soup, ginger chicken, basil fried rice, pad thai, and panang curry with scallops

$20 $7

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Sweets, Jewelry, and Gift Baskets at Sweet Thoughts (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet Thoughts

Downtown Melrose

Chocolates, fine wines, and local gourmet foods available separately or as part of convenient gift baskets

$30 $17

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Pizza for Takeout or Delivery, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday from John's Pizza (40% Off)

John's Pizza

Across from the ELC

Hand-tossed pies topped with freshly shredded cheese, a family-recipe sauce, and toppings such as buffalo chicken, shrimp, or eggplant

$20 $12

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$12 for Drinks and Treats at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream ($20 Value)

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

$5 $3

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$25 for $40 Worth of Upscale Italian Dinner Fare for Two or More at Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading

Ristorante Pavarotti

Reading

Veal and seafood simmered in delicate wine sauces served in Italian eatery with large wine list

$40 $24

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American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$40 $21

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Locally Sourced Dinner for Two or Four, Including Appetizers and Entrees, at Dog Bar Grill (Up to 35% Off)

Dog Bar Grill

Gloucester

Locally sourced meat, seafood, and produce are highlighted in a menu that features wings, fish 'n' chips, and vegetarian and vegan dishes

$63 $41

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Appetizers and Souvenir Glasses with Optional Brewery Tour at Cape Ann Brewing Co. Tour (Up to 40% Off)

Cape Ann Brewing Co.

Gloucester

Enjoy an appetizer such as mussels sauteed in ale and sip cold pints of Fisherman’s Brew; optional brewery tours are available

$20 $14

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Italian and Mediterranean Food at Lantana Café (Up to 43% Off)

Lantana Café

Glenwood

Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick-oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

$30 $17

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four or More at Pastalina's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy’s Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

$50 $25

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Modern Diner Food at The Medford Square Diner (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Medford Square Diner

Medford

Classic greasy spoon items, such as reubens or steak sandwiches, mingle with modern dishes, including avocado, pear, and goat cheese omelet

$20 $12

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Dine-In Indian Food for Two or Four at Zaika Taste of India (Up to 50% Off)

Zaika Taste of India

Medford

Mango lassees wash down appetizers of samosas or chicken kabobs and entrees such as chicken biryani with garlic naan

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Pizza and Pub Food at Daddy's Beach Club

Daddy's Beach Club

Hull

Views of the beach and live entertainment accompany bites of burgers, wings, and New Haven–style thin-crust pizza

$30 $15

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Seafood Meals or Chowders with Fish & Chips or Fish Tacos for Two or Four from Lobster Express (Up to 48% Off)

Lobster Express

Hull

Enjoy seafood meals composed of chowder with a choice of fried fish and chips or fish tacos, or sample a range of seafood dishes

$10 $7

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Pub Appetizers and Entrees at SideBar Food and Spirits (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

SideBar Food and Spirits

Downtown

Downtown pub with televisions, arcade games, and a jukebox dishes out food such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizza

$37.97 $20

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Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas for Two or Four at Great Scott (Up to 55% Off)

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

$10 $5

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Puerto Rican Cuisine at Vejigantes Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Vejigantes

South End

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

$30 $15

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Italian Cuisine at Terramia Ristorante (38% Off). Three Options Available.

Terramia Ristorante

North End

Cozy Italian trattoria with top rankings from Zagat for its seasonally changing italian housemade pastas and entrees

$40 $25

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Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Pellino's Ristorante (Up to 41% Off)

Pellino's Ristorante

North End

The chef, a native of Naples, crafts rustic northern Italian cuisine with housemade breads, pastas, and desserts

$102 $60

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Standup Comedy for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

National headliners seen on Comedy Central and late night TV bring laughs to standup venue that once hosted young Seinfeld and Leno

$45.70 $22

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Mexican Cuisine During Dinner for Two or Four at Salsa's (50% Off)

Salsa’s

Multiple Locations

Crowd-pleasing Mexican classics and original creations such as mahi mahi chowder and the papa taco served inside a baked potato

$30 $15

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Southern Cuisine at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

$25 $15

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Ethiopian Dinner for Two or Four at Addis Red Sea (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Addis Red Sea

South End

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

$31.90 $17

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Breakfast or Lunch for Two at Sami's (Up to 50% Off)

Sami's

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

The menu brims with breakfast favorites, including toasted bagels and made-to-order omelettes, and lunch classics from ribs to wraps

$12 $6

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$15 for $30 Worth of Modern Asian Cuisine for Two or More at Roka

Roka

Lower Roxbury

A mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes and sushi favorites pair with unique cocktails that take their inspiration from around the world

$30 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Thai Dinner Food at Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Commonwealth

Five variations on pad thai, as well as house specialties such as crispy tamarind duck, Thai barbecue chicken, and pan-seared chili salmon

$40 $20

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Bukhara Indian Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

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

$57 $28

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Indian Meal with Appetizers and Naan for Two or Four at Mela (Up to 56% Off)

Mela

South End

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

$71 $32

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Cider House Tour for Two or Four at Downeast Cider House (Up to 50% Off)

Downeast Cider House

Boston

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

$14 $7

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café ($30 Value)

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

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

$10 $5

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Distillery Tour for Two or Four of Bully Boy Distillers (Up to 56% Off)

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

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

$40 $20

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Lebanese Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Al Wadi Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Al Wadi Restaurant

Upper Washington - Spring Street

Entrees such as kofta kebabs—skewered, seasoned lamb with parsley, onion, and mint, served with veggies and rice

$30 $17

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Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Filippo Ristorante

North End

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

$35 $20

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Caribbean Food at Nu Flav Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Nu Flav Restaurant

Franklin Field South

Fried pork or goat with plantains, rice and beans with stewed chicken, fried chicken, and burgers

$24 $14

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Pizza and American Food at Pan Roma Pizza (Up to 60% Off). Six Options Available.

Pan Roma Pizza

Coolidge Corner

Pizzas topped in ingredients such as Buffalo chicken; philly steak; sauteed mushrooms and grilled chicken; or barbecue pulled pork

$25 $10

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$8 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Tea, Smoothies and Shaved Snow at Tealosophy ($20 Value)

Tealosophy

Allston

The quaint cafe serves milk tea, green tea, and black tea in addition to smoothies and shaved snow

$5 $2

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a Boston Bar Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 80% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

Scollay Square

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $19

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$24 for Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Typhoon Asian Bistro (Up to a $48 Value)

Typhoon Asian Bistro

Typhoon Asian Bistro

Three-course prix fixe dinners highlight entrees and desserts such as coconut curry dishes, Saigon-inspired clay pot chicken, and tiramisu

$48 $24

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Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

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

$30 $15

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Pub Food at The Red Hat (40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Red Hat

West End

Wings, fish ‘n’ chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

$50 $30

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$75 for Two Gift Cards Good for $50 Each Worth of Italian Cuisine at Paolos Trattoria ($100 Value)

Paolos Trattoria

Charlestown

Intimate trattoria serves up brick-oven pizzas and traditional Italian dishes such as veal milanese

$100 $75

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Authentic Italian Cuisine at Nico Ristorante (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Nico Ristorante

North End

Local, seasonal ingredients hand-crafted into plates of arancini in a san marzano tomato sauce, housemade gnocchi, and veal parmesan

$60 $35

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Pauly Shore at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, January 30 (Up to 50% Off)

Pauly Shore

The Wilbur Theatre

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Star of hit ’90s films such as “Son-In-Law” and “Encino Man” entertains with his surfer slang and laid-back delivery

$31 $15.50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Seafood and Steak at Mount Vernon Restaurant 

Mount Vernon Restaurant

East Somerville

Restaurant opened in 1935 serves fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and local brews among fireplaces and exposed wood beams

$30 $14

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Upscale American Cuisine for Two or Four or More at East End Grille (43% Off)

East End Grille

Somerville

This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

$30 $17

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Nepalese Cuisine at Yak & Yeti Restaurant (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Powder House

Chicken momo, masala dosa, and vegetarian entrees made with low-fat and low-cholesterol ingredients

$30 $18

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of Italian Dinner at West 7 Bistro (Up to 52% Off)

West 7 Bistro

Somerville

In a remodeled eatery with newly uncovered vintage tin ceilings, guests dine on pizzas and pastas, plus bistro favorites such as steak tips

$25 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Japanese Dinner for Two or More, Valid Sunday–Thursday at Fuji at Assembly

Fuji at Assembly

Mystic River

Brand new Assembly Row eatery prepares stir-fried pork slivers, grilled ribeye teriyaki, and dozens of nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls

$40 $20

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner at El Potro

El Potro

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $11

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Caribbean Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Some 'Ting Nice Caribbean Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Some 'Ting Nice Caribbean Restaurant

Somerville

The menu of pan-Caribbean cuisine encompasses zesty stews, jerk shrimp, curries, and sides of plantains and roti

$25 $13

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Dinner for Two or Four at Cantina La Mexicana (50% Off)

Cantina La Mexicana

Union Square

Enchiladas, chilaquiles, and combination plates with entrees such as grilled shrimp and chicken in homemade mole sauce

$30 $15

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Homemade from Scratch Italian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Cafe Piazza Dolce (44% Off)

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

At trattoria with traditional roots, fresh pasta made to order alongside wood-fired pizza and seafood at dinner; gourmet paninis for lunch

$40 $25

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Ed Blaze and Friends Presents Valentine’s Day Comedy Show on February 13–14 (Up to 63% Off)

Valentine’s Day comedy Show

Hilton Boston/Woburn

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Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze hosts an evening of razor-sharp wit on Valentine’s Day

$32.50 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

Sauce-smothered burritos and enchiladas add to a menu of authentic Mexican cuisine whose recipes hail from Guadalajara

$20 $12

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All-You-Can-Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Brazilian Steak House (37% Off)

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

$61.97 $39

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Wine Tasting, Vineyard and Winery Tour, and Glasses for Two or Four at Jewell Towne Vineyards (Up to 56% Off)

Jewell Towne Vineyards

South Hampton

Guests pair white, red, and ice wines with cheeses in addition to taking a vineyard tour and learning more about the wine-making process

$36 $18

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Casual Cuisine for Two or More at 15 Walnut (63% Off)

15 Walnut

Hamilton

Menu full of items made using seasonal ingredients includes wood-fired items, burgers, sushi, and more; suitable for family dinners & dates

$30 $11

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$13.99 for an Ethiopian Dinner for Two with Two Entrees at Basha Cafe (Up to $27.98 Value)

Basha Cafe

Neighborhood Nine

Dig into classic Ethiopian eats, such as minced beef seasoned with hot chili powder and herbed butter and collard greens in a mild sauce

$27.98 $13.99

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Seasonal New American Cuisine for Two or More at Nubar (42% Off)

NuBar

West Cambridge

Chefs use in-season, local ingredients when possible to create dishes such as duck confit flatbread and burgers made with Gold Angus Beef

$50 $29

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Against the rolling whitecaps of Devereux Beach sits Lime Rickey's, a beachfront eatery overlooking the 2,400 sailboats bobbing beside Marblehead's renowned harbor. It's an idyllic vista that encompasses everything lovely about New England's seaside culture, including the food. Lime Rickey's chefs pack ocean-fresh lobster into hearty rolls, fry clams, shrimp, and scallops, and press marinated pork, ham, and cheese into cubano paninis. Cocktails clink to the tune of live musicians, who serenade diners on the wraparound deck and deftly ignore the cries of seagulls shouting for "Freebird."

105 Ocean Ave
Marblehead,
MA
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Manhattan Sandwich Company concocts a menu of tasty New York–style deli fare, including specialty sandwiches, soups, and salads. Noontime noshers can calm down rumbling bellies with a specialty sandwich, such as Mickey's #7, a pile of turkey, coleslaw, and melted swiss cheese topped off with a splash of russian dressing ($7.09). Or, stride inside the deli and insist that you must have either liberty or the herbivore-friendly Central Park veggie melt, a smattering of veggies and cheeses that also happen to be drenched in russian dressing ($6.49).

1 Bessom St
Marblehead,
MA
US

Anthony Conelisee, Hungry Betty’s executive chef, comes from a tradition of restaurateurs: his family has opened several restaurants on the Cape. He himself honed his cooking skills overseas, learning from some of the top chefs of Ireland and Italy and running a London bar in the early 2000s. Today, he brings that experience to bear in crafting Hungry Betty’s new menu of bar-and-grill fare with fine dining twists—one of the changes to come along with the restaurant’s recent change in ownership. Alongside classics such as meat loaf and fish and chips you’ll find more creative offerings such as seared scallops served with mushroom ravioli and egg rolls stuffed with shaved steak and salami.

The restaurant has a fun, family-friendly vibe. Kids (11 or younger) eat free on Tuesdays, and the décor is open and casual with five TVs and a well of windows looking out from the second level of the Village Plaza. You can check out Hungry Betty’s event calendar to see what’s going on each day, but some ongoing events include Wednesday trivia, Friday night karaoke, and live music on Saturdays.

165 Pleasant St, Village Plaza
Marblehead,
MA
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Upon entering Yannalfo's, the warm orange walls of the dining room and the clinking of glassware at the gleaming wooden bar compete for sensory attention. But neither can hold guests' attention once the scents of savory Italian sauces and baking seafood emanate from the kitchen. They start off making the basics with a touch of flair, from pasta strewn with freshly made meatballs and ravioli in a sauce made from simmering wild mushrooms and cream. But from there, they tackle more complicated, nuanced dishes. They toss five types of seafood in a zesty red clam sauce and make desserts from sweet seasonal ingredients such as berries or big tax return documents. For their signature dish, the Pappardelle alla Yannalfo's, they combine the best of which features sea with shrimp with portobello mushrooms in a vodka tomato cream sauce over pappardelle pasta.

152 Washington Street
Marblehead,
MA
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Today, Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse in Salem is unique?but it wasn't always. In 1970, inspired by the landmark Victoria Station in London, three Cornell Hotel School graduates created a restaurant with English touches, such as a bright-red phone booth and authentic train cars they'd turned into dining cars. They opened up in San Francisco, and the business grew. By the 1980s, there were almost 100 Victoria Station locations in the United States and around the world. Johnny Cash did a stint as their spokesman.

But the company filed for bankruptcy in 1986. Its rise and fall is documented in Tom Blake's book Prime Rib and Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? The waterfront Salem location was 99th and final location to open, and it's the only one left.

Today, the restaurant has gone in its own direction, drawing inspiration from both the restaurant's past and its current surroundings. Classic New England cuisine and old steak-house favorites mingle comfortably on the menu. The chefs coat haddock in a seasoned cracker crust to bake and serve with chardonnay and fresh lemon juice, and the slow-roasted prime rib that made the original restaurant famous still has a place on the menu. Diners can also order up house favorites, such as lobster mac 'n' cheese with five-cheese b?chamel sauce and cornbread shallot crumbs, or they can opt for an Angus burger. The menu has earned the restaurant scores of accolades, including Best Waterfront Dining, Northshore Magazine, 2011?2013.

Vic's Boathouse, a bar and lounge at Victoria Station, opened in 2010 and has already earned the honor of Best Bar, North of 2012, according to Boston Magazine. Inside, diners can request a local or craft brew, order a martini, or pick from the pub menu. The bar hosts nightly live entertainment, including open-mic sessions, live musicians, and karaoke, which makes for lively evenings without the expense of hiring a DJ for family dinner.

86 Wharf St
Salem,
MA
US

One might leave Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, which was named this year's best new restaurant north of Boston by Boston Magazine, with some sense of the broad scope of Mexican cuisine, geography, and culture. That epiphany might come from the selection of 180 tequilas, which slip down in shots, release bell peals of clicking ice in glasses, or blend with lime in thick margaritas rimmed with salt. The tantalizing menu also parades traditional Mexican ingredients, though they are tangled into surprising configurations.

Red chandeliers glow, bringing to life the colors of chipotle peppers on plates at plush black booth seating, all beneath red wallpaper. In the tequila lounge, ample couches create a circle around red, candlelit tables for resting a glass of sangria or a mojito muddled with strawberries or cucumber. A row of inset shadowboxes displays the colorful lucha libre masks typically used in overblown battles and attempts to go out in public without being recognized as Kevin Bacon.

94 Lafayette St
Salem,
MA
US

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