Restaurants in Massachusetts

Casual Cuisine for Two or More at 15 Walnut (50% Off)

15 Walnut

Hamilton

$30 $15

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

Italian Cuisine at Peppercorn’s Grill & Tavern (38% Off)

Peppercorn's Grill and Bar

Worcester

$40 $25

Italian eatery serves not only chicken parmesan and pizza, but also burgers, steak tips, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, and Wormtown Brewery beers

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Felix's Family Ristorante (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Felix's Family Ristorante

Forest Park

$30 $15

Chefs channel Abruzzan recipes to craft house-made pastas, chicken parmigiana, and lemon-pepper shrimp

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

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

Dinner with Appetizers, Soup, and Sushi at Takemura Japanese Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

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

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizza and Subs at World Famous Pizza & Subs ($40 Value)

World Famous Pizza & Subs

New Bedford

$20 $10

Housemade mushroom sauce and ground beef top made-from-scratch, hand-tossed pies at a pizzeria with calzones, subs, and pasta

$28 for $50 Worth of Barbecue — Lady C&J Soulfood & Catering INC.

Lady C&j Soulfood & Catering

Brockton

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner Fare at Spettu's Steakhouse in Quincy (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Spettu's Steakhouse

Quincy

$30 $15

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

Pizza Packages with Optional Soda at Papa John's Pizza (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$18.50 $11

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

Dining for Two or Four at Social Restaurant & Bar (Up to 37% Off)

Social Restaurant & Bar

Newton Corner

$62 $39

(49)

Grab a drink and relax with friend over a round of appetizers like Brie fondue or lobster roll sliders then enjoy steak, pasta or seafood

American Cuisine for Two or Four at East End Grille (47% Off)

East End Grille

Somerville

$30 $16

(62)

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

Brazilian Rodizio Dinner for Two or Four at Tropical Café (Up to 52% Off)

Tropical Café

Framingham

$59.98 $29

(13)

Roving servers dish all-you-can-eat plates of Brazilian spit-roasted barbecue paired with sides from the sprawling salad bar

Dinner for Two or Four at Essex Street Grille (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Essex Street Grille

Haverhill

$69 $36

(35)

Appetizers such as lobster rangoons and coconut shrimp precede entrees of sesame-crusted tuna, eggplant manicotti, or mango chicken

Sushi and Pan-Asian Dinner Food at Sushi Box (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

(104)

Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

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

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

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

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at The Cozy Tea Cart (50% Off)

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

$40 $20

Tea-tasting session allows two or four people to sample a variety of teas

Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

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

Breakfast Cuisine at Deavila's Restaurant & Catering (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Deavila's Restaurant & Catering

Taunton

$20 $11

Eatery dishes out breakfast items such as french toast, potato pancakes and eggs, and homemade corned beef and linguica hash

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Maximum Capacity

Maximum Capacity

Chicopee

$20 $11

(16)

Eight specialty sandwiches, eight signature pizzas, and five types of burgers

Nor'Easters, Sandwiches and Frappes, or Sandwiches at Michele's Ice Cream & Sandwich Shoppe (Up to 47% Off)

Michelle's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe

North Weymouth

$16.50 $9

Blended ice creams and frappes made with 20 ice cream and 30+ soft-serve flavors; sandwiches include roast turkey and barbecue chicken

Thai Food at Maekha Thai (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Maekha Thai

West Revere

$20 $11

(15)

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Maki Sushi Bar

Maki Sushi Bar

Peabody Town Center

$30 $15

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

Tropical Cuisine at The Island Merchant (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

The Island Merchant

Barnstable Town

$70 $35

(70)

Seaside traditions inspire plates of jerk chicken and fresh seafood

$15 for $30 Worth of Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

$30 $15

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

Pizza, Pasta, and Salads at Ninoss Pizzeria Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Ninoss Pizzeria Restaurant

Westfield

$20 $11

Pizza by the pie or slice served alongside salad, pasta, and gargantuan sandwiches not for the faint of appetite

Mexican Dinner for Two, Four, or Six with Appetizers and Dessert at Mezcal Tequila Cantina (Up to 52% Off)

Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Leominster

$62.50 $34

(44)

Classic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas with unique ingredients such as barbecued duck, Asian beef, and cumin crema

$30 for $50 Worth of Comfort Food at The Farm Bar & Grille

The Farm Bar & Grille

Essex

$50 $30

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

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Large Pizza with Up to Seven Toppings at Papa John's (Up to $43.64 Value)

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

$21.99 for $40 Worth of Organic Food and Drinks at Organic Garden Cafe

Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

$40 $21.99

(104)

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

Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

$30 $15

(23)

Chefs sear steak hibachi-style and fashion lobster and spicy snow crab into specialty rolls; local ingredients are used whenever possible

Italian Dinner or Takeout at Arcenia Cucina Rustica (Up to 42% Off)

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

Peruvian and Latin American Food at Nazca Cafe (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

(3)

Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

Unlimited Brazilian Steakhouse Dinners with Drinks at Rodizio Grill (Up to 43% Off) Four Options Available.

Rodizio Grill

South Shore, Braintree

$114.96 $65

(90)

Servers clad in Brazilian cowboy garb carve beef, pork, and chicken from skewer to plate during unlimited Brazilian steakhouse meals

Pizzeria Cuisine or Family Dinner with Two Large Pizzas, Two Salads, and Two Garlic Breads at Deli Max (Up to 53% Off)

Deli Max

Natick

$10 $5

New York–style pizzas come topped with steak tips, banana peppers, scallions,

Casual American Food for Two or Four at Jit's Sports Lounge & Grill (50% Off)

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

$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Noodle Dishes, and Hibachi Food at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

$30 $17

(28)

Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

Hibachi and/Or Sushi Dinner for Two at Ruyi Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

$50 $30

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Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

$25 for $50 Worth of Fine Italian Cuisine at Incontro Restaurant and Lounge

Incontro Restaurant & Lounge

Franklin Town

$50 $25

Upscale yet homey restaurant inhabiting a renovated mill serves traditional seafood, veal, and pasta dishes as well as wood-fired pizzas

Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Link Café & Bar (50% Off)

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

$50 $25

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

American Food at Blue Angus Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Blue Angus Cafe

Dracut

$35 $20

Premium Angus beef burgers and homemade onion rings made fresh daily, along with menu packed with fresh seafood, wraps, and sandwiches

Weekday Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Periwinkles of Essex (40% Off)

Periwinkles of Essex

Essex

$50 $30

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Nautical-themed restaurant serves up local seafood and award-winning chowder in its lantern-lit dining room or out on the riverfront patio

Italian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at BonCaldo Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

(45)

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

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Mulino’s Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Mulino's Restaurant

Northampton

$30 $15

Hearty portions of pasta, meat, and seafood served on the second story of the Bay State Hotel

$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Food at Thyme Japanese Cuisine

Thyme Japanese Cuisine

North Andover

$30 $15

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Authentic Japanese dishes such as hibachi-grilled steak and seafood, vegetable tempura, udon soup with chicken, and fresh octopus sushi

Eastern European Food, Crepes, and Tea for Two or Four at Crepes Tea House (Up to 44%% Off)

Crepes Tea House

West Springfield Town

$25 $14

(26)

Crepes filled with fresh fruits and chocolates, or meats and cheeses served alongside European dumplings, potato pancakes, and seafood

$34 for a Three-Course Prix-Fixe Italian Meal for Two at LaStoria Trattoria ($55 Value)

LaStoria Trattoria

Stoughton

$55 $34

(43)

Enjoy two dishes each off the tasting menu, featuring items such as veal parmesean and eggplant rollatini, followed by a dessert to share

Italian Dinner at La Vita Mia (45% Off). Two Options Available.

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

$30 $17.50

(38)

Flat-bread pizza with spicy shrimp, prosciutto, and capes, create-your-own pastas, and sirloin steak in a balsamic sauce

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

Ithaki Mediterranean Cuisine

Ipswich

$50 $25

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

Four-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Ciro & Sal’s (40% Off)

Ciro and Sal's

Provincetown

$100 $60

Classic northern Italian recipes with puttanesca, broiled fish, and roasted chicken made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients

$40 for $60 Worth of New American Dinner Food at Truffles Grille & Wine Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Truffles Grille & Wine Bar

Milford

$60 $40

(47)

Restaurant serving local New American cuisine earned Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence four years in a row

Italian and Portuguese Cuisine at Porto Bello Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

Authentic Swiss Style Baked Goods at swissbäkers (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(40)

Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

Mediterranean Food at Ani Take Out. Three Options Available.

Ani Take Out

Ani Take Out

$25.98 $16.50

(27)

Mediterranean menu features lamb, falafel, and eggplant-pomegranate salad topped with walnuts, molasses, and cumin

$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Hamburgers & More at Stack-a Burger ($30 Value)

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

$10 $5

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

Gastropub Dinner or Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at Blackthorne Publick House (Up to 50% Off)

Blackthorne Publick House

South Easton

$50 $25

Gastropub fills all manner of hunger, stretching stomachs with contemporary pub classics and expanding minds with local art and music

Upscale American and Italian Food at Bondos Dining (Up to 44% Off)

Bondo's Dining & Takeout

Marshfield

$40 $24

Chefs use local ingredients and produce, including from an onsite garden, to craft upscale pastas, salads, and entrees

Portuguese-American Cuisine at Solmar Restaurant and Pub (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Solmar Restaurant and Pub

Indian Orchard

$25 $13

Portuguese and American specialties; clams, lobster, and grilled steaks

Chinese Food, Japanese Food, and Hibachi at Gourmet Garden (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Gourmet Garden

Canton

$30 $15

(10)

Hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, organic veggies, and gluten-free options, plus sushi and hibachi served with healthy akai rice

Italian Food for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at Cafe Piazza Dolce (44% Off)

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

$40 $25

(33)

Chef presses fresh pastas, hand tosses wood-fired pizza & grills salmon for dinner & serves brunch dishes such as gourmet paninis

Italian Food for Two or Four at Buona Vita

Buona Vita

Sherwood Manor

$30 $18

(21)

Classic Italian cuisine such as chicken marsala, spaghetti carbanara, and pizza with more than 20 available toppings

Pizza, Wings, and Snacks at Sky Box Lounge at South Shore Sports Center (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sky Box Lounge at South Shore Sports Center

Hingham

$20 $11

Housemade pizza available whole or by the slice, buffalo and chicken wings, and bar snacks served at this sport center lounge

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food and Drinks at Sudbury Coffee Works ($20 Value)

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

(32)

Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

Steak and Seafood for Dinner for Two or Four at Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery (50% Off)

Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery

Southampton

$40 $20

Voted best steak house for five years by the "Valley Advocate," eatery focuses on Black Angus steaks, ribs, and seafood dinners

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina ($40 Total Value)

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(70)

Pan-seared chicken wallows in mole sauce, and tropical tidbits such as mango and avocado grace fish tacos and other dishes

$11 for $25 Worth of Fish and Chips — The Hollywood Scoop

The Hollywood Scoop

Mattapoisett

$25 $11

More than 200 menu items for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream also available

Japanese and Chinese Fusion at Omoto Garden (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Omoto Garden

Abington

$20 $11

Japanese sashimi and sushi rolls mingle with Chinese entrees in a restaurant that hosts karaoke three nights a week

Dinner for Two or $11 for $20 Worth of Brunch at Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe

Hudson

$39.85 $19.99

Butternut squash ravioli with amaretto cream, baked mac 'n' cheese, and salmon benedict with mimosas round out the menu of comfort food

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

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

(15)

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

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

Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Swampscott

$30 $15

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

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

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

$40 $20

(137)

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

International Cuisine and Drinks at Bistro Eighty Ates (Up To 44% Off). Two Options Available

Bistro Eighty Ates

Webster

$30 $17

(19)

Global flavors converge in blue-cheese-stuffed steaks, sesame-crusted swordfish, Thai-style chicken pasta, and lobster ravioli

Italian Dinner or Lunch at Caffe il Cipresso (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Caffe Il Cipresso

Tyngsboro

$30 $15

Classics such as chicken cacciatore and shrimp scampi, as well as sandwiches, including a Tuscan chicken sandwich with basil pesto mayo

American Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Lafayette House Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Lafayette House Restaurant

Foxborough

$50 $29

(36)

Lafayette House Restaurant established in 1784 offers handcut filet, fresh seafood, and house specialties in a cozy, colonial atmosphere

American Food at Eighty Ates Bar & Grille (44% Off). Two Options Available.

Eighty Ates Bar & Grille

Dudley

$30 $17

(38)

Baked, stuffed seafood, Angus steaks, St. Louis–style ribs, and 12 pasta dishes

Indian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Bread, Entrees, and Dessert at Savoring Indian Cuisine (Up to 51% Off)

Savoring Indian Cuisine

Maynard

$68.70 $34

(24)

Chefs grind their own spices to add fresh flavor to meats, seafood, and vegetables cooked in a tandoor oven

$59 for a Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two at Pellino's Ristorante (Up to $102 Value)

Pellino's Ristorante

North End

$102 $59

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

$20 for Four Groupons, Each Good for an All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bar Lunch at Mezcal Cantina ($43.96 Value)

Mezcal Cantina

Mezcal Worcester

$10.99 $5

(34)

At the lunchtime taco bar, guests can order as many tacos as they can eat with their choice of ingredients

$12.50 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Diner Food at Skooter's Restaurant ($25 Total Value)

Skooter's Restaurant

Pine Point

$5 $2.50

Dig into pancakes, tuna melts, and hamburgers topped with fried onions

Tacos, Enchiladas, and Margaritas at José's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

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

Select Local Merchants

One might not expect an immigrant with no formal education to name his family business after Yale University. But that's just what Steve Sheinkopf's grandfather did in 1923, and the pluckiness of the name was a harbinger of the company's ability to thrive against all odds. Over the course of almost 90 years, Yale Appliance & Lighting weathered the Great Depression and other economic crises, yet Sheinkopf's grandfather kept the business going and even made enough to help his four brothers emigrate to America. In 1984, when the landlord sold the Portland Street building that had housed Yale for 30 years, Sheinkopf helped his father measure a space on Freeport Street on the coldest day of that year. They've been there ever since.

What keeps the company going is a refusal to rest on its laurels and an almost obsessive commitment to customer satisfaction. On any given weekday, you'll find Sheinkopf blogging exhaustive side-by-side comparisons of a variety of his merchandise. The now 25,000-square-foot store houses more than 3,500 lights and thousands of appliances and plumbing products, and its delivery and service departments have grown to include 112 experienced employees and a fleet of 25 heavy-duty vehicles and industrial-size Tonka trucks.

The family legacy continues to flourish. Yale Appliance & Lighting’s kitchen appliances have made the megastore a multiyear winner of Boston magazine’s Best of Boston awards. As reported in the Boston Business Journal, Yale earned a Green Award from Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city of Boston in 2007 for promoting energy-efficient appliances with education and in-store rebates. That same year, the Journal named Yale Appliance & Lighting one of the best places to work in Boston, which may be partly due to the frequent in-store cooking demos performed by regional chefs.

296 Freeport St.
Dorchester,
MA
US

Papa John's has carefully crafted a menu of specialty pizzas to satisfy any taste or mouth shape. Order a Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, or go all-out and get The Works, a top-heavy combination of pepperoni, ham, spicy Italian sausage, fresh-sliced onions, green peppers, gourmet baby portabella mushrooms, and ripe black olives. Satisfy herbivores and herbivoyeurs with a Tuscan Six-Cheese or Garden Fresh pie. The full list of specialty pizzas includes several more; take the hassle out of haggling over individual ingredients and boldly cast your straight-ticket ballot for the pizza party that your conscious dictates.

1224 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester,
MA
US

Drawing its name from the Roman goddess of the harvest, Ceres Bistro incorporates seasonal and locally sourced ingredients into its menu of contemporary, casual fine-dining cuisine. These local ingredients complement the slightly elevated versions of American staples—including brined pork chops and grits with aged cheddar—but the chefs also add international flair by introducing distinctive flavors such as wasabi oil or imported spaghetti. To help accommodate specialized diets, the chefs even prepare gluten-free menus and entire entrees without carbon. The wine list embraces a similar worldliness, featuring aromatic whites and robust reds from Europe, South America, and Australia, as well as a selection of domestic producers.

Echoing this commitment to tradition as well as modernity, the bistro uses antique accents to add character to its contemporary smattering of dark wooden tables and floor-to-ceiling windows. Reclaimed oak wainscoting lines the executive boardroom, original Vanity Fair prints from the 1800s adorn the bar-and-lounge-area's walls, and the 90-seat dining room lies beneath a stained-glass ceiling dome that dates back more than 100 years.

"We go to auctions, and we always walk away with enormous pieces. We’re not into collecting teacups,” co-owner Janet Birbara told Westchester Living in 2010.

363 Plantation St
Worcester,
MA
US

Drive-in movies. Car hops. Rock 'n' roll. Though human nature compels us to view the past in varying shades of gold, the 1950s almost transcends nostalgia. For those who were there, the smallest of triggers can set off waves of fond memories: a ringing bell leads the mind’s eye back to the polished counter of a soda fountain, and an oldies radio station evokes weekends spent passing quarters through the jukebox slot.

On September 11, 2001, in the midst of tragedy and after 19 years as a flight attendant, Brenda Stranberg decided that she was tired of playing back memories of America’s greatest decade in her head. Looking around her at a cultural landscape that her childhood self would hardly recognize, she teamed up with old friend Naif Makol Jr. and founded Skooter’s, an old-fashioned diner and coffee shop inspired by the simple pleasures of life more than half a century ago. Though somewhat of an anachronism, the diner’s open kitchen has proven wildly popular among the various generations that frequent the sit-down counter to sample thick milk shakes, loaded hot dogs, and burgers topped with fried onions. Between bites, guests can toss coins into the antique jukebox or admonish the diner’s soda jerks for callously dousing their friends with fountain drinks.

365 Boston Rd
Springfield,
MA
US

Property Location
A stay at UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center places you in the heart of Lowell, walking distance from Lowell Memorial Auditorium and Merrimack Repertory Theater. This hotel is within close proximity of Lowell National Historical Park and John F Kennedy Civic Center.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 31 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access.

Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Lowell? This hotel has 15000 square feet (1350 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

50 Warren St
Lowell,
MA
US

No, he wasn't born in Sicily. In fact—according to a 2011 article in the Boston Globe—Doug Ferriman started out in the pizza business without even knowing how to make dough. But he learned fast, besting 120 competitors and two Italian chefs to take second place at the International Pizza Challenge later that year. Ferriman is also one of only two people to have won the International Pizza Expo's Pizza of the Year honor more than once, in 2004 and 2007, according to trade magazine Pizza Today. Finally, in the 2013 competition, Ferriman won first in the non-traditional category in the northeast region.

Today, Ferriman brings his dough tossing know-how to Crazy Dough's Pizza, which he co-owns with his wife, Melissa. Their labor-of-love-turned-small-business-success-story, which has been documented in media outlets such as the Boston Business Journal, can be explained by their commitment to quality ingredients and diverse recipes. Their chefs start with a solid pizza foundation of North Dakota flour, vine-ripened California plum tomatoes, and Wisconsin cheese. Next, they transform raw dough into three pizza types: pan-baked, rectangular sicilian pies; hearty brick-oven rounds; or their specialty fire-grilled pizzas, cooked to a crispy, smoky finish on an open-flame hickory grill.

Finally, guests can choose from a huge selection of off-the-wall toppings and signature combinations, such as cheeseburger bacon or potato bacon cheddar. The shops also attract guests with $5 Pabst Blue Ribbon pitchers, calzones, and Crazy Dough Bowls—salads whose bread-bowl exterior can be eaten or worn as a savory hat.

36 Jfk St
Cambridge,
MA
US

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