Restaurants in Davis Square

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

Passage To India

Porter Square

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

$51.86 $25

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

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

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

$35 $17

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Sushi and Asian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar (Up to 35% Off)

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

$40 $29

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

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

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

$42.85 $21

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$17.52 for Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Chutneys ($30 Total Value)

Chutneys

Multiple Locations

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

$5 $2.92

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Brunch or Dinner at Zocalo Mexican Bistro (Up to 40% Off)

Zocalo Mexican Bistro

Arlington

Enjoy a weekend brunch of pulled-pork tortas or scrambled eggs and chorizo, or grab steak fajitas and crispy avocado sticks for dinner

$25 $15

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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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$22 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria ($40 Value)

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

$10 $5.50

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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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Gourmet Asian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Moksa (50% Off)

Moksa

Cambridgeport

Gourmet pan-Asian cuisine ranging from spicy sushi rolls to veggie teriyaki and steamed bao

$40 $20

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American Cuisine for Two or Four at East End Grille (47% 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 $16

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

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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Hookah, Snacks, and Drinks at Sheesha Lounge (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

$40 $25

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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery with Commemorative Mug Through May 31 (Up to 40% Off)

The Dinner Detective Boston

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

$96.17 $58

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$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Yoki Restaurant

Yoki Restaurant

Medford

In a sleek, modern restaurant, chefs craft traditional entrees and creative maki rolls made with fresh and wild-caught fish

$30 $17

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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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$15 for $25 Worth of Tex-Mex Cuisine at Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Multiple Locations

Adjacent restaurants have something for everyone, from juicy burgers to spicy tacos

$25 $15

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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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Pizza and American Food at Pan Roma Pizza (Up to 52% 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 $12

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$15 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food at Shabu & Mein

Shabu & Mein

Cambridge

Tabletop stoves let diners cook their own shabu shabu hot pot meals and ramen or let cooks do the cooking for shumai, gyoza, and ramen

$25 $15

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Breakfast or Dinner Crepes with Drinks for Two or Four at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

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

$33.50 $24.79

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Mediterranean Food at Ani Take Out. Three Options Available.

Ani Take Out

Ani Take Out

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

$25.98 $16.50

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$75 for a Four-Course Fall Sunset Dinner for Two at Charles River Bistro ($200 Value)

Charles River Bistro

Boston

Enjoy a four course meal of new American cuisine such as pan seared norwegian salmon and native lamb sirloin

$200 $75

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

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

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

$40 $25

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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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$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7.50 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Cafe Hemshin ($30 Value)

Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

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

$7.50 $4

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Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante (Up to Half 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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$30 for $50 Worth of Italian American Dinner for Two or More at The Talk. Two Options Available.

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

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

$50 $30

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

Social Restaurant & Bar

Newton Corner

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

$62 $39

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

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

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

$30 $17

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Show at Medieval Manor on Fridays at 7:45 p.m. Through December 12 (Up to 48% Off)

Medieval Manor

Medieval Manor

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A King, a Minstrel, a Jester, an Oaf, and Wenches trade adult quips, sing songs, and interact with the dining audience

$33 $17

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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 Food for Dinner at Ghazal Indian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

$25 $14

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

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

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

$38 $19

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Upscale American Dinner for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

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

$81.50 $49

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

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

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

$50 $25

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Italian Food for Two or Four at Volare Revere (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

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

$30 $15

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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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Three-Course New American Dinner for Two or Four on Sunday-Thursday or Friday at Masona Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

New American cuisine, such as local seafood and five-spice duck breast, with an international flair

$82 $49

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Italian-American Dinner of Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at Sebastian's on Broadway (Up to 46% Off)

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

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

$60 $35

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Thai Food at Maekha Thai (Up to 50% 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 $11

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

Ruyi Restaurant

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

$50 $30

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$16 for a Light Afternoon Tea for Two at Tea Leaf ($32 Value)

The Tea Leaf

Historic Downtown Waltham, MA

Guests chat and linger over a pot of tea, accompanied by warm scones and a selection of sweets at this cozy, Victorian-style tea shop

$32 $16

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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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Fresh, House-Made Diner Food for Two or Four During Breakfast or Lunch at Revere Center Café (50% Off)

Revere Center Café

Bell Circle Plaza at Revere

Diner serves made-to-order comfort food, such as grilled cheese with bacon and Irish eggs benedict with corn beef hash

$20 $10

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

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

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

$10 $5

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American Pub Food for Two or Four at Lakeside Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Lakeside Bar and Grill

Wakefield

Omelets and pancakes start the day before chefs craft barbecue chicken sandwiches and fish and chips for dinner

$10 $5

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

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $12

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

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

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

$50 $25

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

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

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

$30 $17.50

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$12 for $25 Worth of Chinese Food at Quincy Dynasty

Quincy Dynasty

North Quincy

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

$25 $12

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Mexican Food for Dinner at The Fat Cactus (Half 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 $20

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Quincy Center

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

$60 $29

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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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$25 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food at Kagawa Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Kagawa Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Quincy Center

Classic Japanese dishes such as shrimp tempura, udon soup with beef, homemade pork dumplings, and dozens of sushi rolls

$40 $25

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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

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

$30 $15

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Stone-Baked Pizza Meal for Two or Four at Maggy's Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Maggy's Lounge

Quincy

Enjoy stone-baked pizzas with thin, crispy crust in a casual, lively space that has frequent live music performances

$28 $14

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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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$25 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner for Two at Campanale's Restaurant

Campanale's Restaurant

South Braintree

Italian favorites, such as marsala and parmigiana, alongside swordfish and sirloin pizziola

$40 $25

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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

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

$16.50 $9

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

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 $15

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

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

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

$53 $30

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Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Koto Japanese Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Koto Japanese Grill

Salem

Nabe yaki udon with shrimp, chicken, and egg; striped bass and white tune sashimi sushi; thai curry beef with soup, rice, and salad

$40 $23

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

LaStoria Trattoria

Stoughton

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

$55 $34

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Pizza and Soda at Pizzigando Cafe (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Pizzigando Cafe

Sharon

Customizable pizzas arrive laden with traditional or inventive toppings alongside two-liters of soda

$31.45 $17

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Asian Cuisine at Asia Palace (Half Off)

Asia Palace

Asia Palace

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

$30 $15

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

Thyme Japanese Cuisine

North Andover

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

$30 $15

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American Meal for Two or Four at Pantry Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Pantry Restaurant

The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Hotel

Americana in the form of a bacon burger made of scallops, 10 oz. aged striploin, and grilled salmon with risotto verde and lemon crema

$71 $39

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$25 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Yannalfo's

Yannalfo's Ristorante

Marblehead

Ravioli and meatballs in a mushroom-cream sauce, breaded chicken cutlets topped with crab and lobster, and seafood in a zesty red clam sauce

$40 $25

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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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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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$21.99 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 $21.99

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

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

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

$5 $3

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Brazilian and American Dinner for Two or Four at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar (Half Off)

Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

American and Brazilian-style entrees, burgers, and specialty pizzas, whose toppings include calabresa sausage and malagueta pepper

$30 $15

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Situated at the core of Davis Square, Diva Indian Bistro brims with the aromas of a menu that borrows from the culinary traditions of regions from Bangalore to Bombay. Beneath a bubbly goldenrod ceiling that looks like a collection of soft-lit skylights, patrons settle onto plump black benches to munch samosas and peruse offerings of lamb, seafood, beef, and tandoori dishes soaked in the warmth of the traditional clay oven. Saffron- and cardamom-scented basmati rice stars in biryani dishes, and dosas, a type of crepe crafted from rice and lentils, enclose chicken or veggie fillings alongside coconut chutney and lentil soup. The wall behind Diva’s bar mimics the ceiling’s rectangular bubble pattern in white, with a long row of blue glass bottles bisecting the surface. High black and chrome chairs slide up to the brushed-silver bar, where patrons murmur over cocktails and ice clicks occasionally like a tap dancer having a nice dream.

246 Elm St
Somerville,
MA
US

This eco-friendly spot looks more like a '50s diner than a coffeehouse. Nevertheless, baristas do concoct lattes, pouring their creations into cups made from corn syrup and composting any trash. If that’s not enough to soothe your over-caffeinated soul, maybe a round of pool—yes, at a coffee shop—will do the trick.

257 Elm St
Somerville,
MA
US

The menu of vegetarian, seafood, and perfectly prepared meaty fare has classic Indian favorites and plates with creative twists. Tandoori chicken ($18.95 for a full order), lamb tikka masala ($15.95), beef curry ($12.95), and saag paneer ($13.95) superbly showcase traditional flavors. The Boston Globe recommends the lamb vindaloo ($14.95) for its "edge of vinegar and its bite of chili-laden tomato sauce." Choose from eight specialty tandooris, more than ten vegetarian plates, six biryanis, or Bombay fare such as masala dosa (a crêpe stuffed with potatoes and onions, $11.95). Diva also serves freshly baked Indian breads and desserts including rasmalai ($3.95), homemade cheese patties cooked in a special condensed milk with pistachio nuts and rosewater.

246 Elm St.
Somerville,
MA
US

According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Barbers’ Rebellion. Today's Groupon gets you in on the hallowed and delicious tradition: $15 for $30 worth of authentic down-home eats at Redbones. Redbones is a juicy barbecue joint in Somerville that serves wings, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other southern specialties.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

55 Chester St
Somerville,
MA
US

The chefs at Mike's Food & Spirits whip together a bevy of classic seafood dishes, pasta plates, and other Italian favorites. Pizzas hoist mounds of bacon, ricotta, and sausage atop floury crusts, and made-to-order calzones enfold shaved steak, breaded chicken, or bites of eggplant for easy transport to mouths or convenient self-storage inside purses. Patrons also sate hungers with Old World recipes such as the sausage cacciatore, where italian sausage mingles with peppers and mushrooms in a homemade marinara sauce, and a seafood platter that sets taste buds sailing with deep-fried haddock, shrimp, and scallops. Taps pour plentiful American microbrews and imports to accompany meals, assuage tongues exhausted from exploring flavorful sauces, and severely reduce one’s chances of spontaneous combustion.

9 Davis Sq
Somerville,
MA
US

J.P. Licks

Fresh out of college, Vince Petryk took a job as a dishwasher at an ice cream shop. It was just a temporary gig…or, so he thought. As Petryk climbed through the shop’s ranks—he rose from dishwasher, to scooper, to ice-cream maker, to manager—he was awe-struck by the way ice cream seemed to make people feel happy. From that point on, he knew that he wanted to continue to share that joy with others and that the best way to do it, was to own his own ice cream shop. He perfected his from-scratch ice cream recipe before opening J.P. Licks, named for Jamaica Plain, the neighborhood where he opened his first location. The flavors were immediately a hit and continue to win loyal fans for their intensity and ingenuity––at any given time, guests might find cake batter and chocolate peanut butter ripple on the menu, alongside unusual flavors like tomato basil or beer and pretzels. Since those early days, Vince has also added from-scratch hard and soft frozen yogurts, sherberts, and sorbets. He has even been known to develop flavors to suit the tastes of the area's different ethnic groups, and dairy-free ice creams to provide relief to the area's overworked cows. Beyond serving traditional cones, Petryk and his staff also pack chilly scoops into house-made cakes and pies, blend them into shakes, and transform them into decadent sundaes topped with homemade hot fudge or butterscotch. The icy treats have proved so popular, J.P. Licks now has 10 area stores, leaving them ample wall space for awards: readers of The Phoenix voted it the city’s best ice cream parlor in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

4A College Ave
Somerville,
MA
US

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