Joe's American Bar and Grill serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Franklin's Franklin Town district.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Joe's American Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi.
At Joe's American Bar and Grill, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Joe's American Bar and Grill.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Joe's American Bar and Grill — it's strictly casual.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Joe's American Bar and Grill running under $30 per person.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Joe's American Bar and Grill is the place for you.
So when you just need a place to go, Joe's American Bar and Grill is the perfect restaurant serving up American classics in Franklin.
A perfectly marbled cut of beef is no farther away than Franklin's Longhorn Steakhouse.
For healthy and nutritious meals filled with flavor, dine at Longhorn Steakhouse.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
The large dining space at Longhorn Steakhouse provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Longhorn Steakhouse won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Parking is easily accessible.
Longhorn Steakhouse may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Longhorn Steakhouse since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Longhorn Steakhouse serves up some of the best and most affordable steaks in town, so head on over and treat yourself.
Load up on meatballs and marinara at Modesto's Restaurant, and find out for yourself if the five-star ratings are up to par.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Modesto's Restaurant, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Modesto's Restaurant is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Modesto's Restaurant encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Bring the Modesto's Restaurant's great food to your place.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, Modesto's Restaurant hits the nail on the head.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
See for yourself why Modesto's Restaurant's Italian food is so highly considered.
For a new take on Italian classics, make your way over to Modesto's Restaurant and taste some great eats.
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Rome Restaurant in Franklin.
You can't go wrong with pizza or pasta, so take your time sampling the menu from start to finish.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Rome Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
On busy nights, it's best to book a table ahead of time.
For those in a hurry, the pizzeria lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Throwing a big party? Count on Rome Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the pizzeria.
At Rome Restaurant, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Meals at Rome Restaurant are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Rome Restaurant and enjoy a slice of yummy pizza pie.
Feeling some delicious pasta or savory prosciutto tonight? Stop in at Rome Restaurant.
Ounces of juicy goodness are coming off the griddle hot at Five Guys Burgers & Fries.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, so come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
This burger joint is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
The burger joint doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Five Guys Burgers & Fries — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
This burger joint offers carryout for your convenience.
Worried about finding parking? Don't fret! Five Guys Burgers & Fries is located near plenty of options.
Come see (and taste) why Five Guys Burgers & Fries is setting the standard for burger joints everywhere.
Try one burger at Five Guys Burgers & Fries and you will definitely want to come back for more!
So now that you know about Five Guys Burgers & Fries' amazingly delicious burgers, you'll definitely want to stop in soon.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Domino's Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Eat healthy and feel better with Domino's Pizza's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Domino's Pizza.
That's right! Domino's Pizza will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this pizzeria for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
Domino's Pizza is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Domino's Pizza offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Domino's Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by Domino's Pizza.
In Boston, a sunny day is not complete without a delicious meal or cocktail on the patio. Of course, man’s best friend loves the warm weather as well, but not every place allows pooches to hang out with the patrons. Here are three spots that have their welcome mats and doggie treats ready to go.
The Terrace at Tamo Bistro & Bar | 1 Seaport Ln.
All summer long, the Seaport Hotel’s Tamo Terrace welcomes furry friends for Cocktails and Canines, held on Wednesdays through August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They roll out the red carpet with plenty of fresh and organic dog treats, plus a delightful selection of human-only cocktails.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles St.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel hosts Yappier Hour every Wednesday night from April through October. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a cocktail from the full bar while your dog sips a pup-tini. A snack menu from Clink seals the deal, though the comfy couches certainly don’t hurt.
Flour Bakery + Cafe | 1595 Washington St.
Of course, it’s easy enough to create your own puppy picnic by taking advantage of the patio spaces all around Boston. Start the day off right with a latte and a sticky bun at the South End location of Flour, where dogs can sun out on the patio.
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This article is part of Amanda Maguire’s Vegan Guide to Boston, which profiles Boston’s best vegan products and businesses.
One of the biggest concerns in going vegan is the prospect of having to give up your favorite comfort foods: the baked macaroni and cheese, the burgers with all the toppings, the old-fashioned milk shakes too thick to drink with a straw.
Fear not, because Veggie Galaxy Diner & Vegan Bakery (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has you covered. Owned by Adam Penn, Veggie Galaxy serves up plant-based meals that will take you right back to your childhood. Well, assuming your childhood included delicious meals made from scratch, right down to the burger buns and ketchup. I paid a visit to Veggie Galaxy to chat with Penn about his epic diner food and what makes it so noteworthy.
GROUPON: What is Veggie Galaxy's best-selling menu item?
ADAM PENN: Our best-selling item since the beginning has been the Kendall Square Burger.
[Editor’s note: It’s a black-bean or mushroom-chickpea burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, roasted red pepper purée, roasted garlic mayo, and baby arugula.]
G: Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind this dish and whether you initially expected it to be so popular?
AP: As a vegetarian/vegan diner, we knew from the beginning that there would always be some tension regarding … healthy food versus traditional comfort food. The Kendall Burger, topped with giant deep-fried onion rings, was our nod to the comfort food side of things, and it quickly became clear that that's what most of our customers are looking for. We still try to provide some healthy options as well, but most of our customers come to us because we're first and foremost a diner.
G: Are there any new menu additions you're particularly excited about? I noticed you offer Blue Plate Specials each week.
AP: Our most recent weekly Blue Plate Special is vegan chicken and waffles. It [was] a customer request a while back, and we finally got around to doing it. It's been more popular than we even imagined, so we extended it to a second week and are now planning to put it on our late-night menu. … We also recently added a Meatless Monday meatball sub, which is one of my personal favorites.
G: What makes Veggie Galaxy's food taste like home?
AP: Pretty much everything is prepared from scratch, including items that people at home would normally just buy from the grocery store, like our condiments, our seitan, and our burger buns. So, in our opinion, it's better than home.
G: Why did you opt to go plant-based with your menu and strictly vegan with your baked goods?
AP: The reasons for going vegetarian and vegan are pretty well known at this point, and it's not something we like to preach about. We're providing vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy classic diner foods without the meat. While we do have dairy and eggs on the menu, pretty much anything can be made vegan. We wanted to make sure vegans could enjoy our desserts, too, so we left the eggs and dairy out of those altogether.
G: What has been your best moment as a business owner at Veggie Galaxy?
AP: I don't know if I can point to one best moment. When we have a full dining room of happy customers, I can look back on all the effort that has been put in to get to this point and feel content in knowing that we're doing exactly what we set out to do.
G: When you're not making french toast stuffed with vanilla-nut vegan cream cheese, grilled corned-beef seitan reubens, and lemon meringue pie (my personal favorite), what are you cooking at home?
AP: Neither my wife nor I are really cooks. When we do cook, we keep it simple—herbed roasted vegetables over couscous is a favorite. I'm personally a big fan of pasta, so pasta and veggie meatballs are a favorite of mine. Though I have to admit that at home, as opposed to at the restaurant, we just buy the meatballs from the store.
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Photos: Aaron Scott
Though it had one of the quietest openings in recent history, Korean restaurant Seoul (156 Cambridge St.) is already making a name for itself. Its extensive menu of traditional Korean cuisine makes it a rarity for the area and a welcome addition to Beacon Hill.
Seoul has taken over the the space where Ma Soba used to be, and the owners obviously knew that major changes to the interior were just not needed. Still, the space somehow appears even larger than it did before, especially with floor-to-ceiling windows that push out to let in pleasant summer breezes. The decor is fresh and minimal, which keeps the spotlight on the food and its intricate flavors.
Seoul’s menu is divided into standard categories of appetizers and entrees, but it is written primarily in Korean with only the dish names translated into English. Luckily, the friendly, attentive servers are adept at guiding patrons through the menu and the different options available for each dish. To further customize each plate, banchan—a collection of small condiments—are delivered to each table and rotate for variety. My personal favorite was the kimchi, whose perfect blend of spice and tangy vinegar made it a great accompaniment to the already flavorful dishes.
To start, I had the scallion pancake, which was absolutely fantastic. Served on a cast-iron dish sizzling with heat, it was browned to perfection and chock-full of scallions for maximum flavor. The cake itself was light and not greasy despite its sizzle. The exterior was crunchy, while the insides were bursting with light onion flavor and gentle heat from the spicy kimchi that I elected to add. Personalization may be one of the best parts of this dish—you have the option to add different proteins or extra spice, if you so desire. I wanted to eat every single bite of this, and it’s enormous.
The japche quickly became another of my favorites here: vermicelli is stir-fried with lots of vegetables, soy sauce, and a bit of sweetness—and, in my case once again, some extra heat (though diners can also request it mild). As a spice lover, I thought it could have been a tad hotter, but it had a great kick that mingled with the umami and sweet flavors. The noodles were perfectly cooked and held the sauce well, whereas the vegetables and chicken (beef, tofu and seafood are also available) added textural contrasts to complete the dish.
With its large menu of traditional, customizable dishes, Seoul has been making its mark on the Boston restaurant scene as the new go-to spot for Korean food. Though it’s definitely still stretching its legs, I see great things for Seoul.
Fiona’s rating: 3.5/5 stars
Good for: date night, family dinner, lunch, spice lovers, adventurous eaters
Alcohol: beer and wine only
Outdoor seating: no
Photos by Fiona Coxe