Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Palmers Restaurant and Tavern.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Palmers Restaurant and Tavern.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Palmers Restaurant and Tavern is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Not to be overlooked is Palmers Restaurant and Tavern's no-charge wifi.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Palmers Restaurant and Tavern's outdoor patio seating.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
No need to dress to the nines here — Palmers Restaurant and Tavern's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Palmers Restaurant and Tavern is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Palmers Restaurant and Tavern.
At Palmers Restaurant and Tavern, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out Palmers Restaurant and Tavern.
For a new and trendy take on American classics, look no further than Palmers Restaurant and Tavern.
Have your burger your way or try Fuddruckers' new combinations for a mouthwatering treat.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Fuddruckers.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this burger joint, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
This burger joint is great for families with kids.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Fuddruckers with their complimentary wifi.
Fuddruckers is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Fuddruckers' low-key style is the perfect match.
You can also serve food from Fuddruckers at your next party — the burger joint offers catering.
Just through the door at this burger joint, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Parking can often cost 25% of your own meal and tab. With us, it'll be 0% every time. We provide free parking to our patrons.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Fuddruckers.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Fuddruckers also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
You're going to love the delicious variety of burgers at Fuddruckers. Try one today!
So come grab a no muss no fuss meal at Fuddruckers. The burgers will not disappoint.
So take your lunch or dinner to the next level with a highly-rated burger from Fuddruckers.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Pizza Factory — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
For a hot slice or a steaming bowl of pasta, the menu is chock-full of your favorite carbs.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Pizza Factory's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this pizzeria.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Pizza Factory does not accept reservations.
Casual dining at its best, Pizza Factory customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Call Pizza Factory for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Pizza Factory has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Pizza Factory. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Pizza Factory for a tasty pizza pie.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Pizza Factory where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Pizza Factory.
With a pizza from Pizza Factory, you'll truly maximize your night's amount of fun.
Who's hungry? Step up to the big leagues at Loft Restaurant, where each and every steak packs a five-star punch.
Loft Restaurant is creating great gluten-free versions of its best dishes.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Loft Restaurant.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Loft Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
You can also grab your food to go.
You can also serve food from Loft Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Score! Loft Restaurant provides free parking to all diners in the lot next door.
Loft Restaurant makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Your tab at Loft Restaurant will generally run you about $30 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Loft Restaurant's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
So the next time you go out for a real steak dinner, don't settle. Come to highly-rated Loft Restaurant.
So head on over to Loft Restaurant for a juicy cut served right to perfection.
Come for a tasty meal at Grassfields Food and Spirits that the whole family will love.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
You can't reserve a table at Grassfields Food and Spirits, so be sure to show up early.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Grassfields Food and Spirits — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with a stop conveniently located at Andover (Haverhill).
At Grassfields Food and Spirits you can save some cash on parking when you park in the free lot down the street.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Grassfields Food and Spirits.
Grassfields Food and Spirits is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Grassfields Food and Spirits, and they're waiting to serve you!
So round up your friends and head over to Grassfields Food and Spirits for a casual American meal.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Grassfields Food and Spirits and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
For true American comfort food, head to Burtons Grill for a sandwich or side of fries.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Burtons Grill and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Burtons Grill.
Wifi access is totally free at Burtons Grill, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
At Burtons Grill, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
At Burtons Grill, we don't think a night out should be filled with hidden fees. That's why our parking lot's free.
Burtons Grill accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
When you're looking for a bite of the classics, you know there's no better place than Burtons Grill.
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.
Still hungry? Check out Groupon’s latest deals on vegetarian restaurants in Boston.
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
If you look at the ground in downtown Boston, chances are you might see a red line beneath your feet. This crimson path, famously known as the Freedom Trail, snakes from Boston Common up to the glinting dome of the State House, as many Bostonians already know. It travels past the Old South Meeting House, meanders through Faneuil Hall, and then winds through the North End, eventually leading over the bridge into Charlestown. Created in 1951, the Freedom Trail links all the city’s major historical sites together and makes them easy to visit for residents and tourists alike. But you may not know that there are also some pretty darn delicious food spots along the way. Here are a few:
Fuel Up in Beacon Hill
While visitors tend to flock to the Faneuil Hall area for fast food, I’d urge you to break away from the crowds and check out Piperi Mediterranean Grill (1 Beacon St.), located across the street from King’s Chapel and Burying Ground. Everything on the casual spot’s menu—whether it’s falafel, a full-on mezze plate, or a flavorful salad—is incredibly fresh, as the chefs make all of their dishes in small batches. The menu also accommodates vegetarian, gluten-free, and other diets, and the plates can be customized to fit your cravings. Ample portions and energy-boosting fare will definitely keep your spirits up for a full day of exploring.
Cool Down in the North End
For obvious reasons, the Freedom Trail is very popular in the summertime. Boston’s summer temps can soar into an uncomfortable territory, which makes cooling off a necessity. In my mind, there is only one option when the heat is bearing down and refreshment is needed: gelato from Caffe Paradiso (255 Hanover St.). The trail will take you right past it, and it would probably be an offense to our forefathers if you didn’t stop and have a taste of the gelato, especially my favorite flavor, pistachio. This sweet treat is sure to keep you cool through your journey.
Unwind with Wine in Charlestown
The best way to end a day on the Freedom Trail is dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar (1 First Ave.). This little tucked-away gem offers incredible food, from appetizers such as buttermilk-fried oysters and duck wings to entrees like my personal favorite, a rum- and rosemary-brined pork chop so succulent and flavorful that you’ll feel like you’ve gone to pork heaven. Beyond the food, however, there is an impressive wine list, which won acclaim from Wine Spectator. The list is a perfect combination of affordable and splurgy, with a glass or bottle for every taste and price point. The bistro is cozy and inviting, and with something for everyone, it’s a delicious place to relax after a long walk through the city.
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Photos by Fiona Coxe