The Boston restaurant scene is booming. Almost every week you'll find a new restaurant opening in the greater Boston area. Perhaps, if you're reading this, you might even consider yourself a foodie. So if you're looking for culinary classics that are truly local, here are the five places and five must-eats that you just can't miss.
Don't let the donuts and box mixes with similar names fool you — these cream pies are on another level. This quintessential dessert has roots back to the opening of the Omni Parker House in 1856. The original Boston cream pie is so good, it's even been crowned the official state dessert of Massachusetts.
Fried Clams at Woodman's of Essex
Almost 100 years ago, Lawrence "Chubby" Woodman created what would become a New England summer staple at his small roadside stand in Essex, MA. His fried clam recipe lives on at Woodman's for all New Englanders to enjoy.
Boston Baked Beans at Durgin Park
Nothing out of a can here! Durgin Park makes Boston baked beans the old-fashioned way, on-site in stone crocks. While the origins of this dish go as far back as the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, it's undoubtedly been improved upon by the folks at Durgin Park.
Oysters at Union Oyster House
The Union Oyster House is Boston's oldest restaurant. Whether you're an oyster fiend or an oyster rookie, you're sure to enjoy this landmark.
Lobster Rolls at Alive & Kicking
They might not have invented it, but they sure have perfected it! This Cambridge hidden gem serves up some of the freshest lobster around. It's easy to mistake this place for someone's house from the outside. Just look for the red awning!
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