SMOFCon 25 Restaurant Guide


If you are in a hurry you can eat at the hotel or at one of the airport food places. PostSecurity restaurants are listed at the end of this guide.


Places to eat at Logan Airport (preSecurity)


Terminals A and E are the closest to the hotel. However, you can walk through the habitrails to terminals B and C in about 15 minutes.


Terminal A (mostly good for breakfast/snacks)

Au Bon Pain: An urban bakery cafe offering panini sandwiches, wraps, fresh bakery items, salads and soups. For breakfast, lunch or dinner. By Arrival Gates A7-A8.


Dunkin' Donuts: Freshly made coffee, donuts and specialty items. 24 hour unit by Arrivals gate A13-A22.


Terminal E

Dine Boston Café: Freshly made sandwiches and salads, soups, bagels, croissants and muffins; complemented by signature gourmet coffee. Also cookies, pastries and cakes from the Rosie's Bakery. Cafe seating available. Location: Retail Hall.


Dine Boston Restaurant & Bar: Stylish dining concept by former Red Sox outfielder Darren Lewis features a menu inspired by some of Boston's top restaurants and chefs celebrating the wonderful tastes of New England. Full-service restaurant and bar. Location: Retail Hall.


Dunkin' Donuts: Full assortment of their coffees and fresh bakery items. Location: arrivals hall.


Java Coast Cafe/Bar: Freshly ground coffee, lattes and cappuccino with a wide variety of flavors, as well as fresh bakery items, sandwiches, sodas and juice. Cafe style seating is available. Two Locations: Departure Level and Arrival's Hall.


Terminal C

Au Bon Pain: Bakery café serving flavorful muffins, croissants, warm focaccia sandwiches, salads and signature soups. Location: Departure Level Food Court.


Burger King: Burgers and other foods cooked over an open fire, along with a full range of beverages. Location: Departure Level Food Court.


Dunkin' Donuts: Coffees, bagels, donuts and other baked goods. Location: Departure Level Food Court.


Dunkin' Donuts Express: Coffees, bagels, donuts and other baked goods. Location: Departure Level Food Court.


Legal Sea Foods Restaurant: Traditional seafood dishes, mixed grill and sautéed entrees. Location: Departure Level Food Court.


Legal Sea Foods Express: Express version of Legal Sea Foods, offering a full bar, hearty appetizers and raw bar selection. Location: Departure Level, Food Court.


Sam Adams Boston Brewhouse: A full service restaurant and bar offering a premium selection of Samuel Adams brews, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and local favorites such as Legal Sea Foods clam chowder, Fenway Franks and a variety of lunch and dinner items served daily. Location: Departure Level Food Court.


Terminal B

Bella Boston: Italian restaurant with a full bar as well as a wide array of distinctive offerings including an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet. Departure Level American Airlines Side.


Ozone-Bos: Cocktail lounge and restaurant with a "retro-futuristic" decor and inventive menu. A joint creation of acclaimed chef Todd English and HMS Host, Ozone delivers a unique experience engaging all five senses. Open daily for breakfast at 5am serving through 10pm. Located: departure level US Airways side.


Getting Out of the Airport: T-transit times and headways (time between train arrivals)


Blue Line (for East Boston and the North End): To get to Airport station you can either walk to Terminal A and get the MBTA free bus to the station or take the Hilton Shuttle to the station (every 15 minutes). When returning, to get the hotel shuttle call 617.568.6755 for pickup.


The Blue Line runs from Government Center (Bowdoin Station on weekdays) under the harbor to Wonderland. The current fare is $2 ($1.70 if you have a Charlie Card). The stations are: Government Center (transfer to Green Line), State (transfer to Orange Line), Aquarium, Maverick, Airport, Wood Island, Orient Heights, Suffolk Downs, Beachmont, Revere Beach, and Wonderland. You won’t be interested in the stops beyond Suffolk Downs. Approximate transit time from Airport (in minutes) to other stations is:


Inbound from Airport: Maverick (2), Aquarium (5), State (7), Government Center (9)

Outbound from Airport: Wood Island (2), Orient Heights (5), Suffolk Downs (7).



6.30am to 9.00am

9.00am to 3.30pm

3.30pm to 6.30pm

6.30pm to 8.00pm

8.00pm to close

Last trip inbnd/outbnd


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13 mins

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9 mins

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All times approximate. Last trip—inbound from Wonderland/outbound from Government Center


Silver Line (to South Station, Chinatown, and beyond): The SL-1 Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit runs between South Station and the Airport. The approximate time (in minutes) between stops is (starting a Terminal A): Terminal A (start), Terminal B1 (3), Terminal B2 (3), Terminal C (2), Terminal E (3), Silver Line Way (8), World Trade Center (2), Court House (2), South Station (2). Times can be longer depending upon traffic in the airport itself. During the times of interest the Silver Line runs on a 10 or 12 minute headway. Last trips from South Station leave at 12.30 am (make sure you take the bus signed “SL-1”). It’s a short walk to Terminal A than to Terminal E but you’ll save 11 minutes in transit by starting at E—ymmv.


For the Seaport District Restaurants get off at the World Trade Center station. For Cambridge transfer to the Red Line at South Station.


Getting there: Taxis

From the hotel: the concierge and/or doorman can help you get a taxi.

East Boston:     Central Square/Orient Heights Livery, 11 Porter St/Central Sq ~ 567.2400

                        Tunnel Taxi, 10-12 Maverick Sq ~ 567.2700


Name                                                   T stop

price range                  restaurant type

address ~ telephone number

web site (if known)

restaurant description


Price ranges (approximate)—$ <$15; $$ $15 to $35; $$$ $35 to $50; $$$$ >$50


Restaurants in Downtown, Theatre district, Seaport District, Chinatown, and beyond: For restaurants in the general Boston area we will have copies of Phantom Gourmet Guide to Boston’s Best Restaurants and Zagat’s Boston Restaurants.  There will be copies of the Boskone 44 Restaurant Guide that covers many of the restaurants in the Seaport District. Boston’s Chinatown is a short walk from South Station (if it’s cold, a cab ride will not be that expensive here).

Asmara                             Central Square

$$                                  ethiopian/eritrean

739 Mass Ave, Cambridge ~ 864.7447

Traditional food served on injera bread; you eat with your hands and pieces of injera. Service can be slow. Food is good.

Chau Chow City Restaurant Chinatown

$ to $$                         cantonese/dim sum

81 Essex St ~ 338.8158

Daily 8am-4am

Huge and noisy. Noted for its dim sum and seafood. No elegance—just good food. Large groups can be accommodated. Late nights good—just leave before the T shuts down.

China Pearl Restaurant        Chinatown

$$                                  cantonese/dim sum

9 Tyler St ~ 426.4338

Daily 8.30am-11pm

Skip the standard Cantonese and eat the dim sum. In addition to the basic buns and dumplings they serve periwinkles, steamed chicken feet, etc. Expect a wait, it’s popular.

Durgin-Park            Govt Ctr/Haymarket

$$ to $$$                                 New England

340 North Market St ~ 227.2038

Known for its huge roast beef, Yankee pot roast, New England Boiled Dinner, corn bread, Boston baked beans, and Indian Pudding. Delicious, but not as well-known, is the lunch special of chicken livers sautéed in wine with bacon.

Emperor Garden                      Chinatown

$ to $$                                              dim sum

690 Washington St ~ 482.8898

Daily 8.30am-10pm

This restaurant has mixed reviews. It’s a bit less frenetic than Chau Chow City but not as highly rated for food.

Faneuil Hall Mktplace Gov Ctr/Haymarket

varies                                                varies

There are a total of 17 pubs and restaurants including Durgin Park and McCormick & Schmick’s. Leslie recommends Beard Papa’s for cream puffs and Japanese desserts.

Ma Soba          Charles/MGH or Govt Ctr

$$                                        pan-asian/sushi

156 Cambridge St ~ 973.6680

M-W 11.30am-10.30pm; Th-F 11.30 am-11pm; Sa 4pm-11pm; Su 4pm-10.30pm. Parking at Cambridge St Garage for $5 (5pm-MN). Excellent sushi, maki rolls, seaweed salad.

No Name   World Trade Ctr (see below)

                               seafood/new england

15 ½ Fish Pier ~ 338.7539

Noted for its seafood especially the clams, chowder, and lobster. Try the rhubarb pie of Grape-nuts custard. It’s a longish walk from the T station but you can transfer to the SL-2 outbound and get off at 306 Northern Avenue. Take a taxi from the station if you don’t want to do this.

No. 9 Park                                             Park

$$$$                     regional french/italian

9 Park St ~ 742.9991

Lunch M-F Noon-2.30pm; Dinner M-Sa 5.30pm to 10pm (until 11pm in the café). Closed Sunday. Home-made pasta (most tender gnocchi); Excellent cheese tray. If you’re really flush, try the chef’s 9-course tasting menu.

Phoenicia                               Charles/MGH

$                                                     Lebanese

240 Cambridge St ~ 523.4606

Open for lunch and dinner. Informal inexpensive good food. Deb recommends the baked kafta and the tabouli. Wine and beef available. Reservations accepted.

Radius                                 South Station

$$$$                                                    french

8 High St ~ 426.1234

Lunch: M-F 11.30am-2.30pm. Dinner: M-Th 5.30pm-10pm; F-Sa: 5.30pm-11pm.Closed Sunday

Highly rated and expensive. Reservations strongly recommended.

Richardson’ Ice Cream                              

$                                                   ice cream!!

156 South Main St (Rte 114), Middleton, take Rte 1 north to Rte 114 west. The dairy is about 2 miles on the right. About 25 miles from the hotel

  ~ 978.774.5450

If you have time and transportation make a visit here. There are about 300 cows on premises that are milked for the freshest cream and milk. Richardson’s ice cream is 16% butterfat. And Massachusetts people eat lots of ice cream in the winter—it keeps us warm.

Toscanini’s Ice Cream   Central Square

$                                                     ice cream

899 Main St, Cambridge ~ 491.5877

Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10am-12am

Can’t get to Richardson; try Toscanini’s in Cambridge. From the Central Sq T stop walk south on MassAv until the junction with Main Street. Specializes in creamy ice cream. The coffee is good but lattes and espresso get mixed reviews. There’s a watah bubblah (drinking fountain) to wash down the sweetness.

Troquet                                                Park

$$$$                                  French/American

140 Boylston St ~ 695.9463

Closed Sunday and Monday. High-end French restaurant. Highly rated by Zagat’s. Excellent wine (Phantom rates it best in Boston) and cheese selections.vanilla poached lobster or the crispy duck confit with figs. Phantom say to try the Reservations recommended.

Union Oyster House Govt Ctr/Haymarket

$$$                          new england/seafood

41 Union St ~ 227.2750

Seafood, especially oysters. Oldest restaurant in Boston—and oldest continuously operated restaurant in the U.S. since 1826. The raw bar is particularly recommended.



Restaurants in the Back Bay: For the Back Bay, take the shuttle to Airport Station; take the Blue line inbound to Government Center; transfer to the Green Line heading towards Park. Zagat’s has a map showing the most convenient T-stop. We’ve listed a few of the extraordinary ones. If you’re not sure of times, etc., call the restaurant.

Bukowski Tavern                             Hynes

$ (cash only)                                          pub

50 Dalton St ~ 437.9999

M-Sa 11am-2am; Su noon-2am

Beers on draft (15 or so) and 99+ types of bottled beers. Inexpensive burgers. Noisy, squeezed, and friendly.

Café Fleuri                                         State

$$ to $$$                                      brasserie

250 Franklin St ~ 956.8751

Langham Hotel

Although this is an excellent restaurant, the reason to go here is the chocolate bar. Served



Saturday Noon-3pm., there are more than 125 chocolate desserts—mousses, cakes, crepes, ice cream, cookies, fondue, etc. $35 adults, $17.50 children (under 4, free).

Chili Duck                                         Copley

$$                                                             thai

829 Boylston St ~ 236.5208

Daily 11.30am-11pm

Thai food—both Americanized and authentic. Full bar.

Elephant Walk                     St.Mary’s St

$$$                                french/cambodiani

900 Beacon St ~ 247.1500

Lunch: M-F 11.30am-2.30pm. Dinner: Su-Th 5pm-10pm; FSa 5pm-11pm

Excellent French and Cambodian cuisines. They also have a number of tasting menus. On-site parking lot for $7.

Ginza                                          Chinatown

$$ to $$$                             japanese/Sushi

16 Hudson St ~ 338.2261

Lunch: M-F 11.30am-2.30pm; SaSu 11.30am to 4pm; Dinner: M-Th 5pm-11pm, F 5pm-3.30am, Sa 4pm-3.30am, Su 4pm-11pm

Supposedly have the best sushi in Boston in addition to other Japanese dishes.

Helmand                 Lechmere (see below)

$$$                                                     afghan

143 First St, Cambridge ~ 492.4646

Highly rated for its selections of lamb and beef; vegetarian meals are available. Afghan desserts ad specialty coffees. A longish walk or a short taxi ride from Lechmere Station.

L’Espalier                                          Hynes

$$$$                                                    French

30 Gloucester St ~ 262.3023

Lunch: M-F 11.30-2pm; Dinner: 5.30om-10pm; Tea: Sa noon-2pm

Considered by many the best all-around dining experience in metro Boston Reservations required; although not required, you’ll feel better if you have a tie and jacket or equivalent. Valet parking for $16.

Summer Shack                                   Hynes

$ to $$                                             seafood

50 Dalton St ~ 867.9955

Su-Th 5pm-10pm; FSa 5pm-11pmSu noon-2am

Bar: until 1am; menu 11pm-12.30pm

Lobster, crab, clams, fish, raw bar, corn dogs, sandwiches. Save room for dessert. Lobster caps for sale. Reservations recommended. The Airport Summer Shack is inside the security perimeter.



Restaurants in the North End: known for its fine Italian restaurants and bakeries. There will be a copy of Rosalie’s Guide to Restaurants in the North End of Boston in the Hospitality suite.


For the North End, take the shuttle to Airport Station; take the Blue line inbound to State; transfer to the Orange Line towards Malden—one stop to Haymarket. Or take the Blue Line to Government Center; transfer to the Green Line towards Malden—one stop to Haymarket. Restaurants in the North End are an easy walking distance from the Haymarket station.


Dom’s                                         Haymarket

$                                                          italian

10 Bartlett Pl ~ 367.8979

Family dining with an 18-page menu—better to ask Dom to make suggestions. Free spaghetti and meatballs to those under 12.

Entoteca Bricco                     Haymarket

$$$                                     italian wine bar

241 Hanover St ~ 248.6800

Dinner from 5pm. Pizza Tu-Sa 11pm-2am.

Expensive—Prime beef tenderloin, Kobe beef risotto with basil ragu are only two of the dishes. Valet parking $20.

Galleria Umberto                   Haymarket

$                                                        sicilian

289 Hanover St ~ 227.5709

Lunch only; open until food runs out.

Golden calzones, thick crust rectangular cheese pizza, deep-friend rice balls. Dixie cups of Italian table wine.

Giacomo’s                                 Haymarket

$$                                      trattoria/pasta

355 Hanover St ~ 523.9026

Seafood such as lobster ravioli, fried calamari with fried pepper chips. Small, but worth the wait.

Mike’s Pastry                           Haymarket

$ to $$                                               bakery

300 Hanover St ~ 742.3050

A legendary pastry take-out bakery. Try the lobster claw with flaky puffy pastry and whipped cream. Cream puffs, baba rum cakes, taralli cookies.

Modern Pastry Shop              Haymarket

$ to $$                                               bakery

257 Hanover St ~ 523.3783

web site

M-Su 7am-10pm. Great cannoli. Cookies and marzipan, ricotta pies.

Nebo                                           Haymarket

$$                                          pizza/wine bar

90 North Washington St ~ 723.6326

M-W 5pm-MN; Th-Sa 5pm-2am; closed Sunday

Pasta, formaggi, antipasta, bruschette, pizza, dolci. Wine and a full bar. Take out available.

Prezza                                        Haymarket

$$$                                       Mediterranean

24 Fleet St ~ 227.1577

M-Th 5.30pm-10pm; FSa: 5pm-10.30pm; Su 5pm-10pm. Bar opens at 4.30pm daily.

Balsamic figs with Gorgonzola and prosciutto; tenderloin with a fried egg covered with porcini cream; wood-grilled meats.

Strega                                       Haymarket

$$$                                                      Italian

379 Hanover St ~ 523.8481

M-F 4pm-11pm; SaSu noon-11pm.

Modern Italian food—risotto, pasta tubes with salmon and vodka sauce. Homemade mozzarella.

Taranta                                     Haymarket

$$$                                     peruvian-italian

210 Hanover St ~ 720.0052

M-S: 5.30pm-10pm (dinner only)

Southern Italian food with a Peruvian flair. Recommended is the brined pork chop, or trout with Peruvian corn


Restaurants in East Boston: Because of the general difficulty in getting to East Boston from other parts of the area and parking, the restaurants here are not all well-known although a number of them are in Zagat’s and Phantom Gourmet. In consequence,  prices are lower than for comparable quality in Boston. However, we are in East Boston. All restaurants in this list are in East Boston; all telephones have an area code of 617.


·        Most restaurants will take Visa/MC—however, American Express and Discovery may not be accepted at some. A few take cash only.

·        Restaurant hours may vary from what’s printed; call ahead.

·        Many restaurants will deliver to the hotel—some have a fee, a minimum order, and/or restricted times. A partial list is given in this guide. Call any restaurant for details of delivery.

·        Driving is NOT recommended. East Boston is confusing with one-way streets and non-grid streets plus limited parking; it is a short cab ride. There are many good restaurants a short walk from a T-stop. These stops are shown in the list below. If there’s no stop listed, it may be a long walk and a taxi is recommended.


Barney's Grill                                            

$$                                       pub/restaurant

299 Havre St ~ 567.7170 barneys.htm

11 am to 1 am. Free parking in adjacent lot. Steak tips, ribs, lamb, and sausage barbeque; domestic and imported beers as well as cold draft beer. says it’s best for Saturday lunch.

Belle Isle Seafood          Orient Heights

$ (cash only)             seafood, lobsters

1267 Saratoga St @ Winthrop Bridge ~ 567.1619

MTuWThSa 10 am to 7 pm

F 10 am to 8 pm; Su 11 am to 7 pm



Very small; order your meal to go by phone. Best bet—a  grilled, lightly buttered roll, bursting with lobster, very light on mayo, just a leaf of lettuce at the bottom and nothing else. Choose the onion rings as a side. Take out or eat-in (they can seat about 6). Also sell fresh seafood. Menu available

Beni's Italian Cuisine                                 


35 Central Sq ~ 567.8529

Café Orient Heights        Orient Heights

$                            korean/japanese/sushi

Saratoga St ~ 567.1346

M-F 11 am-10.30 pm; Sa-Su 11am-9.30 pm

They deliver for $2; minimum order $15; dinner time only. Good variety of sushi for a small restaurant. Menu available

Caffe Italia                  area of Maverick

$$                                                        italian

150 Meridian St ~ 561.6480

Typical Campagnian dishes (chicken/veal marsala/piccata, fra diavolo...). They also have an espresso bar. Baby octopus in a tomato/olive/etc sauce. Try the tortellini in a cream sauce with peas.

Cafeteria y Pupuseria La Reina              


80 Bennington St ~ 567.0034

Authentic Spanish cuisine and tapas.

Canton Eatery                                            

$ to $$ (visa/mc)                              chinese

339 Meridian St ~ 569.2078 / 561.3400

11am to 2 am

Standard Cantonese cuisine. They will deliver for $2 (check that they’ll go to the airport that day). Menu available

Carlo's Market                    Wood Island


567 Bennington St ~ 567.0058 carlosmarket.htm

M-Sa 7am to 5pm; Su 7am to 1pm

Deli and cold cuts, subs, salads, traditional Italian dishes.

Carmen's Kitchen             Orient Heights

$                            red sauce italian/pizza

1010 Bennington St ~ 567.0611 carmenskitchen.htm

Standard Italian food including subs, calzones, pizza, etc. Delivery. Menu available

Chinese Dragon                                          

$ to $$                                              Chinese

380 Chelsea St ~ 569.0300 / 561.4009

10.30 to 3 am

Mandarin, Szechuan, and Hong Kong Cuisine. Delivery. Menu available.

Cucchiello's                         Wood Island

$ to $$                         restaurant/bakery

356 Bennington St ~ 561.1075

In addition to being a great bakery, the restaurant section serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, grill, and wines.

Dough East Boston                                   

$                          pizza/pasta/sandwiches

20 Maverick St ~ 567.8787

Friendly neighborhood café. They specialize in sandwiches, pasta, paninis, and calzones. Definitely not near a T Blue Line stop.

El Buen Gusto                   Orient Heights

$ to $$                                      salvadoran

295 Bennington St ~ 561.6333 elbuengusto.htm

M-Th 10am-10pm; Weekends 10am-11pm

Range of Salvadoran foods including seafood. Fat Salvadorian corn tortillas—fresh, hot and tender. The horchata is nice and cinnamony, fairly smooth, slightly thinnish. Free delivery to East Boston only. Menu available

El Jardin Restaurante y Panaderia Maverick

$$                                   colombian/bakery

15 Central Sq ~ 569.6508

Full range of Colombian dishes including baked goods. Try the tripe, tender and chewy. Menu  (in Spanish) available

El Kiosko                           Orient Heights

$                     café/breakfast/colombian

927 Saratoga St ~ 561.0101

Scilian subs.

El Penol Restaurant                                

$ to $$                                         colombian

54 Bennington St ~ 569.6422

Small. Among other dishes the picada, a platter of fried meats—chicken, chicharron, sausage, beef--and nuggets of fried cheese is recommended.

Golden Bowl                                               

$ to $$ (mc/visa)           chinese/pan-asian

196 Border St ~ 569.0777

Su 11.30am-1am; MTu 11am-10pm;

W-Sa 11am-1am

Almost all Cantonese food with some Mandarin and Szechwan. They deliver. Menu available

Great Chef                                                   

$$                                                       chinese

390 Chelsea St ~ 569.3100 greatchef.htm

MTu 11am-10pm; W 11am-1am;

Th-Sa 11am-2am; Su 11 am-1am

Standard Chinese food—mostly Cantonese. There is a delivery charge. Use this location for delivery to Logan. Menu available

Great Chef                        Orient Heights

$$                                                       chinese

965 Bennington St ~ 569.5600 greatchef.htm

MTu 11am-10pm; W 11am-1am;

Th-Sa 11am-2am; Su 11 am-1am

Standard Chinese food—mostly Cantonese. There is a delivery charge. Menu available

Harbor Pacific Restaurant                     

$                                                        chinese

239 Meridian St ~ 567.1088

Daily 11am-8pm. They deliver.

Hong Kong Harbor                    Maverick

$                                                        chinese

5-7 Maverick Sq ~ 569.3855

Southern Chinese.

Jeveli's Restaurant

$$                                    red sauce italian

387 Chelsea St ~ 567.9539

Includes veal and considerable seafood dishes. The oldest Italian restaurant in Boston. Menu available

Jimmy Magg's                   Suffolk Downs

$$                               american/colombian

1233 Bennington St ~ 567.4454

Great pizza and ribs. Includes stews, seafood, calzones. Menu available

Kelley Sq. Pub                      Wood Island

$                               pub/restaurant/pizza

13 Central Sq (84 Bennington St) ~ 567.4627

M-Su 11.30 am to 1 am

Take out until 11.30 pm: they deliver

Phantom rates this for best shrimp garlic pizza. Underrated with a friendly atmosphere. Menu available.

La Sultana Bakery                     Maverick

$                                                         bakery

40 Maverick Square ~ 568.9999

Baked goods, pizza, empanadas

Little Asia                         Orient Heights

$ to $$                                              chinese

991 Bennington St ~ 569.8888

Mostly Szechuan with some Mandarin and Cantonese. Delivery to Logan for $2. Menu available.

Lolly's Bakery                              Airport


158 Bennington St ~ 567.9461 lollys.htm

M-Sa 6.30am to 8pm; closed Sunday

mmmmm, donuts, meat pies, bakery pizza.

Los Arrieros Restaurant                        


13 Meridian St ~ 569.1666

Mario's Restaurant                                   

$ to $$                            red sauce italian

347 Chelsea St ~ 567.8608

Family-run, friendly Italian restaurant. Large portions. Tasty chicken parmesan.

Meridian 155                                 Maverick

$                                         café/breakfast

155 Meridian St ~ 569.9155

M-F 7 am-6 pm; Sa 8 am-3 pm; Su 8 am-2 pm

Smoothies and specialty beverages. Breakfast food. Menu available

Meridian Food Market               Maverick


121 Meridian St ~ 567.9725 meridianmarket.htm

M-Sa 6am-6pm; closed Sunday

Subs and deli sandwiches. Pasta, calzones, eggplant, calamari, tripe, and stuffed peppers. Soups and salads. Delivery.

M & J Café                                     Maverick

$                                                              cafe

266 Sumner St ~ 569.2005 mandjcafe.htm

M-Sa 8am-7pm; closed Sunday.

Casual and relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and provide personalized friendly service. Over 20 flavors of ice cream available. Premium sundaes, frappes, and ice cream sodas are a specialty.

Mi Rancho Restaurant              Maverick

$ to $$                                         colombian

45 Meridian St ~ 561.0205 mirancho.htm


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Appetizers include fried plantain, Colombian sausage, corn cakes, and chicken wings. Main courses include grilled steak, seasoned chicken, pulled chicken, fried trout, pasta with beef, panned-seared catfish, steak tips, and chicken Caesar salad. Most dishes served with rice, tomatoes, beans, or fried plantain. Daily soup specials and traditional Colombian natural juice beverages are favorites, including tomato of Arbol, mora, guava, mango, passion fruit (maracuyá), or lulo.

Milano's Deli                     Orient Heights

$                                              deli/catering

978 Saratoga St ~ 567.6718

Excellent Sicilian subs

Off the Boat                                               

$ to $$                                             seafood

26 Porter St ~ 561.8800

M-Sa 11am-8pm

Seafood mostly cooked in the Italian style. They will deliver for a charge. Menu available.

Peaches & Cream                  Wood Island

$to $$                                                bakery

73 Bennington St ~ 561.4725

Pizza Shuttle                                              

$                                                             pizza

239 Meridian St ~ 561.0711

Pollos Mr. Mario                                       

$ to $$                                         colombian

30 Bennington St ~ 567.7777 pollosmrmario.htm

Daily 10am-11pm

Specialty is Montanero—beef, pork, rice, beans, and fried egg. Also rotisserie chicken, arepa, cassava. They deliver.

Ricon Limeno Restaurant                         

$$                               colombian/peruvian

409 Chelsea St ~ 569.4942

Highly recommended by Zagat; they suggest trying pitchers of chichi morada—a blue corn drink. Large portions of traditional food. Menu available

Rino's Place                                                

$ to $$  (mc/visa)                              italian

258 Saratoga St ~ 567.7412

Closed Sunday.

Noted for its homemade pasta and daily specials; a favorite with the locals. Raviolis are made to order. Try the chicken in a lemon sage sauce with fried mozzarella. Does not take reservations but you can call ahead for a table or order take-out.

Rostiria Cancun                                         

$                                                        mexican

37 Maverick Sq ~ 567.5808

Tacos. Noisy and friendly.

Royal Roast Beef            Orient Heights

$                                   seafood/fast food

752 Bennington St ~ 567.7779

Su-Th: 10.30 am-11pm; FSa: 10.30am-12.30am

Seafood and sandwiches. Small for seating but they have take out

Saigon Hut                                                   

$ to $$ (visa/mc)                       vietnamese

305-307 Meridian St ~ 567.1944

Open 11 am to 10 pm.

Standard Vietnamese cuisine; some Chinese food available. Menu available. Delivery.

Santarpio's Pizza                       Maverick

$ (cash only)                               pizza/tips

113 Chelsea St ~ 567.9871

Excellent thin pizza; no atmosphere. Zagat recommended. Phantom rates them as best old-school pies; try the garlicky white pie with sausage.

Sonny Noto’s                              Maverick


22 Central Sq ~ 569.1993

/ restaurants/ sonnynotos.htm

M-Sa 7am-8pm; Closed Sunday

Fresh Italian specially dishes, barbeque, and salads. Casual and comfortable atmosphere. Beer, wine, and spirits are served.

Spinelli's                               Wood Island


282 Bennington St ~ 567.1992 bakery


M-Sa 8am-8pm; Su 8am-6pm

Pasta and pastries.


$                                                        mexican

245 Meridian St ~ 569.8500

Tacos, Mexico, and Tex-Mex food.

Taco-Mex Restaurant               Maverick

$ to $$                                              mexican

65-67 Maverick Sq ~ 569.2838

Recommended on Also have some South American dishes.

Taqueria Cancun                        Maverick

$$                              mexican/salvadoran

192 Sumner St ~ 567.4449

Phantom rates this as the best tamales, tostadas, and tacos in the Boston area.  Enchiladas and papusa recommended as are the desserts.

Taqueria Jalisco                                        

$                                                        mexican

291 Bennington St ~ 567.6367

Food from the Jalisco state area—not your typical Tex-Mex. They will deliver. Menu available.

Taqueria Monte Cristo                             

$                                                        mexican

12 Kelly Sq ~ 569.4114

Reviewers like the burritos.

Tequilas Mexican Bar & Grill Orient Heights

$                                                        mexican

964 Saratoga St ~ 567.1162 tequilas.htm

M-W 11am-MN; Th-Su 11am-2am

For less than $15 you can have a full meal and a beer. Featuring traditional burritos and quesadillas, soups and sandwiches. Selection of domestic and imported beer and wine, as well as a variety of specialized tequila drinks. Free parking is available for all patrons. Delivery.


303 Cafe                                        Maverick

$                                         café/breakfast

303 Sumner St

M-closed; Tu-Sa 6am-9pm; Su 7am-3pm. wifi

Breakfast menu is America, Middle Eastern, East European, and Mexican. Menu available

Top of the Pub—see Victory Pub


Topacio Restaurant                                  

$                                      salvadoran/pizza

120 Meridian St ~ 567.9523

Sopa de mariscos (calamari, shrimp, scallops, clams) with lobster tail and claws served with corn tortillas.

Victory Pub                       Orient Heights


1002 Bennington St ~ 561.0991 victorypub.htm

Lunch (Pub), Mon-Sat 12:00 pm-04:00 pm

Dinner (Upstairs), Tue-Sat 04:00 pm-10:00 pm

Selection of beer, wine and spirits. Steak tips and sausage plate served at the bar. Major dinner items are Prime  Rib, New York Sirloin, Pub Mix combo plate with steak tips, sausage, and chicken. Top of the Pub also serves Italian dishes such as homemade lasagna and ravioli.






Jimmy Magg’s




El Jardin

La Sultana Bakery

Lolly’s Bakery

Peaches & Cream




Barney’s Grill

Kelley Square Pub

Victory Pub



303 Sumner Street

Café 155

El Kiosko

Meridian Food Market

M & J Café




Carlo’s Market

Meridian Food Market

Milano’s Deli

Sonny Noto’s




Canton Eatery

Chinese Dragon

Golden Bowl

Harbor Pacific

Hong Kong Harbor

Little Asia

Saigon Hut



El Jardin

El Kiosko

El Penol

Jimmy Magg’s

Mi Rancho

Ricon Limeno

ice cream




Caffe Italia

Carlo’s Market

Carmen’s Kitchen


Kelley Square Pub


Pizza Shuttle

Rino’s Place

Santarpio’s Pizza

Top of the Pub

Victory Pub



Café Orient Heights



Café Orient Heights



Los Arrieros

Rostiria Cancun


Taqueria Jalisco




Ricon Limeno






El Buen Gusto



Belle Isle Seafood

El Buen Gusto

El Jardin


Off the Boat

Ricon Limeno

Royal Roast Beef



Cafeteria y Pupuseria La Reina



Café Orient Heights




Saigon Hut



particularly recommended

El Buen Gusto

El Kiosko (true Colombian experience)

Jimmy Magg's (great ribs and pizza)


Ricon Limone



large groups accomodated

Cafe Italia (Italian)

El Buen Gusto (10 or fewer)

Jeveli's (red sauce Italian)

Jimmy Magg's (American/pizza/Columbian)

Kelly's Pub (pub/American)

Mario’s (10 or fewer)

Rino's (Italian)

Spinelli's (function/catering/Italian)


menu available

Belle Island Seafood

Café Orient Heights

Canton Eatery

Carmen’s Kitchen

Chinese Dragon

El Buen Gusto

El Jardin

Golden Bowl

Great Chef


Jimmy Magg’s

Kelley Square Pub

Little Asia

Meridian 155

Off the Boat

Ricon Limeno

Saigon Hut

Taqueria Jalisco

303 Cafe


deliver (others may deliver; some may charge; call for info)

El Buen Gusto

Café Orient Heights

Canton Eatery

Carmen’s Kitchen

Chinese Dragon

Golden Bowl

Great Chef

Harbor Pacific

Kelley Square Pub

deliver (others may deliver; some may charge; call for info)Little Asia

Meridian Food Market

Off the Boat

Pollo’s Mr. Mario

Saigon Hut

Taqueria Jalisco




Airport PostSecurity


You might consider the PostSecurity places to eat when you return home. You can’t get to them without a boarding pass for the appropriate airline. If you don’t have to worry about picking up luggage, you might also try them upon arrival.


Terminal A

Dunkin' Donuts: Freshly made coffee, donuts and specialty items at the highest quality around. Gate A8 and Main Retail Court by Gate A17


Famous Famiglia: Hot, fresh New York pizza on the go. Main Retail Court by Gates A13-A22.


Fresh City: Choices offered include: wraps, salads, stir-fry, soups and smoothies. Main Retail Court by Gates A13-A22.


Fuddruckers: Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salads, chicken sandwiches—all served with unique topping choices. Main Retail Court by Gates A13-A22.


Game On!: Pub-like atmosphere while catching the score of your favorite game. Gates A13-A17.


Jasper White’s Summer Shack: Chef Jasper White serves high-quality seafood in a comfortable and casual setting . Relax in the 100-seat Summer Shack; or if you’re in a hurry, stop at the Summer Shack Express for a "Meal to Fly". Main Retail Court by Gates A13-A22.


Legal's Test Kitchen: Seating 80 guests, you can enjoy a full meal without waiting or choose from a wide selection of freshly made, grab and go sandwiches. Gates A1-A6.


Lucky's Lounge: Brick-oven pizza, mini burgers, salads and big time classic sandwiches in a fun and hip atmosphere. Gate A6.


Starbucks: Coffee and tea products. An assortment of pastries and confections are also available. Main Retail Court by Gates A13-A22.


Wendy's: Burgers, salads and sandwiches. Gate A8


Terminal E

Au Bon Pain: Muffins and croissants, warm focaccia sandwiches, salads and signature soups. Location: Departure Level, Food Court.


Houlihan's Restaurant: Classic American food, including appetizers, soup/salad, sandwiches, specialties, steak/ribs/fish and desserts. Location: Departure Level, Food Court.


McDonald's: Happy Meal, signature burgers and fries, shakes and salads. Location: Food Court.


Sbarro: Italian cuisine, including hand-stretched New York style pizza, pastas, freshly tossed green salads and pasta salads. Fresh fruit and assortment of beverages are also available. Location: Food Court.


Starbucks: Premier coffee and tea products. An assortment of pastries and confections are also available. Location: Food Court.


Wok & Roll: Chinese dishes prepared fresh daily, including beef, chicken, seafood, vegetarian and sushi. Location: Food Court.


Terminal C

Burger King Expressway: Quick service of signature burgers and foods, along with a full range of beverages. Location: Departure Level Gates 11-24.


Greenleaf's Grille: Made-to-order grilled sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, fresh grilled vegetables and more. Location: Departure Level.


Johnny Rockets: A 1950s retro diner-themed restaurant with a menu of all-American favorites including hamburgers, hand-dipped shakes and malts and freshly-baked apple pie. Location: Departure Level, Gates 25-36.


Samuel Adams Pub: Specializing in Boston based brews, offering a full bar along with sandwiches, soups, salads, chowders, and chips and soft drinks. Bar, standing, and table seating available Location: Departure Level, Beyond Gates 11-24 and 25-36.


Starbucks: Whole bean coffees, Italian style espresso beverages, pastries and confections and coffee-related accessories and equipment. Location: Departure Level, beyond Gates 11-24 and 25-36.


The Grove: Specialty nuts. Location: Departure Level, beyond Gates 11-24 and 25-36.


Treat Street: Soft pretzels, fruit drinks, smoothies, ice-cream and more. Location: Departure Level,  adjacent to Gate 20


Uno Chicago Grill: Chicago style deep dish pizza. Located between gates D1C – D1E.


Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express: Menu includes specialty sandwiches, Wolfgang's signature soups, Spago's Famous Chinois Chicken Salad and a variety of gourmet pizzas. Location: Departure Level, Gates 25-36. - SAP


Terminal B

Au Bon Pain Kiosk: Sandwiches, fresh bagels, muffins, cookies and other pastries as well as brewed gourmet coffee, espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, freshly squeezed juices, soft drinks and bottled water Located: American Airlines side.


Dunkin' Donuts: Offering a full assortment of their famous coffees and fresh bakery items. Departure Level American Airlines Side and US Airways Side; American Airlines Side by gate 30.


Fox Sports Sky Box and Grill: For the sports fanatic with a total of 17 flat and plasma screen televisions. Serving traditional bar food, premium beers, wines, and specialty mixed drinks. . Open daily for breakfast through the last departing flight. Location: US Airways by gates 4-14.


Grab and Go Café: Fresh coffee, bagels, muffins assorted cold beverages and packaged sandwiches to go. Location: America West by gates 37-38.


Legal Sea Foods Café: This smaller version of the original famous Legal Sea Foods offers a variety of traditional seafood dishes as well as mixed grill and sautéed fish entrees. Open daily for breakfast at 7am, this bar-seating location offers hearty appetizers and a raw bar selection. Departure Level US Airways, by the US Airways Shuttle gates).