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Best Restaurants North of Boston

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American Restaurant | Bakery | Breakfast and Brunch | Chinese Restaurant | Coffee Shops | Food Delivery Service | Home Cooking Resources | Indian Restaurant | Irish Pub | Italian Restaurant | Mexican Restaurant | Ristorante and Pizzeria | Seafood Restaurant | Sports Bar | Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant

Restaurants and shops on this page were nominated by residents North of Boston. Is your favorite restaurant missing? Rolling nominations can be submitted at [email protected] Restaurants chosen must have excellent online reviews.

American Restaurant

Avenue Kitchen + Bar – Somerville, MA

American Gastro Pub featuring Detroit Style Pizza. 8 Rotating draft lines, eclectic wine list and hand crafted cocktails

www.avenuesomerville.com

(617) 764-0879

Facebook: @avenuesomerville

158 Boston Ave Somerville, MA 02144

Blue Moon Grill – Wakefield, MA

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK – 7am-2pm Serving Breakfast & Lunch. Call ahead seating is available.

www.bluemoonwakefield.com

(781) 245-4470

Facebook: @BlueMoonGrill

955 Main St Wakefield, MA 01880

 

Green’s Grill and Pub

Great Food, Fun Atmosphere, and Affordable prices. Best Prime Rib around!!! Sunday Brunch is a great deal! We Have Summer Drink & Martini Specials you can enjoy on our deck. Stop by and try one Chef Seuy’s awesome Dinner Specials.

www.greensgrille.com

(781) 933-7666

Facebook: @GreensGrillandPub

5 Country Club Rd Woburn, MA 01801

The Loft – North Andover, MA

Great Steaks, Chops & Comfort Food. 

Nobility Hill Tavern – Stoneham, MA

Family-friendly, neighborhood restaurant serving up fresh takes on casual American cuisine that will appeal to all ages.Our inviting bar space offers rotating draft selections as well as unique seasonal cocktails. Visit us in Stoneham, MA!

https://nobilityhilltavern.com/

(781) 435-4002

Facebook: @nobilityhilltavern

423 Main Street Stoneham, MA 02180

Redstone Grill – Burlington, MA

Spirited, Rugged, and Romantic, Redstone is committed to uncompromising food and service.

The Restaurant – Woburn, MA

15+ years of excellence in service! The Restaurant brings you the fastest and most delicious home-cooked meals in a friendly, family environment. Looking forward to serving you next! Note: FREE Thanksgiving meal every year!


https://www.therestaurantwoburn.com

(781) 935-2511

Facebook: TheRestaurantWoburn

489 Main St Woburn, MA 01801

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Bakery

The Bread Shop – Wakefield, MA

Your local bread shop serving the north shore of Boston, MA.

https://www.breadshop411.com

(781) 246-1246

Facebook: @Thebreadshop411

411 Main St. Wakefield, MA 01880

Coppycakes – Wakefield, MA

Cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and more!

Cupcake City-Reading

Shop Owner Karin DiNapoli, longtime Reading resident, looks forward to welcoming you to Cupcake City. We are located at 137 Main Street in Reading, MA. We offer a wide selection of amazing gourmet cupcakes baked on-site. We have a great party room for Birthday celebrations and other special events where participants will decorate cupcakes and make their own fondant decorations to create their own special treats! We also have a mobile cupcake truck which travels to festivals and events near and far. The pink truck can also be rented out for larger private events

https://www.cupcake-city.com/

(781) 944-0400

Facebook: @cupcake.city.ma


137 Main St Reading, MA 01867

Gingerbread Construction Company – Reading & Winchester, MA

La Patisserie – Winchester, MA

La Patisserie of Winchester, Massachusetts, has created French and European cookies, breads, cakes, and pastry since the 1970s. When Stephen (Chef Steve) and Danette Pazyra bought the business more than two decades ago, they inherited authentic recipes and baking techniques that have helped their award-winning products become favorites throughout New England

https://www.la-patisserie.com/

(781) 729-9441

Facebook: @LaPatisserieWinchester 

30 Church St Winchester, MA 01890

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Breakfast and Brunch

The Bagel Bar – Burlington, MA

Carols Cafe of Wakefield, MA

Friendly atmosphere, all meals are freshly made to order !!!

https://www.carolscafewakefield.com/

(781) 587-0756

Facebook: @carolscafeofwakefield

39 Tuttle Street, Wakefield, MA

Christopher’s Restaurant – Reading, MA

We are a family run breakfast and lunch restaurant. We have been in business for over 30 years now. We specialize in home cooked meals! Come give us a try

https://www.christophersreading.com/

(781) 944-3663

Facebook: @Christophers-Restaurant

580 Main St Reading, MA 01867

Java Grind and Grill – Stoneham, MA

Hello to all…Just a quick run down about Us! We’re a Family owned business. Serving Hot/Iced Coffees daily (flavored beans NO SYRUP!) YUMMY!! We also can make anything to go if you’re in a rush, from egg sandwiches to bagels with cream cheese to French toast bite. Thank you and hope to see you’ll soon…Remember it’s #JavaTime ☕️✌️

(781) 572-3078

Facebook: @javagrindandgrill

125 Main St Stoneham, MA 02180

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Chinese Restaurant

Fengs – Wakefield, MA

www.fengsrestaurant.com

(781) 587-0083

Facebook: @Fengs-Wakefield

963 Main st Wakefield, MA 01880

Peppercorn House – Woburn, MA

We combine the best of Chinese and Japanese food, infused with Malaysian and Thai taste, to give you the modern transformation of Asian Cuisine.

www.peppercornhouserestaurant.com

(781) 933-6699

Facebook: @PeppercornHouseWoburn

318 Main Street Woburn, MA 01801

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Coffee Shops

https://northofbostonlifestyleguide.com/best-small-business-list-north-of-boston-shop-local/

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Food Delivery Service

Doodle’s Dinners

Fully prepared, restaurant quality, ready to reheat meals. Available in portions of 2 or 4. Local delivery. A new menu is published weekly on Wednesdays with items available to pre-order for the following week. Orders accepted until Sundays 9am

www.doodlesdinners.com

(781) 439-1206

Facebook: @doodlesdinners

Two Knives and a Pan

Two Knives and a Pan offers personal chef services and private cooking classes throughout Greater Boston and New England.

www.twoknivesandapan.com

Facebook: @twoknivesandapan

ZuZu’s Cafe & Catering – Wakefield, MA

CAFE: Fresh & Unique. Sandwiches, Salad & Entrees. Cozy Cafe, Outdoor Seating & Takeout CATERING: Beautiful & Delicious for your Office, Home or Event

www.zuzuscatering.com

(781) 245-3035

Facebook: @zuzuscafeandcatering

316 Main St Wakefield, MA 01880

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Home Cooking Resources

Beacon Hill Wine/Spirits/Gourmet – Melrose, MA

Boston is the most rocking 400 sq ft. of alcohol in town – and Melrose is the same boutique but with gourmet food and more! Special orders welcome – and our specialty. If you can’t find it anywhere – chances are, we can find it for you. From the ordinary to the extraordinary – from beer to caviar and everything in between, our goal is to make your dinner table and gathering with family or friends – special.

www.beaconhillwine.com/melrose

(781) 665-3332

Facebook: @beaconhillwine

538 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176

Big Rich’s Gourmet Hot Sauce and Marinade

Nine delicious flavors – the great on anything sauce! Visit our website for product information and details.

www.bigrichshotsauce.com

(978) 886-3168

Facebook: @bigrichshotsauce

Cooking Chat

Great recipes get even better with wine! Cooking Chat is a food & wine blog written by David B. Crowley. Hundreds of recipes along with wine pairing suggestions. Focus on tasty recipes made with real ingredients, and an emphasize on seasonal ingredients.

www.cookingchatfood.com

Facebook: @CookingChat

Deano’s Pasta – Somerville, MA

Gourmet Pasta created with honest quality and all natural ingredientsForms of Payment: No Credit or Debit Cards

We are fourth generation local pasta makers in Somerville, MA and happen to be one of the oldest fresh pasta companies in the country as we have been making artisan noodles, raviolis, and sauces since 1947. Our pastas and sauces are all natural, non-gmo, locally handcrafted and hand packed to assure the highest quality. To this day, Deano’s Pasta uses our signature 100% semolina dough and we work in small batches daily at our FDA approved factory in Somerville.

www.deanospasta.com

(617) 623-0013

Facebook: @deanospasta

15 Garfield Ave Somerville, MA 02145

Howe’s Station Market

A 100yr old retailer of everyday items (groceries, snacks, soft drinks) but also tobacco, lottery, beer and wine! Try some freshly made subs from our deli!


www.howesstationmarket.com

(978) 774-0859

Facebook: @HowesStationMarket

229 Maple St Middleton, MA 01949

Lord Hobo Brewing Co

We believe craft beer is the world’s most affordable luxury item and we’re determined to prove the value of the beer we bring to your table.

www.lordhobo.com/woburn

(781) 281-0809

Facebook: @lordhobobrewing

5 Draper St Woburn, MA 01801

Pamplemousse – Reading, MA

Offering the finest gourmet foods, boutique wine, craft beer, small batch spirits, artisan cheeses, kitchen wares and so much more!

www.pmousse.com

(781) 872-1125

Facebook: @PamplemousseReadingMa

26 Haven St Reading, MA 01867

Professor’s Market – Reading, MA

Professor’s Market is a specialty grocery store specializing in local and imported products and prepared foods!Our artisan shop boasts a wealth of high-end charcuterie and fine cheeses, produced both locally and abroad. We also specialize in freshly made artisan pastas, tempting pastries, and quality coffee. Tired from work? Have a busy week and don’t feel like cooking? Then don’t! Turn to Professor’s Market delicious entrees-to-go like veal Marsala, paninis, and homemade soups. And when you’re planning an event, large or small, you can trust our catering department to be your one-stop shop for all of your get-together needs. We look forward to seeing you soon at Professor’s Market! 

www.professorsmarket.com

(781) 779-1794

Facebook: @professorsmarket

505 Main St Reading, MA 01867

Rapid Liquors

Vinum Wine Shop

Looking to get away from the big box stores? Hoping for personal service? Come and see John and Samantha at our new larger location in the Market Basket plaza. Free Wine tastings and Craft Beer tastings…. will return when we are given the go ahead. John and I are over the moon excited to share with you our passion and John’s knowledge for wine and craft beer. Tell us why you love wine and craft beer, and we’d love to know what’s your favorite. Well crafted beer and wine was meant to be enjoyed and experienced. Come visit us, come meet us, come make wine your passion like it is ours. You never know what beers will show up on our shelves – you have to come by and find out… come say hello! 

www.vinumwineshop.com

(978) 304-1048

Facebook: @vinumwine

232 South Main St Middleton, MA 01949

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Indian Restaurant

Maya Indian Bar & Grill

Maya showcases multi-faceted Regional Indian cuisine by complementing the flavors and traditions of India with a blend of New England fresh ingredients.

‘Think Beyond Curries‘ as our tagline suggests is an attempt by MAYA to introduce the world to Indian cuisine in all its variety and flavors. To a ‘Non-Indian’ the Indian culinary tour seems to start and end with ‘curries’. We will be bringing more fare to change that view. Indian cuisine is diverse as the sub-continent embraces a number of diverse ethnicities living in harmony. Do visit us to experience for a colorful Indian culinary journey. 

www.mayaindiangrill.com

(781) 587-2123

Facebook: @mayaindiangrill

33 Tuttle Street Wakefield, MA 01880

Rang Indian Bistro – Stoneham, MA

Rang Indian Bistro offers a large variety of Vegetarian, Poultry, Lamb, Seafood, and Rice specialties. In Hindi, the term Rang means colors. You will find this reflected throughout your dining experience, as both Rang’s dining room and the menu are colorful and creative. Rang offers an intensive menu that includes specialties from both northern and southern India.

www.rangindianbistro.com

(781) 587-2123

Facebook: @rang indian bistro

6 Central Street, Stoneham, MA

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Irish Pub

Bunratty Tavern – Reading, MA

Traditional Irish Pub with great food, drinks, and music

www.bunrattytavern.com

(781) 779-8245

Facebook: @BunrattyTavern

620 Main St Reading, MA 01867

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Italian Restaurant

Caffe Italia – Wakefield, MA

Welcome to Caffé Italia! The Oliviero family has been serving authentic Italian food for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on using the freshest ingredients and serving the finest food that many have come to enjoy over the years. We look forward to serving you!

https://www.caffeitaliarestaurant.com/

(781) 245-2245

Facebook: @caffeitaliawakefield

21 Water St Wakefield, MA 01880

Fortunato’s – Woburn, MA

Authentic Italian Cuisine in the heart of Woburn Center. We are a family from the Amalfi Coast, in Italy. Try us, you won’t be disappointed!

https://fortunatositaliancuisine.com/

(781) 933-0408

Facebook: @fortunatosrestaurant

428 Main Street, Woburn, MA

Gaetanos Ristorante – Stoneham, MA

Come enjoy the finest Italian cuisine north of Boston! Now offering Brunch with a specialty mimosa and Bloody Mary menu on weekends.FREE PARKING!

https://www.gaetanosfood.com/

(781) 279-0100

Facebook: @GaetanosStoneham

271 Main St Stoneham, MA 02180

Kitty’s Restaurant & Lounge

Family owned restaurant for over 75 years. Known for our huge portions and famous house salad dressing.

https://www.kittysrestaurant.com/

(978) 664-4541

Facebook: @kittys.northreading

123 Main Street North Reading, MA 01864

Tremezzo Ristorante

Incredible Italian fusion cuisine, delicious drinks, an electric atmosphere, and incredible service–Tremezzo Ristorante

https://tremezzofood.com/

(978) 447-5967

Facebook: @TremezzoR

2 Lowell St Wilmington, MA 01887

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Mexican Restaurant

Aaron’s Taco Cart’el – Stoneham, MA

Takeout and Online Orders Only.☞ Fresh Ingredients☞ Great Service. Voted Best Tacos In Massachusetts, Named by EaterBoston a Top Local Spot to Devour Birria Tacos. #AaronsTacoCartel

https://www.aaronstacocartel.com/

(781) 435-4118

Facebook: @cateringbyaaron1

8 Central Street Stoneham, MA 02180

Tequila’s Mexican Cantina – Wakefield, MA

Tequila’s Mexican Cantina offers you authentic, traditional, Mexican food with a modern twist and fun style. Try our tableside guacamole & our fresh made margaritas.

https://www.tequilasmexicancantina.com/

(781) 587-3500

Facebook: @TequilasMexicanCantina

979 Main St. Wakefield, MA 01880

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Ristorante and Pizzeria

AJ’s Kitchen – Wilmington, MA

Come on in and enjoy great home made Italian cooking! Even the Phantom agrees!

At AJ’s all our dough is made daily in our Kitchen! We offer a variety of bread to choose from, sub rolls, braided rolls and scali bread hand rolled every morning on premises. Our hand tossed Italian pizza has a tomato basil sauce with just the right amount of spices topped with a special blend of Italian cheeses. Our family pizzeria offers pick-up or delivery and a guarantee of delicious food and great service. We can also customize any menu item for you! At AJ’s customer service comes first. Come on in and get to know us and you’ll see what separates us from the rest! In addition to our regular menu, we offer a wide variety of catering options. Please check out our catering section for a detailed list of menus and services. And please come in and try our new Gluten Free Pizza!!

Angelo’s Ristorante and Pizzeria – Stoneham, MA

Enjoy a Lunch Or Evening At Angelo’s . Have a Drink, and Food At the Bard , Enjoy Our Dining Room. Italian Restaurant Consisting of 2 sides Fine Dining with tablecloths on one side and the other side is casual pizzeria Italian food with sit in or take out.

https://www.angeloristorante.com/

(781) 279-9035

Facebook: @Angelos-Ristorante-and-Pizzeria

237-239 Main St Stoneham, MA 02180

EJ’s Pizza / Grab & Go – Wilmington, MA

Ejs Pizza/Grab N Go! We also sell fresh wraps, salads, quinoa bowl, avocado/apple toasts.

http://www.ejsfreshpizza.com

(978) 447-5062

Facebook: @ejspizzagrabandgo

3 Jefferson Road Wilmington, MA 01887

Louie’s Pizza Woburn

We are family owned and operated, and we still use our original recipes serving our customers in the same original location that we did more than 60 years ago. A lot of restaurants claim to use fresh ingredients… but we really do! We make our dough fresh daily and we make our pizzas from scratch. Try us and you will understand why we have been voted “Best Pizza in the Greater Woburn Area” for six years in a row! We OFTEN, run out of our fresh dough very early, so call ahead to reserve your pizza, especially on weekends!

https://www.louiespizzawoburn.com/

(781) 933-2696

Facebook: @louies.pie.7

118 Main St Woburn, MA 01801

Pizza Mia Stoneham

Hand crafted pizzas, salads, subs and much more. Prepared with love from our experienced team

Wood and Fire Neapolitan Pizzeria – Melrose, MA

Our “Neapolitan Pizza” is made with “00” Caputo flour imported from Italy, San Marzano Tomatoes , and Fior di Latte Mozzarella. Each pizza is fired in an 900 degree wood oven. Neapolitan pizza is unique and is set apart from any pizza you have ever eaten. Coming hot from the oven, the crust is soft and chewy, and with a little bit of char from the intense heat. In Naples, pizza is always eaten with a knife and fork, but here at Wood + Fire will be happy to slice it for you! 

https://www.woodandfiremelrose.com

(781) 620-0578

Facebook: @woodandfiremelrose

35 Essex St Melrose, MA 02176

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Seafood Restaurant

Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood – Wakefield, MA

(781) 665-2070

Facebook: @Billys-Roast-Beef-Seafood

1291 Main St Wakefield, MA 01880

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Sports Bar

Local 438 grille & sport

We are offering Take-out Monday – Friday 4-8. Saturday & Sunday 3-8 Curbside available.

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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant

Bayberry cafe

Bayberry cafe was established on August 2016 as an Asian vegan restaurant. We serve fresh foods daily and a large selection of gluten-free options.

https://bayberrycafewoburn.com/

(781) 935-1288

Facebook: @Bayberrycafewoburn

502 Main Street Woburn, MA 01801

Leaf and Ginger – Wakefield, MA

Organic cold pressed juices, smoothies , soups , vegan delights, specialty coffee, superfood salads, açaí bowl ,and much more

www.leafandginger.com

(781) 587-0604

Facebook: @leafandginger

384 Main Street Wakefield, MA 01880

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