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Best Restaurants North of Boston

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

Are you looking for the best restaurants North of Boston? 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.

Best American Restaurants

Avenue Kitchen + Bar – Somerville, Massachusetts

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

Blue Moon Grill – Wakefield, Massachusetts

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

Green’s Grill and Pub – Woburn , Massachusetts

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.

The Loft – North Andover, Massachusetts

Great Steaks, Chops & Comfort Food. 

Nobility Hill Tavern – Stoneham, Massachusetts

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!

Redstone Grill – Burlington, Massachusetts

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

The Restaurant – Woburn, Massachusetts

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!

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The Bread Shop – Wakefield, Massachusetts

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

Coppycakes – Wakefield, Massachusetts

Cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and more!

Cupcake City-Reading, Massachusetts

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

Gingerbread Construction Company – Reading & Winchester, Massachusetts

La Patisserie – Winchester, Massachusetts

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

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Breakfast and Brunch

The Bagel Bar – Burlington, Massachusetts

Blue Moon Grill – Wakefield, Massachusetts

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

Carols Cafe of Wakefield, Massachusetts

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

Christopher’s Restaurant – Reading, Massachusetts

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

Java Grind and Grill – Stoneham, Massachusetts

A family owned business. Serving Hot/Iced Coffees daily (flavored beans) The can make anything to go if you’re in a rush, from egg sandwiches to bagels with cream cheese to French toast bite.

The Studio Cafe – Woburn, Massachusetts

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Best Chinese Restaurants

Fengs – Wakefield, Massachusetts 

Peppercorn House – Woburn, Massachusetts

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

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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

Two Knives and a Pan

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

ZuZu’s Cafe & Catering – Wakefield, Massachusetts

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

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Home Cooking Resources

Beacon Hill Wine/Spirits/Gourmet – Melrose, Massachusetts

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.

Big Rich’s Gourmet Hot Sauce and Marinade – Massachusetts

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

Cooking Chat – Massachusetts

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.

Deano’s Pasta – Somerville, Massachusetts

Gourmet Pasta created with honest quality and all natural ingredients, Forms 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.

Lord Hobo Brewing Co – Woburn, Massachusetts

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.

Pamplemousse – Reading, Massachusetts

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

Professor’s Market – Reading, Massachusetts

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! 

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Indian Restaurants

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. 

Rang Indian Bistro – Stoneham, Massachusetts

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.

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Irish Pubs

Bunratty Tavern – Reading, Massachusetts

Traditional Irish Pub with great food, drinks, and music

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Italian Restaurants

Click HERE to see the best Italian Restaurants North of Boston

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Mexican Restaurants

Aaron’s Taco Cart’el – Stoneham, Massachusetts

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

Tequila’s Mexican Cantina – Wakefield, Massachusetts

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.

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Ristorante and Pizzerias

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, Massachusetts

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.

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

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

Louie’s Pizza – Woburn, Massachusetts

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!

Pizza Mia – Stoneham, Massachusetts

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

Wood and Fire Neapolitan Pizzeria – Melrose, Massachusetts

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! 

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Seafood Restaurants

Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood – Wakefield, Massachusetts

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Sports Bars

Local 438 grille & sport – Stoneham, Massachusetts

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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurants

Bayberry Cafe – Woburn, Massachusetts

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.

Leaf and Ginger – Wakefield, Massachusetts

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

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Jodi Crowley

Jodi Crowley

I’m Jodi Crowley, lifestyle blogger and Realtor at Lamacchia Realty. I live and work North of Boston and love everything this beautiful area has to offer. If you live North of Boston or are thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with North of Boston Events, Restaurants, Outdoors, Real Estate and more!
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