18 Best Restaurants in Boston – What Food Is Boston Known For – Parade Magazine

Welcome to Instagrammable America, where we scour the states for the best places to eat and drink, because if you didn’t ‘gram it, did you even try it?

Boston is known for famous dishes like Boston cream pie (which originated at Parker’s Restaurant in the Omni Parker House hotel), clam chowder, Boston franks, Boston baked beans and anything and everything lobster related. Lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese, lobster salads, lobster grilled cheese… you can find it all right here in Beantown.

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While there are plenty of tried-and-true classic Boston restaurants every out-of-towner should visit once, there are also plenty of noteworthy newbies making headlines—and taking over our Instagram feed.

From North End Italian gems and Boston Seaport standouts, to must-visit spots in Beacon Hill, Fenway, the South End and Chinatown, there’s no shortage of neighborhoods to food crawl in America’s Walking City.

Behold our list of 18 best restaurants in Boston for likable food pics, curated with a little help from Boston-based TikTokers and Instastars, Rachel Eng and Maddie Gatto of @twotastebuddiez.

Best Restaurants in Boston for Foodstagrams


Krasi is the Greek word for wine, and this restaurant definitely lives up to its namesake, featuring one of the most extensive selections of Greek wines in the US. Their