When travelling in the USA you can’t help but be amazed by the food. My family and I visited Boston in October of last year. We had never been there before so a little research was necessary.
When researching places to eat, Trip Adviser is my usual place to start. Whilst it is peoples options and can vary widely it can give some good ideas. I also have a look at the local Instagram and even just checkout what restaurants are near our hotel.
As I’ve said previously, I do like to try the stereotypical places in a city. For Boston the place to visit is Cheers. I grew up in the 80’s and while there wasn’t as much American tv around as there is now Cheers was one TV show that was poplar. Given that I have a slight (major) obsession with the USA, Cheers was one of my TV staples.
When my family and I decided on Boston eating at the Cheers restaurant was a must. We arrived in Boston late in the afternoon and as we were in the Faneuil Hall market area of the city we decided that the Cheers restaurant was suitable.
The restaurant we visited was in situated in the Faneuil Hall Market Place, however this is a replica, the actual Cheers bar as seen in he show is in the Beacon Hill area of the city.
On the whole the food it what one would expect for this type of restaurant such as burgers and fries, sandwiches and salads. The meals are themed with names of the Cheers characters for example Carla’s Petite Burger, Lilith’s Pan Asian salad and Fraiser’s Chicken Panini. The service and the food was enjoyable and the service was reasonable given that we hadn’t booked and it was Friday evening.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and when in the USA we like to try eating breakfast at a ‘traditional’ diner. The one we chose in Boston was the “famous” South Street Diner. It is situated in a silver airstream trailer on the corner of South street and Kneeland street.
As it was just before Halloween the diner was dressed for the season complete with coffin outside. There was a small queue outside and we did need to wait for around 15 minutes for a table. Again there was the usual diner fayre but the service was quick and the food was good. I had a breakfast burrito which came with breakfast potatoes and hubby and daughter has pancakes. The coffee was filled regularly and despite the busyness of the restaurant we were not rushed to finish our food.
We spent the day sightseeing and squeezed in a visit to the Samual Adams Brewery so by the evening we were very tired and just fancied a quick dinner. I had been told that Regina Pizzeria in the south street station was good so we decided to give it a try and head back to the hotel for an early night.
We had booked to eat breakfast at Anthem for Sunday morning. On this particular Sunday they were serving a Hamilton themed brunch to celebrate the opening of the musical at the Opera House that weekend. My daughter is a huge fan so when I saw the advertised it was a must visit.
The restaurant served their normal menu also but had a special Hamilton menu where the dishes had. Hamilton pun names such as the Sons of Liberty pancakes. The soundtrack of Hamilton played in the background whilst we were dining. The restaurant wasn’t busy and we were sat upstairs, the food was served quickly and the waiter was just attentive enough but not so much that he was intrusive.
Again we spent the day sightseeing, in fact we went to Salem so an easy dinner was sought. My hubby wanted to get a T-shirt from the Hard Rock Cafe so we decided whilst we were there we would eat there. Similar to Bubba Gump’s the food is the same no matter which city you eat in.
On a final day a quick breakfast was called for so a visit to the cafe just along from the hotel called Sorelle Bakery & Cafe, a bagel with lox a scream cheese for me and hubby and a fruit salad for daughter and we were on our way to New York City.
I know there are many different restaurants in every city these are just examples of what we enjoyed whilst in Boston.