North of Boston/Merrimack Valley is perfect for casual dining for vacationers, families
61 Market Street, Unit 1C
Lowell, MA, 01852
Great food and casual settings abound in the Merrimack Valley
Thirty miles north and west of Boston are some of the best and most affordable ethnic, family, casual and fine dining choices in Massachusetts. Restaurants, pubs, bistros and cafes offer cuisines of every kind in casually friendly settings and atmosphere. Get your steak fix but don’t forget the lobster, shrimp, great seafood and salads creatively prepared, often with ingredients from local sources. You’ll find delicious seasonal menus along with ethnic specialties like Greek food and accompanying music and belly dancing. Portuguese, Mexican, Eastern Mediterranean, Thai food and sushi - not to forget the many bites, subs and salads that await. Create memories and enjoy great food and service in the comfort of a trendy lounge, cozy porch, or spacious patio.
1 Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, MA, 01966
Year-round Oceanside Dining in Rockport
At Pigeon Cove Tavern, we believe in bringing big city food to small town Rockport. We hand-craft our menus and tailor them to creative, adventurous cuisine that breaks the norm of typical American dining. We believe in utilizing fresh, local ingredients when and wherever possible, which means sourcing nearly all of our ingredients, including produce, seafood, meat, breads, and other ingredients directly from local vendors in Rockport and other nearby communities. Our bar routinely serves specialty cocktails designed with seasonality and local ingredients in mind, and we also offer an impressive wine list and popular local craft brews. Whether you’re seeking a casual night out with friends, or a romantic dinner by the sea, Pigeon Cove Tavern has something for everyone.
58 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
Romance, history and high quality casual dining
Dine casually in one of the most romantic Inns in America in one of the most beautiful small towns in America. Located in the heart of historic Marblehead’s harbor the intimate and popular tavern is open to the public and serves an extensive list of fine wines, beer, cordials and house specialty drinks and is the perfect spot for relaxing during or after an evening out. You’ll also find a limited but high-quality menu highlighting favorites like shrimp and corn chowders, cheese and fruit platters, Maryland crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, grilled Panini and great burgers. Guests staying at the Inn can also enjoy the extensive continental breakfast buffet served in the dining room each day with a special smoked salmon platter available on Sundays.
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA, 01923
A cozy place to relax and enjoy some classic New England comfort food
At TradeWinds Restaurant and Lounge, our award-winning Executive Chef prepares new American cuisine ranging from seared diver scallops to braised short ribs to house-made burgers, grilled flatbread pizzas and panini’s. Featuring an expansive bar, comfortable couches, flat-screen TV’s, a double-sided fireplace, and semi-private space available for groups or events. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-95 and Rt. 1 in Danvers, MA, a short drive from historic Salem and all of the North Shore area attractions.
225 Derby Street
Salem, MA, 01970
Enjoy New England classics and creative fusion cuisine
Get in touch with your inner gastronome at Salem Waterfront Hotel. At our Regatta Pub Restaurant, our talented chefs prepare delicious traditional dishes (including New England seafood) as well as American fusion cuisine. We offer signature cocktails, frozen drinks, themed martinis, and a wide selection of bottled and draft beers. We serve a full breakfast, too, and in-room dining is available from 6:30 am until closing. You'll find more great restaurants in Salem and throughout the North Shore. Our hotel provides an electric shuttle cart to carry your party to other great eateries on Pickering Wharf, where you can also watch boats come and go at the marina. And if you enjoy a walk after dining, historic downtown Salem is just minutes away.