Boston & Cambridge offer plenty of hearty food for casual dining for families

Casual dining is relaxed dining at some of the finest hotels and eating establishments in Boston. Bring the family for an affordable weekend or vacation and take to noshing and sampling great cuisines and light fare like great soups and salads. Farm-to-table American menus feature local and often organic ingredients in everything from charcuterie and pizza, to tapas style plates and flatbreads, the perfect lobster roll or burger. Don’t forget to try the fabulous desserts with a spot of afternoon coffee or tea.
Pretzels and Beer - Harpoon Boston Brewery - Boston, MA
Harpoon Boston Brewery

306 Northern Avenue Boston, MA, 02210 Phone: 617-456-2322

Piping hot pizza, freshly made pretzels the perfect accompaniments to brewery’s beer, cider, seltzer

Is a glass of beer really complete without a pretzel – or a pizza? At the Harpoon Brewery in Boston, the answer is: Why risk it? While you’re enjoying your fresh IPA or Craft Cider or Arctic Chill Hard Seltzer (or, better yet, a flight of beers you choose), you can also dig in to the brewery’s famous Seaport Square pizza, a large, hearty, Sicilian-cut square pizza. Order plain cheese, pepperoni, veggie or with sausage, pepper and onion. As for fresh pretzels, handmade in the kitchen daily, you can get them with ale mustard, IPA cheese, bacon ranch or garlic parmesan butter (There’s even a cinnamon sugar pretzel for the sweet tooth!). Make new friends at communal tables, bring your own group to your own table or grab a seat at the bar.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Boston, MA - Photo Credit Brian Dusza
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

1 South Market Street Boston, MA, 02109 Phone: 617-523-1300

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is Boston’s hottest, newest old spot for dining and entertaining. Full service restaurants include Ned Devine's Irish Pub, Salty Dog Oyster Bar & Grill, and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville®, and merchants on the Collonade include Jen Lai Noodle & Rice, the Boston & Maine Fish Company, and Aris BBQ. It’s always a festival with free entertainment and incredible shopping.