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Culinary travel in MA includes tastings, cooking classes, cookware shopping

Massachusetts is a food lovers paradise and travel adventure starts when you walk out the door of your home or lodging. Stay local and visit farms, farmer’s markets, orchards and vineyards for delicious produce and meats, wines and beers, prepared foods, coffees and sweet treats. Dine causally, alfresco, on the waterfront and dine fine at popular and award-winning restaurants, cafes and bistros of every stripe. You’ll find exceptional food and ambiance to make your culinary questing all the more special. Here, Yankee hospitality and comfort food are always a good choice, and favorites like lobster, oysters, crab cakes, old-fashioned chicken pot pie, turkey dinners and pot roast are staples.

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Publick House Historic Inn On the Common Dining  Sturbridge MA
Publick House Historic Inn On the Common

277 Main Street - Route 131 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3313 Toll-Free: 800-782-5425

Generous helpings of tradition on the menus at this 18th-century inn

If food is your passion when you travel, you must stay at the Publick House, where generous, traditional Yankee meals have been delighting travelers since the 18th century. Dine in the Historic Tap Room, the inn’s original dining room, with a 6-foot open hearth fireplace and post-and-beam ceiling or in comfortable Ebenezer’s Tavern, named after the colonel who entertained Revolutionary troops with culinary feasts. The inn still features those feasts, with turkey dinners, Yankee pot roast and baked scrod in the tap room, and more casual fare (crab cakes, shepherd’s pie) in the tavern, with its oversized wingback chairs and couches by the fireplace. And you must visit the Bake Shoppe for pecan sweet rolls, breads and decadent desserts. (Check the website for health, safety updates.)