Just across the river from Downtown Boston is our lovely neighborhood of Charlestown. Settle by the English in 1628, this is one of the area’s oldest and most historically significant centers.
The more than 15,000 residents here benefit from incredible landmarks along the Independence Trail including the Navy Yard, U.S.S. Constitution, and Bunker Hill Monument.
But let’s not forget the rich dining scene. Here's a list of some of the best restaurants in Charlestown, MA.
If you’re looking to have a historical experience, head to the Warren Tavern. Circa 1780, this legendary pub isn’t just well known in Boston, but one of the most historic pubs in the whole country. Great for both locals and tourists, patrons rave about their clam chowder and lobster mac and cheese.
Monument Restaurant and Tavern
For a more upscale dining experience, this restaurant combines both exceptional and food in a beautiful atmosphere. Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, their menu is distinctly unique and some of the best food in town.
This is a casual joint that is popular amongst locals. It’s most famed for its wood-fired pizza and extensive craft beer selection, but also has a tasty selection of small plates. The charcuterie plate is definitely a must to share amongst the table
DoveTail Restaurant & Shop
Both a restaurant and sandwich shop, it offers creative menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner and a great outdoor dining space that is worth the wait. The menu is regularly updated with well executed pub fair and creative homemade pasta dishes.
Stepping away from American cuisine, Sweet Rice is an excellent option for authentic Thai and sushi. They have great lunch specials, consistent food, and a low-key environment. The menu is diverse with plenty to choose from. It’s a great spot for a casual catchup or weekday meal.
BlackMoor Bar and Kitchen
This local bar and restaurant is an excellent spot to watch a sports game and get some casual food. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the venue also offers tourists a good spot to take a break along the Independence Trail. They are known for their BBQ and smoked meat selection as well as the great beer selection.
If you’re looking for views, Pier 6 will exceed all your expectations. Located right on the waterfront, this easy-going seafood restaurant has nearly 360 degree views of the river and Boston skyline. The cocktails are refreshing and the food is both creative and delicious. Try to get a reservation if you can, as this spot often gets booked out. That said, it’s the perfect atmosphere with great service and drinks, you’ll be glad you visit.
Although not technically located in Charlestown but the West End on Lovejoy Wharf, this is a popular spot amongst Charlestown residents. If you like to mix things up, have regularly changing specials that they post on their Instagram. Their drinks are outstanding, and the food is always delicious. They have indoor dining, but if the weather suits then definitely choose the outdoor seating on the water.
This is a locally owned venue that is located right in the Gaslight District on Main Street. It’s a quiet eatery with something on the menu for everyone, including delicious vegetarian and vegan options.
Charlestown has an incredible dining scene with great options for every price point. If you’re looking for café options, we have you covered. Check out our recent post, ‘Charlestown’s Top Café’s’ for your coffee fix. Questions about Charlestown? Contact Remmes & Company today!