Restaurants

Our region’s 800 eateries represent a blend of all flavors reflecting our heritages, styles, schedules, and sophistication.

3 Restaurant

3 Restaurant

461 West Central Street, Franklin 02038

508-528-6333

89 Centrale Trattoria Bar

89 Centrale Trattoria Bar

89 Main Street, Milford 01757

508-634-8911

Aegean Restaurant

Aegean Restaurant

257 Cochituate Road, Framingham 01701

508-879-8424

Allora

Allora

139 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough 01752

508-485-4343

Allora's well-appointed rooms, lounge and bar are upscale, comfortable and warm.  The waterfront patio, surrounded by fresh herbs and flowers, is perfect for enjoying Italian and Mediterranean favorites with a modern twist.  We also have a function room for private parties.

 

Amaia Martini Bar

Amaia Martini Bar

174 Main Street, Hudson 01749

978-567-9779 

Anastasia’s Oven & Grill

Anastasia’s Oven & Grill

12 Union Avenue, Framingham 01702

508-620-6972 

Arturo’s Ristorante

Arturo’s Ristorante

54 East Main Street, Westborough 01581

508-366-1881

Ashland Ale House

Ashland Ale House

23 Pond Street
Ashland, MA 01721
 

Ben & Jerry’s Natick Scoop

Ben & Jerry’s Natick Scoop

1265 Worcester Street, Natick 01760

508-650-5400

Head into our locally owned ice cream shops and dig into any of our euphoric ice cream flavors. We even offer catering and will deliver our ice cream right to your next party or event.

Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant

Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant

601 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough 01752

508-485-3636

Our passion is crafting delicious Italian meals using simple, time-honored recipes. In the Solomon Pond Mall.

Bison Burger American Saloon

Bison Burger American Saloon

22 South Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-435-5100

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

28 Main Street, Hopkinton 01748

 

BSisters Cafe

BSisters Cafe

Hamilton Plaza West, 680 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

508-424-0014

Budabing’s ‘50s Diner

Budabing’s ‘50s Diner

1060 Main Street, Millis 02054

508-376-8999

Casa Brasil Buffet & Café

Casa Brasil Buffet & Café

112 Main Street, Milford 01757

508-478-7818

Cheng Du

Cheng Du

157 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581

508-366-7489 

Chill Kitchen & Bar

Chill Kitchen & Bar

416 Boston Post Road E, Marlborough, MA 01752

508-251-0048

Coachmen’s Lodge

Coachmen’s Lodge

273 Wrentham Road, Bellingham 02019

508-883-9888

Cornell’s Irish Pub

Cornell’s Irish Pub

229 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-435-6192

Deluxe Depot Diner

Deluxe Depot Diner

415 Waverly Street, Framingham 01701

508-872-6400

Dolphin Seafood Restaurant

Dolphin Seafood Restaurant

12 Washington Street, Natick 01760

508-655-0669

An exceptional dining experience, where fresh seafood and quality service are the Dolphin’s commitment to their customers. Relax with friends in the lounge or enjoy a fantastic meal in one of the attractive dining rooms.

East Side Room Restaurant (at Keefe Technical School)

East Side Room Restaurant (at Keefe Technical School)

750 Winter Street, Framingham 01702

508-416-2358

Eastside Grill at Marlborough Country Club

Eastside Grill at Marlborough Country Club

200 Concord Road, Marlborough 01752

508-485-1660, x6

Our public restaurant is one of the most scenic restaurants in Marlborough. Our menu is based on the freshest ingredients and offers fare to appeal to many different palettes. Please come visit us and dine overlooking the 18th green.

Firefly’s

Firefly’s

350 East Main Street, Marlborough 01752

508-357-8883 

Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

29 South Bolton Road, Marlborough 01752

508-460-FISH (3474)

 

Framingham Beer Works

Framingham Beer Works

345 Cochituate Road, Framingham 01701

508-309-3373 

Franklin Flatbreads

Franklin Flatbreads

370 King Street, Franklin 02038

508-520-7900

Organic flatbreads in a wood-fired stone oven.

Frescafe

Frescafe

82 Concord Street, Framingham 01702

508-879-2233

Fugakyu Café

Fugakyu Café

621 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 01776

978-443-1998

Galante’s Restaurant

Galante’s Restaurant

320 Village Street, Medway 02053

508-533-4473

Harry’s Restaurant

Harry’s Restaurant

149 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581

508-366-8302

Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant

Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant

29 South Street, Hudson 01749

978-568-1265

Ichigo Ichie

Ichigo Ichie

837 West Central Street, Franklin 02038

508-541-8882

Incontro

Incontro

860 West Central Street, Franklin 02038

508-520-2770

Jack's Abby Beer Hall & Kitchen

Jack's Abby Beer Hall & Kitchen

100 Clinton Street, Framingham 01702

508-872-0900

Grab a pint of our 24 lagers on tap - all brewed onsite - and order up a fresh wood-fired pizza (or other delicious dishes from pork shank to missels!).  Check out the brewery-only specialty releases available only here.

Jean and Lee Kitchen (Taiwanese)

Jean and Lee Kitchen (Taiwanese)

108 Oak Street, Newton 02458

617-558-2888

Jimmy’s Jimmies Ice Cream Café

Jimmy’s Jimmies Ice Cream Café

251 West Central Street, Natick 01760

508-650-3440 

John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House

John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House

1 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701

508-875-2337

KO Sushi and Grill

KO Sushi and Grill

25 Hayward Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-625-2082

Little Lolas

Little Lolas

57 Eliot Street, Natick 01760

508-647-1789

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury 01776 

978-443-1776

Award-winning cuisine awaits you at America’s oldest Inn. Cozy corners, historic décor, and colonial charm are all part of the Wayside Inn experience. The Inn is a true dining destination. 

Maguro House Japanese Restaurant

Maguro House Japanese Restaurant

29 East Central Street, Franklin 02038

508-520-8899  

Mandarin Restaurant

Mandarin Restaurant

196 East Main Street, Milford 01757

508-478-8893  

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe

310 East Commonwealth Road, Wayland 01778

508-653-7777 

MetroWest moves Healthy Dining Initiative

MetroWest moves Healthy Dining Initiative

Serving Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough and Northborough • www.metrowestmoves.org

MetroWest moves is a Mass in Motion initiative facilitating opportunities for people in Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough and Northborough to engage in healthy eating and active living.

Mexico City Taqueria

Mexico City Taqueria

1 West Union Street, Ashland 01721

508-881-3500

New City Microcreamery

New City Microcreamery

28 Main Street, Hudson 01749

978-333-7144  

Nordstrom Café Bistro

Nordstrom Café Bistro

290 Speen Street, Natick 01760

508-318-2600 

Old School House Pub and Restaurant

Old School House Pub and Restaurant

17 School Street, Hudson 01749

978-568-1300

Pan Thai

Pan Thai

15 Main Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-497-9919

Papa Razzi Trattoria

Papa Razzi Trattoria

155 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701

508-848-2300  

Pho Dakao

Pho Dakao

101 Concord Street, Framingham 01702

508-872-2211

Postern Grille

Postern Grille

1657 Worcester Road (Sheraton Hotel), Framingham 01701

508-879-7200   

This warm and inviting dining establishment features cuisine with a modern twist on New England classic dishes. The open kitchen layout creates an interactive experience and the diverse menu will keep you coming back.

Prezo Grille & Bar

Prezo Grille & Bar

229 ½ East Main Street, Milford 01757

508-634-0101  

Primavera

Primavera

20 Pleasant Street, Millis 02054

508-376-0206  

Prospector Bar & Grill

Prospector Bar & Grill

520 Lincoln Street, Marlborough 01752

508-485-9072 

Quattro

Quattro

22 South Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-435-4300

Red Barn Coffee Cafes

Red Barn Coffee Cafes

20 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01772

205 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01772

17 South Street, Westborough 01581

508-481-9556  

Regatta Bar & Grille (in the DoubleTree Hotel)

Regatta Bar & Grille (in the DoubleTree Hotel)

5400 Computer Drive, Westborough 01581

508-366-5511  

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Regatta Grill, where we blend New England basics with new and unique styles. Or relax in the comfortable all-day Regatta Bar, offering a special menu, signature cocktails, spirits, and regional beers.

Restaurant 45

Restaurant 45

45 Milford Street, Medway 02053

508-533-8171  

Romaine’s of Northborough

Romaine’s of Northborough

299 West Main Street, Northborough 01532

508-393-8889  

Samba Steak & Sushi House

Samba Steak & Sushi House

1138 Worcester Road, Framingham 01702

508-628-0288  

Samba Steak & Sushi House celebrates the fusion of two exciting culinary cultures. The nutritious elements of Japanese cooking and the exotic spices and flair of the South American table. Prepare for an unrivaled dining experience!

Samba West

Samba West

1583 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701

508-628-9227  

Embark on a journey where exotic Asian cultures blend seamlessly with the energetic American spirit, for a true East meets West experience. Dine in our open Thai Kitchen or around our hibachi tables.

Skybokx 109 GastroSports

Skybokx 109 GastroSports

319 Speen Street, Natick  01760

508-653-5000  

Upscale sports bar in the Hampton Inn.

Sorentos

Sorentos

128 Main Street, Marlborough 01752

508-486-0090 

Soul of India

Soul of India

103 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 01776

978-261-5790  

 

Spalla's Chicago Italian Beef

Spalla's Chicago Italian Beef

229 N. Main, Natick 01760

508-653-5553  

Stone’s Public House

Stone’s Public House

79 Main Street, Ashland 01721

508-881-1778 

Tavolino Italian Gourmet

Tavolino Italian Gourmet

33 East Main Street, Westborough 01581

508-366-8600  

The Chateau

The Chateau

95 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581

508-366-5959

The Coach Grill

The Coach Grill

55 Boston Post Road, Wayland 01778

508-358-5900 

The Coffee Loft

The Coffee Loft

406 Lincoln Street, Marlborough 01752

508-251-1431

The Cottage Wellesley

The Cottage Wellesley

190 Linden St, Wellesley 02482

781-239-1100

The Local

The Local

400 Boston Post Road, Wayland 01778 • 508-276-8263 www.liveeatlocal.com/wayland

11 Forest Street, Wellesley 02481 • 781-694-1210 www.liveeatlocal.com/wellesley

1391 Washington Street, West Newton 02465 • 617-340-2160 www.liveeatlocal.com/newton

Visit The Local in West Newton, Wellesley, and Wayland.  We have a wide array of beers on tap, wonderful wines, great cocktails, delicious food and friendly service in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

The Medway Cafe

The Medway Cafe

74 Main Street
Medway, MA
(508) 533-6633
 

The Pantry

The Pantry

360 Worcester Street, Natick 01760

508-653-8800  

Reminiscent of a modern-day version of Julia Child’s kitchen, the Crowne Plaza’s signature restaurant is a treasure trove of design features that weaves culinary “tools of the trade” into the room’s architecture and into a menu that is a modern take on American comfort food.

The Pub at Heritage of Sherborn

The Pub at Heritage of Sherborn

33 North Main Street, Sherborn 01770

800-552-9742 

The Pub welcomes you for casual dining in an inviting room reminiscent of your favorite pub from the days of yore. Heritage's new American Cuisine reinvents favorites in a relaxed, friendly environment. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Rail Trail Flatbread Co

The Rail Trail Flatbread Co

33 Main St, Hudson 01749

978-293-3552  

The Thai Place

The Thai Place

290 Worcester Road, Framingham 01702

508-202-9704  

 

Tomasso Trattoria and Enoteca

Tomasso Trattoria and Enoteca

154 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01772

508-481-8484  

Town Common

Town Common

76 Hopedale Street, Hopedale 01747

508-473-3004

Tropical Cafe

Tropical Cafe

85 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702

(508) 879-8765

Truffles Grille & Wine Bar

Truffles Grille & Wine Bar

198 East Main Street, Milford 01757

508-482-1700  

UNO Pizzeria & Grill

UNO Pizzeria & Grill

70 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701 • 508-620-1816 

225 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581 • 508-616-0300

UNO invented Deep Dish Pizza back in 1943 and has been making the dough fresh every morning since. That same passion for quality goes into every item we serve from crisp salads to fire-grilled steaks. 

Wanokura

Wanokura

194 West Street, Milford 01757

508-381-6767  

Wegmans

Wegmans

9102 Shops Way, Northborough 01532

508-936-1900  

This upscale grocery and market includes the Market Café, the Food Bar, and sushi bar for dining in.

Yama Fuji

Yama Fuji

162 Cordaville Road, #155, Southborough  01772

508-460-9400

Yama Zakura

Yama Zakura

369 West Main Street, Northborough 01532

508-393-4187  

Zaftig’s Deli

Zaftig’s Deli

1298 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
508-653-4442  

We serve traditional Jewish-style offerings of corned beef, pastrami, potato pancakes, and chicken soup in addition to over 200 creative and diverse menu items prepared in our scratch kitchen.  The Banana Stuffed French Toast is legendary; breakfast is served all day.

Zebra’s Bistro & Wine Bar

Zebra’s Bistro & Wine Bar

21 North Street, Medfield 02052

508-359-4100  

Zoup

Zoup

1300D Worcester Street, Natick 01760

508-573-9797  

Food & Drink

Food & Drink - Heritage

Community Spotlight: Framingham

America’s largest town boasts a population of almost 70,000 residents speaking more than 50 languages and living 20 miles west of Boston in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. Along with great neighborhoods, Framingham has extraordinary options for shopping and dining, a vibrant and innovative center for business and industry that hosts a number of world class companies, an expanding hub of cultural and educational opportunity, unmatched road and railway access, and active investment in the Town’s infrastructure.

Higher Education

Framingham boasts excellent higher education opportunities right in our back yard at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, as well as easy access to the world-class institutions in the greater Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Wellesley, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

In addition to continuing education opportunities at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, there are opportunities for arts education through both the Danforth Museum School and the Amazing Things Arts Center Workshops

Recreation
Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do! 

When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.

For a list of public beaches in town, go here.

Eat, Drink, Shop
Framingham is one of those unique places that offer just about every shopping opportunity imaginable. Our section of Route 9 / Worcester Road is well-known throughout New England as a mecca for popular retail and restaurant experiences. 

Downtown Framingham boasts over 30 ethnic enterprises, including Asian, Hispanic, Brazilian, and Eastern European shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for alternatives to big box stores and chain restaurants can enjoy Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian cuisine; imported clothing shops; and attentive service that defines family-owned operations.

The Golden Triangle is located at the MassPike (I-90) Exit #13 roughly in the area bounded by Route 9, Route 30, and Speen Street. This area includes the Natick Mall, the Framingham Mall, and Shoppers World for a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with everything from a grocery store to high-end luxury shops. In between are a wide variety of restaurants at every price-point. 

In addition to the section of Route 9 that forms the border of the Golden Triangle described above, Route 9 extends through Framingham with a large number shopping, dining, and other services serving local and regional customers. This includes hubs of activity at Framingham Centre and the Technology Park area at Mass Pike Exit 12.

Visual and Performing Arts


Arts and culture flourish in Framingham and an abundance of entertainment venues are located throughout the town. The IMAX theater, AMC movie complex, Amazing Things Art Center, and Nevins Hall at the Historic Memorial Building just begin to identify the diversity of experiences offered. Framingham also plays host to a number of regional cultural institutions including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Mazmanian Art Gallery, Garden in the Woods, and the Framingham History Center. 

For more things to do, view the Framingham Calendar of Events.

Performing Arts

Amazing Things Arts Center

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest

 

Visual Arts 
Danforth Museum of Art - Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, the Danforth Museum of Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism. Our compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. Our mission strongly supports education: the 400 yearly studio art courses offered in the Museum School, family workshops, and artist lectures offer Museum members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

Fountain Street Fine Arts is an artist-run, membership based gallery housed in the century old Bancroft Building in Framingham.  Also check out their blog: http://www.fsfaboston.com/growingagallery/ .

Fountain Street Studios located just outside downtown, the Fountain Street Studios is a vibrant artists community that holds frequent strolls and open houses that allow you to come visit and watch the artists at work.

Saxonville Studios, located in the Saxonville area of Framingham, this small but diverse group of artists has been active for more than 20 years.