Our region’s 800 eateries represent a blend of all flavors reflecting our heritages, styles, schedules, and sophistication.
461 West Central Street, Franklin 02038
89 Main Street, Milford 01757
257 Cochituate Road, Framingham 01701
139 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough 01752
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.
174 Main Street, Hudson 01749
12 Union Avenue, Framingham 01702
54 East Main Street, Westborough 01581
23 Pond Street
Ashland, MA 01721
1265 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
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.
601 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough 01752
Our passion is crafting delicious Italian meals using simple, time-honored recipes. In the Solomon Pond Mall.
22 South Street, Hopkinton 01748
28 Main Street, Hopkinton 01748
Hamilton Plaza West, 680 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702
1060 Main Street, Millis 02054
112 Main Street, Milford 01757
157 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581
416 Boston Post Road E, Marlborough, MA 01752
273 Wrentham Road, Bellingham 02019
229 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton 01748
415 Waverly Street, Framingham 01701
12 Washington Street, Natick 01760
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.
750 Winter Street, Framingham 01702
200 Concord Road, Marlborough 01752
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.
350 East Main Street, Marlborough 01752
29 South Bolton Road, Marlborough 01752
345 Cochituate Road, Framingham 01701
370 King Street, Franklin 02038
Organic flatbreads in a wood-fired stone oven.
82 Concord Street, Framingham 01702
621 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 01776
320 Village Street, Medway 02053
149 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581
29 South Street, Hudson 01749
837 West Central Street, Franklin 02038
860 West Central Street, Franklin 02038
100 Clinton Street, Framingham 01702
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.
108 Oak Street, Newton 02458
251 West Central Street, Natick 01760
1 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701
25 Hayward Street, Hopkinton 01748
57 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury 01776
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.
29 East Central Street, Franklin 02038
196 East Main Street, Milford 01757
310 East Commonwealth Road, Wayland 01778
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.
1 West Union Street, Ashland 01721
28 Main Street, Hudson 01749
290 Speen Street, Natick 01760
17 School Street, Hudson 01749
15 Main Street, Hopkinton 01748
155 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701
101 Concord Street, Framingham 01702
1657 Worcester Road (Sheraton Hotel), Framingham 01701
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.
229 ½ East Main Street, Milford 01757
20 Pleasant Street, Millis 02054
520 Lincoln Street, Marlborough 01752
22 South Street, Hopkinton 01748
20 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01772
205 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01772
17 South Street, Westborough 01581
5400 Computer Drive, Westborough 01581
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.
45 Milford Street, Medway 02053
299 West Main Street, Northborough 01532
1138 Worcester Road, Framingham 01702
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!
1583 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701
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.
319 Speen Street, Natick 01760
Upscale sports bar in the Hampton Inn.
128 Main Street, Marlborough 01752
103 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 01776
229 N. Main, Natick 01760
79 Main Street, Ashland 01721
33 East Main Street, Westborough 01581
95 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581
55 Boston Post Road, Wayland 01778
406 Lincoln Street, Marlborough 01752
190 Linden St, Wellesley 02482
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.
74 Main Street
360 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
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.
33 North Main Street, Sherborn 01770
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.
33 Main St, Hudson 01749
290 Worcester Road, Framingham 01702
154 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01772
76 Hopedale Street, Hopedale 01747
85 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702
198 East Main Street, Milford 01757
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.
194 West Street, Milford 01757
9102 Shops Way, Northborough 01532
This upscale grocery and market includes the Market Café, the Food Bar, and sushi bar for dining in.
162 Cordaville Road, #155, Southborough 01772
369 West Main Street, Northborough 01532
1298 Worcester Street, Natick 01760
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.
21 North Street, Medfield 02052
1300D Worcester Street, Natick 01760
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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.
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
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.
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 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.