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Restaurants to Visit in the South End of Boston

admin on May 15, 2018 - 2:09 pm in Around Town, Featured
Are you in the mood to have a nice dinner in the South End? Whether you’re in the mood for a good Italian meal, seafood, or drinks and bar food, this neighborhood has something for everyone. Here are seven restaurants that will satisfy any craving you might have:


Are you looking for a good Italian meal but don’t want to head to the North End? Giacomo’s  is known for serving up traditional Italian fare with a South End twist. This restaurant specializes in seafood and red-sauce pasta dishes, and also offers delicious vegetarian dishes. You can order beer and wine here with your meal, but unfortunately they don’t have a full bar.

B&G Oysters

If you’re a seafood fan, you’ll want to visit B&G Oysters. You’ll find a selection of more than 12 types of east and west coast oysters at this modern oyster bar. If oysters aren’t for you, try one of their lobster, clam, or seasonal seafood dishes. The restaurant is open daily and takeout is also available. If you’re interested in learning to shuck oysters, B&G offers a class that will teach you how to shuck your own!

The Butcher Shop

The Butcher Shop is a convenient combination of butcher shop and a restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch. The ingredients come from favorite farms and vendors to create Italian and French influenced meals, burgers, soup, and desserts. After your meal you can pop into the retail area for a little shopping. The full-time butcher can provide you with the finest cuts of meat. It’s also known for their impressive wine list that features favorites from both Italy and France.


Anchovies Food & Spirits is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that also has a great beer and wine list. They are known for their casual fare and a wide selection of appetizers, salads, pizzas, subs, and pasta dishes. This is also the perfect spot for a casual dinner. Anchovies received a Best of Boston Award back in 2010 and has remained a favorite ever since.

Franklin Café

Franklin Café serves modern American cuisine, cocktails, and wine. If you’re looking for a late-night spot for dinner and drinks, the café is open from 5 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Food includes chicken wings, pasta, meatloaf, burgers, fries, and more. The wine list changes seasonally, so you’ll always have something new to try. Be sure to try one of their specialty cocktails while you’re here!


Barcelona Wine Bar should be on your must-visit list if you love trying new wines and Barcelona inspired meals. They have a selection of over 400 wines and a menu that features beautiful and well thought out tapas. Some of the tapas you’ll find at Barcelona include spiced beef empanadas, spicy eggplant caponata, and chorizo with sweet and sour figs.

Bee Hive

If you’re a music lover, you’ll want to visit Bee Hive, a Bohemian eatery and bar that offers comfort food and cocktails. The food is influenced by America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Live music is a daily feature at Bee Hive including jazz, blues, reggae, cabaret, and more. Bee Hive is also available for weddings, business meetings, and holiday parties. They have a great Sunday jazz brunch that features a fabulous menu! If you’re looking for a great place to eat, consider choosing one of these South End restaurants. All of them are easily accessible from Devonshire by hopping on the Orange Line.

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