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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Donut Shop
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“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Only the best cocktail bar in Boston. Ask for Sam. Tell him some crazy redhead named John sent you and that he's missed at Drink.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Locally sourced light fare & coffee are served at this cafe in an old bank with a vault & patio.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Outdoor seating in the summer - great breakfast with full bar. Get the cream of wheat! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The 86 Bus (with service to Sullivan Station) comes to the intersection of Washington St. and Webster Ave. every 15 minutes or so. It goes from Sullivan Sq. through Harvard Square and all the way to the other side of the city into Brookline. The cost of the bus is $2.75 per ride and you may pay either in cash or with a CharlieCard (ask us about this)!”
  • 32 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Nice local hangout spot with good food. The right side is a restaurant, and the left is the pub, but both have the same menu.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Lounge
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“American tavern in former police HQ with cocktails, DJs & a patio with giant Jenga & lawn games.”
  • 27 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“ Hip German-inspired tavern/beer garden specializing in house-made wursts, plus regional beer & wine. (255 Washington St. Somerville , MA)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Tapas-style dining in Union Square. This place is not readily walkable from our Airbnb, but it's one of our favorite spots. Friendly staff, excellent cocktails and great food. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
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“ Irish pub offering Cajun-inspired bar fare, craft beers, darts, sports on TV & frequent live music. (366 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Place where the first American flag was flown. Nice views of downtown Boston from here.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Seasonal pre fixe dinner menus with optional wine pairing. May need a dinner reservation. Expect a wait for breakfast, delicious! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Home of the first American flag and great views of the city. There is also a nice playground.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Quirky parlor scooping unique flavors of ice cream in blowtorch-toasted cones with fun toppings.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“Good place for a quick lunch or dinner. The Peruvian roast chicken is amazingly flavorful and is great with a side of their mixed rice (tacu tacu)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Thai at its best. High reviews, great veggie options, attentive staff always keeps your water glass full. SO GOOD. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Portuguese Restaurant
“Outdoor seating in the summer - great breakfast with full bar. Get the cream of wheat! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Nice local hangout spot with good food. The right side is a restaurant, and the left is the pub, but both have the same menu.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Lounge
“American tavern in former police HQ with cocktails, DJs & a patio with giant Jenga & lawn games.”
  • 27 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“ Hip German-inspired tavern/beer garden specializing in house-made wursts, plus regional beer & wine. (255 Washington St. Somerville , MA)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Tapas-style dining in Union Square. This place is not readily walkable from our Airbnb, but it's one of our favorite spots. Friendly staff, excellent cocktails and great food. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
“ Irish pub offering Cajun-inspired bar fare, craft beers, darts, sports on TV & frequent live music. (366 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“Seasonal pre fixe dinner menus with optional wine pairing. May need a dinner reservation. Expect a wait for breakfast, delicious! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
“Good place for a quick lunch or dinner. The Peruvian roast chicken is amazingly flavorful and is great with a side of their mixed rice (tacu tacu)”
  • 14 locals recommend

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