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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.
University
“One of the Best MBA and Undergraduate programs in the country. Just minutes away from this home; a place to stay and visit your student or while you teach.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“A Mediterranean style, this food could surprise you. Rich and flavorful it's not for the faint of heart. Hardy plates are full of delicious food designed to evoke the tastes of the sea and land around that body of water. The chef runs two restaurants, this and another in a neighboring town, called Basil. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“In all my days of cooking, nothing has ever matched the fresh and bold flavors of the produce from my parent’s garden, done simply. We are excited to have built strong relationships with local farmers and to benefit from their bountiful crops and extend this freshness to our guests! — Chef, Peter Hansen This is a trendy place but the food is great. Make a reservation!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great walks around the campus and the lake. Lovely art gallery and beautiful chapel.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Everything that a farm stand has and more! They have the best apple cider donuts and scones. They make great frapes music Tuesday nights outside to eat or relax with. Plants to groceries. This is an old family farm, now in the fourth generation. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
College Residence Hall
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“This trendy pub atmosphere with edamame to Fish and Chips is an easy relaxing place for lunch or dinner. You won't be blown away but the food is solid and the staff capable. The wide selection will please many and yes, they do a nice brunch.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Just down the hill, this location is often packed. Great Italian, wonderful drinks and a fun atmosphere, Papa Razzi Trattoria is a go-to for Italian food. Everything from Pizza to your favorite Veal Parm. This place has great soups and salads. The scallops, salmon, and lamb are all wonderful.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Yes, this is a small chain, but it has great coffee. Peat's is further down the road. In a funky old train station, this place has great coffee, pastries and a "hang out" vibe. There is a gas fireplace and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy a hot chocolate, tea or coffee, and a chocolate croissant by the fire! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Local Starbucks right next to the Waban MBTA (light rail / subway) stop, a 5 minute walk”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“My absolute favorite breakfast, lunch place. If you like gluten-free or vegan food this is the place. They have smoothies, bowls, avocado toast, soups and all sorts of delicious delights. They also serve Jim's coffee, a locally roasted product. We love the staff, it's about a mile walk and there is parking in the rear if you want. Two hours at the meter is $1.38 at the time of this writing.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
  • 1 local recommends
Food
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“This is our absolute favorite seafood in and out of Boston! Consider price and freshness it is tops. Can be busy at popular hours, it closes early at 9 pm. Does a nice brunch and is super casual. Can't go wrong and it's BYOB. The market next door is AMAZING too. With frozen or refrigerated take out available. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“My favorite Wellesley restaurant, great Italian food, sensational olive oil.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“A Mediterranean style, this food could surprise you. Rich and flavorful it's not for the faint of heart. Hardy plates are full of delicious food designed to evoke the tastes of the sea and land around that body of water. The chef runs two restaurants, this and another in a neighboring town, called Basil. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“In all my days of cooking, nothing has ever matched the fresh and bold flavors of the produce from my parent’s garden, done simply. We are excited to have built strong relationships with local farmers and to benefit from their bountiful crops and extend this freshness to our guests! — Chef, Peter Hansen This is a trendy place but the food is great. Make a reservation!”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This trendy pub atmosphere with edamame to Fish and Chips is an easy relaxing place for lunch or dinner. You won't be blown away but the food is solid and the staff capable. The wide selection will please many and yes, they do a nice brunch.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Just down the hill, this location is often packed. Great Italian, wonderful drinks and a fun atmosphere, Papa Razzi Trattoria is a go-to for Italian food. Everything from Pizza to your favorite Veal Parm. This place has great soups and salads. The scallops, salmon, and lamb are all wonderful.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“My favorite Wellesley restaurant, great Italian food, sensational olive oil.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Warm Indian restaurant with a lunch buffet, full bar & outdoor patio seating, plus vegetarian items. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Best tea and coffee house ever! Beautiful, traditional "English HighTea" presentation. Wonderful baked goods, scones. Fireplace in cold weather. Window views in summer. Commuter Rail is right across the street if you want to get your coffee before heading in to shop in Back Bay ( Boston).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The family-owned chain known for generous servings of Italian standards With only a couple of tables this is mostly take-out. But you can get anything Italian. Not too spicy or inspired this is standard fare. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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