What better dish to start dinner out or to nosh on after work than creamy artichoke dip? Served hot and bubbly and packed with flavor, this dip can feature ingredients like spinach, cheese or seafood to accompany the large chunks of artichoke. Some of Boston’s best restaurants make their own versions that have become local favorites. Scoop up the warm dip with pita or tortilla chips for a memorable appetizer or meal at the following spots.
2 Center Plz # B
Boston, MA 02108
Hours: Mon to Wed 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Thurs to Fri 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Located right across from the Government Center T station, The Kinsale is an Irish restaurant and bar with a satisfying beer selection, live music and artichoke dip worth the trip. The dip features spinach and artichokes mixed with creamy cheese. It is then baked and browned with grated parmesan and served with toasted pita chips for $9. There is also the option to add the dip to the loaded nachos for $11. Get a massive pile of tortilla chips covered in Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream and salsa on the side, plus the dip, for a really special treat.
Atlantic Fish Company
761 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours: Mon to Sat 11:30 a.m. – Midnight, Sun 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Located in the Back Bay, Atlantic Fish Company serves up fresh seafood dishes and delicious sides in a sophisticated setting. Diners will find appetizers to start the meal on a great note, including the crab and artichoke dip. It is baked with gruyere cheese and served with crispy pita chips and crudite for $12. It even comes in a fresh bread bowl and is packed with large chunks of both crab and artichokes.
Atlantic Beer Garden
146 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
Hours: Mon to Sun 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
The perfect place to watch your favorite Boston sports teams on numerous large TVs, Atlantic Beer Garden offers water views with its American bar and grill food. The spinach and artichoke dip includes a blend of cheese, artichokes and fresh spinach. It’s served up with baked pita chips and topped with scallions, tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese for only $10.99. The dip is so hearty, you can make it your meal.
Stephanie’s on Newbury
190 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours: Mon to Fri 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Stephanie’s on Newbury is located in a trendy Back Bay neighborhood, among all the shopping you could ask for. Nosh on upscale American comfort food and sip on cocktails as you enjoy some of Boston’s best people watching. The baked spinach and artichoke dip is a crowd pleaser, featuring a creamy combination of artichokes, spinach and sautéed onions, along with smoked gouda cheese topped with toasted bread crumbs. Dig in with the baked lavash chips to savor every last bite of this starter for $16.
The Living Room
101 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
Hours: Mon to Sun 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Make yourself at home at The Living Room on the North End restaurant’s cozy couches. The restaurant offers a happy hour special every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in which all appetizers are half price in the main lounge area. The warm spinach and artichoke dip is usually $10, but if you head here for the special, you can take advantage of the appetizer for only $5. Wash it down with Coors Lights, which are under $2 during happy hour. The spinach and artichoke dip showcases the main ingredients accompanied by both warm pita bread and tortilla chips.
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