Boston has a myriad of comfort foods from which to choose and, believe it or not, they are not all seafood based. There are a wealth of yummy and satisfying food choices in and around the city. From rich and creamy clam chowder to warm and satisfying meatloaf, there is a delicious comfort food specialty to please every palate in and around the city of Boston.
The Daily Catch Seaport
2 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
Clam chowder screams “New England,” and is the heart of Boston’s comfort food. The Daily Catch, which is located at the Fan Pier in Boston’s Seaport District, specializes in preparing varied fresh calamari dishes and wonderfully creamy clam chowder. There is s lovely outdoor patio right on the water, or traditional inside seating. The ingredients in The Daily Catch’s signature clam chowder include fresh clams, bacon, potatoes, onions and cream and it is served with a freshly baked seasoned biscuit.
Boston Baked Beans And Franks
Cheers The Original By The State House
84 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
Cheers, “where everybody knows your name,” is a popular Boston eatery. The “traditional recipe” Boston baked beans at Cheers are rich, delicious and satisfying. They are served in an overflowing white ceramic mug set on a saucer to catch the drips so the diner does not miss one bite. Cheers offers a surprise addition in their baked beans — coins of franks or hot dogs mixed in with the beans. This added ingredient choice is so delicious, so Boston, and so comforting!
340 Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston, MA 02109
The Yankee Pot Roast dinner at Durgin-Park, which is one of the oldest continuously running eating establishments in the country, is a perfect choice for a hearty appetite. The succulent pot roast is moist and tender and is topped with rich and delicious brown gravy. The meal is served with two side dishes; the most popular choice is mashed potatoes to sop up the gravy and a veggie, perhaps some mashed winter squash. This meal is comfort food in Boston at its best.
Mac N Cheese
Silvertone Bar & Grill
69 Bromfield St.
Boston, MA 02108
Who doesn’t think of macaroni and cheese when they think about comfort food, and who doesn’t love mac and cheese? Boston’s best is found at Silvertone Bar & Grill in the heart of the city. The creamy corkscrew pasta is topped with buttery breadcrumbs and there are many additional toppings available, which makes this a specialty dish at Silvertone. The mac ‘n cheese can be topped with the diner’s choice of peas, honey chili chicken, crispy bacon, tuna or grilled steak. Patrons enjoy the hearty portions of this most delicious comfort meal.
80 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Amrheins Restaurant, which has been in operation in the South Boston section of the city for over 100 years, uses a Black Angus beef and ground turkey blend to make their signature meatloaf. This hearty and delicious meatloaf is topped with a unique beef reduction and fresh mushrooms. The accompaniments include creamy mashed potatoes and the vegetable of the day.
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