Surrounding the tall green walls of Fenway Park are some of very best restaurants in town. The neighborhood has always drawn pre- game diners, but in recent years, new restaurants and evolving menus at old favorites have made Fenway a true destination for foodies. The area is special also because of the sheer variety of dining options. Oyster bars, pubs, Asian-fusion restaurants, street food vendors and Southern style kitchens can all be found within a few short blocks from the baseball park. Spend this summer season getting to now Fenway’s finest cuisine starting with these five fantastic restaurants.

(Photo Credit: Sweet Cheeks)

(Photo Credit: Sweet Cheeks)


Sweet Cheeks Q 
Fenway Triangle
1381 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1300
www.sweetcheeksq.com

Sweet Cheeks Q is hands down the best southern food in New England. The warm staff make customers feel as though their in the congenial south as soon as they walk in the front door. After being seated at the modern farmhouse tables, guests are served warm biscuits with whipped honey butter. The honey butter alone is worth the trip to Sweet Cheeks Q. For entrees, there is a variety of bbq styles and meats to choose from that can be paired with classic sides like mac and cheese, okra, grits, fried green tomatoes and more. Let’s just say that Sweet Cheeks Q is definitely a place to visit on your diet “cheat day.”

(Photo Credit: Eastern Standard)

(Photo Credit: Eastern Standard)


Eastern Standard 
528 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100
www.easternstandardboston.com

Eastern Standard is a lovely, high-end cocktail bar with an outdoor terrace that is the perfect place to grab a drink before a Sox game or to sit down for a leisurely weekend brunch. Inside is a glamorously Boston atmosphere with a menu featuring updated New England staples like oysters, lobster, steaks and cheesy sandwiches. Eastern Standard is a member of Boston’s most-loved restaurant family of Island Creek Oyster fame, so you can bet on high quality, sustainably sourced meals.

(Photo Credit: Citizen Pub)

(Photo Credit: Citizen Pub)


Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar 
1310 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9000
www.citizenpub.com

Citizen Public House is a haven for foodies. They come for the local oyster variety. They come for the whiskey list featuring more than 200 choices. Groups of 10 or more come for their own pig roast. The modern style tavern has won countless awards including being named one of the top 150 bars in America by The Daily Meal. Boston has safely agreed that Citizen Public House is not only one of the best places to eat in Fenway, but one of the best in the Greater Boston Area.

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(Photo Credit: Bukowski Tavern)

(Photo Credit: Bukowski Tavern)


Bukowski Tavern 
50 Dalton St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 437-9999
bukowskitavern.net

Bukowski Tavern is a beloved Boston dive bar with the world’s best pub food — think tater tot poutine, plantain chips, chorizo topped hot dogs and much more. The menu is sassy to say the least, calling their cream sauce “white trash” and referring to daily menu additions as “f-ing specials.” The language, dingy atmosphere, and lengthy beer list gives customers a taste of the real Boston in all the right ways. Plus, the late night menu prices make Bukowski’s Tavern a post-party or post-game favorite.

(Photo Credit: Audubon)

(Photo Credit: Audubon)


Audubon 
838 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
audubonboston.com

Just a short walk from Fenway Park, Audubon offers up tasty sharing plates and artisan cocktails. The modern atmosphere and budget friendly prices make this two year old restaurant a neighborhood favorite and a go-to for young professionals on weekends. If you aren’t heading to Audubon straight from a Red Sox game, it is easy to get to off the MBTA green line and is a great meeting spot for groups of friends from either side of the green line who don’t want to take the famously slow train all the way to one another.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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