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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.
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
Café
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“Our favorite coffee shop in Davis Square. Excellent coffee, egg sandwiches and pastries. They also have a good variety of lunch offerings. This is a large space and a great location if you're looking to camp out and work. They also have a couple of pool tables. Variety of seating options from high tops to booths to small tables to large, shared work tables.”
  • 63 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Some people consider this the best restaurant in Boston. Their burger is famous. It is on the pricier side.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Great place to hang out in, for food, drinks, people watching, or nightlife on the weekends. It's a really posh hotel where one goes to socialize in Boston.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Good Indian food, but cash only unless you download their app. Open late at night.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Café
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“Definitely the best breakfast spot in Cambridge. If you arrive before 10am you shouldn't have to wait too long. After 10am you might have a 30-60 minute wait. Put your name in and go exploring - definitely worth it! Lemon ricotta pancakes are amazing.”
  • 43 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
Mexican Restaurant
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“Book a reservation or be ready for a small wait - but it's worth it! Mexican cuisine with homemade chips and pork-belly guac. They also have some serious brunch :) Ashley's Fav: Hibiscus Marg with the baja tacos Brian's Fav: Horchata and the Cubano”
  • 44 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Speakeasy style bar above the Central Kitchen Restaurant with amazing cocktails and lounge-like atmosphere. Very cool.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Top-notch coffee & sandwiches draw local creative types to this coffeeshop featuring a gallery.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great restaurant with noddles, sushi and other dishes. They have nightly jazz bands that play during dinner.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Wood-fired pizza and a contemporary take on Italian. Posto is a great spot of date night or cocktails before you head out. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the historic Cheers where the upstairs bar was part of the set for the iconic TV show. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“We love this little ice cream shop in Inman Square. It's gotten a little more expensive and a little busier than it used to be, but we still walk past closer ice cream shops to go here on warm evenings. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Nice place to chill out and have a beer. Wide selection of New England beers! Good selection of burgers too!”
  • 39 locals recommend
General College & University
“MIT is huge! So make sure to walk around Mass Avenue, Vassar St., and go to Kendall Square. ”
  • 21 locals recommend