Where to Eat with Your Family in Boston: Commencement Weekend Dining Guide
Are you looking for the perfect dining spot during commencement? Check out our handpicked list of hidden gem restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Boston
Commencement weekend is an exciting time, but let’s face it, finding the perfect dining spot can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you! We’ve handpicked some hidden gem restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that will make your weekend an unforgettable culinary experience. Say goodbye to typical, overcrowded eateries and hello to delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. Let’s dive in:
Brunch at Alden and Harlow
This Harvard Square spot is perfect for hosting big parties, thanks to its spacious capacity. Some famous brunch dishes at Alden and Harlow include the Pickled Corn Biscuit & Gravy, the NY Strip Steak & Eggs Benedict, and the Focaccia Egg Sandwich.
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Brunch at Little Donkey
This restaurant, located on Massachusetts Avenue, is the perfect spot for a family outing in Cambridge. Whether you’re walking around on the esplanade or want to explore a different neighborhood, it’s a great place to take your family for a meal.
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This waterfront restaurant is walk-in only, but it’s worth the wait – it has some of the best lobster rolls in the city. If you’re exploring the downtown area, this is the perfect spot to grab a cup of clam chowder and one of their famous lobster rolls (served with butter on the side for an extra burst of flavor).
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The Daily Catch – Brookline
This restaurant is conveniently located right next to West Campus. With a walk-in-only policy, you can enjoy the spontaneity of dining out without the hassle of making reservations. Plus, the wait is always worth it for the fresh seafood and delicious pasta dishes served right from the pan.
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Flour Bakery + Cafe has several locations around Boston, including a few that are conveniently located near campus, like the one on Erie Street. These locations are typically less crowded, making them the perfect spot for a quick and easy grab-and-go lunch. You can’t go wrong with their delicious salads and fresh sandwiches.
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SRV – Boston’s South End
This hidden gem is an Italian tapas-style restaurant located in the South End. Choose from one of their homemade pastas or made-to-order risottos for an authentic taste of Italy. Don’t forget to pair your food with an Italian-inspired cocktail or glass of wine.
Photo credit: @srvboston on Instagram
Eat well and enjoy #BU2023’s Commencement Weekend! Congratulations seniors. Come back and enjoy Boston’s cuisine anytime.