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Best things to do in Boston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

American Restaurant
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“You can not beat Silvertone for a calm comfortable atmosphere and some great comfort food! ”
8 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“There is another CVS closer to us at the end of West Cedar where it meets Cambridge Street, but it is smaller and this one is right next to the Whole Foods and has everything you would expect to find at a CVS.”
7 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Best grocery store around. Be sure to try the garlic sesame smoked salmon from their fish case. ”
50 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads, soup & bowls.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent Italian, Reasonably Priced and they take reservations and credit cards. Less touristy than most North End Restaurants.”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ONCE Ballroom right up the street on Highland is a super hip (like authentically they-should-mop-more hip, not manufactured hip) music venue that has cool acts coming through pretty often”
9 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“We have been all over Japan and this ramen is as good as what we had in Sapporo, Hokkaido! Long lines of people are expected, and there is usually a 15 minutes wait, but it's worth it for the authentic Japanese experience. Go for a late lunch when the lines are shorter.”
8 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Upscale restaurant -- on the pricey side, but very good food. Open 5pm-midnight Sun-Thur, 5pm-1am Sat-Sun.”
7 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Drugstore, convenience store with pharmacy. Closest drugstore, just across Mass Ave, but only open until 8pm, 5pm on Saturday/Sunday (CVS in Porter Square is open 24 hours).”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fun, casual Indian cafe inside of a grocery store. There are many options but I recommend the masala dosa and a lassi. Vegetarian friendly. ”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A great American breakfast/brunch diner. Note: it is a cash only establishment. ”
7 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“This is the pharmacy I use. Just a short way past the T on the corner of Savin Hill Ave and Dorchester Ave.”
7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Berkeley-born chain featuring signature coffee, tea & blended drinks alongside baked goods. ”
5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“very nice 'chi chi american' food, lovely warm setting, sometimes quiet live music. not cheap, but not 'top pricing'. moderate-higher end. highly recommended. ”
4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A comfortable coffee house with good sandwiches and free wifi. And it is just across street on the right.”
6 locals recommend
Boutique
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“Cute and thoughtful stationary and gift store - good place to buy gifts for design minded friends.”
7 locals recommend