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Guidebook for Wakefield

Deborah

Guidebook for Wakefield

Food Scene
Great food (Indian) and great drinks. Within walking distance. Owner and bartender is generous with drinks :)
Maya Indian Bar & Grill
33 Tuttle St
Great food (Indian) and great drinks. Within walking distance. Owner and bartender is generous with drinks :)
Only a 5-10 min walk from our home. Great cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Locally sourced and organic. Also gluten free options.
Early Harvest Diner
25 Broadway St
Only a 5-10 min walk from our home. Great cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Locally sourced and organic. Also gluten free options.
Another popular breakfast and brunch spot
Blue Moon Grill
955 Main St
Another popular breakfast and brunch spot
Located in downtown Wakefield, Sabatinos serves good Italian and offers a full bar with great martinis.
Sabatino's Restaurant
330 Main St
Located in downtown Wakefield, Sabatinos serves good Italian and offers a full bar with great martinis.
Wakefield’s local Irish pub and restaurant. They have a solid menu of tasty items with many specials during weeknights. Also plays live music.
Harrington's Pub
17 Water St
Wakefield’s local Irish pub and restaurant. They have a solid menu of tasty items with many specials during weeknights. Also plays live music.
Giacomo’s is always busy at its original North End locale but generally less so in the burbs! The food is excellent and well priced, great wine list and nice bar.
6
locals recommend
Giacomo's Melrose
454 Main St
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locals recommend
Giacomo’s is always busy at its original North End locale but generally less so in the burbs! The food is excellent and well priced, great wine list and nice bar.
So this is our favorite pizza delivery in this area. Of course there are so many to choose from, so take your pick! But they deliver fast, hot and we love the crust :)
Amore Pizza
414 Main St
So this is our favorite pizza delivery in this area. Of course there are so many to choose from, so take your pick! But they deliver fast, hot and we love the crust :)
Our go to Thai take out in Wakefield.
Charm Thai Bistro
412 Main St
Our go to Thai take out in Wakefield.
Hands down he has the best Italian in the area-dishes are huge and made to order. The ambience isn’t so great but if you get past that you’ll be very pleased!
Massimo's Ristorante
19 Centre St
Hands down he has the best Italian in the area-dishes are huge and made to order. The ambience isn’t so great but if you get past that you’ll be very pleased!
Right down the street from us, they’ve got all sorts of pastas, soups, sandwiches, pizza, etc. Solidly good and easy to go from our house.
Morena Cucina Rustica
23 Broadway St
Right down the street from us, they’ve got all sorts of pastas, soups, sandwiches, pizza, etc. Solidly good and easy to go from our house.
Terrific barbecue and southern fare right down the street. A bit pricy but an array of great beers. Sit down. For less costly there is also Pit Stop barbecue which is a 5 Min drive or 15-20 min walk. Mostly take out.
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint
41 Tuttle St
Terrific barbecue and southern fare right down the street. A bit pricy but an array of great beers. Sit down. For less costly there is also Pit Stop barbecue which is a 5 Min drive or 15-20 min walk. Mostly take out.
Neighborhood ice cream shop
Cravings
389 Main St
Neighborhood ice cream shop
Really awesome soup, salads and sandwiches. Located just next to lake and park for a great picnic option.
ZuZu's Café & Catering
316 Main St
Really awesome soup, salads and sandwiches. Located just next to lake and park for a great picnic option.
Shopping
Outdoor shopping center with 10+ places to eat from Mexican, French, Sushi, upscale Italian, Brewery, Starbucks, Panera, Otto Pizza, JP Licks, etc. Also huge Whole Foods and Kong’s Bowling. Tons of shopping too!
7
locals recommend
Market Street
7
locals recommend
Outdoor shopping center with 10+ places to eat from Mexican, French, Sushi, upscale Italian, Brewery, Starbucks, Panera, Otto Pizza, JP Licks, etc. Also huge Whole Foods and Kong’s Bowling. Tons of shopping too!
Lovely little store in Wakefield with artisan items (decor, jewelry, candles, garden items) and a full service floral store. One of few retail offerings in town.
Sweetbay Flowers
391 Main St
Lovely little store in Wakefield with artisan items (decor, jewelry, candles, garden items) and a full service floral store. One of few retail offerings in town.
Small town grocery with great deli too. Walking distance from home.
Farmland
415 Main St
Small town grocery with great deli too. Walking distance from home.
Parks & Nature
Our own lake with a 4 mile loop to walk. Also have canoes, kayaks to rent in season. Playground and grassy area for playing or picnics.
8
locals recommend
Lake Quannapowitt
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locals recommend
Our own lake with a 4 mile loop to walk. Also have canoes, kayaks to rent in season. Playground and grassy area for playing or picnics.
Lots of trails and great views of city and surrounding areas. 5 min drive from house. Also has public beach to swim in lake in summer.
8
locals recommend
Fells Reservation - East Border section
127-159 East Border Road
8
locals recommend
Lots of trails and great views of city and surrounding areas. 5 min drive from house. Also has public beach to swim in lake in summer.
Another terrrific park close by with loads of trails!
12
locals recommend
Breakheart Reservation
177 Forest St
12
locals recommend
Another terrrific park close by with loads of trails!
Getting Around
This is the commuter rail stop in Wakefield and follows the Haverhill Line schedule. It is about a 1/2 mile walk from the house.
Wakefield
225 North Ave
This is the commuter rail stop in Wakefield and follows the Haverhill Line schedule. It is about a 1/2 mile walk from the house.
This marks the end of the Orange Line which is a T Line, not commuter rail. It will take you into the city (North Station, Haymarket, Back Bay, Mass Ave). It’s about a 10 min car ride from the house.
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locals recommend
Oak Grove
8
locals recommend
This marks the end of the Orange Line which is a T Line, not commuter rail. It will take you into the city (North Station, Haymarket, Back Bay, Mass Ave). It’s about a 10 min car ride from the house.
Essentials
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locals recommend
Whole Foods Market
880 Main Street
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locals recommend
The 7-11 is located less than 1/2 mile from our house.
7 Wakefield Ave
7 Wakefield Ave
The 7-11 is located less than 1/2 mile from our house.
Located about 7 min drive from house. Also within minutes is a Shaw’s and a Stop & Shop.
Market Basket
30 General Way
Located about 7 min drive from house. Also within minutes is a Shaw’s and a Stop & Shop.
Drinks & Nightlife
This is Wakefield’s newest restaurant and bar. Its also located in Boston. Always hopping with good food and drinks! It’s in downtown Wakefield which is about a 12 min walk.
Precinct Kitchen + Bar
154 Berkeley St
This is Wakefield’s newest restaurant and bar. Its also located in Boston. Always hopping with good food and drinks! It’s in downtown Wakefield which is about a 12 min walk.