Boston's Best Restaurants near Fenway Park: Where to Eat before, after Games

Boston's Fenway Park is jam packed with places to eat, drink and have a good time. Only the best of this bunch have found their way onto 10best. Whether there's a home game to catch or you're just in the neighborhood the Fenway area is bustling and brimming with places worth a try. Whether you're in the mood for a more refined meal or some good old pub grub, you're sure to be satisfied at these full service Fenway restaurants. 

Make a reservation for lunch, brunch or dinner and check out a 10best seafood spot, Island Creek Oyster Bar. Here you have some of the city's best seafood served mere blocks from Fenway Park.

Or find yourself filling up a local favorite for a fine meal with friends, at a table or the bar at Eastern Standard, where the only thing better than the food is the post work scene of mature singles mingling around the bar.

Bite into French bistro fare at Petit Robert where you'll enjoy comforting plates of simple dishes that will leave you satisfied. 

Or enjoy a heaping plate of southern BBQ at Sweet Cheeks where the casual vibe and excellent drinks at the casual spot will have you lingering long after your food is gone. 

And for those who really want a burger right outside of Fenway, Cask n' Flagon is for you.


Open daily at 11am and closing late, with a kitchen that stays open as long as they are, Beers Works makes getting good eats easy near Fenway Park. A large menu even has a children's section and is popular with families heading to the Fenway Park for the variety of options, child friendly service and the great beer on tap. You'll find spectacular appetizers, excellent sandwiches and burgers and main course offerings that will have you returning the next time you're near Fenway Nothing here is fancy because at Beer Works the focus is on fun, yet somewhat familiar food. Try their special creations like Beer Dough Bites and Stout Cheese: warm bites of "spent grain" dough with stout sea salt served with a Dubliner cheese dip made with Buckeye Oatmeal Stout, clover honey and mustard or their Beer Basted BBQ Steak Tips.

The Cask n Flagon is a welcoming place, with lots of room to enjoy the big game, and an outdoor patio to savor a little sunshine on a nice afternoon. Serving standard sports bar favorites, it never hurts to indulge in a a few of the menu items. Basic burgers get beefed up with special toppings while pizzas and salads attempt to be a bit fancy. Probably not the place to get healthy, enjoy their fried favorites and save your serving of greens for later in the day. Oddly enough, this Fenway bar that's always jam packed with pre and post game revelers, is quite kid friendly. If you can get through the doors pre game, stop in for a bite that's offered at a much lower price than the food you'll find inside Fenway.

Basho is a Fenway area Japanese brasserie that is the first of its kind to find a home on the streets of Boston. Basho serves fresh, high-quality ingredients including sushi that is flown in daily from all around the world. Offering diners a variety of seating options that include: communal tables, a "cocoon" for private dining, and intimate corners that let you be alone, as well as a sushi bar, raw bar and sleek, wraparound bar. Basho combines a sushi heavy menu with cooked options like sandwiches, noodles, rice and entree elections, ensuring anyone can find something they want on their menu.


Seriously good Texas BBQ in Boston is served in this super cool dive, where mason jars are used for drinks and reclaimed pieces come together to create the decor. Open for lunch and dinner, Sweet Cheeks serves simple BBBQ classics and sensationally strong drinks in an uber cool, casual atmosphere. Add to that responsibly raised meats, never treated with hormones and antibiotics and you get a BBQ joint where you want to feed your family. Relax, unwind and enjoy the mix of southern BBQ that graces the menu of chef Tiffani Faison's first restaurant. A talented chef, Faison was a runner up on Top Chef, who moved about the south, and created a menu of personal favorite BBQ dishes to share with the diners of Boston.

Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar
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Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar is a popular tavern complete with low brow items like ham spread and deviled eggs (both divinely prepared and delicious), as well as more upscale finds like steak tartare. It is not the place you'd expect to turn out delicious oysters, but they do, day after day. And somehow this combo of freshly shucked seafood and fun pub grub really works. An upscale casual vibe combines with excellent eats to give you a winning spot for a real meal near Fenway Park. The bar mixes up mean craft cocktails, and has over 200 whiskey options, including between 5 to 8 hand selected single barrels.

Island Creek Oyster Bar has everything you want in a seafood joint: fresh fish prepared in creative ways while maintaining a connection to New England and the classic dishes Boston is famous for. You will find a mix of staples like seafood casserole and steamed lobster as well as a variety of seasonal seafood treasures. With a menu that changes daily, you know you are getting the freshest seafood available. Do not forget about the impressive oyster bar, with many to choose from be sure not to skip the Island Creek oysters --crisp, clean and briny these treasures and the Duxbury brand this restaurant is named for.

Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks
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In the heart of Kenmore Square, moments away from Fenway Park sits Eastern Standard. A sophisticated restaurant with a fabulous bar that churns out out some the best New American cuisine in the city. Although you can make it a light lunch, who would want to when the raw bar summons diners to indulge and entrees like, The Gouda Mac n Cheese, and Chicken Sausage and Gravy served over a buttermilk biscuit are options you could enjoy mid -day? If you have time for a cocktail then sip away-the menu is a sophisticated list of libations. For those looking to avoid the booze but in need of more than a basic soda, enjoy one of Eastern Standard's anything but ordinary mocktails.


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