Best Restaurants near Gillette Stadium

Touchdowns Are Better at the Best Restaurants near Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts may be home to the New England Patriots football team, but it also plays host to many soccer games, lacrosse matches, and concerts. Capitalizing on all this traffic, developers opened a complex that includes some of the best restaurants in the Foxboro area making it easy to get good food in this Boston suburb. 

Within Patriot Place you will find pizza, burgers, seafoods, pub grub and even fancy Italian food. Bite into a slice at Tavolino where the pizza can easily be your main course. Grab a burger and catch TV from any spot within at CBS Scene. Get some seafood at Skipjack's. Enjoy upscale Northern Italian at Davio's. 

Those who want to be close to the action without being part of it will find a few gems along route one where several popular eateries have made their home for many years. Check out the Red Wing Diner for heaping plates of fried seafood, burgers and of course wings. While others who'd like a side of history with their meal will enjoy the ambiance at the LaFayette House.

Foxboro area restaurants are family friendly allowing you to bring the kids along for your meal without worry. 


Opening its door in 1784, the LaFayette House retains the period charm that made it popular and has kept it open for hundreds of years. A fine dining establishment, the LaFayette House serves continental cuisine on white table cloths in carpeted dining rooms. A series of smaller rooms take the place of one large room keeping the atmosphere cozy and intimate. A period bar makes for the perfect place to grab a casual bite like one of their famous burgers or bar snacks accompanied by a beer. Whether looking for cocktails, lunch, dinner, a private party or even a wedding the Lafayette House is there to suit your needs.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: The LaFayette House is complete with history and about 1 mile from Gillette Stadium with a casual bar area ideal for pre/post game dining.

Jessica's expert tip: Burgers at the bar are great before or after a Patriots game as the atmosphere is casual and friendly.

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Outside the City

Route One runs north and south on both sides of Gillette Stadium rapidly cutting through several towns in each direction including Walpole, MA where the Red Wing Diner makes it home a few miles from the gates of Gillette Stadium. This 1920's dining car is a no frills establishment that is famous for its fried food and chicken wings. Regulars return time and again to enjoy their fried fish including clams and scallops as well as burgers, sandwiches, and even pizza. Regulars rave about their chicken wings whether they're coated with hot sauce (buffalo style), teriyaki, or BBQ sauce. Those looking for something a little lighter can stick to a salad or soup. Everyone agree that the REd Wing is a dive worth driving to.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: The REd Wing wins raves from regulars who love their fried food and devour plates of their chicken wings even in the off-season.

Jessica's expert tip: Wings are a must at the Red Wing Diner.

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Outside the City

Since 1991, Luciano's Restaurant has been serving up Italian food in its stylish digs a couple of miles from Gillette Stadium. This upscale eatery has seen many famous faces inside their doors including Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. Always present is owner, Luciano Canova who pops by to say hello to his regulars as well as new faces to ensure all tables feel special. Enjoy drinks at their big yet welcoming bar or score a seat in one of the many dining areas, each with a character all their own. Bite into an authentic antipasto plate loaded with Italian meats, cheeses and vegetables, follow it up with meat, poultry, fish or pasta all prepared Italian style and pair it with a glass of Italian red.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: A few miles from Gillette, right near the highway, Luciano's makes for an elegant Italian dining experience.

Jessica's expert tip: Order light at Luciano's as portions are large and filling.

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When you're in the mood for pizza that stands out head to Tavolino where their menu consists of fancy pizzas that bring locals back for more. Order a small (12') for yourself or a large (16") to share. Although pizzas are the most popular menu items ordered, their selection of appetizers crab cakes, wild boar gnocchi and wings are a great way to start. Salads make an excellent side to any pie, and those you prefer an entree can fill up on Tavolino's delicious choices that include :tagliata sliced steak over arugula, spicy cioppino, and chicken or even veal picatta.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: Tavolino's Patriot Place location serves pizza, appetizers, salads and entrees that will fill you up and leave your taste buds happy.

Jessica's expert tip: Order a pizza at Tavolino to enjoy what they're known for.

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Outside the City

Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is situated next to the Renaissance Hotel. Serving Japanese cuisine in various forms, Sags offers guests their choice of hibachi and sushi as well as classical and modern Japanese cuisine. Incorporating modern techniques and serving everything in style. Saga is fun place to dine with a group around one of their hibachi tables or sit quietly in one of the side rooms away from the action for a more intimate meal. Chefs perform at their tables while tossing your food around their grill and even into your mouth while making controlled fires for a little show with your meal. With 150 seats in the hibachi dining room, a 120-seat dining area, and a laid back lounge and sushi bar, there's plenty of room for you to enjoy your meal. Bring friends, family or even a party to Saga for a Gillette Stadium meal.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: Saga offers a respite from the many pub style eateries at Gillette, giving you an interactive dining experience.

Jessica's expert tip: Dine at a hibachi table to make the most of your dining experience at Saga.

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Bar Louie is a restaurant and bar with a relaxed feel where people go to eat burgers, fries, salads and appetizers while sipping from their extensive selection of beer. But Bar Louie is more than your typical pub, as their creative cocktails and solid wine list pair well with their football worthy food. Large TV's allow you a seat close to the action even if you can't get through the doors that put you directly on the field. The atmosphere is more upscale than a regular run of the mill bar. Enjoy short rib sliders, wings, burgers and nachos at this popular Patriot Place spot.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: In the shopping plaza at Gillette Stadium this fun restaurant/bar serves great burgers and other pub grub.

Jessica's expert tip: Monday nights menu offerings include a hand picked selection of 1/2 price appetizers; ideal fro Monday night football viewing even if the Patriots are away.

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Whether you're seeking comfort food or you're a foodie you'll love Twenty8 Food & Spirits. This chicly designed space is sleek and sophisticated. The 60-foot bar has its share of flat screen tv's allowing you to watch the game going on inside Gillette or another you may desire. Offering twenty two beers on tap as well as more by the bottle Twenty8 is a perfect place to unwind. Twenty8's menu features regional, sustainable American food around their comforting Stone Hearth where diners can watch handmade gourmet flatbreads being prepped. Family friendly, Twenty8 welcomes children and has menu items to suit their tastes. Included you'll find Mac n Cheese, flatbread pizzas burgers & french fries.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: Twenty8 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner indoors and out; it is a foodie haven right outside of Gillette Stadium.

Jessica's expert tip: Twenty8 is family friendly and a greta place to bring the kids if you want a good meal and want to make everyone happy.

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Sensational seafood awaits at Skipjack's where the fish is fresh enough to enjoy the sushi as well as the other menu items. Included on their menu is a perfectly balanced clam chowder, fish tacos and fish served grilled, baked and in special preparations. Enjoy their raw bar which is always stocked with local oysters, clams and other shellfish. Or order an entire lobster to crack and pick then dip in butter or baked and stuffed. Enjoy one of their signature cocktails, a beer, or glass of wine to complete your meal. Temperate days allow you to enjoy their patio and people watch outdoors while munching on the same favorites that grace their menu.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: Skipjack's serves amazing seafood in an upscale casual setting at Patriot Place, where you can hear the roar of the crowds within.

Jessica's expert tip: Request a patio table on game days when the weather allows and take in the sound of the crowd at Gillette.

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When you're the mood for savory Italian food or a specialty steak Davio's should be your next stop. Their northern Italian menu features lasagna, veal chops, and Kobe beef sirloin. The well-chosen wine list features over 300 varieties allowing there to be something for everyone on the menu. Lovely high ceilings, impressive columns, and expansive windows set the scene for a classy, sophisticated crowd providing the perfect backdrop for an elegant, even romantic meal. Serving lunch and dinner, and offering a children's menu, you can be certain that Davio's Foxboro can suit your needs be it a date or dinner with the whole family.

Recommended for Restaurants near Gillette Stadium because: High quality Italian food at Patriot Place can be found at Davio's.

Jessica's expert tip: Don't be afraid to bring the kids to Davio's in Foxboro, their children's menu is top notch and sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

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