This is a list of the best places for eating out in Boston that I know.
I have already mentioned the tea room at the Maude Foster Mill for lunch and afternoon tea as a good place to eat.
Another good place for eating out that is popular with Bostonians can easily be overlooked by people from out of town. Johnson's Garden Center islocated on Wainfleet Road (Hwy 52) which is the road to Skegness. This is a self-serve restaurant with 12 dishes daily. They have a children's menu. Opening hours are: Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. A full English breakfast is served all day for £4.75. From December 1 to December 24 they serve a full turkey dinner. While you are there enjoy the fantastic gift shop. The parking lot is huge and it is free.
One of my favourites is J D Wetherspoon's Moon Under the Water. It is located on the River Haven at 6 High Street next to the bridge. It's name comes from the fact that on a clear night you can see the moon reflected in the river. There is outside seating where you can enjoy a nice view of some of Boston's oldest buildings. It is child certified.
Fish and Chips
When we first moved to Boston we asked the locals where we could get really good fish and chips. The first one mentioned was Tate's Fish and Chips. It is located at 6 New Street near The Stump. It isn't fancy and you may have to share a table with other people during busy times but the food is excellent. If you don't want to sit in a restaurant, you can do take-away.
The second fish and chip restaurant recommended by local people was Eagles Fish and Chips. I don't mean it is second best though. It was just the second one we heard about. It is located at 56 Main Ridge off John Adams Way. Downstairs is for the take-away trade and upstairs is the dining room and bar. The entrance for the upstairs is on the side street. We have been there several times and found the food and service excellent. One word of warning, if you don't like canned peas don't order what they call "garden peas". Mushy peas is a much better choice. They are closed on Sunday.
When eating out there are plenty of ethnic restaurants in Boston including Italian, Chinese, Indian, and Thai. Many of these are on West Street. I have heard that the restaurant at the Boston West Golf Center is very good but I haven't tried it yet. Also, the restaurant at the New England Hotel on Wide Bargate comes very highly recommended.