The 10 Best Restaurants In Worcester, Massachusetts

Photo of Natalie Guerrero
9 February 2017

Worcester, commonly named the heart of the commonwealth due to its geographic location at the center of Massachusetts, is home to many interesting and unique sights, landmarks, and places to eat. Follow our guide to navigate the best restaurants around Worcester, and you will not be disappointed.

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The Sole Proprietor

The Sole Proprietor is one of New England’s best seafood restaurants. Famous for its seasonal menus, The Sole Proprietor makes it a priority to serve what is in season and fresh and adjusts the menu daily in order to cater to these needs. Try the oysters baked, stewed, raw or fried this season for a real treat. They also serve chicken and meat dishes for those who care for it, but at the heart The Sole Proprietor knows that earth is 75 percent water. Grab a fork!
118 Highland Street, Worcester, MA USA +1 508 7983474


Restaurant, Steakhouse
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The Flying Rhino Cafe
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This New York-style steakhouse is sure to please all meat lovers in the Worcester area and beyond. 111 Chop House is dedicated to serving world class steaks and believes that begins with hand-picking world-class steaks. This restaurant is also great choice for our gluten-free foodies as they have a full menu for those who prefer to stay away from gluten. Visit 111 Chop House on Sunday for their comfort food night, or any night for an out-of-this-world dining experience.

Flying Rhino Cafe

This eclectic, trendy, and fun-loving café is unlike any other you have come across before. The delicious, unique, and innovative menu served at Flying Rhino café is packed with incredible international cuisine from buffalo chicken wontons to baja fish tacos. Visit the Flying Rhino for their new brunch on Sundays, or for lunch, dinner and their late-night kitchen.
278 Shrewbury Street Worcester, MA, USA +1 508 757 1450

Via Italian Table

Experience Italian comfort food as you’ve never experienced it before at Via Italian Table. The menu is meant to reflect the diverse flavors throughout Italy and unify them at one cohesive table. Try the meatballs to get an authentic taste of Italy in Worcester, MA.
89 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA USA 508-754-4842

Brew City Grill And Brewhouse

Brew City Grill and Brewhouse is a unique type of dining experience with a seasonal menu featuring an award-winning selection of beer and fresh, local ingredients. Each dish is crafted from scratch to pair well with one of 40 beers Brew City has on tap. Join them for lunch or dinner and be sure to check out one of their famous burgers or sandwiches to pair with your favorite beer.

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Miss Worcester Diner

Diner, American, $$$
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Miss Worcester Diner is a place for locals to enjoy their town thoroughly and experience breakfast and brunch heaven. Open from 5 am to 2 pm, the diner is centered around the idea that breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. Their innovative take on french toast recipes, including a delectable strawberry cheesecake french toast, consistently leaves their guests coming back for more.


Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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This family-friendly Italian restaurant located in the heart of Worcester offers an assortment of scrumptious and affordable selections. With featured dishes including seafood, thin-crust pizza, burger, pasta and more, Peppercorns is one that does not disappoint. For over 25 years, Peppercorns has been serving Worcester Italian food that they cannot seem to get enough of. After hours, Peppercorns turns into a great spot for a night out on the town with one of Worcester’s best collections of craft-brewed beer, appetizer specials and an environment that cannot be beat.

Mezé Greek Tapas

Mezé at its root can be translated from Greek to mean a small dish or appetizer that is either served alone or with other mezéthes for an impeccable dining experience. Mezé Greek Tapas is dedicated to complementing and enhancing the taste of their drinks as well as to provide a backdrop for social gatherings in order to have the opportunity to experience authentic Greek food to share with friends and family.
156 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester,MA USA + 1 508 926 8115

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Armsby Abbey

Armsby Abbey is an authentic New England experience in that it is a place to enjoy American culture through food, wine and beer. It features exciting new items on each of their brunch, lunch, midday, and dinner menus. Armsby Abbey is constantly filled with both locals and visitors and adds life to the main street of Worcester, transforming into a swanky, edgy night out after 6 PM. Be sure to try their assortment of locally made, fresh cheeses at midday or pair a lovely glass of wine with your dinner- either way you are sure to be satisfied.
144 Main St Worcester, MA USA+1 508 795 1012

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If you are looking for comfort food and fine dining, EVO is the spot for you. This sibling-owned spot is best known for their health-conscious menu packed with vegan and gluten-free options catering to those whose diets call for it. EVO is eclectic and fun and will be a sure hit for meat-lovers and vegans alike with their extensive and inclusive menu.
234 Chandler St Worcester, MA USA +1 (508) 459-4240