Top 10 Restaurants In Lynn, Massachusetts

Marcelina Morfin

Settled in 1629, Lynn, Massachusetts is steeped in history. Located north of Boston, the area is home to an eclectic dining scene that offers something for everyone, whether they are meat-lovers or vegetarians. We’ve put together a list of some of the tastiest spots in the city, from Italian restaurants to good old American cuisine.

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1. Antique Table

Antique Table

Antique Table offers diners tasty, authentic Italian fare. The dinner menu features highlights such as the gnocchi basilico (potato gnocchi sauteed with a fresh combination of garlic, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and romano cheese), and the pork chop stuffed with bacon, figs, and gouda cheese, served with a port wine-mushroom sauce and roasted potatoes.

Antique Table, 2 Essex St., Lynn, MA, USA, +1 781 477 9778

2. April's

Restaurant, American

April’s suits a wide range of tastes. If visiting for breakfast, try April’s eggs benedict, made with steak tips, spinach, and roasted red peppers. For lunch or dinner, the seafood plate with haddock, shrimp, and scallops is one tasty choice.

3. Apsara Angkor

Apsara Angkor

Apsara Angkor serves Cambodian fare. A budget-friendly option, Apsara Angkor offers guests a variety of dishes packed full of flavors. As winter approaches, a steaming bowl of soup will hit the spot, with one delicious choice being the special yellow noodle soup with beef, meatballs, shrimp, squid, tripe, bean sprouts, cilantro, scallions, and fried garlic. Other entrees include lobster with ginger and chai spicy catfish.

Apsara Angkor, 877 Western Ave., Lynn, MA, USA, +1 781 477 6045

Signature dish | Courtesy of The Blue OxSignature dish | Courtesy of The Blue Ox

4. The Blue Ox

Diner, American

Capitol Diner
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The Blue Ox specializes in American cuisine. Current favorites are pan-roasted cod with beet and cauliflower risotto, and the pumpkin ravioli, which provides a wonderful taste of autumn on a plate.

5. Capitol Diner

Diner, American, Vegetarian

Capitol Diner is great place to go when you want some good old American comfort food. This diner offers a variety of dishes, including both sweet and savory selections. Guests love the diner’s hearty portions of eggs benedict, with the bacon Benedict and Florentine Benedict being popular choices.

6. Four Winds Pub & Grill

Bar, Pub, American

High Rock Tower [in Lynn]
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Four Winds Pub & Grill is a neighborhood, waterfront establishment offering an array of American choices. Located on Sluice Pond, it is a great place to go and relax with family and friends, while enjoying lovely views of the water. Some popular options include the bourbon and black pepper burger topped with caramelized onions and blue cheese, all on a brioche roll; and the sweet soy-lacquered salmon with a mango and pecan salsa.

7. Mildred's Corner Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American

Mildred’s Corner Cafe is a neighborhood gem that feels like an extension of someone’s home. Friendly employees warmly greet visitors into this charming, eclectic eatery, decorated with bright colors, photos and art. Serving breakfast and lunch Thursday through Sunday, the café’s menu features mainstay items, such as lemon-blueberry ricotta pancakes and huevos rancheros, along with seasonal specials. A popular place, diners may have to wait for a table. Millie’s, as the locals call it, also features a vintage gift shop brimming with great items. Please note that this café accepts cash only.

8. Rossetti Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian

Rossetti Restaurant is a lively family-friendly establishment offering delicious fare at a great value. For traditionalists, the classic veal parmigiana with marinara and mozzarella is a great option, while the pan-roasted Atlantic haddock with shrimp risotto and sherry butter will delight adventurous palates.

9. Tacos Lupita

Restaurant, Mexican

Tacos Lupita is a fantastic budget-friendly option for those seeking flavorful Salvadoran and Mexican delights. Enjoy stuffed corn tortillas, tacos, huaraches, burritos and specialty entrees. Diners rave about the al pastor (roast pork) tacos, the carne asada de res (grilled steak) burrito, and the Salvadoran papusas.

10. Walnut Street Coffee Cafe

Cafe, Coffee Shop, American

Walnut Street Coffee Cafe is an eclectic venue. Guests can enjoy ‘monster muffins,’ baked fresh every day (and all day), bagels, sandwiches, and comforting soups. As for entertainment, be sure to visit Friday and Saturday nights for live music, and Sundays for Music Open Mic.
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