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The 13 Best Lunch Spots In South Boston

Updated: September 21, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in South Boston! We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for South Boston’s best lunches. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

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Moonshine 152

American, $$, South BostonAmerican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

    Where To Eat And Drink In Central Square

    Infatuation

Miznon

Mediterranean, $$, South BostonMediterranean, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2022

    The Hottest New Restaurants in Boston, June 2022

    Eater, 2022

Cafe Polonia

Eastern European, $$, South BostonEastern European, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

    Where To Eat And Drink In Jamaica Plain

    Infatuation

Flour Bakery + Café

Bakery, $$, South BostonBakery, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Explore the 4 most popular spots in Boston's South Boston neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

    11 Boston Seaport Restaurants to Try

    Trip Savvy, 2019

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

Mexican, $$, South BostonMexican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat Lunch Outdoors on a Weekday in and Around Boston

    Eater, 2021
  • Infatuation

    The One-Two Punch Guide

    Infatuation

Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

American, $$, South BostonAmerican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Boston’s Best Neighborhood Hangouts

    Eater, 2019
  • Infatuation

    The Best Restaurants In Cambridge

    Infatuation

Sullivan's Castle Island

American, $, South BostonAmerican, $Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2022

    The 16 best waterfront restaurants in Boston

    TimeOut, 2022
  • Eater, 2019

    The Guide to Waterfront Dining in Boston

    Eater, 2019

Gather

American, $$, South BostonAmerican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants near the Cruise Port in Boston

    USA Today
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

    11 Boston Seaport Restaurants to Try

    Trip Savvy, 2019

Yankee Lobster

American, $$, South BostonAmerican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat Lunch Outdoors on a Weekday in and Around Boston

    Eater, 2021
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Are these trending Boston restaurants on your radar?

    Hoodline, 2019

Bardo's Pizza

Pizza, South BostonPizzaBoston, South Boston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Galley Diner

American, $, South BostonAmerican, $Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Greco - Seaport

Greek, $, South BostonGreek, $Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Dig

American, $, South BostonAmerican, $Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 15185 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from Infatuation, Eater and USA Today and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Infatuation - The One-Two Punch Guide, Eater - The Hottest New Restaurants in Boston, June 2022 and USA Today - Best Restaurants near the Cruise Port in Boston as we sourced this ultimate list. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

Committee, Strega Italiano - Seaport, and Menton are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in South Boston.

Strega Italiano - Seaport, Cafe Polonia, and Row 34 are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in South Boston.

The highest-rated lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in South Boston are Committee, Chickadee and Bar Volpe.

The highest-rated places in South Boston for lunch and cocktails are Committee, Chickadee, and Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant.

Committee, Chickadee, and Bar Volpe are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for a quick lunch in South Boston.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler with your banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • Pair banh mi with Kabinett

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Kabinett. This combination works particularly well because this white wine cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.


  • The perfect match for banh mi

    When ordering banh mi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Muscat de Alexandria, a popular white wine.

Did you know?

  • National Tacos Day in The United States

    Looking for an excuse to have tacofor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? National Tacos Day, celebrated every October 4, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much taco as you can handle!

  • A big feat in 2016

    Have you ever wondered just how big a salad can be? The biggest salad ever made was baked in Moscow, Russia, by Mouzenidis Travel. The gargantuan salad weighed in at a staggering 44,312 pounds 14 ounces! Most definitely the feat to beat.

  • The world-record holder

    26 pounds 16 ounces of kale was eaten by Gideon Oji in Buffalo at the Taste of Buffalo Competition.

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