Why Hidden Boston’s Best Restaurant List Is Awesome

We’ve read countless “best of” restaurant lists in our day. A lot of these lists focus on the higher-end, the famous, the splashy, or the otherwise known. They have their place, and they’re fun to read. Hidden Boston is the other and equally necessary side of the coin. HB’s year-end best-of roundup spotlights a tasty smattering of fantastic, worthy, off-the-beaten path discoveries that you probably won’t read about elsewhere. (Well, except for Strip-T’s. We’re thinking you’ll read about that place everywhere soon.)

Have a look at their Best of 2011 list below, and check out their site for full reviews.

Best American Restaurant, 2011
In a Pig’s Eye, Salem, MA

Best Breakfast Place, 2011
McKay’s Breakfast and Lunch, Quincy, MA

Best Cafe, 2011
Strip-T’s Restaurant, Watertown, MA

Best Chinese Restaurant, 2011
Shanghai Gate, Allston, MA

Best Deli, 2011
Barry’s Village Deli, Waban, MA

Best Diner, 2011
Victoria’s Diner, Boston, MA

Best Greek Restaurant, 2011
Desfina, Cambridge, MA

Best Hamburgers, 2011
Flat Patties, Cambridge, MA

Best Hot Dog Stand, 2011
Simco’s, Mattapan, MA

Best Indian Restaurant, 2011
Kebab Factory, Somerville, MA

Best Irish Pub/Restaurant, 2011
Townsend’s, Hyde Park, MA

Best Italian Restaurant, 2011
Vecchia Roma, Newton, MA

Best Japanese Restaurant, 2011
Toraya, Arlington, MA

Best Mexican Restaurant, 2011
Taqueria El Amigo, Waltham, MA

Best Pizza, 2011
Maria Di Napoli Ristorante, Newton, MA

Best Sandwiches, 2011
John’s Roast Beef and Seafood, Lynn, MA

Best Seafood Restaurant, 2011
Haddad’s Ocean Cafe, Marshfield, MA

Best Thai Restaurant, 2011
Dok Bua, Brookline, MA

Why Hidden Boston’s Best Restaurant List Is Awesome