Waltham with Friends
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos
Eleven miles outside of Boston, Waltham’s easy access makes it ideal for travelers. Culturally diverse, the city is well represented in the myriad of ethnic restaurants; historically important, the architecture gives insight into the lives of wealthy industrialists.
275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Warm up with southern barbecue at this award-winning grill. In addition to the usual ribs, steaks, chicken, and seafood, Bison County also has gluten-free, Atkins, and vegetarian options. Their craft beers and full bar make this a good place to...
100 N Beacon St, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
I was worried I would have trouble finding Intelligentsia Coffee, as it is located in the Michigan Boulevard District around much scaffolding. My worries turned out to be unfounded; there it was, with its signature red-winged logo. The shop's...
415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
The rotating exhibits at this Brandeis University campus art museum often feature emerging artists and the permanent collection has more than 8,000 pieces, some by such greats as William de Kooning and Andy Warhol. Visitors are welcome to browse...
53 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Among the area’s many Italian eateries, this cozy Thai restaurant is prized for its "crazy noodles," and Pad Thai. The Panang Curry with tofu is also popular with locals, as is the Crab Rangoon. Some even say their crab is the best in Boston. This...
289 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Located just off the Charles River, in the middle of popular Moody Street, you will find a small, independent bookstore that is adored by bookworms for its dedication to and reverence for the written word. Back Pages Books is packed with used and...
240 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Standing aloof in county Kerry, this Skellig Islands-namesake feels like an authentic Irish pub. Offering well over 20 selections of both draught and bottled beer, this is a great spot to hang with friends, or kick back after work.
211 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Family fun is on the menu here—Margaritas offers Mexican cuisine with a seasonal twist. Fish tacos with flavorful slaws, and coconut shrimp salad are two favorites on the menu. Combine that with patio dining, filled with umbrellas and a view of...
185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
To get a taste of how wealthy Bostonians once lived, visit the beautiful Lyman Estate mansion, built in 1793. The thirty-seven acres of lawns and gardens offer lush green space right in the city and scheduled tours on the third Saturday of the...
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
The DeCordova Gift Store features a highly curated collection of gifts in the fine craft category. Don't miss the artist of the month, along with a terrific selection for kids toys, games, and books. Artisan jewelry, housewares, and art supplies...
388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Sharing food with friends or a loved one is a perfect dining experience for me. Take yourself to Spain and enjoy the experience of a long-standing tradition combined with the spirit of colonial South America. Sip sangria at the bar and then enjoy...
100 Felton St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
If you like the thrill of the search when antique/vintage shopping, this is a great spot to spend some time. A group of dealers have filled a warehouse space—every nook and cranny available—with everything from antique toys, to tools and old...
367 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Since 1995, Lizzy's has served up creamy delights, thanks to an entrepreneur that left corporate life to follow his dream. Using the finest of ingredients, the creative flavor combinations: Chocolate Orgy, Columbian Avalanche and Mocha Chocolate...
256 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Watch City covers all the bases when it comes to craft beers. They have an impressive international selection of ales and stouts, as well as their own flagship stout, ale and IPA. Malt, hops, toasty, caramel—they speak the language here. The menu...
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