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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Central MA

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Central MA? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Baba Sushi Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (88)
$30 and under
Japanese
Worcester
About the restaurant
Baba Sushi Restaurant is an award winning sushi restaurant in Worcester. Not only does it serve up the most innovative and freshest sushi, consider the sushi making classes on Sundays if you’d like to learn how to make them at home. Baba Sushi Restaurant takes pride in offering a sophisticated atmosphere. The master chef and owner of Baba Sushi Restaurant was trained in China and enjoys pushing to bring more creativity and innovation to the art of sushi. The results are as entertaining to see as they are to consume. With sushi, starters, salads, soups, tori tori and entrees to choose from, every visit can be a new experience.
Top review
Suzie
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic, imaginative food. High quality. Great service. Best in the area for sure.
A photo of Clintons Bar and Grille restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1815)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Clinton
About the restaurant
Clintons Bar and Grille offers a vibrant and casual atmosphere with details in our custom lighting, a fully stocked bar area with lounge seating, and a focus on guest satisfaction that provides a unique dining experience in the heart of Clinton.

The detailed contempoary American menu leaves plenty of options for any of our guests' palates ranging from the ever popular butternut squash raviolis to our deliciously tender filet. Come experience a little slice of the city on High Street.
Outdoor dining will be available weather permitting.
Kitchen closes one hour before closing.

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outoftownfoodie
Dined 4 days ago
The food is fabulous. The atmosphere is usually fairly noisy but it wasn't this time, for some reason. The server was nice but not great. We had to ask for bread. He took the menus away before we could order wine, which we told him we'd be ordering. It wasn't terrible by any means, just noteworthy. I think they may be a bit short-staffed.
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A photo of Herb Lyceum restaurant
5.0
5 (24)
$50 and over
American
Groton
About the restaurant
We’re excited to introduce Herb Lyceum Bistro, where you, your families and friends can visit the farm for our inventive tasting dishes & inviting atmosphere, but with the more traditional restaurant experience of choosing your own adventure.
Top review
SuzanneG
Dined 6 days ago
Food and service were great as we've come to expect from this unique dining experience. The grounds are lovely for meandering before dinner and apart from the air conditioner not being able to cool the place down during this particularly hot and humid evening, everything was outstanding.
A photo of Chashu Ramen + Izakaya restaurant
4.8
4.8 (534)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Worcester
About the restaurant
Chashu Ramen + Izakaya is bringing fire to Worcester. The latest collaboration between Worcester’s own Son Vo of Kaizen and Pho Sure and Tam Le of Pho Linh and Reign Drink Lab, Chashu brings Japanese inspired fare to downtown Worcester. Power lunches, happy hours, and sophisticated nightcaps are about to be redefined.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Overall was great! The service was exceptional. The only short fall was the chicken karaage, the chicken was a little burnt and not fresh. (Same goes to the chicken in chicken udon) other than that Chashu is my favourite go to in Worcester!
A photo of Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2822)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Shrewsbury
About the restaurant
Willy's Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar is the premier steakhouse in Central Massachusetts. Steak isn't the only item we are well known for, we are also known for exquisite sushi.

Please note Sushi is not available on Mondays.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Willy’s was wonderful to celebrate my partner’s birthday! Their drinks were fabulous. It was a Monday night and quiet which was nice! Burratta was amazing to start. He had the shrimp & filet and I ordered the mushroom ravioli - both absolutely incredible dishes. We will be back!
A photo of The Rail Trail Flatbread Co. - Milford restaurant
4.8
4.8 (252)
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
Milford
About the restaurant
The Rail Trail Flatbread Co., celebrated its grand opening on 12/12/23, marking not only a milestone in Milford's downtown revitalization but also a nod to the original Hudson location's success. Built in a meticulously renovated former bank that features a spacious restaurant and bar, outdoor patio, and upstairs events space, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere.

The Milford location reflects a two-and-a-half-year renovation effort, preserving historical elements like the century-old clock, vault door, and exposed brick walls. The open dining layout encourages interaction, adorned with family photos for a homey feel.

Though famous for flatbreads, Rail Trail boasts diverse offerings, each component is made in-house. Notable flatbreads include "Fig & Walnut" and "Mexican Street Corn," alongside the popular "Primo Pepperoni." Appetizers like "Hot Tots" and "Sesame Cauliflower" showcase Rail Trail's culinary creativity.


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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Service was great and if you’ve never had pulled pork on a pizza, we highly recommend!!
A photo of Black & White Grille restaurant
4.6
4.6 (651)
$30 and under
American
Worcester
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Black & White Grille & Pizzeria! We are family owned & operated, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best quality product and service as we would to our own families. Together with our staff, we devote our time to creating entrees that cater to all taste buds. We hope that you enjoy your time spent with us as you dine. Our goal is to make your experience one that will leave you coming back for more.
Top review
NancyM
Dined 5 days ago
You cannot beat the B&W Grille for quality food (!!!) and +++service. It's our "Go-to" place!
A photo of Alicante Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (171)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Mendon
About the restaurant
Alicante Mediterranean Grille is a waterfront restaurant that offers picturesque scenery with a relaxed and casual ambiance. It has an impressive menu that consists of unique items. All meals are prepared to order, with fresh produce and only high-quality cuts of meat.

Alicante Mediterranean Grille is a well-known venue for casually going out, private parties, gatherings and celebrations . Patrons are welcome to enjoy their meals on the patio ( seasonality), surrounded by the beautiful scenery overlooking the water, or inside the large, bright dining room. The dining room at Alicante Mediterranean Grille is decorated with chandeliers, trendy artwork and unique accent pieces.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food, service, ambience. Hadn’t been in over 20 years but was still excellent. It was a bit loud but my friend is also soft spoken. Would go again for a special occasion.
A photo of Lucia's Tavola restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1484)
$31 to $50
Italian
Ayer
About the restaurant
Chef owned and operated Lucia's Tavola is a fine dining Italian restaurant. Lucia's features a menu comprised of Chefs family favorites, Chef originals, traditional Italian & local ingredients creating unique Italian inspired cuisine.
Lucia's also offers an extensive cocktail menu and a complete, well balanced wine list.

Top review
Drew
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing service and communication from our server. Food was delicious with almost North End level quality and great fresh pastas. Solid wine list and casual setting make this a great place for family, friends or special occasions.
A photo of Piccolo's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (789)
$30 and under
Italian
Worcester
About the restaurant
A unique destination for Worcester's movers and shakers, Piccolo's has become the place to go for great Italian cuisine, a glass of good wine and an eclectic social mix not found elsewhere on Shrewsbury Street.
Top review
Unanimous
Dined 5 days ago
Been by your establishment several times, and decided to make a reservation and go. It was so well worth it! The whole experience was wonderful cannot wait to go back. The food was top notch, and the waitress was very attentive. 
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