Phantom Gourmet may have the pulse on the best places to eat in Greater Boston, but did you know they also know the best places that serve up fun, too? Here are Phantom Gourmet’s great 8 places for food and fun, arming you with things to do in Boston and giving you great inspiration for school vacations and family staycations.
Ogie’s Trailer Park
Ogie’s Trailer Park in Providence, Rhode Island is an eye popping, jaw dropping space that is like walking straight into a time machine. With sputnik chandeliers, vintage seating and lava lamps bubbling behind the bar, you will be warped in to a time of yesteryear. Order’s up! Grab your food from Ogie’s southern style menu at the trailer style walk-up window, where you can get everything from Mac and Cheese Croquettes to Big Juicy Burgers to a spicy beef chili.
A4Cade by Area Four
A4Cade, located on Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square, Cambridge is the product of Roxy’s Grilled Cheese merging with Area Four arcade, while serving all of the fun fare you grew up on. This hot bar, voted one of the Best 15 Boston Date Ideas by Time Out Boston, is sensory overload packed with old school video games, classic pinball machines and more nostalgia than you can imagine.
Fogo de Chao
Fogo de Chao in Copley Square is an upscale Brazilian style steak house that has servers circling tables with slow roasted skewers of beef, pork, lamb, and more. Serving slice after slice, of whatever cuts of meat you want to eat and incredible defining flavors, this Boston restaurant is bound to leave you salivating for more!
Make a night of it out on the town. After you dine at Fogo de Chao, check in to Hilton Boston Back Bay for a great stay in one of their chicly renovated guest rooms, steps from Newbury Street.
Kings’ Dining & Entertainment
With 5 locations throughout Massachusetts, Kings’ Dining & Entertainment takes food and fun to a whole new level. With high-def TV’s, high-tech bowling alleys, and a bar serving high quality cocktails, and an endless menu of all the things you love to eat when you’re knocking down some pins. From chicken wings, to cheesy pizzas perfect for sharing, and over the top nacho plates, piled high with melted queso, jalapenos, olives, pico, sour cream and guacamole. This place is perfect for families and kids of all ages.
New City Microcreamery
At New City Microcreamery in Hudson and Cambridge, there is one simple goal: to make the best ice cream in the world using the freezing power of liquid nitrogen. And there’s some sweet science to it all used in full view of customers. We can assure you that the use of liquid nitrogen is not a gimmick but is one of the best ways to make ice cream. Liquid nitrogen sits at a temperature of negative 300 plus degrees, creating a really, really, really cold process, freezing the ice cream quickly, not allowing a lot of ice crystals to develop, giving it the perfect creamy texture.
Prisco’s Market & Deli
Prisco’s Market & Deli, located off Route 18 in Bridgewater, is a family-friendly spot with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for mini golf, batting cages, a specialty store or some sweets from their roadside creamery. Try their massive sundae perfect for sharing. With 16 scoops of ice cream, step up to the challenge and see if you can take this perfectly dreamy creamy dish down.
Located in Hingham, The Range is the perfect place to work on your swing, or work on a big burger. This enormous space combines a state of the art golf range, an incredible outdoor patio, and food that’s well above par. What makes The Range completely different than the rest of the competition is that The Range creates fun activities alongside an incredible dining experience.
Hopsters Brewing Company
With two locations in Newton and Boston’s Seaport, Hopsters Brewing Company is a beer geek’s paradise that allows customers to blend, brew and bottle their own beers on site in their state of the art kitchen. While you’re waiting for all the fun to happen, you can pop back a few and snack on some of Hopsters’ hot soft pretzels.
Explore more the Seaport neighborhood with a stay at Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall or DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston Downtown. Both locations are but a short distance away from the ever popular Seaport District in Boston.
These great 8 spots are perfect for a date night or a family outing, allowing you to customize a truly great vacation or staycation in Greater Boston.