Best of Boston

2017 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, North

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Burlington makes gains as a veritable dining destination with an outpost of the wildly, deservedly successful Island Creek Oyster Bar. While it’s hard to pass up the lobster roll, served warm and buttered, an always-changing selection of fresh local catch provides suitable backup. You can even bring the kids, who’ll flip over the fish and chips.

300 District Ave., Burlington, 781-761-6500,