Best of Boston

2017 Best Casual Restaurant, West

the Rail Trail Flatbread Co.

Opened by three young entrepreneurs in 2012, this area hot spot almost single-handedly revitalized Hudson’s now-booming Main Street, and the fire is still burning bright in the pizza oven today. Neighborhood types gather at the string-lit bar for pints of Notch black lager and Wormtown IPA, while families pack the dining room for creative, pillowy flatbreads you won’t find anywhere else (don’t miss the lamb confit layered with caramelized onions, artichokes, feta, and beet-pomegranate pur̩e) and fun, eclectic apps (Thai tempura Brussels sprouts, red-eye poutine).

33 Main St., Hudson, 978-293-3552,