Best of Boston

2020 Best Parking Lot to Al Fresco Dining Conversion

Kowloon Restaurant

Go back in time at this kitschy restaurant on Route 1, where pupu platters and scorpion bowls are served in a large parking lot turned car hop, with space for live music and drive-in movies—a trendy throwback phenomenon while cinemas are closed. The Wong family, which has owned the iconic spot since—you guessed it, the 1950s—also offers classic mai tai mixers to go, but Kowloon’s outdoor tiki-bar tables are the place to be during this extraordinary summer.

948 Broadway, Saugus, 781-233-0077,