Visit the 21 Boston-Area Restaurants Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Eat your way through every corner of our very own Flavortown.

Guy Fieri cruising into Boston. / Photo courtesy of the Food Network

Everyone’s favorite frosted-tipped chef and television host Guy Fieri has spent nearly 40 seasons visiting restaurants around the country on his hit Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Divesand many them have been in Boston. If you’ve often found yourself sitting in front of the TV salivating over the dishes that Fieri gets to try and wishing you could have them yourself, well, now’s your chance.

There’s no shortage of Fieri-approved eateries around the city, serving everything from red-sauce Italian cuisine to supersize lobster rolls and stacked burgers (there’s also Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina or Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar, if you want to dine at Fieri’s namesake restaurants, too). Our suggestion? Sit back, relax, and enjoy as we guide you through the restaurants of Flavortown—ahem, Boston.

Last updated November 2023.

Angela’s Café

Angela’s is a pair of laidback restaurants in Eastie specializing in plates from the Puebla region of Mexico. Fieri flew over to the Eagle Hill spot for the show—but no matter which one you visit, you’ll find breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus full of favorites like the chilaquiles, fried corn tortilla chips sauteed with a sauce of your choice and topped with shredded chicken, queso fresco, and avocado, and served with eggs and refried beans.

As seen on: Season 15, Episode 11 (“Food Done Right”); Special Episode 8 (“Triple D Nation: East Coast Eatin’”)

131 Lexington St., East Boston, 617-567-4972; 1012 Bennington St., East Boston, 617-874-8251;

Bacon, egg and avocado on a bagel from Bagelsaurus in Cambridge.

A breakfast sandwich from Bagelsaurus. / Courtesy photo


Owner Mary Ting Hyatt and her team make every one of their bagels by hand, and then the bagels are slow-fermented over 24 hours. The result? Heavenly varieties like sea salt, cinnamon raisin, and poppy, for pairing with spreads (say, honey-rosemary cream cheese) or building sandwiches such as the Hot Smoked, piled with smoked salmon from Boston Smoked Fish Co., pickled red cabbage, red onion, and fresh dill.

As seen on: Season 30, Episode 15 (“Bagels, Biscuit and Boar”)

1796 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 857-285-6103,

An eggwich at Blunch. / Photo by Kiki Larouge Photography


This morning-through-midday South End kitchen’s pressed sandwiches are the real deal. It’s impossible to go wrong with whatever you pluck off the menu, whether that’s the Bird sandwich with chicken breast, mozzarella, oven roasted tomatoes and artichoke aioli, or the vegetarian Provencal (the “Hippie Picnic,” as Fieri called it) with Vermont goat cheese, tomatoes, kalamata olive puree, and basil cashew pesto.

As seen on: Season 20, Episode 2 (“Stuffed and Twisted”)

59 E Springfield St., Boston, 617-247-8100,

Boston Burger Company

All the sizzling beef patties are taken to the next level at this local burger chain (Fieri visited the Somerville original). Exhibit A: burgers like the Mac Attack, smothered in four-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese and bacon, as well as the Killer Bee, stacked with beer-battered onion rings, bacon, and honey BBQ sauce. They’re all so delicious they could “serve it on a trashcan lid,” and Fieri would still bite. (Pro tip: Try to save some room for the restaurant’s monstrous milkshakes, too.)

As seen on: Season 15, Episode 8 (“Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs”); Season 33, Episode 1 (“Takeout: Worldwide Delivery”); Special Episode 5 (“Triple D Nation: From Near to Far”); Special Episode 10 (“Top 10 Burgers”); and Special Episode 44 (“Knockout Burger Joints”)

37 Davis Square, Somerville, 617-440-7361; and other locations;

The 420 burger at Boston Burger Company. / Courtesy photo

Café Polonia

The handcrafted furniture lends to a cozy, homey ambiance at Southie’s memorable destination for traditional Polish and Eastern European cuisine. You won’t soon forget the meat pierogis served with caramelized onions and bacon bites or the pork loin in mushroom sauce (and the kiszka, or blood sausage, for the more adventurous eaters).

As seen on: Season 21, Episode 1 (“Roadtrippin’ in Beantown”)

611 Dorchester Ave., South Boston, 617-269-0110,

Casa Razdora

This old-school Italian restaurant in the Financial District is a place where you can bank on friendly service and fresh handmade pasta. Plates like the lobster ravioli in fra diavolo sauce are utterly divine—as is the porcini cascioni stuffed with an “outrageous” (according to Fieri) filling of mushrooms, sausage, and gorgonzola.

As seen on: Season 21, Episode 4 (“Worldwide Flavorfest”); and Special Episode 50 (“Incredible Italian”)

115 Water St., Boston, 617-338-6700,

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The Beef 1000 from Cutty’s. / Photograph by Adam Detour


This Brookline takeout-only sandwich shop was opened by spouses Rachel and Charles Kelsey in 2010. And guess what? Their superlative sandwich creations—like the justifiably famous Beef 1000, slow-roasted beef, crispy shallots, and thousand island dressing on a brioche roll—will keep customers returning for years to come.

As seen on: Season 15, Episode 5 (“Massachusetts Madness”); and Special Episode 64 (“Northeast Feast”)

284 Washington St., Brookline, 617-505-1844,

The Dirty Taco pizza from Dirty Water Dough Company topped with gound beef, mozzarella, and crushed Doritos.

The Dirty Taco pizza from Dirty Water Pizza Company / Photo by Angela Pavadore (@amp_eats on Instagram)

Dirty Water Dough Company

The secret to Dirty Water’s scrumptious pizza dough? Their own home-brewed Dirty Water IPA. Stop by either the Back Bay or East Boston location and order one of the specialty pies tested by Guy Fieri, including the Dirty Taco pizza with chili-style ground beef, shredded mozzarella, and crushed Doritos.

As seen on: Season 30, Episode 14 (“Pizza Plus”)

222 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-0090; 20 Maverick St., Boston, 617-567-6767;

Greek Corner Restaurant

“Lights-out delicious” is one of Fieri’s more famous catchphrases, and there’s no doubt about it—we’re always left feeling food-coma-bound after a feast at this dazzling neighborhood Greek joint. Don’t snooze on the roasted lamb gyro, its hot pita packed with vegetables and tsatziki sauce, or the pastitso: baked macaroni with ground beef, tomato sauce, myriad spices, and creamy bechamel sauce.

As seen on: Season 10, Episode 3 (“Timeless”); and Special Episode 3 (“Triple D Nation: Layered, Stuffed and Stacked”)

2366 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-5655,

In A Pickle

Slide into a comfy booth seat in front of the bright green walls of this Waltham breakfast and lunch joint. The menu is chock-full of creative, colorful dishes, from the pumpkin bread French toast to the hot-as-hell El Diablo omelet with sliced jalapeños and Buffalo hot sauce (and extra Tabasco, if you dare).

As seen on: Season 31, Episode 1 (“Guy’s All-Star Guests”)

265 Moody St., Waltham, 781-891-1212,

Kelly’s Diner

The Boston area has no shortage of historical attractions, but here’s one modern landmark you won’t find on the Freedom Tour: Kelly’s Diner, one of the first diners to ever be featured by Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The 1950s dining car, moved all the way to Somerville from Delaware, lured the chef with its outstanding lobster rolls, apple pancakes sprinkled with cinnamon, and three-decker club sandwiches.

As seen on: Season 1, Episode 11 (“Diners A-Plenty”); and Special Episode 1 (“Triple D Nation: A Little Lighter”)

674 Broadway, Somerville, 617-623-8102,

Lone Star Taco Bar

Fieri clearly loves Mexican food—his first Boston restaurant was Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina, after all. So it says something that he gave his stamp of approval to this Allston hangout (which also has a location in Cambridge) and its menu of chicken ranchero tostadas, grilled street corn, margaritas, and more.

As seen on: Season 21, Episode 1 (“Roadtrippin’ in Beantown”)

479 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-782-8226; 635 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 857-285-6179;

The Pilgrim sandwich at Mike’s City Diner. / Photo by Chelsea Kyle

Mike’s City Diner

Mike’s has appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives four times, and it’s easy to understand why once you’ve tasted feast-worthy classics like the Turkey Dinner, rounded out with plenty of sides, or the famous Pilgrim sandwich (piled high with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce).

As seen on: Season 2, Episode 7 (“Talkin’ Turkey”); Season 32, Episode 4 (“Takeout: Tastier at Home”); Special, Episode 39 (“Ultimate Turkey Fest”); and Special, Episode 98 (“Triple D Nation: Trottin’ Out the Turkey”)

1714 Washington St., Boston, 617-267-9393,

Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burgers

The king of Flavortown is hardly the only famous person to have visited this historic Cambridge restaurant: Bob Dylan, Jackie Onassis, and Al Pacino are all among the American royalty to have dined inside its poster-covered walls. He’s the only one, though, who can brag that he’s designed a burger for the menu—the Triple “D” burger, that is, a double patty with American cheese, BBQ sauce, grilled onions, and bacon.

As seen on: Season 8, Episode 1 (“Burgers, Steaks and Chops”); and Special Episode 10 (“Top 10 Burgers”)

1246 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-6559,

The massive U.S.S. Lobstitution at Pauli’s. / Courtesy photo


Since 2011, this North End eatery has been serving up signature overstuffed sandwiches and monstrous lobster rolls. See: the U.S.S. Lobstitution, 28 ounces of fresh lobster meat on a grilled long sub with lemon and mayo, so big you can barely wrap your claws around it.

As seen on: Season 31, Episode 1 (“Guy’s All-Star Guests”)

65 Salem St., Boston, 857-284-7064,

Lobster ravioli at Rino’s Place. / Photo by John S. via Yelp

Rino’s Place

Even after attempting (key word) to polish off one of the enormous Italian meals at Rino’s, you’ll be set with leftovers for days to come. At least all that extra lobster ravioli will come in handy when you settle in for a binge-watch of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which has featured Rino’s on three separate episodes.

As seen on: Season 10, Episode 7 (“Made to Order”); Season 32, Episode 5 (“Takeout: Dinner and Dessert That Delivers”); and Special Episode 15 (“Amazing Italian”)

258 Saratoga St., East Boston, 617-567-7412,

Sam LaGrassa’s

Since 1968, LaGrassa’s—a lunchtime favorite for downtown office workers, in particular—has been cooking up fresh pots of New England Clam Chowder and specialty sandwiches like Fieri’s favorite: the Chipotle Pastrami sandwich topped with Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and chipotle honey mustard.

As seen on: Season 7, Episode 9 (“Blast From the Past”)

44 Province St., Boston, 617-357-6861,

Fries at Saus

Fries at Saus, accompanied by a trio of sauces. / Courtesy photo


Saus understands that you can never have too many condiments. That’s why this street food-focused spot offers over a dozen different kinds of dipping sauces for its signature fries, including smoky chipotle, truffle ketchup, and pimento-cheddar mayo. (Want something more? Try the poutine with fries, miso-mushroom gravy, and any manner of toppings including crispy shallots or mac and cheese.) Take note: Fieri visited the Faneuil Hall-side original, but there’s a newer location in Somerville’s Bow Market, too.

As seen on: Season 21, Episode 2 (“Seriously Saucy”)

33 Union St., Boston; 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville;

The Starlite-Style burger at Trina’s Starlite Lounge. / Photo by Pat Piasecki

Trina’s Starlite Lounge

If you’re looking for a retro restaurant vibe with Southern-inspired vittles and playful cocktails, you’ve come to the right place. Trina’s turns out delicious homemade tater tots with rosemary garlic aioli, as well as dynamite plates of crispy fried chicken with buttermilk waffles, all ready for drizzling with hot pepper syrup. Extinguish the flames with a drink like the Rockin’ Chair: a combo of black tea-infused bourbon and ginger cognac, it can be served hot or cold.

As seen on: Season 21, Episode 3 (“Cross-Country Classics”); and Season 33, Episode 4 (“Takeout: Ordering All Kinds of Flavor”)

3 Beacon St., Somerville, 617-576-0006,

The Kendall Square burger at Veggie Galaxy. / Courtesy photo

Veggie Galaxy

Imagine a classic American diner serving strictly made-from-scratch vegetarian food, and you’ve got this Central Square stalwart. Come for the Southwestern breakfast burrito with home fries, the Kendall Square black bean and sweet potato burger, or the chocolate chip pancakes with caramelized banana butter. Finish with a tasty treat from the on-site bakery from layer cakes to cheesecakes and apple pie.

As seen on: Season 30, Episode 16 (“Unique Eats”)

450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-1513,

Lobster roll at Yankee. / Photo by Pauline P. via Yelp 

Yankee Lobster Company

You couldn’t miss the Yankee Lobster Company’s bright, lobster-red awning if you tried. Not that you’d ever want to. The longstanding Seaport operation serves up some of the best seafood-shack favorites around, including creamy lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, crispy crab cakes, and plenty more freshly caught (and frequently, fried) fish.

As seen on: Season 15, Episode 13 (“Turn On Traditional”); and Special Episode 56 (“All Stacked Up”)

300 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-345-9799,