Medford Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Medford

April 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

Medford is a city 3.2 miles northwest of downtown Boston on the Mystic River in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. In the 2010 U.S. Census, Medford's population was 56,173. It is home to Tufts University.
Things to do in Medford

1. Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 781-648-7427
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

Blue Ribbon BBQ

Reviewed By Paul B - Boston, Massachusetts

I brought my Dad and we split a burnt end platter with coleslaw and baked beans. Plenty of food for 2 in one platter order. Actually more then enough! Staff is very friendly and food comes quickly. The BBQ is excellent. Just the right amount of smoke and sauce. Baked beans were very good and we enjoyed the tangy coleslaw. We sat inside and enjoyed our meal. Overall a very nice experience and they get the excellent rating from the quality of food. Great job.

2. All Seasons Table

64 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148-4905 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 781-397-8788
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

All Seasons Table

Reviewed By ForzaRocca - Boston, Massachusetts

I daydream about coming here! I love getting take out for lunching, come for a leisurely dinner, etc.! The sushi is great, the entrees are delicious, drinks are heavy! COME HERE!

3. Bob’s Italian Foods

324 Main St, Medford, MA 02155-6159 Takeout, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 781-395-0400
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Bob’s Italian Foods

Famous for almost 80 years, Bob's Italian Foods serves authentic Italian Take-out Pasta, Sandwiches and Deli Foods in a charming old-world Italian grocery store. Also available are specialty-cut prime meats, homemade Italian Sausage and a full range of Buffet Catering trays for any size event with advance order. For 3 generations, the Bob's family continues to surprise visitors with new and exciting additions like new types of ravioli and menu specials regularly. Order specialty Italian foods to ship across the USA from our ItalianFoodImports site or visit the Bob's site for catering and take-out menus. Street parking is always available nearby. Come visit Bob's,"Medford's Little Italy," soon!

Reviewed By Joseph T - Woburn

Bobs Italian Food has been in medford for many years because they make great sandwiches or any take out order you want.

4. Sarma Restaurant

249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 617-764-4464
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Sarma Restaurant

Reviewed By Taryn L

I have Celiac disease. The waiter provided me with a gluten free menu! I could still get most everything on the menu with some modifications. The Potato Falafel was amazing. I also had the steak tartare. My friends are vegetarian and there were great options for them as well! Great to go here with friends, family, or on a date!

5. Ball Square Cafe

708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144-2239 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 617-623-2233
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Ball Square Cafe

Reviewed By barbershopchick - Chicago

Stopped in here for lunch on a cold, blustery day with my brother and nephew. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The place was busy, but turnover is quick. My brother and I had sandwiches-a Reuben and a BLT. My nephew...MoreI'm happy you enjoyed your lunch with your brother and nephew! It's wonderful to hear you were seated promptly and that you enjoyed your meal. Looking forward to having you all back again soon to try out some more items on our menu! -Mike, Owner

6. Dom's Sausage Co. Inc

10 Riverside Park, Malden, MA 02148-6781 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Italian, Delicatessen Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 781-324-6390
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Dom's Sausage Co. Inc

"Great Taste Since 1941" Whether beef or poultry, every offering (there's a wide array) is a hit. Every one! The prepared food (subs, sandwiches, etc.) is also excellent and the deli offers a solid variety of quality cuts.

Reviewed By Smb1600

After enjoying doms steak tips for years in Boston we continued to but in bulk and bring to Florida. Standard response from non Bostonians was whats that? Every person who has tried them loves them and want to know when can they have them again.
We now use their marenade and steak that the staff told us to buy and everyone lives it again.
Thanx for the help all were great

7. Giulia

1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 617-441-2800
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Giulia

Reviewed By Mike S - Boston, Massachusetts

Guilia is quite a find - as hard as it is to secure a reservation. The food is very fresh and local, the service outstanding and smart, the interior intimate and the atmosphere relaxed and modest even as the restaurant is packed as usual. Highly recommended - if you can get in.

8. Tenoch Mexican

24 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4606 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 781-395-2221
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Tenoch Mexican

Reviewed By sam t - Medford, Massachusetts

This spot has been a hit with the local ever since it opened and has quickly spawned other brick and mortar spots elsewhere in the greater boston area.
I really liked the place initially - fast service, interesting tortas and burritos, but lately some of the food was just overly salty.

9. Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 105 +1 617-661-3254
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 341 reviews

Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Reviewed By MeqonTraveler - Mequon, WI

I have been to Dali twice this fall. Both times were similar. Excellent food, good wine list. The service is good once it gets going (both times there was a significant delay before someone stopped by the table). Pretty reasonably priced. The decor is great. It's a bit noisy, but not too bad.

10. Oleana

134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 54 - SGD 105 +1 617-661-0505
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 701 reviews

Oleana

Reviewed By LRFoodFan - Little Rock, Arkansas

We really enjoyed the innovative riffs on traditional Turkish dishes. All the ingredients that you would expect were there: tahini, chickpeas, pine nuts, yogurt, lamb, feta. But they were put together in unexpected ways that made every bite interesting. We ordered 4 dishes for the two of us and shared everything. Others might order more, but that was enough for us. Kitchen paced everything nicely so that we had a leisurely meal. We ended up going the their sister bakery Sofra for breakfast the next morning, just to have another chance to try new tastes.

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