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

April 14, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Norwell is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,506 at the 2010 Census. The town's southeastern border runs along the North River.
Things to do in Norwell

1. Tosca

14 North St, Hingham, MA 02043-2234 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 52 +1 781-740-0080
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Tosca

Tosca is the flagship restaurant of Eat Well Inc. Open for dinner only, Tosca is located on historic Hingham Harbor and offers creative regional Italian cuisine focusing on fresh New England flavors and local, seasonal ingredients. Constructed in the 1910 Granary Marketplace building, the award-winning restaurant boasts a theatrical setting with exposed brick, imported tiles, mahogany woods, and an open kitchen from which executive chef Kevin Long takes center stage.

Reviewed By Jaymac52 - Westford, Massachusetts

Just went to Tosca's in Hingham ma for the first time this past week. Simply a great place!!! Ate at the Bar, great service, delicious food with a very upscale but casual atmosphere. The staff was very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this place for a great night out. A little pricy but worth the price. Look forward to going back.

2. Barker Tavern

21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast SGD 63 +1 781-545-6533
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Barker Tavern

The Barker Tavern is a fully restored 17th century building, home to a quiet casual fine dining restaurant and lively Eli's Pub, both serving new american cuisine. The historic restaurant and modern ball room sit on top of a hill overlooking Scituate harbor, centrally located between Boston and Cape Cod.

Reviewed By EMMAFLORIDA - FLORIDA

From the minute you walk in the door, the old tavern is a great experience. Best meal our family had during our visit-Huge seared scallops,16+oz. grilled swordfish, and prime rib. If you are lucky, you will have Patrick as your waiter-so polished, informed and on point. Full explanation of ingredients and cooking style for each dish. Not enormous, but very good wine list. Excellent dinner and dining experience. Can't wait to go back.

3. Not Your Average Joe's

111 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061-1601 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 781-616-6160
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 152 reviews

Not Your Average Joe's

Reviewed By ThinkingOutLoud - Boston

We hadn't been to NYAJ for a while since our last visit was disappointing. We didn't write a review at the time because we sensed the restaurant was experiencing some problems...maybe staffing issues. To be fair, NYAJ compensated us for the poor offerings.
But, that was then and this is now. Our most recent experience was a vast improvement. Our server, Susan was exceptional...very friendly and more than accommodating. ..We were celebrating birthdays and she added to the celebration of the occasion. The food and drinks were terrific. We like how the menu changes for the season...the special Octoberfest menu selections were appealing. So, to NYAJ's of Norwell... "Welcome back"... We look forward to returning again soon.

4. Alumni Sports Cafe

95 Washington St, Pembroke, MA 02359-1808 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 781-829-9999
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Alumni Sports Cafe

Reviewed By Brendad13

This is a local pub style restaurant that you and your family can go to. Tv’s everywhere to watch your games. My son loves to play keno while we are there too! The food is fabulous. Pizza is awesome, and their chicken tenders and steak tips are even better. Every dish we have had is great and at very reasonable prices. So reasonable we can afford to go out more than have to cook and clean after a long days work. I highly recommend this place!!

5. Bella's Italian Restaurant

933 Hingham St, Rockland, MA 02370-1050 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 781-871-5789
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 179 reviews

Bella's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Justin A - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Ravioli was very good. Extremely slow service though (the bar and lounge were super crowded with one server and the restaurant was empty). The chicken on the salad was so tiny. Dishes are quite small.

6. Tsang's Village Cafe

644 Washington St, Unit 101A, Hanover, MA 02339-2394 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 781-826-0202
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Tsang's Village Cafe

Reviewed By Rob F - WEYMOUTH

Ordered Take out for a party at home, told it was best Chinese around. It was basically one of the worst Chinese food ever. I have to report this because I am so tired of people telling me how great it is. Worst fried shrimp, could barely cut through the thick hard batter with a knife! The rice was dry & hard. Just awful, the Beef Lo Mein, fat & chewy beef. I don't know if this was an off night, I only know I will never return. I think people say it is great because of the location & dining area, I don't know.

7. Mother Anna's Pembroke

46 Columbia Rd, Route 53, North Pembroke, MA 02359-1862 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 781-924-1955
Excellent
46%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

So.we are faithful, avid la Scala fans.mmwe wanted to love this place because we live down the street..menu is same HOWEVER..quality of food can't compare...awful chicken Venezia..sauce good, mushrooms and artichokes good..chicken was tough tough tough and dry dry dry.we told waitress but she just said sorry and asked if we wanted to bring it home..WHAT?....sorry honey..your tip reflected your service. .don't go here..bland,bland,bland.. I cook better at home...

8. Crossroads Cafe & Deli

216 Rockland St, Hanover, MA 02339-2240 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 781-826-9921
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Crossroads Cafe & Deli

Reviewed By papajoe323 - Kingston, Massachusetts

We stopped for lunch at Crossroads and ordered a breakfast sandwich and a burger. They have a somewhat limited menu- breakfast stops at around 11:30AM and lunch basically has just sandwiches and soups-some specials too.The breakfast sandwich was good but the roll was too big for it so there was a lot of bread to it. The filling was tasty though-fresh eggs and bacon just too much bread. I suggest maybe getting it on a bagel or English muffin. The burger was just O.K.not much flavor and was a little greasy. It could have been just what we ordered,but I wasn't that impressed with Crossroads. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, the prices are very reasonable and it has a loyal following-a local place known for good food at good prices. I might return to give it another try as,I said it could have been just what we ordered but it won't be for awhile.

9. Strawberry Fair Restaurant

14 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061-1604 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 781-878-7878
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

Strawberry Fair Restaurant

Reviewed By hildegard2011 - Boston, Massachusetts

Strawberry Fair is my idea of the perfect breakfast or lunch spot. The food is excellent and the ambiance is amazing. Although everything is created from recycled materials there's nothing shabby about it. Some tables are made of 50+-year-old sewing machines. The decorations feature every imaginable strawberry decore. Wallpaper, pictures, and more. There are cozy corners. If you lucky you can sit there. The waitstaff is very accommodating. I was there last Saturday. They close at 2:30 -- supposedly. We got there about 1:30 and weren't rushed at all. Some came in close to 2:30 and were treated royally. We left at 3:00. The only drawbacks I've experienced is that they don't take reservations and it's often quite crowded. But the wait is usually not too long. The other drawback is parking. Sometimes there has been an extended lot open. Sometimes it's not open and that can be a problem.

10. Riva Restaurant

116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Dinner +1 781-545-5881
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Riva Restaurant

Riva Restaurant is Italian/New American restaurant located in downtown scenic Scituate Harbor. Our dining is romantic & charming while our separate bar area is like a rustic beach bar. Enjoy our outdoor patio with live music all summer long!! Riva uses only fresh ingredients and offers excellent dinner specials 7 nights a week.

Reviewed By wdemelle - Lakeville, Connecticut

We decided to try Riva for a special anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. With uncertain weather in the forecast we made our reservation for four inside...slightly apprehensive that it might be noisy. However, the dining room was comfortable and relatively quiet. Although very busy, we were seated promptly and enjoyed a relaxed evening...never rushed. Salads were generously proportioned and the eggplant rollotini appetizer was particularly good. Each of the entrees was delicious with special note for the petite filet...perfectly cooked. Riva was a special treat...excellent all around. We will definitely be back.

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