Where to Eat in Marlborough: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Renato Branum

Marlborough (often spelled Marlboro) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 38,499 at the 2010 census. Marlborough became a prosperous industrial town in the 19th century and made the transition to high technology industry in the late 20th century after the construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Things to do in Marlborough

1. Longfellow's Wayside Inn

72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776-3224 Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 978-443-1776
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 398 reviews

Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Longfellow's Wayside Inn is a unique part of the historic landscape of Massachusetts, and the oldest operating American Inn. Featuring an authentic building style and traditional New England food, we offer the ideal location for romantic nights out, banquets, family events, company parties, and weddings. Our menu provides exceptional quality at great value, including hearty portions and seasonal foods. We encourage our guests to spend a day with us, touring the serene and historic grounds, enjoying a drink in our 300-year old Tavern, and settling in for dinner in one of our historic rooms. We have an open patio in the warmer months, and lit fireplaces through winter.

Reviewed By copeswell - Framingham, Massachusetts

My significant other and I went to the Wayside Inn for a romantic dinner. The ambiance was completely unromantic, with harsh lighting and an unattractive room, and the food was poor.

On the positive side, when we told our waitperson that it was our anniversary, she gave us a complimentary dessert.

Overall, make sure that you reserve in one of the fireplace rooms, or just tour the lovely grounds.

2. Firefly's BBQ

350 E Main St, Marlborough, MA 01752-5422 Delivery, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Lunch SGD 4 - SGD 33 +1 508-357-8883
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Firefly's BBQ

After Winning More Than 20 National Bar-B-Que Awards Owner Steve Uliss won the Massachusetts State BBQ Championships and represented the Commonwealth in the Jack Daniels World Invitational Barbecue Competition. "It took me about nine years to perfect my rib recipe... Now you can sink your choppers into some of the best bar-b-que on the planet, right here at Firefly's... And the awards keep piling up to prove it!" Walk into one of our restaurants and, in addition to receiving a warm welcome with Southern-style hospitality, you'll be greeted by the mouthwatering aromas of authentic American bar-b-que. We smoke our meats for up to 12 hours, blending apple, cherry and hickory woods to create the signature red smoke ring that identifies the genuine low-fire, slow-cooking process of true bar-b-que. We offer four different styles of ribs and mop sauces from around the South including North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to bar-b-cue, you'll find many other Southern specialties on our menu including Cracklin' Bread, Fried Chicken, Red Beans 'n Rice, Sweet Potato Pecan Puddin' and more! We're also New England's largest BBQ Caterer catering parties for 20 to 20,000! Be sure to check out our Catering Menu if you're even thinkin' about having a party. Kick back, relax, and enjoy Firefly's award-winning bar-b-que and Southern fare at our restaurant, take a feast home, or let us cater your next big party or get together.

Reviewed By Cynthia E - Boston, Massachusetts

Fun place to go for great BBQ, friendly service, and even entertainment! Great selection of meats and sauces and sides; they serve everything from salads to pizza and everything in between! Southern offerings include po boys and fried pickles. Try one of the combo platters for a good sampling. Service is friendly and very good; server recommendations are always great.

3. Rail Trail Flatbread Company

33 Main St, Hudson, MA 01749-2108 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 978-293-3552
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Rail Trail Flatbread Company

Reviewed By VacationDays365 - Boston, MA

We arrived at one o'clock and the restaurant was packed. Not a problem since we had a reservation. Wonderful selection of craft beer and a small but very good selection of wine for the non-beer drinker (me). My Robert Talbott Chardonnay was excellent and served cold, just the way I like it. We shared the Banh Mi-atballs appetizer which consisted of six really good size meatballs served with hoisin bbq sauce, sriracha aioli, pickled carrots, cilantro, cucumber and jalapeno. They were fantastic. Our second fantastic selection was the flatbread. We did half chicken, bacon, ranch and half steak and cheese. Wonderful choices. The restaurant has great atmosphere, a fun vibe, helpful, friendly wait staff and delicious food. We can't wait to return.

4. The Vin Bin Cafe

91 Main St, Marlborough, MA 01752-3845 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 508-480-9463
Excellent
71%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

The Vin Bin Cafe

Gourmet sandwich shop in downtown Marlboro, award winning sandwiches, seasonal outdoor seating, seasonal beer and wine service.

Reviewed By Christopher O - Marlborough

The Vin Bin has wonderful food and service. An excellent selection of wines, cheeses and spirits in a great location in downtown Marlborough. Rick and his family do a wonderful job

5. Linguine's Italian Eatery

350 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752-4607 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 508-481-9747
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 214 reviews

Linguine's Italian Eatery

Reviewed By Jon O - Long Island, New York

We have been coming to marlborough for years for hockey tournaments and we just stumbled upon this nice Family run Italian Eatery, Food was very good and reasonably priced, Service staff was very friendly. We had a short wait on a Friday night which was expected. Food was worth the wait. Great place,

6. The Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

29 S Bolton St, Marlborough, MA 01752-2843 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Healthy, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 59 +1 508-460-3474
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 273 reviews

The Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

"Make Life Fresh!"™ Fresh food and social relaxation are two of life's essentials. Our goal at Fish is to make your life a little fresher. 25 years of seafood experience and a passion for great wine combine to

Reviewed By bobellen65 - Basking Ridge, New Jersey

4 of us went to dinner last Saturday night. We were looking for an upscale suburban restaurant without going to Boston. The seafood is fresh, prepared perfectly and has a decent selection. Additionally, for apps. we shared fresh oysters and fried clams which tasted like I was sitting in Ipswich. There was also live music in the lounge

7. Silk Road Bistro

150 Main St, Marlborough, MA 01752-3865 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 508-630-8946
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Silk Road Bistro

Reviewed By BillyC842 - Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States

We've been twice and while the restaurant is small, the food is very fresh and outstanding. I had a Golden Tofu and Snow Peas dish as my main course, and it was just amazing. My wife had the eggplant and hers was equally good. Very friendly and a lot of take-out happening while we ate.

8. Pruller Restaurant

514 Lincoln St, Marlborough, MA 01752-2087 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery Brazilian, Barbecue, South American Lunch, Dinner +1 508-480-8825
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 47 reviews

Pruller Restaurant

Reviewed By Claverrier - Biddeford, Maine

Was a little nervous going inside this Resturant because it didn't look like a typical restaurant, but we were very pleasantly surprised. The Resturant was bigger then is seems from the outside view, and everything was so super clean and organized!

When we arrive we were greeted by a very friendly staff who explained everything to us about their buffet and the types of meats they had. They answered all our questions (I'm a picky eater and usually have questions about types of foods and ingredients).

We enjoyed this experience and this type of food. if you are looking for a nice experience this is a Must try!

9. Kindles Wood Fired Pizzeria

10 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA 01752-3547 Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 508-251-0077
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Kindles Wood Fired Pizzeria

Featuring 30 Wood~Fired Specialty Pizzas. We serve the Best ingredients available. Ice Cold Beer and Wine. Eat In or Take Out. Our Fire Makes It Better.™

Reviewed By Roger S

Decided to go on a random quest with a buddy to find a new pizza spot and ended up finding this place. Boy we're we glad we did! Had the BBQ divine and my favorite pizzas and these were some tasty combos. Very thin crust so I didn't get a ton of flavor from the dough but cooked well in there wood fired oven and the toppings were great! Talked to the owner a bit and he emphasized that he wanted to focus on good pizza vs a million menu options and this was pretty obvious. Well crafted pizza but there were plenty of other options also that I may go back and try again eventually. Some decent beer a selection too if that's up your alley it's worth a trip indeed!

10. LongHorn Steakhouse

191 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752-1840 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 508-481-4100
Excellent
26%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

LongHorn Steakhouse

Reviewed By CountessCorn - Cleveland, Ohio

Went to Longhouse specifically because the website reported they have a happy hour menu. When we got there they said that they don't. Okay - not great but we ordered. My associate ordered the short ribs over gnocchi and ended up sending it back and ordering a salad. I had the firecracker shrimp (nothing firecracker about it). Service was very good but food fell short.

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