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From casual to formal dining, we’ve got it all. You can stay with traditional fare such as a pizza or steakhouse, or try something cultural at one of our many ethnic restaurants. Browse the area restaurants, bistros, and cafes - you’ll find enough variety to suit everyone’s taste buds.

217 Main St, Spencer, MA 01562 - (508) 885-9205
"Dinner and A Movie." Every Saturday, May thru October, enjoy a three-course dinner followed by a classic film shown in their private screening room. See details and full schedule on their web site. 'An elegant and affordable twist on date night!' -Worcester Magazine. Have a Culinary tour - Chef Shari Alexander offers International Cooking Classes with a flair!  Private dining is available by reservation for that special occasion or party, from 2 to 24.
144 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 - (508) 795-1012

The Armsby Abbey has become one of the top craft beer destinations in the world. This gastro-pub offers a seasonal farmhouse menu showcasing products from local farms, breweries, wineries and distilleries. A celebration of the conscientious SLOW Food ideals and the artisan craftsmanship of food and beverage, come see why Armsby Abbey took an unprecedented 13 categories in Worcester’s Best of 2009 awards! 9 Best of Awards in 2010! Best New Restaurant, Chef and Beer selection to name but a few!

270 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609 - (508) 753-3777

For more than 26 years Blue Jeans has been hand-tossing its celebrated Italian-style pizza (winning Worcester's Best Pizza twice). Also serving an authentic Chicago-style pizza. Try the wings! Tons of sandwiches. Pub-style Burgers. Salads. They deliver!

97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 - 508-793-9888

Named after the cinema capital of India, Bollywood Grill offers the tasty, exotic flavors of authentic Indian cuisine. Bollywood Grill opened in 2005 with the goal of sharing India’s unique cinematic culture and providing flavorful, entertaining cuisine. With menu subtitles like “Block Busters” and “Box Office Hits,” you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable experience at Bollywood Grill. They offer catering and a daily luncheon buffet. Enjoy tasty, exotic flavors of authentic Indian cuisine. Catering also available. 

7 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 - (508) 792-1737

Buca di Beppo® is an authentic Italian restaurant that offers flavorful Italian dining. Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are served family style and are meant to be shared. Waterfront dining on the Worcester/Shrewsbury line! In addition, they offer catering. 

363 Plantation St , Worcester, MA 01605 - (508) 754-2000

Serene, sophisticated, and inspired by the Goddess of the Harvest, Ceres Bistro celebrates the seasons and delivers only the freshest ingredients to your table. The decor is warm and inviting with beautiful views to our outdoor gardens. A floor to ceiling glass wall brings the outside in and opens to the patio and outdoor bar. Ceres is open seven days per week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves a late night menu in the bar.

102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA 01451 -

Linger over lunch at Fruitlands Museum Cafe, a farm to fork restaurant operated by the folks from Groton MA based Gibbett Hill Restaurant and exclusive caterer for weddings and special events on site.

158 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608 - (508) 753-4362

Experience a true Worcester landmark at George's Coney Island.  Serving hot dogs since 1918, George's is family owned and operated and has been acclaimed as Worcester's best for years.  Enjoy the iconic restaurant and neon sign for yourself as well as the outstanding hot dogs.  They also have a bar and can serve large groups. Closed Tuesdays.

59 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434 - (978) 772-0600

This newly built hotel offers the most inviting and relaxing accommodations in Central MA. Located in a quiet New England setting 35 miles from Boston, the stylish Hilton Garden Inn hotel turns your trip into a memorable travel experience. The spacious accommodations offer great amenities like complimentary high-speed Internet, mini-fridge, microwave, plenty of comfortable seating, fitness room, indoor pool, full service restaurant, The Great American Grill®, and a relaxing lounge.

1121 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA 01604 - 508-926-8700

Hirosaki Prime is an upscale Japanese Steakhouse, Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar, specializing in prime steaks, hibachi-style Japanese dishes including beef, chicken and seafood, exquisite appetizers as well as traditional and custom sushi. All complemented by an extensive wine list, creative cocktails, delectable desserts and only the finest sake. Open for dinner six days a week, and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, their entertaining hibachi room or cosmopolitan-style lounge is the perfect place to dine.

159 Ballville Rd, Bolton, MA 01740 - (978) 779-6911

THE INTERNATIONAL — A GOLFERS PARADISE OFFERING MANY SPECIAL EVENT VENUES AND SUPERIOR CULINARY EXPERIENCES.

Open to the public since 2010!

  • Golf – Two world-class golf courses: The Pines is our private course and The Oaks is our public course.
  • Fireplace Room – Our Fireplace Room restaurant is open year-round and features a menu that changes with the seasons. We offer a relaxed environment with good music, great service and a roaring fireplace on cooler evenings.
  • Catering (On- and Off-site) – The International offers a unique selection of global menus, catered by our critically acclaimed Fireplace Room restaurant, for weddings, social events, corporate meetings or golf tournaments hosted on-site. And our new catering department can now deliver our fine cuisine directly to your home or office.
  • Event venues – Three unique special-events spaces offer event planners a distinct meeting and entertainment space. A 50-room lodging facility plus many local attractions, make for a perfect getaway or special event.

Dining: 

THE FIREPLACE ROOM RESTAURANT AT THE INTERNATIONAL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR LUNCH AND DINNER.
Our relaxed environment features gourmet thin-crust pizzas, along with a variety of casual dining options all day long, as well as a more formal dining option. Please let us know if there is anything special we can do to make your time with us even more memorable.

  • Hours – Wednesday through Sunday: 12 pm – 9 pm
  • Reservations / Takeout orders – Online or by contacting the restaurant at 978-779-1380, including take out orders.
  • Entertainment – Live entertainment on Friday evenings.
  • Guests with disabilities are encouraged to use the front-door drop-off facilities, in addition to specially reserved parking.

Please let us know if there is anything special we can do to make your time with us even more memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Find out more about having your special event at The International.

Click here to make your reservation, or call 978-779-1380 today!

100 Wattaquadoc Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740 - (978) 779-9816

Zagat states, "You'll think you're in a farmhouse in Normandy" at this Bolton hilltop restaurant - "romantic" with breathtaking" views of "aromatic orchards".   J’s Restaurant is a quaint, cozy and intimate restaurant, which caters to romantic evenings and celebrations. Located in a rustic farmhouse on a 52 acre hilltop orchard, featuring local products and produce grown on the premises, J’s offers a seasonal New American style menu. Menu items are paired with Nashoba Valley Wines and micro-brews. J’s is open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.  

25 Union St, Worcester, MA 01608 - 508-755-1200

Dinner at Maxwell's offers a delightful variety of appetizers, a raw bar, and specialty breads. Their renowned entrees range from authentic pasta dishes to mouthwatering seafood, chicken, veal and steak. Continue your romantic evening on Maxwell's dance floor. Their professional DJ plays your favorite love songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Dance to the songs you remember most from yesteryear and bring back the magic.  Dancing at Dusk starts Fridays at 6pm Saturdays at 9:30pm.

1393 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA 01604 - 508-753-0610

Mrs. Mack's Bakery & Restaurant in Worcester offers a wide variety of cakes, cupcakes, breads, pies, pastries and other baked goods.  They provide custom cake decorating services for all of your party planning needs including wedding cakes, as well as fresh baked goods, home cooked meals to enjoy in the bakery restaurant or as take-out. They been a landmark on Grafton Street for over 80 years and  proud of the family's  history as one of the best bakeries in Central MA.

100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA 01740 - (978) 779-5521

Nashoba Valley Winery is a unique and stunning orchard oasis, vineyard, winery, micro-brewery, distillery and restaurant and is recognized as one of the most creative and successful wineries and unique destinations in New England. Pick your own peaches and apples available late summer thru fall, please contact us for availability.

MEETINGS/BANQUETS/WEDDINGS: Nashoba Valley Winery offers an elegant site to have your indoor or outdoor rehearsal dinner or wedding ceremony and reception. We offer a unique ambiance unrivaled in the area. Nestled in the heart of apple country with idyllic views, acres of orchards, vineyards, ponds, wine sensory gardens, and a gazebo, Nashoba Valley Winery offers an ideal choice for any special occasion.

FOOD/DRINK/DINING OUT:  J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery - Zagat states, "You'll think you're in a farmhouse in Normandy" at this Bolton hilltop restaurant - "romantic" with breathtaking" views of "aromatic orchards". J’s Restaurant is a quaint, cozy and intimate restaurant, which caters to romantic evenings and celebrations. Located in a rustic farmhouse on a 52 acre hilltop orchard, featuring local products and produce grown on the premises, J’s offers a seasonal New American style menu. Menu items are paired with Nashoba Valley Wines and micro-brews. J’s is open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.

SHOPPING:WINE/LIQUOR SHOPS: In addition to stocking all of the Nashoba Valley Winery products, including estate and fruit wines, and a variety of distillates and micro-brews, the Wine Shoppe also stocks a variety of regional food specialties from Stonewall Kitchen and other vendors, as well as many other unique gift items and practical accessories for the enjoyment of wine. Wine Tastings are available daily and Winery Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Open daily, year-round.

1160 West Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01606 - 508-853-0789

Worcester County's best Irish Experience - famous food, best brews, fine wines, Irish hospitality. They can and love to accommodate meetings and parties.  Whether you have 10 or 100 guests, organize your next event in our 370 seat restaurant, with 9 private rooms.  Business meetings, memorial luncheons, retirements, promotions, birthdays, showers and rehearsal dinners can be accommodated in our unique, comfortable and cozy Irish atmosphere.  Tremendous value, with no room charge or set up fee.  Just call... Brendan & Claire are waiting to welcome and work with you!

111 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604 - (508) 799-4111

With its classic steakhouse design of rich wood and brass, "111" is made for meat and seafood lovers alike. Offering selections of prime steaks from Porterhouse, Filet mignon to NY Strip steaks and a large variety of fresh seafood. Enjoy shellfish platters, 111 wings, variety of seasonal dishes, homemade desserts all complemented with wines from our award-winning wine list with over 300 selections. Go on the website to learn about their fantastic monthly wine dinners.

366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566 - (508) 347-7393

Welcome to Oxhead Tavern where you can enjoy fireside dining in a historic building or dine on the deck overlooking picturesque Cedar Lake during the warmer months.  The Tavern is located next to and operated by the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of Sturbridge, MA.

455 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01610 - 508-752-7711

Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern is a Worcester favorite! Independently owned by the Oliveri family since 1994 - Peppercorns features an Italian inspired menu created by renowned executive chef Tomasso Gargiulo.

277 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566 - (508) 347-3313

Built in 1771, the Publick House Historic Inn maintains it’s 18th-century ambiance while providing 21st-century comforts. Hold your special event in one of their period rooms or in their outdoor tent. The restaurant seats 200 and offers traditional New England dining in a quaint colonial setting. The 23 guest rooms and gracious suites in this historical setting all have private baths, air conditioning, and are decorated with period antiques or quality reproductions, many have canopy beds. The Publick House has additional hotel rooms on site totaling 115 rooms.  This unique and picturesque site also has a full bar & famous bake shop!
 

260 W Main St, West Brookfield, MA 01585 - (508) 867-2345

Step back in time, slow down, experience food prepared as it should be. Whether it is a memorable lunch, a casual dinner in our Hexmark Tavern, the "red carpet" treatment in our dining room or one of our many special events-the Salem Cross Inn has some thing for every taste. Sit back, relax, enjoy the ambiance of a restored 1705 farmhouse and the tranquility of over 600 acres of New England countryside. Your palate will enjoy creatively prepared, fresh, seasonal fare. The Salem Cross Inn is also a great place for weddings, banquets and group meetings or tours.

118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609 - (508) 798-3474

The Sole Proprietor has received numerous local and national awards and has been the Worcester area’s most popular seafood restaurant for over 31 years due to the emphasis on freshness, value, creative cuisine, attention to service and attractive design. Menu includes standards such as Haddock, Salmon, Swordfish, Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster, Crab, and expand to sushi, shellfish and many classics such as Tuna Barcelona. Enjoy the award-winning win list. Open for lunch and dinner.

1257 Buckley Hwy, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 - 860-684-4920

Do you like reading a good book with your meal? The Traveler Restaurant offers large, hearty breakfasts, as well as satisfying lunches and dinners, and 3 free books. In these days of generic dining spots and boring fast-food chains, it is refreshing to see that there are still unique restaurants along the nation's highways. Stop in for a great meal and a good read. Located near the CT/MA border off of Route 84. 

25 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608 - 508-421-9300

Conveniently located adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn and across the street from the DCU Center in Downtown Worcester. Besides their well known great menu, you can enjoy dining on their outdoor patio with live music every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night.

89 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604 - 508-754-4842

‘Italian comfort food’, based on the best authentic recipes from Italy’s regions. Items include grilled Caesar salads, grilled pizza, rotisserie meats, Italian paella, pork shank osso bucco braised short ribs, ragu of Italian meats, swordfish Milanese, pesto sea scallops, Cioppino, veal and chicken parmesan, lasagna, a variety of pastas with house made sauces. Select wines from their award-winning wine list. Dine “al fresco” in the beautiful garden patio open year-round. Serving lunch and dinner.

14 South St, Southbridge, MA 01550 - (508) 764-0700

Enchanting historic inn with "Old World Charm".  Serving an Austrian, German, Eastern European menu, as well as steaks and seafood.  Full liquor/bar and winelist available.  Chandeliers, fireplaces and steins adorn with soft music and romance.  Catering, weddings and private parties are their specialty!  Open holidays/365 days a year.  Outside dining/fireplaces. 

9 Village Inn Rd, Westminster, MA 01473 - (800) 342-1905

The Wachusett Village Inn features 74 guest rooms and suites, including 16 with fireplaces. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, attending a business meeting, visiting family or friends, or just passing through the area, each room offers all the comforts of home. The Inn Restaurant offers a distinctive menu at affordable prices. It's Conference Center is the perfect spot for retreats, meetings, seminars, or conferences. They also have a network of trails along their 100 wooded acres. Just down the road is Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

111 E Hill Rd, Monson, MA 01057 - 413-267-5355

Westview Farms has the most beautiful view and sunsets over the Monson Hills. People come in droves in the fall for "pick your own" pumpkins.  Enjoy their tasty food including hamburgers, hot dogs, fried seafood, pizza and so much more. Westview also offers fabulous homemade ice cream and cider donuts. Open mid April to October 31st.  They offer hayrides by reservation, cordwood and hay.

132 Charlton Road, Route 20, Charlton, MA 01507 - 508-248-0411

Zorba's Pizzeria Tavern (located at the original site in Charlton)  is proud to serve their customers some of the tastiest dishes on this side of the Greek isles. Whether it be the succulant sea scallops, tender lamb kabobs, or their pizza made daily using a special dough recipe, they promise only the best. They select fresh ingredients daily to prepare meals that will have you and your family looking forward to your next visit. As they say in Greece, "Kali orexi"!

99 Stafford St., Worcester, MA 01603 - 508-796-5828

Zorba's Taverna is the newest, most spectacular location of the wildly popular Zorba's Pizzeria Taverns in Central MA. The new Zorba's,serves their customers some of the tastiest dishes on this side of the Greek isles.  Their new location in the heart of Worcester's Webster Square, features warm and inviting decor including an oval bar featuring six flat screen televisions, an elegant, modern atmosphere that has been described as an "updated MadMen theme", and comfortable booths that make patrons feel like lingering for hours.  The menu has received 3 major reviews in the first 6 months since Zorba's opened and each one has given the restaurant no less than "excellent". Comments have included "so delicious we wanted to lick the plate" (Worcester Magazine - November 2011) to "I just can't wait to go back" (T & G - September 15, 2011). Both Zorba's locations have an extensive catering menu that can accommodate practically any meeting, occasion, or celebration.