Dorchester, located a couple of miles south of Downtown, is Boston’s largest neighborhood. It occupies a sprawling area comprised of smaller locales including Savin Hill, Upham’s Corner, Field’s Corner, and more. Due to its vast geography, Dorchester’s neighborhoods vary: some regions are urban/walkable, while others feel more suburban/residential. Similarly, the residents themselves represent a diverse spectrum of immigrants, longtime occupants, professionals, families, and some students. Green space abounds in Dorchester, as there are numerous fields, golf courses, and parks, the largest of which is the iconic Franklin Park. The Redline T and Commuter Rail service multiple stops, which along with ample bus routes, make public transportation effective.
Food In Dorchester
McKenna's Cafe - 109 Savin Hill Avenue
The quintessential Dorchester spot, McKenna's was opened in 1999 by two longtime Dorchester natives looking to capture the neighborhood's character and essence. Starting at 5:30am, breakfast is served all day until closing and includes popular items such as omelets, pancakes, waffles, and even chicken parm.
Restaurante Cesaria - 206 Bowdoin Street
Known for its live music and vibrant atmosphere, Restaurante Cesaria offers Cape Verdean cuisine (a unique blend of Portuguese and West African food). You'll quickly fall in love with the flavorful dishes served and the friendly, welcoming service.
DBar - 1236 Colchester Avenue
Where fine dining meets nightlife, DBar is a sleek restaurant that melds into a nightclub as the sun sets. DBar features a rotating menu made with seasonal, local ingredients and serves dinner and Sunday brunch.
Bahn Mi Ba Li - 1052 Dorchester Avenue
Bahn Mi Ba Li offers some of the finest Vietnamese food in all of Boston. The restaurant's reasonably-priced menu includes favorites such as lo mein, spring rolls, and dumplings -- all prepared in-house.
- Strand Theatre
- JFK Presidential Library and Museum
- Commonwealth Museum
- Dorchester Brewing Co.
- Franklin Park Zoo
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