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Welcome to Eater Boston’s home base for food guides, maps, and news pertaining to year-round travel outside of the city. Whether you’re day-tripping to Portsmouth, spending a beach weekend on the Cape, or hiking through Burlington, you’ll find dining recommendations, updates on new restaurants, and more right here, covering a variety of spectacular New England dining scenes beyond Boston.

How to navigate this guide: The photo blocks at the top of the page highlight a few select stories and maps. Underneath, the table of contents includes all stories that are part of this guide, organized geographically.

Is your favorite New England dining destination missing? This page isn’t exhaustive by any means; it’s simply a growing collection of maps, guides, and stories that Eater staff and freelancers have written over the years, highlighting the places we know and love. We’re always adding new destinations and stories, and we’re always happy to hear story pitches from New England-based food and beverage writers — get in touch by emailing boston@eater.com. Not a writer but want to tip us off to an incredible New England location or restaurant that should be on our radar for future stories? You can reach us at that same email address.

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This page was most recently updated in May 2022, adding a guide to New England inns and boutique hotels with excellent onsite dining, a primer on one must-try regional specialty in each New England state, a look at some destination-worthy vegan dining throughout New England, and a map of some of the best seafood restaurants on Massachusetts’ South Shore.