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Shore Leave pupu platter
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Reagan Byrne

Boston’s Best Monday Dining Specials

Fried chicken, noodles, and more

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Shore Leave pupu platter
| Reagan Byrne

One way to make the start of the week easier is to treat yourself to some tasty after-work meals. Here are seven Boston-area restaurants that offer Monday exclusives to help with that pursuit, including fried chicken, piles of tacos, and more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Highland Kitchen

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150 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-1131
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Each Monday, Highland Kitchen serves its acclaimed buttermilk fried chicken alongside a menu of Tiki drinks. While the restaurant’s younger Inman Square sibling, Highland Fried, serves up fried chicken and Tiki drinks daily, Highland Kitchen’s “fried chicken and Tiki Mondays” are a Somerville institution and well worth a visit.

Highland Kitchen
Highland Kitchen
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2. Nightshade Pop Up at Buenas Maxi Kiosko

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1 Bow Market Way #14
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 394-1420
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Nightshade — a popular North Shore pop-up and forthcoming Lynn restaurant — continues its weekly residency at Buenas in Union Square’s Bow Market. Chef Rachel Miller prepares several noodle dishes that include Buenas’ pebre and chimicurri sauces, and customers can place orders for takeout for $10, with “hot noods” available from 7 p.m. until sell-out. The Monday series is slated to continue until the Nightshade restaurant opens; keep an eye on social media for any scheduling updates. (Note: The noodles are available for takeout only, but Bow Market customers can bring their food into the market’s various bars or sit in the courtyard if weather permits.)

“Hot noods” from Nightshade Pop Up at Buenas
“Hot noods” from Nightshade Pop Up at Buenas
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3. Forage

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5 Craigie Cir
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 576-5444
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Nestled on the lower level of a residential building in Cambridge, Forage offers four-course vegetarian or vegan tasting menus nightly alongside its non-vegetarian options. But on Mondays, the vegetarian menu gets boosted to six courses for the same price, $40.

Forage
Forage
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4. Bodega Canal

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57 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 833-4885
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While many restaurants opt to go for the alliterative “Taco Tuesday,” Bodega Canal in the West End serves all-you-can-eat tacos on Monday nights from 4:30 to 10 p.m. For $9, diners choose from beef or chicken hard shell tacos with accompanying pico de gallo, lettuce, and cheese. (Bodega Canal also has a different taco special on Tuesdays.)

All-you-can-eat taco Mondays at Bodega Canal
All-you-can-eat taco Mondays at Bodega Canal
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5. Shore Leave

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11 William E Mullins Way
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 530-1775
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Mahalo Mondays are now in effect at Shore Leave, where each week, starting at 5 p.m., diners can order from a special menu that includes a $25 pupu platter packed full of crab Rangoon, Filipino barbecue ribs, chicken wings, edamame, and scallion pancakes.

Shore Leave pupu platter
Shore Leave pupu platter
Reagan Byrne

6. Myers & Chang

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1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-5200
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On Mondays, Myers + Chang has a “cheap date night” special, where diners select multi-dish meals from a handful of options for $45 total. Each menu is made to serve as a full meal for two people, and the deal is offered between 5 and 10 p.m. (Didn’t get your act together to attend on a Monday? The deal is also offered on Tuesdays.)

A brightly lit restaurant interior with a high-top table and some standard tables, all with white chairs. The sun-lit window is decorated by a large red and yellow dragon.
Myers & Chang
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7. The Puddingstone Tavern

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1592 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120
(617) 608-3152
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Mission Hill’s Puddingstone Tavern fills the early part of the week with deals. On Monday nights, it’s spaghetti and meatballs and a beer — 10 bucks.

The Puddingstone Tavern
The Puddingstone Tavern
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1. Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Highland Kitchen
Highland Kitchen
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Each Monday, Highland Kitchen serves its acclaimed buttermilk fried chicken alongside a menu of Tiki drinks. While the restaurant’s younger Inman Square sibling, Highland Fried, serves up fried chicken and Tiki drinks daily, Highland Kitchen’s “fried chicken and Tiki Mondays” are a Somerville institution and well worth a visit.

150 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Nightshade Pop Up at Buenas Maxi Kiosko

1 Bow Market Way #14, Somerville, MA 02143
“Hot noods” from Nightshade Pop Up at Buenas
“Hot noods” from Nightshade Pop Up at Buenas
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Nightshade — a popular North Shore pop-up and forthcoming Lynn restaurant — continues its weekly residency at Buenas in Union Square’s Bow Market. Chef Rachel Miller prepares several noodle dishes that include Buenas’ pebre and chimicurri sauces, and customers can place orders for takeout for $10, with “hot noods” available from 7 p.m. until sell-out. The Monday series is slated to continue until the Nightshade restaurant opens; keep an eye on social media for any scheduling updates. (Note: The noodles are available for takeout only, but Bow Market customers can bring their food into the market’s various bars or sit in the courtyard if weather permits.)

1 Bow Market Way #14
Somerville, MA 02143

3. Forage

5 Craigie Cir, Cambridge, MA 02138
Forage
Forage
Forage/Official Site

Nestled on the lower level of a residential building in Cambridge, Forage offers four-course vegetarian or vegan tasting menus nightly alongside its non-vegetarian options. But on Mondays, the vegetarian menu gets boosted to six courses for the same price, $40.

5 Craigie Cir
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Bodega Canal

57 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114
All-you-can-eat taco Mondays at Bodega Canal
All-you-can-eat taco Mondays at Bodega Canal
Bodega Canal/Official Site

While many restaurants opt to go for the alliterative “Taco Tuesday,” Bodega Canal in the West End serves all-you-can-eat tacos on Monday nights from 4:30 to 10 p.m. For $9, diners choose from beef or chicken hard shell tacos with accompanying pico de gallo, lettuce, and cheese. (Bodega Canal also has a different taco special on Tuesdays.)

57 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

5. Shore Leave

11 William E Mullins Way, Boston, MA 02118
Shore Leave pupu platter
Shore Leave pupu platter
Reagan Byrne

Mahalo Mondays are now in effect at Shore Leave, where each week, starting at 5 p.m., diners can order from a special menu that includes a $25 pupu platter packed full of crab Rangoon, Filipino barbecue ribs, chicken wings, edamame, and scallion pancakes.

11 William E Mullins Way
Boston, MA 02118

6. Myers & Chang

1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
A brightly lit restaurant interior with a high-top table and some standard tables, all with white chairs. The sun-lit window is decorated by a large red and yellow dragon.
Myers & Chang
Cal Bingham/Eater

On Mondays, Myers + Chang has a “cheap date night” special, where diners select multi-dish meals from a handful of options for $45 total. Each menu is made to serve as a full meal for two people, and the deal is offered between 5 and 10 p.m. (Didn’t get your act together to attend on a Monday? The deal is also offered on Tuesdays.)

1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

7. The Puddingstone Tavern

1592 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120
The Puddingstone Tavern
The Puddingstone Tavern
The Puddingstone Tavern/Official Site

Mission Hill’s Puddingstone Tavern fills the early part of the week with deals. On Monday nights, it’s spaghetti and meatballs and a beer — 10 bucks.

1592 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120

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