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.Read More
Boston’s Best Monday Dining Specials
Fried chicken, noodles, and more
1. Highland Kitchen
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.
2. Nightshade Pop Up at Buenas Maxi Kiosko
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.)
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.
4. Bodega Canal
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.)
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5. Shore Leave
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.
6. Myers & Chang
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.)
7. The Puddingstone Tavern
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.