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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

New American Restaurant
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“Forest Hills: A true gourmet experience. Warm vibe, amazing food - not large portions but they take the time to completely describe their food to you as they deliver it. Special place which is a fine dinner location at night and a great coffee shop by day. Again- just across the station on the other side. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This place is not just a cemetery, it’s a beautiful Victorian garden built before there were public green spaces or public parks where you could spend time outdoors enjoying the beautiful landscape. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Authentic Italian Food. They’re open from 4pm- 10:30pm. It has amazing outdoor seating and sometimes there’s a band playing.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Forest Hills: Another good option on the other side of the station. Brick oven pizzas, great beer, pastas, burgers, salads, all good and moderately priced. A local hang out for some and you can either sit in the bar section or in the restaurant side. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
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“I drool just thinking about it. Go--you won't regret it. Get all the bread. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Amazing Ambiance with indoor/outdoor seating. Great food and service. Only a 3-5 minute walk from the property.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian. No reservations. This place was here before Roslindale was "in". Walk in and give your name, then go around the corner to Birch Street Bistro and have a drink until they call to say your table is ready. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Love being outside, hiking, climbing big hills, running? The Arb - as locals call Arnold Arboretum, is for you! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Community Center
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“Restaurant specializing in Indian cuisine. Buffet lunch/brunch with good selection.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“This store offers a great selection of cheese from around the globe. Ask for a sample and talk to the owner who is an avid cyclist and traveller.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A great American breakfast/brunch diner. Note: it is a cash only establishment. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
  • 1 local recommends
Post Office
“From June to November, until before Thanksgiving, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm every Saturday, rain or shine, in Adams Park-------------- From January to March, 10:00am to 2:00pm, every Saturday, at the Sons of Italy Hall at 30 Birch Street.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“GREAT espresso. Down the road-- a great place to stop and a real hidden gem. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great local, salty restaurant with excellent pizza. If you like a place where everyone calls you "hon", this is your joint. Great for kids. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“My favorite shop for gifts, artsy items, used furniture and browsing. Elizabeth, the owner is friendly and helpful.”
  • 4 locals recommend