Warren Tavern

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Foxboro Marmot on June 30, 2001

The best place for lunch in Boston if you are looking for colonial atmosphere is near the end of the Freedom Trail at Charlestown's Warren Tavern. There are plenty of places to eat along the trail - the stalls at Quincy Market, nearby restaurants like the Union Oyster House (ex-pres. Clinton ate here when he blew through town recently) and bundles of small Italian spots in the North End - but the Warren Tavern is just enough off the main trail that it isn't completely filled with out-of-towners. In fact, it does a pretty good business with 'Townies', the preferred name for residents of Boston's Charlestown section. It's a good place to listen in on conversations around you to pick up the classic Boston accent in undiluted form.

Warren Tavern occupies one of the oldest existing buildings in Charlestown, constructed in 1780 shortly after the British razed the town as part of the Battle of Bunker Hill. The restaurant is just down the hill from the monument itself. The food is basic local cuisine without pretense - lunch is typically $10-12, dinner is $15-18.

Warren Tavern Restaurant
2 Pleasant St
Charlestown, Massachusetts, 02129
+1 617 241 8142


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