Local restaurants are where life happens. Where we celebrate, connect with friends, and bond over a split dessert or a tasty app. They’re about the big moments, the little joys, the intimate talks, and the burst-out-laughs. For a million reasons, the time for dining is now. Let’s go out. Your local restaurant is waiting.
Voices of Local Restaurants
Our Regional Tourism Councils (RTCs) collaborated with restaurants in their communities across the state to highlight the importance of dining local, in their own words.
You don't need a reason to celebrate at a restaurant because dining out is a celebration. Gather the troops and find a table – the enjoyment will follow.
Even with the kids, restaurants can make the world go away and let you focus on what counts – each other. So dress up and get on your best date behavior.
This is the moment – the one we've all been wishing for. Now that it's here, the place to savor it is at a restaurant. And the server is always ready with a birthday candle.
THE BEST PLACE FOR THE JUICY DISH
Your social life called – it misses you. So do your friends, family, and coworkers. Call the sitter. Get the gang back together. Catch up on all we’ve missed. There’s nothing like hearing the latest gossip or big news – in person, over small plates. Bread basket optional; Zoom not required.
EVERY PLATE TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY
Massachusetts has a rich, eclectic variety of culinary offerings. From the Berkshires to the Islands, restaurant teams thoughtfully craft dishes that captivate your senses, inspire animated conversation, and leave you dreaming of one more bite. And besides – food tastes better when you don’t have to do the dishes.
CARPE DIEM DINING
With the pandemic (hopefully) in our rearview mirrors and vaccination figures increasing daily, every day in Massachusetts is looking brighter. Summer is here, but as we New Englanders know, it won’t last forever. Seize the day – don’t delay until the weekend. Raise a glass to your sister’s promotion. Order the house specialty pasta. Split the new menu item. When your friend’s eyes are tearing from the unexpectedly spicy bite – capture the moment with a photo (because if you didn’t post it, it doesn’t count.)
LET’S GO OUT TO SOMEWHERE NEW
Looking for some inspiration? We know just the place. Pick your own culinary adventure below, searching by cuisine or location. Your new favorite is waiting to be discovered. Go ahead – you deserve it.
A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE
Restaurants are integral to our local economies, keeping our Main Streets vibrant and sharing customers with neighboring businesses. But just as our lives changed in last year, so have restaurants. When you go out this summer, you may experience some differences, like contactless payment, reduced menus, and limited capacity. Please be patient. And always, show your appreciation to the servers and staff – they’re people doing the best they can to keep their business thriving and customers and staff safe.
CALLING ALL MOMENT-MAKERS
The restaurant experience would not be the same without the staff that make it happen. The talented, enthusiastic teams who create warm, welcoming environments for regular customers, and help those visiting for the first time feel like they’ve been brunching there forever. Restaurants across the state are hiring, offering opportunities to immerse yourself in a fast-paced, rewarding, and social environment. Your dream job could be right around the corner.
Our ready-to-use resources are for restaurants and foodies alike. Stock your restaurant with vibrant, printable coloring pages, window flyers, and more.
Use these kits to share the love through social media and show support in your email signature with Let’s Go Out designs.
- Instagram post templates
- Social media post copy
- Coloring page – black & white
- Coloring page – in color
- Word search puzzle
- 8.5” x 11” Customizable window flyer (fill in your restaurant name)
- 8.5” x 11” Ready-to-use window flyer
Thank You Cards
- Thank you cards to restaurant staff
- My Local MA logos to be used on posters, social pages, websites, and wherever else you want to show support
- Email signature image