Where to Eat in Reading: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Terina Blouin

Reading (/ˈrɛdɪŋ/ ( listen) RED-ing) is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, 16 miles (26 km) north of central Boston. The population was 24,747 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Reading

1. Christopher's Restaurant

580 Main St, Ste 102, Reading, MA 01867-3125 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 781-944-3663
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Christopher's Restaurant

Reviewed By dcjajx - West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Following an overnight stay in Woburn, we used Trip Advisor to search for suitable place to eat breakfast nearby and this was suggested. What a find - the staff were so helpful, friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. We chose a number of dishes from the menu as there were 3 of us but the blueberry pancakes were absolutely out of this world - saucer size, lots of fresh blueberries and maple syrup...... The portion sizes were plentiful as was the coffee and hot tea too. Would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the area as the menu had so mush to choose from in terms of breakfast and lunches too.

2. Swissbakers

32 Lincoln St, Reading, MA 01867-3143 Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Swiss, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 781-942-1199
Excellent
69%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Swissbakers

Reviewed By Elspeth - Michigan

My lunch salad was interesting. Of the two choices of dressing, I chose the Italian, which seemed to consist of turmeric and curried vinegar/oil. It had a very 1950's flavor... But my Caprese sandwich was very filling and my dessert was so delicious that I took another home for later. The rhubarb custard tart was perfect in every way...and the whole wheat Raspberry linzer was deeply satisfying,
My children adored the small ride on planes and cars, on the AstroTurf outside, and were given hugs, balloons, and ice water to drink. These created such a favorable impression that they asked to go back, a few days later.

3. As Good as it Gets Cafe

35 Lowell St, Wilmington, MA 01887-3239 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 978-988-3888
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

As Good as it Gets Cafe

Reviewed By GuySBosMia - Charlestown, Massachusetts

Got a 5 order take out of omelette sand toast. 3 were the same and the other 2 were the same. All orders came out wrong. To boot we got the worst service from the take out person. The order was $50+ for eggs! Not worth it and won't do take out again. Been for sit down as well and it was very good!

4. Richardson's Ice Cream

50 Walkers Brook Dr, Reading, MA 01867-3224 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 781-944-9121
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 48 reviews

Richardson's Ice Cream

Reviewed By Cristina J - Los Angeles, California

Had to go see the buzz with this ice cream place. It's amazing and having traveled Europe extensively, this place is able to match or equally as good as any ice cream from other countries since they have been around since 1675.

5. Pintxo Pincho

385 Main St, Woburn, MA 01801-5074 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 781-932-1379
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Pintxo Pincho

Reviewed By MrGelhs204 - Western Mass

Visited on a busy Saturday night with a reservation. The menu has an excellent variety of options; ample options when it comes to beer and wine, although be honest, we came for the delicious homemade sangria. Our favorite tapas: Croquetas de Chorizo, meatballs, Gambas (shrimp) ajillo, even the Kobe empanadas were out this world. The flan made for a perfect ending. Ample public parking behind the building; worth the drive from anywhere.

6. Venetian Moon

680 Main St, Reading, MA 01867-3009 Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Italian Drinks, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 52 +1 781-944-3633
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

Venetian Moon

We are conveniently located Near the junction of rts 95 & 93. Our two level, full service, supra-casual restaurant offers 65 cocktails, delicious apps & tapas, and an extensive made-to-order dinner menu. We offer Italian specialties as well as fresh seafood quality steaks, and with five different seating areas and two bars, you can always find the right spot to enjoy your night no matter what the occasion.

Reviewed By X3948DZmarys - Reading

My husband and I have frequented Venetian Moon many times for dinner and have taken out food at times as well. Nice bar, great martinis and other drinks, food is very good. A great place to stop in for dinner.

7. Strega Prime Italian Steakhouse

100 Sylvan Rd, Woburn, MA 01801-1851 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Steakhouse, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 781-933-3333
Excellent
47%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 281 reviews

Strega Prime Italian Steakhouse

Nick Varano, owner of Strega, Strega Waterfront, and Nico Ristorante in the Boston area is opening a new high-end Italian steakhouse in Woburn where he wants "everyone to feel like a celebrity." The expansive 352-seat space (312-seats indoors/ 40-seats outdoors) features Strega’s signature sleek design and décor with brilliant light fixtures and deep woods throughout the interior.

Reviewed By 3142013 - Warwick

Strega Prim is an upscale restaurant with excellent service and food.

Instead of bread, we got a popover - very nicely done.

the drinks we ordered were super.

Our table had halibut, sirloin, pasta bolonese, and pasta with lobster. All were outstanding. Oysters were good, too.

Not cheap, but you do get what you pay for here.

Large dining area, but not noisy.

8. Red Heat Tavern

300 Lowell St, Wilmington, MA 01887-3023 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 978-447-5669
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Red Heat Tavern

Reviewed By Robin03448 - Gilsum, New Hampshire, United States

Popped in on our way to Natick. Started out with the Tots. They are huge and damn tasty! Went with the Ultimate Cure Burger and it had everything you could want. It was loaded with a burger patty, fried chicken, bacon, egg, and a horseradish sauce! Walked out stuffed!

9. Lobster Claw Seafoods Incorporated

7 Main St Ste A, North Reading, MA 01864-2214 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 978-664-6349
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Lobster Claw Seafoods Incorporated

Reviewed By MaeHem50 - Merritt Island, Florida

If you are celiacs or gluten-free forget eating here as all your he seafood is is breaded and fried. They also have lobster rolls and fish and clam chowders. The dinners were huge portions, plenty large enough to share! Not cheap but not expensive either. If you love fried food, this is the place for you!

10. Harrows

126 Main St, Reading, MA 01867-3924 (Formerly Harrow Poultry Product Co) Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 +1 781-944-0410
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Reviewed By K&E - Boston MA

Harrow’s is amazing!!! Their homemade chicken pie, with or without vegetables along with a dozen rolls is my “go to” when I need a break from cooking!

You can purchase several different sizes and they are available cooked, hot & ready to eat (always my choice), refrigerated so you can cook at home or frozen so you can stock up in the freezer.

Their chicken pies are like what your Gramma used to make! I always make sure I buy a bigger size so there are plenty of leftovers. It is filled with huge chunks of white chicken meat, tasty gravy and perfect crust. I just love having a place that I can count on to provide warm delicious “comfort food”. Thanks Harrow’s - my family loves it and I highly recommend :)

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