Bar and Restaurant Deals in Boston

We all love good food and drink, but how great does it feel to get a tasty meal or scrumptious cocktail in Boston for a bargain? Lucky for us, there are dozens of deals to be found at Boston restaurants every night of the week. (Photo: Dorado Tacos, courtesy of FreeFoodBoston)

Updated: September 26, 2011

Restaurant and Bar Deals in Boston


1 Bennett St (Charles Hotel), Cambridge, MA 02138

When you hear the name Rialto, you probably don't think "bargain." But on Monday nights, you can dine like a prince at Rialto while spending like a pauper. Beginning at 5:30pm, oysters are just $1 each in the bar and lounge.

Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

Dorado offers some of the most traditional and authentic Mexican food in Boston. The restaurant is best known for its fish tacos--beer-battered fish, cabbage, salsa fresca, pickled onions and Baja crema on soft corn tortillas--and on Wednesdays, fish tacos are $1.99 each.

Oggi Gourmet Foods

1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Here's a secret: Harvard Square has an abundance of good pizza, and most of it is pretty inexpensive. Nobody, however, beats the $5 pie at Oggi. Stop by any Monday evening when an entire tomato basil pie is $5.


40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

Enjoy a comfort food staple elevated to fine dining status--at a jaw-droppingly low price. Every Tuesday, Dante serves up a new kind of grilled cheese for just $2. Past mouthwatering varieties have included the Roman Holiday with buffalo mozzarella, pistachio pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and pepperoncinis and the Godfather with La Tur cheese and fennel salami pressed on miche bread.

Bombay Cafe

175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Indian food buffets are a delicious but dangerous thing as it's almost impossible not to eat three times as much as you should. Be prepared to stuff yourself with fantastic Indian food at Bombay Cafe's $7 lunch buffet. Go ahead, indulge till you can't eat any more.

Kickass Cupcakes

378 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

Though Boston might not be permitted to offer alcohol-fueled happy hours, there's no law against one centered around cupcakes. The last Monday of every month, Kickass Cupcakes holds Cocktail Cupcake Happy Hour, with free cupcakes in cocktail-inspired flavors.

Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

266 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Getting a deal on food doesn't have to mean just pizza and tacos. At Tapeo, tapas are just $5 from 5pm onward Monday to Thursday and noon until close Friday through Sunday. Choose from delectable favorites such as Spanish tortilla and marinated anchovy fillets.