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Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat before a Red Sox game or working up an appetite as you explore the Fenway neighborhood, there’s no lack of spots to grab a bite to eat. With so many options to consider, we’ve narrowed it down to the best few restaurants in Fenway for whatever type of food mood you’re in.

BBQ at Sweet Cheeks

Before opening the restaurant, the founders trailed through Texas to find the best tasting barbeque and inspiration for their menu, so you know the stuff here is as real as it gets. Sweet Cheeks is known for its trays that each come with a hefty serving of your choice of meat (pulled pork, pork ribs, fried chicken, and brisket) and two sides, like mac ‘n cheese or coleslaw. If you think your stomach is big enough, get the bucket o’ biscuits—4 warm and oversized buttermilk pieces that melt in your mouth.

1381 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Brunch at Lansdowne Pub

Don’t be fooled by ‘pub’ in the name. Lansdowne makes a mean brunch. Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet meal or a full-on Irish breakfast, look no further. From Apple Crumble Pancakes topped with warm sauteed apples and an oatmeal streusel to Corned Beef and Cabbage Hash with fried eggs, you’re going to leave with a full and happy stomach.  

9 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

Mexican at El Pelon Taqueria

This stuff is the real deal. From quesadillas to enchiladas to burritos, El Pelon serves up fresh, authentic Mexican food in the heart of Fenway. Have a food allergy? Good news: El Pelon offers gluten-free and dairy-free options, so you can enjoy all that they have to offer. For those adventurous (and hungry) enough, try their massive El Guapo burrito—juicy grilled steak, fried plantains, Mexican rice, black beans, fire roasted salsa, jack cheese, and cool housemade crema.

92 Peterborough St, Boston MA 02215

Oysters at Citizen Public House

This inviting tavern atmosphere with a modern twist has earned slew of awards including Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston and The Daily Meal’s 150 Best Bars in America. Go and you won’t be disappointed by the array of daily oyster offering, as well as their changing menu specials like housemade Ricotta Ravioli. Looking for late night eats after a night out? Fret not, Citizen Public House offers their full menu every night until 1am and their bar menu until 1:30am.

1310 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

Variety at Boston Beer Work

With a little bit of everything on the menu, even the most indecisive person can decide on something to eat. In the mood for pasta? Try the Mushroom Chicken Ravioli, made with three different kinds of cheese. Want to share a few small plates? Order the Salmon Cakes with a spicy wasabi aioli and the Steak & Cheese Arancini, stuffed with tender steak and fried to perfection. Plus, with over 20 beers and ciders on tap, including their own trademarked beer, in addition to wine and cocktails, everyone will be satisfied.

61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215