By Sean Bess


Welcome to Hanscom AFB, located about 23 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts. Hanscom AFB was originally built in 1941 and today serves a total workforce of 10,306 people, 899 active duty members, 400 Massachusetts National Guard members, 1,743 LCMC civilians, 555 DOD civilians, 170 non-appropriated fund civilians, 92 non-DOD civilians, 2,208 contractors, and 4,058 MIT Lincoln Lab individuals. Below you will find a list of popular restaurants on base and in the surrounding area of Boston, MA where you can spend some time sharing a meal and getting to know some new friends and coworkers at Hanscom AFB. Maybe you already know what kind of food you’re in the mood for. If so, click any of the links below to go straight to the information. Because of coronavirus restrictions, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours before you go. (1) Coffee on Hanscom AFB (2) American Restaurants on Hanscom AFB (3) Pizza on Hanscom AFB (4-5) Barbecue Near Hanscom AFB (6-8) Mexican Cuisine Near Hanscom AFB (9-11) Steak and Seafood Restaurants near Hanscom AFB (12-14) Asian Cuisine near Hanscom AFB (15-16) Burgers near Hanscom AFB (17) Delis near Hanscom AFB (18-19) Italian Cuisine near Hanscom AFB (20) Cajun Cuisine near Hanscom AFB

Suggested Read

: Hanscom AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center

Hanscom AFB Restaurants

On Hanscom AFB there is a variety of quick eats.

Coffee Shops

1. Dunkin’ Donuts

100 Eglin St. Bldg. 1709 B. Hanscom AFB, MA 01731


: 1 (781) 274-9910

American Cuisine

2. Dino's Canteen

11 Elgin Street Bldg. 1618 (behind 1612) Hanscom AFB, MA 01731


: N/A Dino's Canteen serves up a diverse selection of daily specials, including chicken wings, empanadas, dumplings, and more. Pizza Shops

Pizza Shops

3. Pizza Mia Hanscom

98 Barksdale St. Hanscom AFB, MA 01731


: 1 (781) 274-6000 In addition to offering delicious pizza options, Pizza Mia Hanscom also offers wraps, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and burgers.

Best Restaurants the Boston, MA

Best Barbecue in Boston

4. Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02476 Phone: 1 (781) 648-7427 Blue Ribbon BBQ first opened in 1995 and they cook all of their barbecue at low temperatures for long periods of time over oak and hickory hardwoods. Swing by and try one of their specials, such as their Buffalo Chicken Cheese Grits and their Spicy Smoked Kielbasa Sandwich.

5. Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St Somerville, MA 02144


: 1 (617) 628-2200 Redbones Barbecue boasts delicious barbecue entrees, such as their brisket and their St. Louis-style ribs, as well as pit grilled burgers, charred seafood, and more. Mexican Restaurants in Boston

Mexican Restaurants in Boston

6. Temazcal Burlington

2 Wall St. Burlington, MA 01803


: 1 (781) 272-9700 Temazcal Burlington is an upscale Mexican restaurant with unique spins on classic Tex-Mex. Drop by and try their lobster guacamole or their braised short rib tacos.

7. Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

349 Main St Woburn, MA 01801


: 1 (781) 759-1250 Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina is sure to have all of your favorite Mexican dishes but make sure to stop by on Tuesday for their $1 “Taco Tuesday” special.

8. Acitron Cocina Mexicana

473 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02474


: 1 (781) 777-2839 Acitron Cocina Mexicana boasts familiar Tex-Mex staples, such as quesadillas and taquitos, as well as some lesser-known authentic Mexican options, such as elote and molotes. Steak and Seafood Restaurants in Boston

Steak and Seafood Restaurants in Boston

9. The Bancroft

15 3rd Ave. Burlington, MA 01803


: 1 (781) 221-2100 Stop by The Bancroft and try one of their incredible dishes: Boston clam chowder, Maine lobster bisque, 28-day prime-aged ribeye, and a whole lot more.

10. Eddie V's. Prime Seafood

50 South Ave Burlington, MA 01803


: 1 (781) 221-7151 At Eddie V's Prime Seafood you can expect to find a variety of mouth-watering seafood, including oysters, shrimp, lobster, jumbo lump crab, caviar, and more.

11. black & blue steak and crab

400 District Ave. Burlington, MA 01803


: 1 (781) 365-1626 Not only does black & blue steak and crab offer guests a wide selection of seafood and steak options, but they also have a “Trust Our Fish” program so that guests know that the restaurant’s seafood has come straight off the boat. Best Asian Restaurants in Boston

Best Asian Restaurants in Boston

12. Umi Fine Japanese & Asian Cuisine

475 Winter St. Waltham, MA 02451


: 1 (781) 890-0089 If you are craving fresh sushi options, look no further than Umi Fine Japanese & Asian Cuisine.

13. Karma

105 Thoreau St Concord, MA 01742


: 1 (978) 776-6631 Technically Karma is just outside Boston city limits but their guests love the range of options from Chinese and Japanese dishes, Malaysian curry dishes, to sushi and sashimi.

14. Asian Gourmet Restaurant

794 Elm St Concord, MA 01742


: 1 (978) 369-8114 Another restaurant just on the outskirts of Boston, Asian Gourmet Restaurant boasts authentic Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine, as well as Hibachi seating.

Burgers in Boston

15. Burgerim Gourmet Burgers

90 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington, MA 01803


: 1 (781) 221-6237 Burgerim Gourmet Burgers offers creative, delicious spins on the classic burger. Try their Spanish Beef burger or their Greek Lamb burger.

16. WUBurger

880 Main St. Woburn, MA 01801


: 1 (781) 281-0277 At WUBurger you can sit and enjoy burgers, fries, sandwiches, hot dogs, and ice cream. Best Deli in Boston

Best Deli in Boston

17. Avenue Deli

1806 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA 02420 Phone: 1 (781) 862-1806 Avenue Deli boasts a large selection of classic deli sandwiches, wraps, salads, and their own signature sandwiches.

Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

18. Mario's Italian Restaurant

1733 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA 02420


: 1 (781) 861-1182 Mario's Italian Restaurant offers diners a variety of lasagnas, spaghetti, and ravioli.

19. Osteria Nino

19 3rd Ave. Burlington, MA 01803 Phone: 1 (781) 272-1600 At Osteria Nino you can enjoy one of their wood-fired pizzas or class Italian entrees, such as chicken piccata or eggplant parm. Cajun Cuisine

Cajun Cuisine

20. Shaking Crab

203 Adams St. Newton, MA 02458 Phone: 1 (617) 795-1630 Shaking Crab is the place to go if you are craving creole flavors. They offer guests spicy calamari, crawfish, fried catfish po’boys, and more.


We hope that you find the time to enjoy the restaurants that made our list. These restaurants represent local favorites, but they are just a few of the many food options around Hanscom AFB, so make sure you go out and about and see what other hidden, local food spots you can find.




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