These 2 New England eating places are ‘hidden gems,’ based on Tripadvisor customers

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One is in Massachusetts.

The Barn Bowl & Bistro
The Barn Bowl & Bistro in Oak Bluffs. Tripadvisor

The key is out at two “under-the-radar” New England eating places, due to Tripadvisor customers.

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The Needham-based journey web site revealed its Better of the Finest Eating places on Wednesday as a part of its 2023 Vacationers’ Alternative Awards and named a Massachusetts and Maine restaurant among the many greatest 25 hidden gems within the U.S.

The Barn Bowl & Bistro, an American-style bar restaurant in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Winery, ranked No. 11, and The Travelin Lobster, a fisherman-owned seasonal restaurant in Bar Harbor, Maine, ranked No. 18 on the checklist. The No. 1 hidden gem within the land is Cookie Dough Monster — Burgers & Shakes in Tennessee.

Hidden gems are eating places “that earn their under-the-radar standing. (If you realize, you realize—and now you do.),” Tripadvisor wrote.

The Barn Bowl & Bistro, which doubles as a bowling alley, is beloved for its shrimp tempura, burger, and prime rib, based on Tripadvisor. The Travelin Lobster serves up freshly caught lobster and different dishes. Neither restaurant takes reservations.

The Better of the Finest Eating places awards are damaged up into seven classes this yr: high-quality eating, date evening, on a regular basis eats, fast bites, hidden gems, family-friendly, and vegetarian. The winners span six continents and 58 nations.

“This yr’s Vacationers’ Alternative Restaurant winners — whose range and geographic attain mirror the truth that the final remaining pandemic-era journey restrictions have lifted — are particularly thrilling,” Sarah Firshein, head of editorial at Tripadvisor, mentioned in an announcement. “We all know Tripadvisor vacationers hunt down first-hand intel and steering, and that’s precisely the spirit of those lists: All of our winners had been chosen not by skilled meals critics or editors, however by actual diners who’ve left their suggestions on Tripadvisor inside the previous yr.”

Prospects line as much as order seafood on the Clam Shack in Kennebunk, Maine. – Robert F. Bukaty/AP

5 different New England eating places had been acknowledged among the many better of one of the best.

The Silver Fork in Manchester, Vermont, ranked No. 5 on the U.S. lists for greatest high-quality eating and greatest date evening eating places. Hen of the Wooden in Burlington, Vermont, additionally made the high-quality eating checklist at No. 19 and Franny’s Bistro in Camden, Maine, ranked No. 8 on the date evening checklist. The highest high-quality eating restaurant went to Le Bernardin in New York Metropolis, and the highest date evening restaurant is Scorching Tin Roof in Key West, Fla.

For greatest on a regular basis eats within the U.S., Through Emilia in Mystic, Conn., ranked No. 23 (Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille — St. Pete Pier ranked No. 1). For greatest fast bites, Clam Shack in Kennebunk, Maine, ranked No. 25 (Bleecker Road Pizza in New York Metropolis ranked No. 1).

The 2023 Better of the Finest Eating places lists had been decided primarily based on the standard and amount of traveler opinions and scores for eating places on Tripadvisor collected between June 1, 2022, and Might 31, 2023. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s eight million listings are awarded Better of the Finest, the location famous.