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Barber's Crossing Restaurant
175 Leominster Road
Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-8438
 
note: Facebook is for the location in Leicester, not Sterling.


Black Diamond Restaurant
at Wachusett Village Inn
9 Village Inn Road
Westminster, MA 01473
(978) 874-2000 
The Wachusett Village Inn, which features 74-rooms in a traditional New England country inn, provides a perfect pub-style atmosphere to easily adopt the Black Diamond’s famed tavern fare. Offering casual dining, it features a large stone fireplace and large 14-person bar area overlooking the Inn’s outdoor pool. The Black Diamond Restaurant will operate for Lunch every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm and Dinner daily from 5pm to 9pm with a limited bar menu until 10pm weekdays Monday through Thursday and 10pm on weekends with a limited bar menu until 11pm. 

Chocksett Inn
59 Laurelwood Road
Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-3355 
 
Open for dinner, the Inn’s restaurant has developed a reputation for outstanding food and hospitality. All of our dishes are made from the highest quality ingredients. To ensure the freshest products and variety, our menu changes with the seasons.

Colonial Hotel
625 Betty Spring Road
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 630-2500

The Colonial Grille is beautifully renovated. What ever your tastes, the Colonial Grille is prepared to offer a sumptuous dining and exciting entertainment experience. Daily lunch specials under $10, A Spectacular New Bar, The Best Burgers Around, Keno, and more. Join us Friday nights for our All You Can Eat Prime Rib Buffet with peel & eat shrimp, soup, salad & potato bar!

Gondola Restaurant
428 Lancaster Street
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 537-5887 
 
Open for more than 50+ years, and famous for its homemade pastas, sauces, salad dressings and desserts, The Gondola Restaurant located in Leominster, MA, is the perfect setting for you and your family. We have proudly served the people of Leominster some of the finest homemade Italian cuisine in the area. Please view our menu online and come pay us a visit! We’re open Tuesday through Sunday. 

Great Wolf Lodge
150 Great Wolf Drive
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(866) 678-9653
 
The new Lodge Wood Fired Grill is a full service, a la carte restaurant open for lunch and dinner at Great Wolf Lodge. From appetizers like Wood Grilled Artichokes and Chili Rubbed Wings to Fresh Market Salads and Lodge Crafted Burgers, the Lodge Wood Fired Grill offers an abundance of variety. If you're looking for something unique to satisfy that wolf-sized hunger, pick from the Wood Grilled Pork Porterhouse, Apple Smoked Ribs or Roasted Wild Mushroom Pasta. Top off the meal by choosing from a selection of mini desserts and shareable sweets.

King Phillip Restaurant & Motor Inn
35 State Road
Phillipston, MA 01331
(978) 249-6300 or (978) 249-6263 
 
For more than 28 years the King Phillip Restaurant has been serving delicious steaks, seafood, veal and pasta in a casual family dining atmosphere featuring a Brunch Buffet every Sunday 10 am to 2 pm, a Wednesday night buffet from 5 pm to 8 pm, Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet (Call for Dates and times). Acoustic entertainment in our lounge every Friday and Saturday night next to our wood burning fireplace. Dair Bar open March - October, proudly serving GIFFORD'S Ice cream, Old Fashioned Rootbeer floats and the best Lobster Rolls round. Motor Inn on premises. Free Wi-fi. Open Daily. Rt 2 to Exit 9, Phillipston, MA 01331.

Old Mill Restaurant & Country Store
69 State Road East (Rte. 2A East)
Westminster, MA 01473
(978) 874-5941 
 
Full-service family restaurant serving delicious meals with old-fashioned hospitality. Sunday breakfast and brunch. Luncheon buffet and dinner menu daily. Open Tues-Thurs, 11:30 am-9:15 pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30 am-10 pm and Sun 9 am-8:15 pm. Country Store and Gift Shop downstairs. Take Rt. 2 exit 25 on 2A East. 69 State Road East (Rt. 2A East), Westminster, MA 01473. 

UNO Chicago Grill
905 Merriam Avenue
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 466-7808 
 
We are a great family restaurant with something to offer each and every appetite. From our Delicious and Nutritious options all the way to our Indulgent Side, we aim to please everyone. We are recently voted the healthiest chain restaurant in America, as well as being voted into the top 5 Family Restaurants. Kids Eat Free every Tuesday and we also offer a Double Nickle Discount on Wednesdays. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with the kids, or a modified adult version in our lounge we have everything you are looking for.

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Bailey's Bar & Grille
18 Main Street
Townsend, MA 01469
(978) 812-0200 
 
In this fast paced fast food world, our vision for dining out is unique. We provide a relaxed, " stay awhile" atmosphere. We are aware , especially in these challenging times, that every penny matters to you. Our value minded prices are designed to rival the cost of eating at home. Come in with your family, relax and let us do the dishes. Our Chef's liberal use of bold flavors along with inventive daily specials, make every item we offer a reason to return.

Bull Run Restaurant
215 Great Road
Shirley, MA 01464
(978) 425-4311 
 
A full service restaurant, bar, and, entertainment venue. Serving elegant homemade New England cuisine since 1740. Open Wednesday- Sunday for lunch and dinner. New plated Sunday Brunch. Menus are committed, to supporting local, farm fresh ingredients from area growers. Seven separate function rooms accommodating 2 to 350 people. Rt. 2A Shirley. MA 01464. 

Gardner Ale House
74 Parker Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 669-0122 
 
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Started by home brewer Rick Walton in the summer of 2006, Gardner Ale House is a family-oriented brewpub and restaurant. Yes! We make our own beer. Actually, we try to make our own everything. We describe our menu as casual, bistro style, which means it’s as fresh as we can make it. There are kids’ choices too. Located in the middle of downtown Gardner, our rustic interior echoes the past and our vibrant façade with flower boxes and large windows invites you in. We generally have more than 7 of our own award-winning beers on tap and feature live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday. Visit www.gardnerale.com to see what’s up or just drop in at 74 Parker St., downtown Gardner, MA. Hours: 11:30 AM – Midnight. 7 days per week. Sunday brunch buffet starts 9AM.

Happy Jack's
785 North Main St
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 466-3433 
 

A full-service restaurant and bar serving fine Southwestern food. Open for lunch and dinner six days a week. Rt. 2 to exit 31B. www.citywidemenus.com/bdmenu.html


Slattery's Restaurant & Bar
106 Lunenburg Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-8880 
 
Independent restaurant voted in the top 500 nationally by "Restaurant Hospitality" magazine. Full-service restaurant with spa menu available and 32 beers on tap. Function room. Seasonal outdoor dining. Open Sun-Sat 11:30 to 12:30 am. Rt. 2W to exit 32 (Rt. 12N) to downtown Fitchburg; bear right; 1/2 mile to Lunenburg Street; on the left.

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