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If you've seen Academy Award winning movie Good Will Hunting, you'll recognize this Southie joint as the place where Will hangs with his buddy Chuckie (Ben Affleck) and the rest of their gang during a couple different scenes. This old tavern has in some become a shrine for the film (there's even a sign outside proudly boasting its location in a Oscar-winning movie), but the regulars are still a bit leery of tourists, so if you go, act like you've been there before.

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Durgin Park

recommendation by angied

Of all the touristy places in Faneuil Hall, this old creaky joint - which is in a building that was built in the mid 1700s - is the most tolerable. You'll find a cozy old world atmosphere and a menu full of Yankee classics such as pot roast, clam chowder, a wide array of sandwiches, and their famous homemade Boston baked beans. They also offer pricey pieces of meat and many seafood dishes. You don't really have to spend a lot of money here if you don't want to. And it's very kid friendly.

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Mamma Maria

recommendation by adriii

Italian with some French mix cousin. The food is delicious. They have very original succulent pasta plates you'd not find easily in any other place.

The "bad" side is the prices. A whole meal (appetizer, plate, desert and drinks) will cost 50$ per person but it will worth it. If you allow yourself to treat you once on vacation, like we did, I'd choose this restaurant to do it.

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There are two Cheer’s bars in Boston to visit but this is the original one. This is the actual bar that inspired the show (the other one is a replica of the television set). The entrance actually appears in the opening theme of the series.

And it is right in the famous high status area Bacon Hill

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