Top 10 restaurants in Springfield, United States

April 14, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Springfield is perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball and home of the Basketball Hall of Fame. (The story goes that local physical education teacher James Naismith invented the sport to fill the gaps between football and baseball seasons.) But this historic town on the shores of the Connecticut River is famous for a few other reasons and definitely worth a quick jaunt or weekend away. Springfield was the birthplace and home of beloved children's author and illustrator, Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss. In fact, the Zoo in Forest Park, a sure hit with the kids, is said to be the inspiration for many of his wild and wacky tales. Wander through the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, at the Quadrangle, for a look at the Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle cast in bronze. The city served as a major arsenal during the Revolutionary War, a role that is commemorated at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, which displays an enormous collection of small pistols. History buffs will also enjoy the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, a tribute to the ordinary people of the region who, during various periods in time, did extraordinary things.
Things to do in Springfield

1. Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

53 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103-1011 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 413-732-1011
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 344 reviews

Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

Reviewed By 250crystalp - New York

Don't let the tiny place fool you! My kids weren't so sure about what they would eat but they loved the chicken p.o. boys. The gumbo is amazing!. I had the crab cakes and the hubby had the catfish poboy. It took us right back to New Orleans! Parking is metered in front but we had no issues. A must eat in Springfield!

2. The Munich Haus Restaurant

13 Center St, Chicopee, MA 01013-2629 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout German, Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 413-594-8788
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

The Munich Haus Restaurant

Reviewed By Donna S - Agawam, Massachusetts

Friends invited us out for dinner at the Munich Haus. I had been there before, was familiar with the cuisine, and couldn't wait for an enjoyable experience. We were not disappointed.

Love the atmosphere, the friendly waitstaff, the fabulous ambiance, and of course the delicious food and drink.

I had a side salad, the scallops and spaetzle as my side. Wonderful meal. Everyone else enjoyed their meals and beers.

Can't wait to go back!

3. Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar

1068 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA 01089-4607 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 34 +1 413-827-9353
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 378 reviews

Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar

Reviewed By Donna S - Agawam, Massachusetts

On a recent visit to Cal's with a group of eight, we all had a pleasant experience. We were celebrating as a board as a volunteer group and also had some business to take care of, too.
Our waitress, Q, was attentive, fun and aware of our needs.
I enjoyed the Mediterranean style Seafood Pasta, which was loaded with seafood.
Everyone enjoyed their meals, and compliments to the chef for getting everything out in a timely manner, hot and delicious.
The only problem is the parking on a busy night - using the side street and neighboring apartment complex helps.
Definitely will visit Cal's again.

4. The Federal Restaurant & Bar

135 Cooper St, Agawam, MA 01001-2150 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 39 +1 413-789-1267
Excellent
66%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

The Federal Restaurant & Bar

Built by Samuel Converse in 1862, the impressive Greek revival structure at 135 cooper street in Agawam, Massachusetts became home to the Federal Hill Club in 1936. Under the management of its owners, the Moretti family, that establishment remained a premiere restaurant for over fifty years.The Federal’s current owners Michael Presnal and Ralph Santaniello easily integrate the white linen elegance of that bygone era with a fresh and innovative “new American” cuisine that is perfectly prepared and impeccably served. Strong Italian and French influences inspire the contemporary culinary style of chef Presnal in dishes such as his red beet risotto, burnt tangerine glazed cod, and white-chocolate panna cotta.The Federal is dressed up as a special occasion restaurant, but is sociable and affordable enough for every occasion. The restaurant enjoys a dedicated following of appreciative diners from New York to Boston.

Reviewed By Pat4Gary - Chicopee, Massachusetts

My sister in law held a luncheon after my brothers funeral.
The buffet was delicious. The buffet included cod,roast beef, a pasta dish, potatoes and green beans. The desert was wonderful also.
The service was very good and atmosphere festive.

After checking the dinner menu we will be making a reservation beofw the holidays.

5. Theodore's

201 Worthington St, Springfield, MA 01103-2304 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 413-736-6000
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Theodore's

Funky BBQ and Blues joint. Freshly smoked meats. Live music five nights a week. 21 plus after 9pm

Reviewed By SLCohen - Springfield, Massachusetts

Ribs & spice, not for me. Menu used to be eclectic and more upscale homey. Quite aesthetic interior, rustic, high ceilings, although a little difficult to hear others.

6. Lattitude

1338 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3526 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 52 +1 413-241-8888
Excellent
53%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 260 reviews

Lattitude

Lattitude is quickly becoming the place to see and be seen with its Boston / San Francisco feel. Reservations are stronly recommended on a daily basis in this Chef-Owned and operated restaurant. Executive Chef Jeffrey Daigneau has taken casual dining to a whole new level with his unique, continually changing menu and farm to table concept. You will find exceptional menu items from fried Brussels Sprouts and Dayboat Scallops to Traditional Spanish Seafood Paella; an extensive wine list from Pinot Grigios to Malbecs and a variety of specialty martinis, Lattitude has what it takes to leave you with an unforgettable dining experience.

Reviewed By NHmama23 - Nashua, New Hampshire

Stopped in for brunch. The place is very clean, nice vibe and the staff is friendly. There is seating in the bar area and there is a larger main dining area. Tables are nice, but a bit too cramped. Seems like they are trying to get as many tables as possible in the room without consideration for comfort. I get it, but maybe scale back a little bit.

The food was excellent. We started with the fried Brussel sprouts and the calamari. Both were outstanding. The sprouts were very lightly fried – the crunch was perfect and the flavor was really good. The calamari was also totally on point. Great flavor and cooked perfectly.

I had the teriyaki salmon cobb salad. The salmon was perfect, not too much sauce, just enough to give it a bit of the teriyaki flavor. The salad itself was super fresh and the dressing was a perfect match for all of the veggies and fish.

We tried the backed Alaska for dessert. I have to say of all the things we tried, this was my least favorite. It reminded me of a melted peep that you would get at Easter. Way too sweet and the menu said there was an orange flavor to it – no orange flavor to be found.

Overall this place it absolutely worth checking out. Try the Brussel sprouts, you will not be disappointed.

7. Red Rose Pizzeria

1060 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103-2137 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 +1 413-739-8510
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 570 reviews

Red Rose Pizzeria

Reviewed By breezyday12 - Ct

We have been coming here for years. The pizzas are so large and so delicious. Every meal we have tried has been so tasty

8. Memo's Restaurant & Catering

1272 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3538 Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 413-739-8420
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Memo's Restaurant & Catering

Memo's Restaurant has been serving breakfasts and lunch for over 50 years. We strive to provide our customers with quality ingredients and exceptional service. We were voted #1 breakfast in Western Massachusetts and #4 in the state of Massachusetts. We have also received numerous awards such as certificate of excellence from trip advisor and masslive best breakfast.

Reviewed By katherinec573

Reasonable price on everything, great service. This place will make you feel going back 30 years at least, the price stays the same, very inexpensive.

9. The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, German, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 37 +1 413-734-7475
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 435 reviews

The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.

Reviewed By BaysideConnecticut - Connecticut

This was my second time here, four of us went to the Springfield Armory Museum at the National Historic Site - not to be missed! (See my review of that for details).

Again we ate in the old, original bar with booths and hundreds of steins on the wall. There is another dining room which I believe is the Fort, connected to the Student Prince, plus a deli on the corner. We entered on Fort Street.

I had the butterflied shrimp, very nicely done and from the Carving Board Pastrami, piled high, excellent pastrami like that you would get at a Manhattan Deli, butter fried toast, just grand. The others had the goulash for starters, then the Bratwurst, the Kiellbasa and the Beef Rouladen all were excellent.

Service was fast and friendly. We simply didn't have room for dessert so we just had a cuppa Joe all around.

If you are ever in Springfield you must give this place a try!

10. White Hut

280 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-4008 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 413-736-9390
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

White Hut

Reviewed By BDLTPA2 - Tampa, Florida

Best hamburgers (with loads of grilled onions) and hotdogs (on toasted buns) in the area. We try to get there every time we are in the Springfield area. They are not open during the Big E, but have a food truck at the E.

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