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Worcester : Restaurants, Diners and Clubs

Dining out

Worcester's cultural diversity contributes to the array of different cuisines available in restaurants across the city. Sample American, Italian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, or stroll Worcester's restaurant row on Shrewsbury Street.

Historic Diners

Worcester is the home of  the Worcester Lunch Car and Carriage Manufacturing Company, which built iconic lunch wagons seen throughout the Northeastern US in the late 19th century. The company produced 651 diners between 1906 and 1957.

The Miss Worcester Diner is a historic diner at 302 Southbridge Street. It was built in 1948  is located across the street from the company's (now defunct) Worcester factory. While independently owned and operated, it was used by the Lunch Car Company as a "showroom" diner, and a testing lab for new features.


The Boulevard Diner is a historic diner at 155 Shrewsbury Street. It was built by Worcester Lunch Car company in 1936 as #730.  It is a well preserved instance of a barrel-roof diner that the company made in significant numbers in the decade before World War II. 




Clubs and Bars

When the sun goes down, Worcester truly comes to life! From small neighborhood taverns to more cosmopolitan watering holes, the City offers a bustling after dark scene! Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, billiards and more!

·         List of Clubs and Bars with addresses and phone numbers

Hot Spots

Canal District

Area includes Bars, Restaurants, Clubs, retail shops, tours and events such as Carnaval De Canal-Mardi Gras, the annual Blackstone Canalfest, the Canal Diggers 5K road race, the Worcester Irish Music Festival, the Snails Pace Antique Auto Race, the Turtle Boy Music Series, and narrated summertime horse-and-wagon tours.

Shrewsbury Street

1.5 miles of the best Worcester has to offer. From fine dining to casual bistros, neighborhood bars to nightclubs, salons to shopping. Need a wedding dress? A tuxedo? Casual fashion? Kitchen cabinets? Earrings? A chandelier? Shrewsbury Street is one stop shopping. Shrewsbury Street’s famous “Restaurant Row” boasts more than 40 fabulous eateries serving up a globe-spanning array of delectable edibles. The hidden gems and rich cultural history of Worcester’s hippest and most eclectic thoroughfare.