City: Boston/Foxboro, Massachusettes
Foodie: James Christensen, NE Patriots Draft

Venue: Gillette Stadium
Address: 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, Massachusetts 02035
Team(s): New England Patriots (NFL), New England Revolution (MLS)

James' Taste:

When visiting Boston to watch the New England Patriots, you will need a mouth like Joey Porter to enjoy all the amazing culinary treats. We'll let you know where to go the day before the game and on gameday.

Before the Game

A trip to Legal Seafoods is a good place to start for anyone wishing to enjoy some chowdah, lobster, oysters, and clams. The Union Oyster House is also a must for any seafood buff -- the scrod is always great, and their cherrystones were spot on.

Bonfire was a great choice for those bringing a significant other along on the excursion. They have some great Kobe beef, and their halibut on a bed of dandelion greens and stone fruit, adorned with foie gras and popcorn was perhaps the best dish my wife has ever had.

Finale is your ultimate stop for desserts, as their gelato is to die for. You should also try their molten chocolate cake.


What better place to pre-tailgate than a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot? A large regular and some doughnuts get you in the mood for some more advanced fare later.

The CBS Scene was quite a place. The menu was pretty scarce on Opening Day when we dined there, but what they did have was pretty good. The atmosphere was nice, as the interactive TV's were a nice feature.

While actually in Gillette Stadium, you may want to refrain from actually eating anything. All the normal stadium fare is just as you'd imagine it, expensive and underwhelming. Other than the Granite State Grill burgers, save up for tailgating.

After the win, have a Sam Adams or four at the Cask'n Flagon. It's a great place to celebrate, as you get proximity chills from Fenway park.

Gillette Stadium photo credit: snowriderguy's photostream

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  1. the chief // November 24, 2008 at 3:19 PM  

    Legal Sea Foods? Finale? Cask & Flagon? Where is the kick-ass tailgate and the in-stadium deals? There were zero mentions of "Road Sodas" for the drive to Gilette. I call shenanigans.

  2. James // November 24, 2008 at 3:48 PM  

    In stadium deals? The $8 lite beer?

  3. joseph burrell // June 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM  

    wow before the game with an amazing dinner?? I would like to do that, I usually eat during the game and after hahaha