Experience New Orleans while you're in Springfield at Chef Wayne's Big Mamou. Dine on delicious and authentic Cajun dishes, like the Shrimp-n-Sausage Jambalya and New Orleans Red Beans. Of course, there is a great selection of hot sauces to accompany any meal. Don't forget dessert with options like Sweet Potato Pie and Deep Dish Bourbon Pecan Pie.
This restaurant's name says it all--Booze, Blues and BBQ. Theodores' was given a Keeping the Blues Alive award and named the Best Blues Club in the Country in 2004 by the Blues Foundation, so you know this is the place to come for some real, authentic Blues. But that's not all you'll find here! Make sure not to miss out on the menu, featuring everything from individual pizzas, to Gumbo, and of course, lots of amazing Barbecue. And don't skip the drinks either, try the World's Greatest Margarita or Bayou Punch. Theodores' is just a little taste of the Deep South in New England.
Feel like you're in Germany at Munich Haus, a beloved restaurant and bar that serves authentic Bavarian cuisine along with an impressive beer selection. The authentic German dishes include potato pancakes, pierogies, schnitzil, and of course sausages. Visit the beer garden and enjoy an imported bottle or pick from one of their many beers on tap. Munich Haus also hosts events and you shouldn't miss their Oktoberfest.
The Federal A Restaurant & Bar, located in one of Agawam's historic buildings, was opened to the public by Ralph Santaniello and his co-partner executive chef Michael Presnal in the year 2002. The menu features American dishes blended with French and Italian flavors, lending it a contemporary European twist. The restaurant's interiors are an extension of the menu's heterogeneity, as the modern decor is seamlessly blended with the vintage architecture. The Skillet Seared Salmon, the Burnt Tangerine Glazed Cod, and the Fork & Knife Braised Shortribs are some of the must-haves here. Give dinner a sweet finish with a slice of Tiramisu or the exquisite Chocolate Pistachio Semigreddo.
The Fat Cat Bar & Grill is located in the heart of Springfield's Club Quarter. Featuring two floors of bar, the upstairs of which has a lounge type feel to it, the Fat Cat also has an outside area for smokers or those who just want to catch some fresh air. Featuring live music during the week and weekends, the Fat Cat is a good place to stop during a night on the town.
One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Locals rave about the giant pizzas at Red Rose Pizzeria in Springfield's South End. Topping heavy, quality pies are the specialty here. In addition to the amazing pizza, Red Rose also serves up great, authentic Italian dinners. So come see what all the locals are raving about and try Red Rose Pizzeria.
The 350 Grill is just one of the many quality restaurants located in downtown Springfield. The menu features American classics like juicy steaks, fresh seafood and pasta. Favorite dishes include the lobster ravioli, and the porterhouse steak with roasted red peppers and portobello mushrooms. The 350 Grill also features a varied tapas menu which is served until midnight and includes such tasty bites as fried calamari, sliders, spring rolls and kebabs.
Adolfo's Ristorante is the perfect place to dine if you are looking for a romantic atmosphere. Located in downtown Springfield, the elegant dining room is the perfect place to enjoy the traditional Italian dishes made with only the freshest and locally sources ingredients, like the lobster risotto and the linguine and clam sauce. There is an extensive wine list along with a large bar and lounge area where you can enjoy a pre-meal cocktail. An outdoor patio is open during the warm weather months, and there is live entertainment on the weekends.
With two local locations, including this one in downtown Springfield, Frigo's Foods sells gourmet food to their customers located throughout all of Western New England. Since opening in 1950, this market has made some of the best sandwiches and lunch specials around, like their Classic Italian sandwich and Eggplant Parmesan. In addition to their gourmet market featuring goods like olive oils and cheeses, pre-made gift baskets and cooking classes are also offered. Catering services are available for large groups.