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.
Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar is a gem in Mill Restaurant Group's chain of successful eateries. This is a great place to gorge on tantalizing American fares. Nestled on Riverdale Road, drop in at Cal's to savor their pastas, steaks and seafood preparations. Complement your food with a wine or cocktail from their list. On Sundays, visit Cal's for a delectable brunch fare that is served till 2p; or chose from their prix fixe menu, available on Mondays as well, which is a reasonable deal at USD20.
Located in the Forest Park neighborhood of Springfield, Pho Saigon Restaurant serves up very tasty Vietnamese meals for their loyal customers. Since opening in 1998, this family-owned and operated restaurant has maintained an authentic menu with spicy and flavorful dishes. A favorite is the classic pho soup with sliced beef and noodles, which is very much a meal by itself. Other menu items include the lemongrass chicken and rice and the sweet and sour shrimp. Dishes can be ordered for take-out as well.
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.
This historic restaurant has been around since the 1930's, and stands on the site of a 17th century fort constructed to protect the small village of Springfield. Today, the Student Prince still stands in the same building with its original interior woodworking and has been voted one of 21 Legendary Restaurants You Must Visit by Gourmet Magazine. The menu is mainly German, with a varitey of Schnitzel and Wurst along with other German specialties, but also has a smattering of other classics such as Chicken Marsala and Rack of Lamb. The menu also includes some more unusual options like Marinated Grilled Ostrich, Pig's Knuckle and Grilled Baby Beef Liver for more adventurous diners.
In in the mood for some delicious Mexican food, head to the Amherst location of the popular local chain. At Bueno Y Sano, choose from a variety of items, including their soft tacos, salads, and quesadillas. However, here the huge burritos are the most popular item on the menu. Select from a variety of different fillings, including grilled shrimp, grilled portabella mushroom, and chili, or order one of their specialty burritos like the Thai chicken burrito. To beat the crowds, you can always call ahead and they will have your order waiting for you.
Tucked within the Springfield Marriott, Currents offers an alluring fare of American cuisine with a contemporary twist. Visit this restaurant to taste the creative concoctions of the executive chef Bill Rounds. If you are not in the mood for a heavy meal, sit at the vibrant bar and sip on some drinks while relishing a light fare. The best time to visit this place is during the week, when it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving hot meals.
Max's Tavern, located at Springfield's Basketball Hall of Fame serves up classic chop house cuisine. Menu items include such classics as Meatloaf, Old English Style Fish & Chips, and classic steaks served with one of Max's signature sides. In addition to this tasty menu Max's bar features snack items such as BBQ Pork Sliders and Honey Roasted Turkey BLT. Max's is a great option to refuel after a long, hall of fame day.
White Hut, a Springfield institution since 1939, is one of the best and cheapest places to grab a great meal on-the-go or enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of the 1930s. Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers at this incredible retro diner where the simple menu consists of just cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries. White Hut is a local favorite!