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Back Deck – Grilled food all year long

Though I’ve lived in New England my whole life, I’ve never been able to make it through the long dark winter without getting the mid-winter blues. Like many people, I tend to ward off my bad feelings with food, and Back Deck in Downtown Crossing is especially great for this.

With a grill-inspired menu and decor that aims to imitate the look of a real back deck, it’s easy to feel transported to a summertime backyard barbecue, even if you’re visiting in the dead of winter. Upon entering Back Deck, a plaid-adorned waiter will greet you and show you to your table on the deck — complete with outdoor patio-style furniture. A variety of eaters will find something appetizing here, including the gluten free folk!  Back Deck makes it easy by offering a separate gluten free menu, complete with gluten free beers!

My favorite dish here is the Provençal Vegetables, a huge plate of grilled vegetables with a hearty bed of lentils for some added protein. I’ve heard great things about the burgers here, as well the signature Back Deck Lager. I even have a friend who comes here just for their side of cornbread with maple butter.

So if you’re suffering from the winter blues — or if you didn’t get invited to any barbecues this summer — Back Deck is the place to be! Go for brunch, go for dinner, but most of all — go for the escape!

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Details about this spot



2 West Street, Boston

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Opening Times

Mon 11:30 - 21:00, Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:00, Thu 11:30 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30, Sun 11:00 - 21:00


Dinner entree: US$ 22


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)