When we look back on childhood, many of our memories involve food – or at least special occasions celebrated through food. That makes us nostalgic for certain Boston area restaurants that provided the setting for some of life’s big events. These 10 eateries have been in business for decades and may well have been a part of your cherished memories.

What other restaurants would you add to this list? Share your recommendations (and memories) in the comments below!

Although we’re thrilled that these establishments have endured, there are other eateries that weren’t so fortunate. Check out these places that are now gone, but much missed.

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