If you happen to live in Boston, you’re probably aware of how expensive living here can get! Between taking the T and grimacing at rising property prices, you can hardly find a moment to get a good eat—a reasonably priced good eat, that is.

No worries! Here at ForkOut, we’ll help you find delicious restaurants, and even better, #CheapEats. Look below for 5 awesome food deals you should check out without needing to bring a coupon code.

5. Gyu-Kaku Happy Hour

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Delicious Japanese Barbeque? Yes, please!

Boston has no end of Japanese cuisine but finding reasonably priced Japanese restaurants is a terribly hard task. No worries – if you like Japanese BBQ, Gyu-Kaku is the place for you. And if you like saving money, even better.

Gyu-Kaku has two kinds of Happy Hours: Every day from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Mon-Thu Late hours from 9PM-10:30 PM.

During these hours, you can get $3 Soju cocktails and $2 dumplings, calamari, and fried chicken kaarage, as well as a few other deals. Considering calamari is usually $5.95, going to Gyu-Kaku happy hours means plenty of savings!


4. Moogy’s Restaurant

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Moogy’s isn’t a high-class eatery, nor is it a fancy wine-and-dine location. It won’t break the bank to step into, and there’s no expectations for you to break out your best designer dress or tux here. Moogy’s is breakfast and comfort food served all day every day, and if that isn’t an appealing thought, I don’t know what is.

Moogy’s has a few different deals, including 50 cent wings on Wednesday, and $2 burgers on Tuesdays. They also have $1 PBR drafts. But even if you come for the cheap eats, you’ll stay for the fun and groovy atmosphere- they serve sandwiches and french fries next to childhood favorites like Chutes and Ladders and Candyland. And hey, while you’re playing, why not buy some more wings? They’re only 50 cents.


3. La Brasa

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La Brasa serves up delicious barbeque in a restaurant that just smells of homely woody goodness the moment you walk in the door. And on Wednesdays, they’re also serving up a Date Night Special.

If you’re planning a dinner for two on Wednesdays, $50 will get you a full 3-course meal here served family style. This could include oysters, quesadillas, grilled skirt steak or confit duck leg. And sometimes, they have special recipes for the Date Night Specials that you can’t find on their regular menu. Reasonably priced, delicious food, and a few exclusive options? Uh, yes, please!


2. Myers+Cheng

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Myers+Cheng serves delicious Asian food, whether it be Taiwanese, Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese. Besides being a jack of all trades, they also have a beautiful deal: Cheap Date Night.

Yes, that’s right! On Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 PM – 10 PM, $45 will get you a full dinner course – for two! Myers+Cheng amps up normal date night selections with fun sample menus, such as “Netflix and Chill” which includes papaya salad, Korean BBQ sloppy jo, spicy lamb biang biang noodles, market greens, and white or brown rice.

Come here with a date, and they’re guaranteed to fall in love.


1.  Marliave

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Marliave is number one because I don’t believe it possible to grow up in the North East and hate seafood. It’s just not in our blood. Marliave is a coffee bar turned seafood lovers dream, and I’m hoping I never wake up.


Because every day, yes, including weekends, from 4 PM – 6 PM and 9 PM – 11 PM, Marliave has $1 oysters. Yes, you read that right! One dollar oysters for two hours, including weekends, from this decadent place. A variety of oysters are included in this deal, including those from Duxbury, Wellfleet, Hollands Landing & Pleasant Bay. And for only a dollar, you know you can’t go wrong.


From delicious date night deals to dollar oysters, Boston has it all. Still not satisfied with this round of #CheapEats? Check out the ForkOut app for nearby restaurants, sometimes with special deals that haven’t even made it to the web yet.


Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you in our next #CheapEats roundup!

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