Area Attractions/Dining


Springfield is the center of one of the most culturally rich and historic areas in the country — as well as the gateway to the attractions of New England. That makes it an ideal setting or jumping-off point for your event’s evening, spouse tour, or pre- and post-event programs. Start right at the MassMutual Center where the 8,000-seat arena is the site of concerts, family and sporting events. Restaurants of every category abound, both close to the convention center and across the area. The historical, cultural and entertainment options are rich and varied — everything from world-class MGM Springfield resort-casino, numerous colleges, art exhibits, the Dr. Seuss and Basketball Hall of Fame Museums, Springfield’s CityStage and Symphony Hall, Six Flags New England, antique shows, outlet malls and more.


From extraordinary fine dining to classic local and ethnic cuisine, Greater Springfield offers a variety of dining options and possibilities for your attendees. There are hundreds of area restaurants offering everything from traditional New England fare to steakhouses, bistros, and virtually every category of international food—most just steps or minutes away. For lively nightlife, downtown Springfield’s entertainment district — minutes from MassMutual Center — features more than 60 of the city’s hottest restaurants and nightclubs. And just a short ride away is the college town dining and nightlife scene in Amherst and Northampton.

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The Chandler Steakhouse

Aged-cuts of meat, fine wine and sophistcated atmosphere.  Located inside MGM Springfield.  Conveninent access from Main Street also available.

Cal Mare

Southern Coastal Italian from Chef Michael Mina. Located inside of MGM Springfield.  Convenient access from Main Street also available.  Includes Wine Shop.

TAP Sports Bar

The ultimate sports bar featuring fan-favorite food selections and an extensive beer selection.  Located inside of MGM Springfield.  Convenient access from the outdoor Plaza off Main and Union Street is also available.

South End Market

An open environment featuring a taste for everyone!  Hearth Grill offers garden-fresh ingredients and healthy options.  Bill's Diner serves classic American fare.  Wicked Noodles pushes Asian dishes to the limits.  Jack's Lobster Shack brings the best of the sea to your plate.  While the Wine Bar and Gelato & Espresso round out the collection.  Located inside of MGM Springfield.

Nadim's Mediterranean Grill

(413) 737-7373

Theodores Booze, Blues & BBQ

(413) 736-6000

Adolfo's Ristorante

The Student Prince

(413) 734-7475

Max's Tavern

(413) 746-6299

Plan B Burger Bar

(413) 285-8296

Uno Chicago Grill - Springfield

(413) 733-1300
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