Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Chelmsford and North Chelmsford: Do You Agree?

Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Chelmsford and North Chelmsford, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?

Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen.

So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp's rankings, here are the ten highest rated restaurants in Chelmsford and North Chelmsford as of May 5, 2013.


#1. Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe

#2. Fishbones

#3. Moonstones

#4. Feng Shui

#5. Thai Jasmine

#6. Madras Grill

#7. India Palace Restaurant

#8. One Ten Grill

#9. Zesty's Pizza

#10. Jimmy's Pizza

North Chelmsford

#1. Glenview Pub and Grill

#2. Aprile's European Restaurant

#3. Rosie's Diner

#4. Szechuan Chef

#5. Brickhouse North

#6. China Mountain

#7. Princeton Station

#8. Pho 88

#9. Sushi Yanagi

#10. Veneto Ristorante

Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Anna Bucciarelli May 06, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Seems to me they are all covered, except for the fast food places. BTW, every time I've ever eaten at Aprile's I was sick the whole next day! Sorry to report this, may just be me, will not eat there again.
John Doe May 06, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Ya, they basically just listed every non-fast food restaurant. I mean, let's get serious, you shouldn't have Princeton Station or the Glenview on ANY list that also has Moonstones and Fishbones. They are not even close to the same level. And seriously...brickhouse?? I mean, let's just list every place you could possibly eat, lol! I'm not a huge seafood person, but Fishbones is probably the overall best in Chelsmfrod. Feng Shui is up there too, even though it's a chain. Yoong Tong II in Chelsmford center is the best Thai outside of Boston and gets totally ignored. And of you make me choose a pizza place, it's clearly Zesty's...by a LOT. Also, it's hard to best Centre Deli for lunch...every single thing there is handmade and delicious!
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) May 06, 2013 at 01:44 PM
I was the same way with the Drum Hill Boston Market. The last time I went there, I got some turkey-ish sandwich with soggy stuffing and a stale piece of cornbread. The roll they gave me crumbled in half, and not only was it incredibly bland, but I got really sick in the parking lot.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) May 06, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Just a heads up, the Yelp list appears to be very fluid, so these top tens may change soon.
Tony Chan May 06, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Jessie's place chelmsford center
Jim Stratton May 06, 2013 at 11:27 PM
I'm wondering about the ordering as well... the number 1 Glenview Pub and Grill, the number 6 China Mountain, and the number 10 Veneto Ristorante all have the same 4-star raking on Yelp. (We've only been to Veneto Ristorante a couple of times, but I think it's our new favorite!)
Jim Stratton May 06, 2013 at 11:31 PM
However you order the list, though, it's still an impressive collection - 20 different places with no fast-food chains.
Anna Bucciarelli May 06, 2013 at 11:46 PM
But ... but, but, how could they not recognize Rufino's? BTW, never knew about the Veneto Ristorante ... where is it located?
Jim Stratton May 06, 2013 at 11:51 PM
I can't answer about Rufina's (and haven't had a chance to go there) but Veneto Ristorante is in Vinal Square, a few doors up from Rosie's Diner and across the street from Szechuan Chef and the late lamented Chelmsford House Of Pizza.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) May 07, 2013 at 03:47 AM
I normally don't give my opinion on anything Chelmsford, but I want to make an exception here as I love to eat at restaurants, probably too much. I agree with John Doe on Yoong Tong II, I went to Thai Jasmine once and got the Pad Thai, it wasn't really that great. My favorite Thai place around here though is Thon Khao across from the old Building 19 on Amherst Street in Nashua. The owner there told me once she is related to the Yoong Tong folks. On the North Chelmsford places, I think Sushi Yanagi and Pho 88 (which technically is over the Lowell border, but just by a few dozen feet, should be higher on the list and Glenview should be lower. It's good, but not great. I've been to China Mountain once and it's good, quick, solid old-school Polynesian Chinese-American food. I went to Szechuan Chef once and had the General Tso's once and it wasn't that great. For me that's the test between really good Chinese and just so-so, I'm not a fan of the dark meat lumped together with pieces of fat and what not that you find in the old school Tso's (or Gao's or Tsao's, the man historically identified as General Tso was actually born nearly 200 years before the dish was invented). Sadly enough, I haven't eaten at the other places yet, I gotta try them out. Rufina's too!
Inderpreet Singh May 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Hand stretched noodles from Gene's Flatbread Cafe do not have a comparison - period. Nothing better even in Chinatown in Boston. It is the best hidden gem Chelmsford can have. And I agree that it is impressive to have 20 non-chain multi-ethnic eating establishments in a town like Chelmsford. I love it here!
Lou D'Alessandro June 05, 2013 at 02:49 PM
If we can include Pho 88, just a dozen feet over the line in Lowell, let's add Casa Blanca, just a dozen feet over the line in Billerica.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) June 05, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Why not? The more the merrier. Next time I need to go to the forum for something, I'm gonna try out Casa Blanca.
Joe Greene June 05, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Casa Blanca es un muy buen lugar para comer.
Anna Bucciarelli June 05, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Dovo e?


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