9 Local Restaurants Serving Family-Style Meals You May Not Know About

By Laurie Corbett, Publisher, Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston December 9, 2020

We all know restaurants are hurting and are trying to show our support with holiday gift cards and dinners to go, but South Shore restaurants are also getting creative with family-style dinners that encourage families to slow do even if it's just for half an hour and connect with each other over a meal. We've rounded up 9 great South Shore restaurants you might not know are offering family-style meals and a bonus option. Give them a try and let them know you found them on Macaroni Kid!

Alma Nove

22 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, MA 02043

Newly launches this week, Alma Nove in the Hingham Shipyard is offering several family-style meals nightly. With options like beef tenderloin tips, chicken marsala, and ragu bolognese they are a perfect way to sit down as a family after a busy day. Learn more at

Christina's Restaurant

460 Washington Street, Route 53, Pembroke MA 02359

Early in the pandemic a friend dropped off make your own pizza kits from Christina's. They were hands down the best pizza I have ever made in my own home. I dream of that pizza. While we don't see the pizza kits on their menu currently they have a full list of half pan options that serve 10 -12 people. Perfect for a family dinner and lunch the next day. They do require three days advance notice so make your plans ahead of time to take a night off from cooking! Learn more at

Crossroads Cafe & Deli

216 Rockland Street, Hanover, MA 02339

This fan-favorite breakfast and lunch spot in Hanover is serving up family-style dinners in addition to their regular menu. The menu changes daily but includes family favorites like macaroni and cheese and roast turkey. Learn more at

Ember Restaurant

459 Plain Street, Marshfield, MA 02050

Ember is ready to save the family dinner with hot family-style dinners ready to serve. Pre-order and set your pick up time and they'll have it ready to go. Options may change but at the time of publishing, they are serving up meatloaf and mashed potatoes with Ceasar salad, lobster macaroni and cheese, chicken schnitzel, and more. Learn more at


1175 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA 02050

Offering meat by the pound and sides in 8 oz containers this Marshfield BBQjointrun by husband and wife team Dan and Josie Naples is a great way to serve up a delicious family-style meal quickly. They offer pulled pork, beef brisket, baby back ribs, coleslaw, mac and cheese, roasted carrots, collards and more. Learn more at

Eat Local Group

The parent company of Galley in Scituate, Bia Bistro in Cohasset, Tinker's Son in Norwell, The Parrot in Hull and Trident in Hingham are offering a wide variety of family-style meals including Tinker's Son's famous Shepherd's pie and a Galley style build your own taco kit. Learn more at

Mom on the Go  Food Truck

Hanover, MA

Based in Hanover, this food truck is a fan favorite all over the South Shore, and now they are serving up comfort food family-style once a week! Comfort Food Wednesday as they call it offers families different comfort food options family-style for pick up or delivery with quick and easy online ordering. 


227 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Scituate, MA 02066

Oro in Scituate offers delicious take and bake dinners that are perfect for busy families. Each one serves four and includes information on how to cook and serve the meal. The changing menu includes items such as Shepherd's pie, a pulled chicken taco kit, and butternut squash bisque. Learn more at


1400 Bedford Street, Abington, MA 02351

At the request of their customers, Sorelle recently started offering family-style take out meals that serve 6 to 8 people. Options include meals like shrimp scampi, chicken broccoli penne, spaghetti meatballs and sausage, wings, and more. Learn more at

Bonus - CP's Woodfire Pizza

17 New Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066

Everyone knows that pizza is the ultimate family-style take-out meal but did you know that CP's Woodfired Pizza offers a frozen version of their Margherita pizza? They are the perfect option for pulling out on the night you didn't plan ahead for a take-out family-style meal and just don't want to cook! Learn more at