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Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Boston's Allston neighborhood

Visiting Allston, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Boston neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a hot dog spot to a poke restaurant.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Allston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Spike's Junkyard Dogs

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Topping the list is Spike's Junkyard Dogs, a spot to score hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches. Located at 108 Brighton Ave. (between Linden Street and Harvard Avenue.), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 263 reviews on Yelp. On the menu, look for the Buffalo dog, All American dog or pepperoni pizza dog.

2. Tarboosh

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Next up is Mediterranean spot Tarboosh, which offers pizza and more, situated at 2 Brighton Ave. (between Malvern Street). With 4.5 stars out of 92 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. Tarboosh offers chicken shawarma, beef kebabs, falafel and more.

3. Carlo's Cucina Italiana

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Italian spot Carlo's Cucina Italiana, which offers desserts and salads, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 131 Brighton Ave. (between Linden Street and Harvard Avenue), 4.5 stars out of 678 reviews. Carlo's Cucina Italiana serves up lobster ravioli, gnocchi alla Sorrentina, bruschetta and more. 

4. New Sushi and Poke

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New Sushi and Poke, a sushi bar that offers poke and salads, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 58 Yelp reviews. Head over to 66 Brighton Ave. (between Fordham Road and Chester Street.) to see for yourself. Menu offerings include a rainbow poke bowl, spicy salmon poke bowl, eel cucumber maki and more.


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