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15 Broad Canal Way; Cambridge, Mass.
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1071 Soldier's Field Rd.; Boston, Mass.
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455 Nahanton St.; Newton, Mass.
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Moody Street Dam; Waltham, Mass.
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32 Shore Drive; Somerville, Mass.
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* There is a $300 minimum charge to open by appointment.
Upcoming Events

Catering & Food at our Boston Location

Food is an excellent companion to paddling, and Charles River Canoe & Kayak is happy to arrange catering from any local restaurant. A selection of our favorites is presented below.
You can arrange the catering yourself (so you can confer directly with the caterer regarding menu selections), or we can make the arrangements: choose one of our Featured Selections (at right) or work with us to plan your menu for a fee of 20% of the food cost (minimum fee $50; food cost includes 6.25% state tax).
Most of our locations have a waterfront picnic area available for group use. Learn more about picnicking at our Allston/Brighton location!
A very popular Davis Square restaurant serving authentic, downhome-style Southern food. Menu includes standard barbeque favorites like ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and more. See our Featured Selection from Redbones above.
Huge variety of salads, entrees, pastas, etc. An excellent, inexpensive box-lunch sandwich option.
A Boston Classic that's been featured on Man vs. Food, Eagles offers a variety of catering options from bag lunches to fruit platters to the Eagles Deli Spectacular. They'll even deliver your food (10 person minimum).
Serving amazing and filling Italian dishes is a Maggiano's specialty. They offer a full range of catering options, including vegetarian and dessert.
New England farmhouse-inspired bakery-café offering bagels and fresh sandwiches. In addition to visiting their nearby restaurant for a sit-down meal, you can order individual boxed meals or large platters for catering, so small and large groups can be accommodated equally well.
Conveniently located around the corner from our Allston/Brighton location (and lots of other places), Subway offers quick, healthy sandwiches. Pick up your sandwiches here and bring them along while you paddle!
World-renowned chef Jasper White will now bring his delectable seafood to you! Enjoy steamers, mussels, lobster, corn on the cob, clam chowder, and more.
Reservations Are Required for Groups
Featured Selection:
Redbones Barbeque Picnic
MENU: Memphis Pork Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork & Sandwich Rolls, Choice of Three Side Dishes, BBQ Sauce Selection, Soda & Bottled Water
SIDES: Baked Beans*, Garlic Mashed Potatoes*, Dirty Rice*, Potato Salad, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Veggies, Garden Salad [10+ ppl.], Red Beans & Rice, Cole Slaw, Succotash, or Collard Greens (*=standard).
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTIONS: Veggie Burger, Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, Veggie Rice, Vegetarian Collard Greens (not vegan); all sides except Baked Beans, Dirty Rice are vegetarian (but not vegan).
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: All meats except BBQ Hash; all sides except Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, Chips; all sauces; Portobello Sandwich made w/o onion jam.
$34 per person, incl. taxes and fees
For arrangements, contact our Newton office at (617) 965-5110.
Featured Selections:
Sensational Foods Deluxe Box Lunches
Basic Box ($15): Deli Sandwich, Bag of Chips, Cookie or Piece of Whole Fruit, Beverage
Healthy Choice ($16): Half Wrap with Grilled Chicken, Turkey, Ham, or Roast Beef, Garden Salad w/ Lite Italian Dressing, Whole Fruit, Beverage
Express Box ($18): Deli or Specialty Sandwich, Pasta Salad, Bag of Chips, Cookie or Piece of Whole Fruit, Beverage
Prices are per person, including taxes and fees.
For arrangements, contact our Newton office at (617) 965-5110.
Eat-in, take-out, and catering just around the corner from our dock. Au Bon Pain offers bakery items, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more. They can turn catering orders in hours, not days, so they're great for last-minute events.
Registration/Cancellation Policy for Catering Orders
  • All food orders require pre-payment in full.
  • Food orders cancelled at least 7 days before the event receive either a refund of the deposit less a 10% registration fee, or a full credit to a store account. This credit does not expire and may be used for instruction, rentals, or purchases at Charles River Canoe & Kayak, Weston Ski Track, or Community Ice Skating @Kendall.
  • For all cancellations made less than 7 days before the event, no refunds or credits will be issued.
    Charles River Canoe & Kayak
160 Riverview Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 965-5110
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