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BEST Southern Restaurant

2014 BEST Southern Restaurant
Photograph by Jesse Burke

Estelle’s

Boston

In a Yankee town full of solid southern eats, Estelle’s has emerged as the area’s standard-bearer, quietly cranking out the same pitch-perfect style of updated regional fare (shrimp po’ boys with green-tomato-corn chow chow, smoked-chicken-liver deviled eggs) that you might… read more»

2013 BEST Southern Restaurant
Photo by Jesse Burke

Highland Kitchen

Somerville

This Somerville hangout’s cuisine is probably better described as “global southern” than “down-home.” The menu, after all, features coconut-curried goat stew and pork-belly tacos alongside classic grilled pork short ribs and grits, catfish po’ boys, and fully loaded jambalaya with… read more»

2012 BEST Southern Restaurant
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Hungry Mother

Cambridge

Hungry Mother effortlessly delivers on all the fundamentals of Deep South cooking—flaky biscuits topped with country ham; skillet-roasted chicken with creamy grits—but it’s the down-home hospitality that won us over. You’ll find us here on Thursday and Friday afternoons, when… read more»

1998 BEST Southern Restaurant

Redbones

Somerville

The name of the place means barbecue, and you’d have to be a fool or a vegetarian not to sink your teeth into a few of the ribs here. This Davis Square favorite also serves up the tastiest soul food… read more»