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BEST South Boston Restaurant

2013 BEST South Boston Restaurant

Franklin Southie

Boston

You don’t need reservations to snag a seat at this local favorite, where the fritto misto and steak tartare are best chased with a pickleback. What to Order: The fried catfish; crispy-pork lettuce wraps. read more »

2012 BEST South Boston Restaurant, Neighborhood

Local 149

South Boston

The fried Brussels sprouts smothered in chipotle-lime sauce justify a trip to this one-and-a-half-year-old hot spot all by themselves. But as long as we’re here, we’ll also take the tater tots poutine and the pressed-duck club sandwich, and follow it… read more »

2011 BEST South Boston Restaurant, Casual

Franklin Southie

South Boston

The problem with comfort food is that you often must make sacrifices to get it ? ambiance, booze selection, etc. Not so at Franklin Café’s Southie outpost, which features a menu of food-coma-inducing items like steak frites and pork ribs… read more »

2010 BEST South Boston Restaurant, Neighborhood
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St. Alphonzo’s Kitchen

Boston

The best local spots offer more than just a good dinner at a fair price; they also provide a window into the neighborhood. At St. Alphonzo’s, the shoebox of a dining room feels like a private gathering of Southie characters…. read more »

2009 BEST South Boston Restaurant, Neighborhood

St. Alphonzo’s

Boston

In the gap between Southie’s working-class past and emerging condo-class future, St. Alphonzo’s stands as a small marvel of a bridge: authentic but not staid, polished but not pretentious. Owned by Silvertone alums Natasha and Peter Irving, who live nearby… read more »