Best of Boston

BEST Southern Restaurant

2014 BEST Southern Restaurant
Photograph by Jesse Burke



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 »

2012 BEST Southern Restaurant

Hungry Mother


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



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 »