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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»