Best of Boston

BEST Soul Food

2008 BEST Soul Food

Coast Café


Dainty eaters, beware. Only those with a hankering for a little grease and gobs of pork-addled flavor are able to handle the made-to-order plates at Cambridge’s stick-to-your-ribs haven. Sure, the chicken’s great, but there’s also smoked turkey with collard greens,… read more»

2000 BEST Soul Food

Bob the Chef’s


Bob the Chef’s South End soul food temple offers a straightforward menu of southern foods that comfort, such as buttery collard greens, spicy black-eyed peas, and falling-off-the-bone ribs. And the “glorifried” chicken, prepared barbecued, simply baked, or expertly fried, can… read more»

1996 BEST Soul Food

Chef Lee’s Famous Soul Food


From collard greens to pig’s feet to fried chicken to sweet-potato pie, Chef Lee’s offers a full menu of homey cooking. they cater, too. read more»

1981 BEST Soul Food

La Libela


The first Ethiopian restaurant in town and, one would hope, not the last. read more»

1980 BEST Soul Food

Bob the Chef


What this place lacks in formality, it makes up for in portion size. Chicken, grits, black-eyed peas, the works. read more»