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 »