Best of Boston

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 cure whatever ails you. Balancing the menu is a jumping roster of live jazz performances and the “all-you-can-eat Sunday Jazz and Gospel Brunch,” featuring top-notch homemade biscuits. No wonder we keep coming back to Bob’s.

604 Columbus Avenue, Boston, 617-536-6204,