Best of Boston

2001 Best Chowder

KingFish Hall

Unless your mother has the culinary savoir-faire of Todd English, you likely did not grow up on “chowdah” that tasted anything like what you’ll find at KingFish Hall. Hence, the house’s smartly dubbed “Not the Clam Chowder Your Mother Made,” a perfect blend of cream, clams, and potatoes, served with homemade oyster crackers. Should you get bored with the original concoction, there’s always the lobster and corn chowder, or the mouthwatering gumbo and bisque.

188 South Market Building, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, 617-523-8862,