Best of Boston

2001 Best New Restaurant, North

The Franklin Cape Ann

A touch of the South End opened in Gloucester last fall, and it’s been packed ever since. And no wonder. You could become addicted to the meatloaf, and can make an evening out of a couple of appetizers, a few glasses of wine, and the surprisingly fruitful people-watching.

118 Main St., Gloucester, 978-283-7888,