Best of Boston

2008 Best New Restaurant, South

Lynwood Café

Lean, yeasty crust dotted with a few rounds of mozzarella is not what you’ll find at Lynwood Café; A South Shore specialty, ‘bar pizza’ trades on piles of gooey cheese and rich, fatty dough, and this Randolph dive serves the finest around. Plywood walls, flickering beer signs, and Formica tables coalesce to create the ideal ambiance for devouring a hamburger-linguine; pie, washed down with a cold draft. Bring cash, and pass up the ‘extra cheese’ option on the 12-item menu: Your palate—and heart—can take only so much.

320 Center St., Randolph, 781-963-9894,