Best of Boston

2010 Best Chowder

Legal Sea Foods

Surely someplace other than Legal can whip up a great chowder, we thought. And so we set about finding it. Countless gloppy, thin, and off-tasting bowls later, we conceded: The rich seafood base of Legal’s well-seasoned recipe is unmatched, and the ideal mixture of plump clams, potatoes, and cream seals its spot at the top.

43 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-277-7300,