Best of Boston

2011 Best South Boston Restaurant, Casual

Franklin Southie

The problem with comfort food is that you often must make sacrifices to get it ? ambiance, booze selection, etc. Not so at Franklin Café’s Southie outpost, which features a menu of food-coma-inducing items like steak frites and pork ribs beside a list of well-priced wines. And yes, the waitstaff will let you linger at your patio table. And linger you should: The kitchen stays open till 1:30 a.m.

152 Dorchester Ave., South Boston, 617-269-1003,