Best of Boston

2011 Best Charlestown Restaurant, Casual

Navy Yard Bistro

The general lack of dining options in this corner of the city is good news for this petite bistro near Old Ironsides: It’s packed to the gills nearly every night. So while it doesn’t have to be great, it’s all the more delightful that it is. The buttermilk-fried oysters are some of the tastiest in town; the spice-rubbed pork chop with grits is pure comfort. Quality over quantity, indeed.

1 1st Ave., Charlestown, 617-242-0036,