Best of Boston

2011 Best Brunch, South

Scarlet Oak Tavern

Comfort food rules at this pub and restaurant, so it’s no surprise that brunch here feels like a good, warm snuggle. The polished farmhouse décor adds to the experience, but it’s the lemon-ricotta pancakes sprinkled with fresh wild Maine blueberries and the house-smoked brisket hash crowned with poached eggs that leave us truly content.

1217 Main St., Hingham, 781-749-8200,