Best of Boston

2016 Best Casual Restaurant, South

The Fat Cat

Neil Kiley’s friendly spot is a true local hangout, with regulars bellying up to the long bar or sitting in the narrow dining area night after night, feasting on comfort food. Go for the rich lobster mac ’n’ cheese, towering haystacks of onion strings, and zingy fried pickles, best enjoyed with a craft beer. It’s a throwback to the old days in a rapidly redeveloping neighborhood.

24 Chestnut St., Quincy, 617-471-4363,