Best of Boston

2017 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, South

The Townshend

Like a favorite old book, this warm tavern from Barbara Lynch Gruppo alum Devin Adams is a place we come back to again and again. On any given day, you’ll find Van Morrison on the speakers, regulars hoisting Jack’s Abby at wooden tabletops, and, oh yeah, some seriously upgraded comfort food, from braised pork belly with grilled-corn salsa and chimichurri to bone-in lamb shank with baby zucchini, walnut gremolata, and ricotta salata.

1250 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-481-9694,