Best of Boston

2018 Best Casual Restaurant, South

The Fat Cat

You’ll need to loosen your belt a few notches to try all the new entries to Quincy’s expanding restaurant scene, but the decade-old Fat Cat is still the locals’ spot for craft-beer-accompanied comfort food gussied up to gastropub standards. The lobster mac ’n’ cheese is legendary, wings are doused in more than a dozen sauces (don’t miss the orange-agave), and a jovial hubbub of rapid-fire South Shore accents ricochets off the industrial-cool brick walls. In other words, this place keeps everyone purring.

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