Best of Boston

2023 Best Clam Chowder

The Banks Fish House

This souped-up spin on a classic succeeds thanks to its middle-of-the-road thickness, a bit of elegance (and flavor contrast) from the bright-green chive oil, and the sheer amount of clams and pork belly. The double-carb side — oyster crackers and a tasty little dinner bun — doesn’t hurt.

406 Stuart St., Back Bay, 617-399-0015,