Best of Boston

Best Southern Restaurant

2018 Best Southern Restaurant

Southern Proper

When chef Jason Cheek opened Southern Proper this year, he sought to bring a taste of his native North Carolina to Boston. Step inside the [...] read more»
2017 Best Southern Restaurant


Kitschy pan-southern spots keep popping up to capitalize on our thirst for whiskey and the idea that everything benefits from a dip in the fryolator. [...] read more»
2016 Best Southern Restaurant

Holly Crab

Southern food isn’t just black-eyed peas and barbecue. There’s a world of regional variety below the Mason-Dixon line, particularly along the Gulf Coast, where the [...] read more»
2015 Best Southern Restaurant


The reserved atmosphere may be more Cambridge than New Orleans, but Tupelo's southern flavors are right on. Owners Mike Walker and Renee McLeod serve authentic [...] read more»
2014 Best Southern Restaurant


In a Yankee town full of solid southern eats, Estelle’s has emerged as the area’s standard-bearer, quietly cranking out the same pitch-perfect style of updated [...] read more»
2013 Best Southern Restaurant

Highland Kitchen

This Somerville hangout's cuisine is probably better described as "global southern" than "down-home." The menu, after all, features coconut-curried goat stew and pork-belly tacos alongside [...] read more»
2012 Best Southern Restaurant

Hungry Mother

Hungry Mother effortlessly delivers on all the fundamentals of Deep South cooking—flaky biscuits topped with country ham; skillet-roasted chicken with creamy grits—but it's the down-home [...] read more»
1998 Best Southern Restaurant


The name of the place means barbecue, and you'd have to be a fool or a vegetarian not to sink your teeth into a few [...] read more»