5 Best Spots For Southern Cuisine In Boston

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5 Best Spots For Southern Cuisine In Boston

New England seafood meets Southern-style flavors.

Boston has a plethora of cuisine options to choose from, but sometimes you’re just in the mood for a hearty and not-so-healthy feast of Southern-sized proportions. We’ve got you covered! Here are our picks for the best Boston eateries that bring that delicious Southern flair to all their dishes.

1. Buttermilk & Bourbon

Buttermilk & Bourbon transports guests to the bayous of New Orleans with their delicious southern-style dishes. Get ready to pig out on pork belly cracklings, BBQ shrimp, and Nashville-style fried chicken. They even have hurricanes on-tap to complement your meal in the true New Orleans style. With an oyster bar and French Quarter style decor to boot, you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away from the Back Bay and transported to Canal Street!

Find Buttermilk & Bourbon at 160 Commonwealth Ave in Boston and 100 Arsenal Yard Blvd in Watertown.

2. Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar

This brand-new Southie restaurant opened just last week, but it’s already a hit in the Boston restaurant scene. Serving fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and plenty of bourbon, Hunter’s nails comfort food as well as a comfortable vibe. The interior looks like an old hunter’s lodge, with crackling fireplaces and mounted deer heads on the walls. A dinner at Hunter’s is sure to make you feel right at home.

Find Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar at 110 Dorchester Street in South Boston.

3. Stillwater


Self-described as “elevated comfort food,” Stillwater reinvents classic Southern dishes and serves fresh cocktails aplenty. Head chef Sarah Wade is a Gold Medal Champion of the Food Network’s Chopped, and she bring her high-caliber culinary skills to put a spin on classic dishes like pulled pork and mac & cheese. With casual vibes and insanely delicious food, you can’t go wrong dining at this local eatery.

Find Stillwater at 120 Kingston Street in Boston.

4. French Quarter

As the name suggests, French Quarter serves New Orleans-style food and cocktails in a visually stunning space filled with the sounds, smells, and welcome feel of Louisiana. In addition to serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, French Quarter also has a killer cocktail list and Louisiana-brewed beers available on tap. If you’re looking fro a comprehensively NOLA-themed food experience, French Quarter is a great place to find it.

5. Bootleg Special

Bootleg Special is the place to get a Cajun seafood boil in Boston — as you can probably tell from the drool-worthy picture above!  This place is perfect for a date night, a large group meal, or even brunch on weekends, as the vibes are always impeccable. High ceilings with plants and chandeliers galore, great music, and incredible seafood selections: what more could you ask for?

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