Boston’s Best Soul Food

October 26, 2010 3:25 PM


Running between work, school and errands, when do you squeeze in a nice, warm, homecooked meal? Just picture this: Chicken fried steak covered in thick homemade gravy… Baby back ribs drenched in juicy barbecue sauce… Four-cheese baked mac and cheese… Freshly chopped and tossed cole slaw. Believe it or not, these dishes that make the art that is fine southern cuisine are readily available even in the hub of Clam Chowder and fresh seafood.
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182 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA

Soulfire offers casual dining experience with cheap draft and full-size ribs. Because of its location in the heart of Allston, Soulfire is also close to local bars along Harvard Ave., Brighton Ave. and Commonwealth Ave.

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Mrs. Jones

2255 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA

A hidden gem in Dorchester. Similar to Coast Cafe in that it’s mainly a take-out place, but it also features a few seating options along the wall.

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Coast Cafe

233 River St.
Cambridge, MA

Located in Cambridge, Coast Cafe is also close to Lower Allston and Brighton. You can call ahead for a pick-up order, or stop by and walk out with your order of ribs and candied yams.

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Down Home Delivery & Catering

2 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA

Just as the name suggests, this is a delivery-joint that brings you southern dishes full of baked mac and cheese and chicken wings.

Yoojin Cho is a Boston University student and aspiring journalist. She spent two semesters interning with the CBSBoston Digital team.