Reporter readers revel in Dot’s vibrant restaurant scene

By 
Reporter Staff
Aug. 23, 2012

More than 1,000 Dorchester Reporter readers participated in our first-ever Dorchester’s Favorite Restaurants survey earlier this month. After receiving scores of nominations from Facebook and Twitter— we took your favorite suggestions and compiled a very unscientific list of local eateries in a survey broken into 17 different categories.

The results are below. We’ve listed the top three-vote getters in each category of the survey. There are no winners or losers in this survey— but it gives us all a better sense of the wide-ranging tastes and exciting options for dining that are on tap in modern-day Dorchester.

There were some huge, run-away vote-getters in the survey: There was really no contest in the bakery category. Greenhills Irish Bakery in Adams Corner ran laps around its competition. So did Sullivan’s at Castle Island— the huge favorite in the “close to home” category.

But, the totals were much closer across the bulk of the survey. One thing is clear: Dorchester folks are passionate about their favorites and that bodes well for the future. There are new restaurants on the horizon and they’ll no doubt be some new entrants in next year’s survey. Until then… Bon appétit!

Overall favorites
Gerard’s Adams Corner
Dbar
Blarney Stone

Breakfast
McKenna’s

Gerard’s
Mudhouse

New ‘Kid’ on the Block
Savin Bar & Kitchen

Van Shabu
Sea Breeze

Family-Friendly
Blasi’s

Gerard’s Adams Corner
Blarney Stone

Caribbean
Irie Jamaican

Lorenz Island Cuisine
Bon Appetit

Bar experience
dbar

Eire Pub
Tavolo

Fine Dining
224 Boston Street

dbar
Ashmont Grill

Bakery
Greenhills

Mudhouse
Borinquen Bakery

Date Night
224 Boston Street

Ashmont Grill
dbar

Close to Home
Sullivan’s (Castle Island)

88 Wharf (Milton)
Café Polonia (So Boston, Andrew Square)

Irish Pub
Eire Pub

Blarney Stone
Banshee

Southern-Soul Food
Mrs. Jones

Pit Stop
Down Home Delivery

Pizza
Pat’s of Lower Mills

Tavolo
Pantry Pizza

Frozen Treats
Ice Creamsmith

Savin Scoop
Sugar Bowl

Ethnic Blend
Shanti’s Taste of India

Cesarias

Lunch Spot
Pat’s of Lower Mills

Ashmont Market
Blasi’s

Asian
Pho Hoa

China Sky
Van Shabu

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