BOSS Appetizers


Winner: Salt Society

146 Front St., Scituate, 781-733-9030, saltsocietyma.com

Located on bustling Front Street, the scratch kitchen dishes out tasty small plates like hot and sour Brussels sprouts, sautéed snap peas, and curried coconut mussels. The tuna bomb and spicy salmon Green Harbor Roll from the sushi menu are also standouts.

Runner Up: ALBA on 53

BOSS Bagels


Winner: Gunther Tooties

Multiple Locations, 508-591-7126, gunthertooties.com

Delicious New York style bagels are baked daily and range in flavor from their famed French toast to a creative spinoccoli. The specialty cream cheeses, including spiced-up jalapeno and savory bacon scallion, are also made in-house.

Runner Up: Atlantic Bagel & Coffee Co

BOSS Bakery


Winner: Fratelli’s Pastry Shop

Multiple locations, 617-328-7855, fratellispastry.net

The carrot cake muffins, cinnamon buns and blueberry turnovers will hold you over until the afternoon when the bakery unveils a hearty selection of meatball calzones, pizzas, and eggplant parmesan. This family-owned, gourmet Italian bakery also offers a selection of specialty cakes for every occasion.

Runner Up: Veronica’s Sweetcakes

BOSS Bar Pizza

Bar Pizza

Winner: Poopsie’s

243 Church St., Pembroke, 781-826-5282

Visiting this old-school pizza joint, with its wood-paneled walls and cash-only menu, is like stepping back in time. The pan-baked pizzas can be topped with traditional toppings or specialties like feta and tomato and arrive with a buttery golden crust or “burnt edges” (upon request).

Runner Up: Lynwood Cafe

BOSS Bartender

Bartender (Individual)

Winner: Kate Ryan at Lucca South Shore

933 Hingham St., Rockland, 781-871-5789

This local restaurant takes its craft cocktails very seriously. Whether you prefer sipping on a classic Manhattan or a refreshing white hibiscus sangria made with white wine, elderflower liqueur and citrus, bartender Kate Ryan will put her expert mixology skills to work to create the perfect drink. 

Runner Up: Nick Crosby at Su Casa

BOSS New Restaurant

Beer Selection

(Restaurant or Pub)

Winner: The New World Tavern

56 Main St., Plymouth, 508-927-4250

With 30 beers on tap, this cozy pub heats up at night with live entertainment while cooling down with a chilled IPA, red, brown, wheat, lager, cider or sour. During the warmer weather, the open-air windows allow for some fun people watching.

Runner Up: Flanders Field

BOSS Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Winner: Yaz’s Table

1209 Bedford St., Abington, 781-421-6118, yazstable.com

We aren’t sure if it’s the house-infused vodka or the “secret” Egyptian-spiced mix that makes these morning cocktails so bloody good. The House Bloody reigns supreme at this popular brunch spot, followed by the Sweet & Spicy Bacon Bloody, which is made with house Sriracha maple syrup.

Runner Up: The Tinker’s Son

BOSS Bakery-2


Winner: The Blueberry Muffin Restaurant

Cedarville, Kingston, Plymouth, 508-888-9444

Early risers start their day with savory dishes like avocado street corn toast; and a south of the border scramble or sweet plates of blueberry cake French toast or chocolate chip pancakes. Keep an eye out for weekend specialties featuring everything from roasted butternut squash hash to pulled pork Benedict.

Runner Up: Yaz’s Table



Winner: Untold Brewing

6 Old Country Way, Scituate, 781-378-0559

This local brewery and taproom produces beers that are approachable and enjoyable for diverse palates. They are known for their West Coast IPAs and Pale Ales, as well as their traditional lagers and hazy IPAs. Big supporters of the local community, the brewery often hosts charitable giving collaborations and events. Relax in the pet-friendly outdoor patio during warmer months, or buy a four-pack to enjoy at home.

Runner Up: Stellwagen Beer Company

BOSS Burgers-2


Winner: KKatie’s Burger Bar

Hyannis, Plymouth, Marshfield, 774-773-9444

The half-pound burgers served at this popular eatery are as creative and juicy as it gets, topped with everything from cheddar bacon mac and cheese; and caramelized apples to fried eggs and grilled pineapple. Specialty griddled burgers like the mushroom garlic burger, horseradish peppercorn burger, and Cali club are all top picks.

Runner Up: Rivershed

BOSS Catering-2


Winner: Smith’s Catering

276 Plain St., Rockland, 781-710-9942

Tim and Maria Smith will create a breakfast buffet or plated dinner selection, and serve it up full-service or buffet-style. From a New England clambake (bibs included) served in the backyard to a full-service Italian wedding buffet, the couple will ensure that every event goes smoothly.

Runner Up: Johnny Macaroni’s

BOSS Chinese Food

Chinese Restaurant

Winner: Tsang’s Village Cafe

644 Washington St., Hanover, 781-826-0202

Runner Up: Beijing House Restaurant


Charcuterie Board

Winner: Board143

776 Country Way, North Scituate
781-236-3184, board143.com

Beautifully presented wooden boards overflow with jams, honey, nuts, fruit, handcrafted cheeses and charcuterie. The made-to-order creations are available in small (serves 6-12) and large (serves 12-20) portions and come with a a wooden knife, spoon and honey dipper, as well as a keepsake board.

Runner Up: Uva Wine Bar

BOSS Craft Coctails

Craft Cocktails

Winner: Food Court

39 Court St., Plymouth, 774-343-5657

Runner Up: Lucca South Shore


Coffee Shop

Winner: SlackTide Coffee Roasters

Hanover, Hingham, Marshfield, 781-319-2754

Start your day off with a delicious single-origin coffee that is locally roasted (in light, medium and dark flavor profiles) and packaged right in Marshfield. Don’t miss out on the hand-cut doughnuts (available at their Marshfield and Hanover locations) Tuesday through Sunday.

Runner Up: Lucky Finn Cafe

BOSS Cupcakes

Cupcake Shop

Winner: Veronica’s Sweetcakes

1849 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-834-7470 veronicassweetcakes.com

Runner Up: Cupcake Charlie’s

BOSS Date Spot

Date Spot

Winner: Scarlet Oak Tavern

1217 Main St., Hingham, 781-749-8200

Runner Up: Tosca

BOSS Sandwich Shop


Winner: Previte’s Marketplace

Whether you’re ordering deli meats by the pound to take home for the week, or picking up a freshly made sub to enjoy on the premises, everything at Previte’s is fresh and delicious. The menu ranges from meatballs and steak tips to specialty Italian cold cuts and roast turkey.

Runner Up: Brant Rock Market

BOSS Dessert


Winner: Fratelli’s Pastry Shop

Quincy, Taunton, Weymouth, 781-682-9500

Enjoy the sweet aroma when you walk through the door of this local pastry shop. Menu favorites include freshly made tiramisu, lobster tail pastries, cannoli, fruit tarts, oversized chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, and specialty cakes designed for any occasion.

Runner Up: Keegan Kreations

BOSS Distillery


Winner: Dirty Water Distillery

10 Water St., Plymouth, 508-927-3260

Runner Up: Boston Harbor Distillery



Winner: Donut King

411 Middle St., Weymouth, 781-335-0524

Established in 1987, the Weymouth Donut King is a family-run business that serves up nearly 60 varieties of handcrafted doughnuts. Specialty flavors include blueberry pancake, Fruity Pebbles and chocolate caramel turtle. They also offer doughnut cakes made to order.

Runner Up: Coffee Shack

BOSS Family dinner

Family Restaurant

Winner: Mamma Mia’s

Multiple Locations, 508-747-4670, mammamias.net

Runner Up: Polcari’s Bridgwaye Inn

BOSS Farm to table

Farm-to-Table Menu

Winner: Rye Tavern

517 Old Sandwich Road, Plymouth, 508-591-7515 theryetavern.com

With locally sourced meats and produce, the historic tavern has an on-site garden that grows cherry tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, peas, beans and herbs. The elevated farm-to-table menu features dishes like rigatoni primavera; scallops with bacon onion jam and a smoked pulled pork sandwich.

Runner Up: The Farmer’s Daughter

BOSS Fish n Chips

Fish ‘n Chips

Winner: Wood’s Seafood

15 Town Pier, Plymouth, 508-746-0261, woodsseafood.com

Runner Up: Jake’s Seafood Restaurant

BOSS Food Truck

Food Truck

Winner: Mom On the Go Authentic Grilled Cheese

Hanover and Traveling, 617-240-9347

Runner Up: Thyme Traveling Foodtruck

BOSS Clam Strips

Fried Clams

Winner: Tony’s Clam Shop

861 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, 617-773-5090

During the summer months, lines are out the door at this seasonal spot on Wollaston Beach for a taste of their fried-to-perfection whole belly clams and golden strips. Available by the platter, box, or basket, each order comes with a side of crispy French fries and creamy coleslaw.

Runner Up: Wood’s Seafood

BOSS Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Menu

Winner: Burtons Grill & Bar

94 Derby St., Hingham, 781-749-1007,

Runner Up: The Artisan Pig

BOSS Happy Hour Spot

Happy Hour Spot

Winner: Martini’s Bar & Grill

50 Court St., Plymouth, 774-773-9782

Runner Up: Island Creek Oysters

BOSS Lunch

Hot Wings

Winner: Sarcastic Swine BBQ & Restaurant

988 Bedford St., Abington, 781-871-0033

Runner Up: Speedwell Tavern

BOSS Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Winner: Hornstra Farms

246 Prospect St., Norwell, 781-749-1222, hornstrafarms.com

This family-owned farm’s Dairy Bar serves heaping scoops of creamy handcrafted flavors like cow tracks, pasture patty, and purple cow in a beautiful pasture setting. Seasonal flavors are available from April through mid-October and they also offer home delivery.

Runner Up: Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream

BOSS Irish Pub

Irish Pub

Winner: The Tinker’s Son

707 Main St., Norwell, 781-561-7361, thetinkersson.com

Runner Up: The Snug

BOSS Italian Food

Italian Restaurant

Winner: Mother Anna’s Restaurant and Bar

46 Columbia Road, Pembroke, 781-924-1955

Runner Up: Mia Regazza

BOSS Juice Bar

Juice Bar

Winner: PRESS Juice Bar

340 Washington St., Norwell, 781-987-1316

Runner Up: Vela Juice Bar

BOSS Lobster

Lobster Roll

Winner: Green Harbor Lobster Pound Inc.

131 Beach St., Green Harbor, 781-834-4571

Stop by this waterfront seafood spot on your way to the beach (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and enjoy a buttery roll overflowing with fresh lobster meat. You can choose to have yours served hot with melted butter, or chilled with mayo, alongside a basket of crispy French fries.

Runner Up: Haddad’s Ocean Cafe

BOSS Lunch

Lunch Spot

Winner: Sarcastic Swine BBQ & Restaurant

988 Bedford St., Abington, 781-871-0033

Runner Up: Lucky Finn Cafe

BOSS Su Casa


Winner: Su Casa

30 Main St., Plymouth, 774-404-7869, sucasaplymouth.com

Runner Up: Levitate Backyard & Rexicana
Surf Cantina

BOSS Martinis


Winner: ALBA on 53

2053 Washington St., Hanover, 781-789-5527

Runner Up: Cafe Strega

BOSS Su Casa

Mexican Restaurant

Winner: Su Casa

30 Main St., Plymouth, 774-404-7869, sucasaplymouth.com

Runner Up: El Sarape


New Restaurant

Winner: Food Court

39 Court St., Plymouth, 774-343-5657

This restaurant made a splash in the Plymouth dining scene when it opened less than a year ago. The scratch kitchen serves up creative fare (small plates and large plates) made from fresh ingredients. Favorite dishes include the smoked maple-glazed pork belly and grilled flat iron steak with creamed shishito peppers.

Runner Up: Osteria Vivo Restaurant

BOSS Outdoor Bar

Outdoor Bar

Winner: East Bay Grille

173 Water St., Plymouth, 508-746-9751, eastbaygrille.com

Runner Up: Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant

BOSS Outdoor

Outdoor Dining

Winner: The Range Bar & Grille

306 Whiting St., Hingham, 781-875-3382

Comfort fare is taken to a whole new level on the outside patio where this tavern serves up golf course views and shareable dishes like meatball sliders and their signature burrata. For main events, fuel up with steak tips or New England baked haddock before hitting a bucket of golf balls.

Runner Up: The Parrot

BOSS Take Out


Winner: The Artisan Pig

More than just a sausage joint, this local eatery serves up delicious wood-fired pizzas. Specialty pies include the cheesesteak, meat lover’s Pig Pile, and the Kalua, which features pulled pork, pineapple, jalapenos, cilantro and scallions.

Runner Up: CP’s Woodfired Pizza

BOSS Sandwich Shop

Prepared Meals-To- Go

Winner: Previte’s Marketplace

Hanover, Weymouth, 781-826-8505, previtesmarket.com

Runner Up: Clandestine Kitchen

BOSS Raw Bar

Raw Bar

Winner: The Raw Bar at Island Creek

401 Washington St., Duxbury, 781-934-2028

Overlooking Duxbury Bay, this outdoor dining destination serves everything from shrimp cocktail and caviar to a variety of tinned fish and (of course) Island Creek’s famous briny bivalves. Pair your meal with a local draft beer or canned cocktail and enjoy the fabulous water view.

Runner Up: The Oysterman

BOSS Bartender

Restaurant Chef

Winner: Anthony Mazzotta at Lucca South Shore

933 Hingham St., Rockland, 781-871-5789

Runner Up: Brett Williams at Orta Trattoria

BOSS Martinis

Restaurant Vibe

Winner: ALBA on 53

2053 Washington St., Hanover, 781- 789-5527

A sister establishment to the popular restaurant Alba in
Quincy, this lively and stylish Italian steakhouse is conveniently located at Merchant’s Row. The vibe is
chic and inviting, with a beautiful bar, high ceilings and
a world-class wine list.

Runner Up: Lucca South Shore

BOSS Lunch

Ribs and Barbecue

Winner: Sarcastic Swine BBQ & Restaurant

988 Bedford St., Abington, 781-871-0033

Runner Up: BARK BBQ

BOSS Sandwich Shop

Sandwich Shop

Winner: Previte’s Marketplace

Hanover, Weymouth, 781-826-8505, previtesmarket.com

The new Hanover location of this popular South Shore deli/market is a destination for local foodies. In addition to high quality butcher services, you can order a wide range of specialty sandwiches. Try the Italian caprese or Tuscan pesto chicken.

Runner Up: Mae’s Sandwich Shop

BOSS Scenic View-2

Scenic View While Dining

Winner: Mill Wharf Restaurant

23 Mill Wharf Plaza, Scituate, 781-545-3999, millwharf.com

Runner Up: East Bay Grille

BOSS Seafood

Seafood Restaurant

Winner: Haddad’s Ocean Cafe

293 Ocean St., Marshfield, 781-837-2722

Since 1937, Haddad’s has been one of the South Shore’s favorite seafood restaurants. Located at Brant Rock in Marshfield, it boasts a fresh fish market and a sit-down restaurant. Grab a seat on the deck for beautiful sunset views and the best seafood and summer cocktails.

Runner Up: Jake’s Seafood Restaurant



Winner: The Tasty

42 Court St., Plymouth, 508-591-7302

Runner Up: Hale Bone Broth

BOSS Special occasion

Special Occasion Spot

Winner: Barker Tavern

21 Barker Road, Scituate, 781- 545-6533, barkertavern.com

Runner Up: Lucca South Shore

BOSS Sports Bar

Sports Bar

Winner: The Fours Bar & Grill

285 Washington St., Norwell, 781-659-4414

Runner Up: Cask ‘n Flagon

BOSS Steak


Winner: Stockholders Steakhouse

1073 Main St., Weymouth, 781-335-3100

Runner Up: ALBA on 53

BOSS Bloody Mary

Sunday Brunch

Winner: Yaz’s Table

1209 Bedford St., 781-421-6118, yazstable.com

This Abington farm-to-table restaurant features the ultimate Sunday brunch menu (with an Egyptian twist). Try the mini pancake “tacos” or chicken and waffles, and wash your meal down with one of their creative brunch cocktails.

Runner Up: Rye Tavern

BOSS Sushi

Sushi Restaurant

Winner: Salt Society

146 Front St., Scituate, 781-733-9030, saltsocietyma.com

Runner Up: Salt Restaurant

BOSS Take Out


Winner: The Artisan Pig

66 Court St., Plymouth, 774-404-7012, artisanpig.com

Runner Up: FETCH BBQ and Catering Company


Thai Restaurant

Winner: Wild Ginger Thai Cuisine

124 Washington St, Norwell, 781-347-4702

Runner Up, Lime Leaf

BOSS To=Go Cocktails

To-go Cocktails

Winner: Su Casa

30 Main St., Plymouth, 774-404-7869, sucasaplymouth.com

Runner Up: Dirty Water Distillery

BOSS Vegan


Winner: The Tasty

42 Court St., Plymouth, 508-591-7302, thetastyplymouth.com

Runner Up: The Artisan Pig

BOSS wine shop

Wine Shop

Winner: Barrel & Vine

132 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Cohasset
781-383-8463, barrelandvinewine.com

Runner Up: Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits


Wine List (Restaurant)

Winner: Uva Wine Bar

46 Main St., Plymouth, 774-283-4211, uvawineplymouth.com

Featuring a wall of self-pour wine dispensers and an assortment of cozy couches and cafe tables, this popular wine bar is an ideal place for both beginner and experienced wine connoisseurs to sample different types of wine without any pressure or pretense. There are 48 wines to choose from. Guests use a wine card to dispense a 1.5-ounce, 3-ounce or 6-ounce pour, creating a customized tasting.

Runner Up: ALBA on 53