Food & Drink

Epic soul food in Central Square

Published On 05/17/2013 Published On 05/17/2013
Exterior at Coast Cafe
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1. Coast Cafe 233 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Central Square)

If you're craving soul food, make a beeline for Central Square's Coast Cafe, where authentic Southern-style fried chicken, slow-smoked BBQ ribs, and hearty sides like baked mac & cheese and fried plantains are yours for the gorging. The friendly team here serves only lunch and dinner, but the kitchen opens at 11am on Saturdays, making Coast and its chicken & waffles a solid brunch contender. Be prepared to take it with you, as there are only a few seats in this modest counter-serve spot.