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Fill Belly's - Jamaica Plain - Report

Managed to stop by Fill Belly's finally, and was impressed by a lot of the food. I ended up tasting nearly everything on the menu:

Fried chicken - This was the standout - freshly fried, tender chicken with a nice crisp batter. Flavorful without being too salty. Small pieces, but pretty generous serving in the $5.00 order of chicken&waffles

Waffles - Probably my least favorite. The waffles are deep fried, which makes them taste a bit like funnel cake. Not bad, but I would rather have a freshly made waffle (made in a waffle maker), and not a fried-version.

Bosilitos - Tried the coconut beef and the curry chicken, and I liked both. Nicely fried, fillings had interesting flavors. Am curious to try the veggie one too, which I didn't get a chance to taste.

Mac&cheese casserole - I liked their mac&cheese, which was very cheesy. I think what we were served was the casserole, which also contains collards and sweet potato, but there was barely any of either of those. I had one bite with some collards in it, and they tasted good.

Prices are cheap, food is great, decor is pretty much non-existent, the dining area didn't seem super clean - would be great to see this place get more business, since they definitely have the food down!

Dave MP

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    1. re: powella

      Fill Belly's

      3381 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

      617-477-4813

      Near intersection of Green St. and Washington St., about 4 minute walk from the Green St. T on the Orange Line

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      Fill Belly's
      3381 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130

      1. re: Dave MP

        If you enter it in the restaurant section, you get a nice map and location here.

        1. re: Dave MP

          Thx, Dave. Great info..only a 17 min T ride from Downtown X ing... sense a lunch in the near future..:)

        2. re: powella

          Many thanks, that makes it a walkable lunch destination for me!

        3. went a few months ago when they first opened. the small pieces of fried chicken were the best part. didn't care for the bosilitos (pineapple curry chicken) or the waffles. and the mac n cheese hardly had any cheese. maybe it was an off day

          1. Thanks Dave: I tried to get here a month or so ago but it was closed. It's in my neighborhood so I'll head there soon based on your recs. Are bosolitos like pastellinos?

            1. Note: This place is closed on Sundays and Mondays. I found that out the hard way last night, after a 30 min rush-hour drive.

              1. Went this weekend.

                Savory cornbread was perhaps the best of the bunch, though weirdly microwaved to make hot.
                Second runner up were the bosilitos, which were as Dave describes above and absolutely delicious. I want to go back and eat them right now.
                The mac&cheese casserole was weirdly crunchy, but chock full of the collards and sweet potato. I don't really like max&cheese to begin with, so my opinion probably shouldn't be taken too seriously.
                I liked the chicken&waffles (chicken wings, deep fried waffles), mostly because I love pouring syrup and hot sauce all over everything. My companion was less impressed by the waffles, probably because of the deep fried flavor.

                Prices are ridiculously cheap and the owner is incredibly attentive. Really psyched to have it in the neighborhood!

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                1. re: gini

                  It seems like they did a bit more decoration too? It looks like it from the outside, anyway (noticed as I drove by)

                  Dave MP

                  1. re: Dave MP

                    They have some chairs, tables, and prints up on the wall. We still ordered takeout though since the owner had to get back to a catering gig in Newton.

                2. is this place still undergoing renovations? i'm very intrigued by the sound of these 'bosalitos'.

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                  1. re: opinionatedchef

                    its closed everytime I drive by. I think that its gone.

                    G.

                    1. re: gutterman

                      Walked by a few weeks ago and yes it seems gone. Originally claimed renovations but seems more permanent.

                      1. re: gourmaniac

                        Their twitter feed says they'll be back in June, but who knows.