HERE’S THE MEAT: George Ravanis, owner of Frank’s Steak House, shows off his popular South Beach sirloin.
The No Name, below, has been a catch since 1917.

Critics may obsess about the trendy new eateries. But the ultimate critics are the consumers who spend their hard-earned dollars on beloved local eateries year after year. By the measure of those critics, these dozen restaurants are among the very best in Greater Boston.

Cape Cod Cafe: original South Shore-style bar pizza

979 Main St., Brockton, 508-583-9420,

Founded: 1939; . . .