Motel Morris is not a motel—but the name is meant to evoke nostalgic mid-century American road trips. The restaurant does a good job of that, with retro comfort food and glowing lamps on the bar, which wraps around an open kitchen. The lively bar mostly attracts a local Chelsea crowd, whereas diners with reservations take up the periphery in wood-grained, turquoise-upholstered banquettes. Executive chef Bill McDaniel, formerly at The Red Cat, excels at oversized onion rings, pimento cheese deviled eggs and chicken-fried buttermilk pork chops. And don’t miss your chance to indulge in butterscotch banana pudding pie.