Clam chowder, lobster rolls, and oysters, oh my! Traveling to Boston and can’t wait for seafood? Here are 10 restaurants with the best seafood in Boston.
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Atlantic Fish Company
Situated among bustling Boylston Street in Copley Square, Atlantic Fish Company offers a diverse seafood menu, including a daily fresh catch list. To top it off, they have a great outdoor patio.
B&G Oysters is a delicious South End oyster bar known for its New England Classics prix-fixe lunch offering and excellent wine menu.
The Barking Crab is a casual outdoor waterfront seafood spot known for its classic New England clambake.
The Barking Crab is where I like to get seafood in Boston during the summer months, given its outdoor waterfront seating.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Grab a lobster roll or fried clams before the Sox game at Island Creek Oyster Bar, right around the corner from Fenway Park.
James Hook + Co.
James Hook + Company is a casual seafood restaurant that also sells fresh seafood to cook at home. They are a frequent winner of “best lobster roll” awards, too!
Legal Sea Foods is a chain restaurant on the East Coast. Their Harborside location is hands-down its most impressive location with outdoor seating and a gorgeous view of Boston Harbor.
Many people flock to Boston’s North End neighborhood for Italian, but those in the known also head there for Neptune Oyster‘s raw bar.
Row 34 is known just as much for its beer menu as it is for its seafood.
SELECT Oyster Bar
SELECT Oyster Bar, located in Back Bay, has a menu full of classic seafood offerings with a twist and a lovely wine menu.
Union Oyster House
Union Oyster House is located along the Freedom Trail. It arguably has the best New England Clam Chowder in Boston.
Where’s your favorite place to get seafood in Boston?
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This post was originally published May 23, 2016. It was last updated November 2, 2022.