From omakase sushi to oysters and delicious lobster rolls to clams, Boston has seafood in all its glory. No matter if you are a tourist or a local, this place is every seafood lover’s delight. You can enjoy the most delectable seafood, with an amazing view and a Sam Adams, at many places within city limits. In the interest of saving your time and ensuring you taste the finest sea-inspired eats, here is your seafood guide to Boston that covers the city’s best restaurants, giving you the finest taste.
Offering fresh local seafood, this place has been in-demand since it opened in 2004. A winner in the North end, this tiny place with a retro charm has people waiting for its food. It offers the city’s most lauded lobster rolls, served hot with butter and cold with mayo. People also flock here to eat their juicy burgers with locally-harvested fried oysters, paired with a glass of wine.
Open: Sun-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm
This south-end favorite brings together England-style cooking and the fruits of the sea – raw bar, roasted sable with cavatelli, watercress pesto, and manila clams. Indulge in different east and west coast oysters paired with prosecco. This subterranean place is also known for classic lobster sandwiches, Ipswich clams, lobster B.L.T, and alfresco.
Open: Mon 11:30am-10pm; Tue-Fri 11:30am-11pm; Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm
Beautifully designed, this place is rejuvenation for classic food with multitude of fish delicacies, occupying most of the menu. Their clam chowder, Ipswich fried clams, and lobster rolls with warm butter, are a must try. You also should not miss their fried lobsters and waffles, with spicy maple syrup.
Open: Tue-Thu 11:30am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sun 11:30am-9pm
This place on Fort Point is good-looking and offers amazingly tasty food. You will find it hard to choose from a huge variety of fresh oysters, cider-steamed mussels, smoked pâtés and rillettes, crudo, and Maine crab cakes. They have an exciting wine and beer list that goes well along the seafood. Do not forget to indulge in the lobster rolls served hot and cold.
Open: Mon–Thu 11:30am–10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am–11pm; Sun 10:30am-10pm
The Barking Crab
Definitely a must visit; set on Boston Harbor, this seafood shack has locals and tourists flocking for its food all year long. The place offers bountiful seafood options – fried clams, peel-eat shrimp, clam bakes, whole belly clams, etc. – amidst the lively, vibrant, and dockside atmosphere.
Open: Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
Select Oyster Bar
Set in the heart of the Back Bay, this small spot offers local seafood done in Mediterranean-style, with remarkably luscious oysters both from the east and west coast, as well as Casco Bay halibut with roasted squash and sweet peppers. You can stop here for a multi-course feast or a quick oyster-wine fix. Do not miss their signature blue prawns, peekytoe crab salad, and Maine lobster. Do slurp the orange and sparkling rose wines, when you go.
Open: Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm; Sun 11:30am-9:30pm
This is not the end of our list, but considering the appetite of a normal human seafood lover, these places shall quench your years-old cravings for the most scrumptious seafood ever.