best seafood in boston

Located on the coastline of Massachusetts, Boston is known for its delicious seafood restaurants. Whether it’s lobster rolls, crab cakes, or shrimp cocktails, we’re rounding up the best 10 seafood restaurants in Boston.

Best Seafood Restaurants in Boston

Saltie Girl, 279 Dartmouth Street, Boston

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Located in Back Bay, this popular seafood restaurant boasts everything from oysters to tinned seafood like caviar, anchovies, sardines, and more. What makes Saltie Girl unique is its focus on globally sustainable options for fresh fish and seafood. With creative dishes and delicious cocktails, stop by Saltie Girl after a day of shopping on Newbury Street.

Row 34, 383 Congress Street, Boston

An extensive oyster and craft beer selection make Row 34 one of the best seafood restaurants in Boston. Located in the Seaport, Row 34 offers indoor and outdoor seating. It’s known to have the best lobster rolls in the city and has both a hot, buttered roll and a cold, creamy roll. 

Select Oyster Bar, 50 Gloucester Street, Boston

Cozy is a word to describe this popular Boston seafood restaurant. This Back Bay neighborhood spot is open daily for lunch and dinner and is home to some mouthwatering seafood and oysters. For the spirit lovers in the group, Select Oyster Bar also has craft cocktails and a vast wine selection to pair with your dishes. 

Ivory Pearl, 1704 Beacon St, Brookline

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This dinner-only seafood restaurant opened last year in Brookline and has already received rave reviews. Between the beautiful outdoor patio space and ambiance, to the creative and hip cocktails, the Ivory Pearl has the makings of one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. You can’t go wrong with anything from the raw bar or the swordfish steak frites entre.

Atlantic Fish Co., 761 Boylston Street, Boston

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A landmark in the city, Atlantic Fish Company has been operating since 1978. With a prime spot on Boylston Street, Atlantic Fish Co. is easily accessible for anyone in the city and is typically a top choice for birthday, anniversary, or celebration dinners. From lobster ravioli, shrimp scampi, or a mouthwatering sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna steak, this seafood spot is a must-visit.

Legal Harborside270 Northern Avenue, Boston

This chain restaurant’s flagship lives in the Seaport District, and it’s massive. With three floors, including a four-season roof deck made of glass roof and glass walls, Legal Harborside has an array of seafood options, including sushi for all. Take in the views and make a reservation for the dockside seating, or roof deck. 

Neptune Oyster, 63 Salem Street, Boston

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Neptune Oyster is an itty-bitty North End spot, with a large oyster menu. Land lovers and seafood fanatics will find something delicious here. Looking for a mix of both? Try the burger topped with fried oysters and cheddar. It’s the best of both worlds.

B&G Oysters, 550 Tremont Street, Boston

You don’t want to skip popular Boston chef, Barbara Lynch’s oyster bar. Clam chowder, calamari, crab cakes, oh my! This spot is popular, so you’ll want to make a reservation before trying some of Boston’s most delicious seafood.

Mare, 223 Hanover Street, Boston

Italy meets seafood in this North End spot. The hidden gem of this seafood spot is the couches in the back with firepits – but you’ll need to get there early! Grab a cocktail and a tasty seafood tower for a relaxing evening.

Summer Shack, 50 Dalton Street, Boston

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This fun, casual restaurant is a seafood favorite in Boston. This family-friendly joint has live lobsters, fried and grilled seafood, along with American food for those in your group who may prefer hot dogs or hamburgers. You won’t be disappointed with a lobster roll and a tiki cocktail from Summer Shack.


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