Boston November 15, 2017
These 9 Restaurants In Boston Have The Best Seafood EVER
Boston’s reputation for stellar seafood is well-earned. From hole-in-the-wall sushi joints to high-end date destinations, there’s an eatery to suit every seafood devotee. Work your way through the delicious and diverse offerings at these 9 Boston restaurants:
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1. Neptune Oyster (North End)
Some of the best oysters and lobster rolls you’ll ever experience are waiting for you at the end of the lengthy line to get into Neptune Oyster. Once you bite into a hot lobster roll with butter or a traditional cold one with mayo, you’ll consider it time well spent. Neptune Oyster is located at 63 Salem Street in Boston.
2. Island Creek Oyster Bar (multiple locations)
As the name indicates, Island Creek is known for oysters — its oyster farm is located nearby in Duxbury Bay. Other popular dishes at the restaurant include lobster roe pasta and fried Ipswich clams. Head to either 500 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, or at 300 District Avenue in Burlington to dine at Island Creek.
3. North End Fish Market (North End)
Seafood tends to be pricy but North End Fish Market is a great option for fish fans with an eye on the budget. Come here for sushi or lobster rolls without the frills, just plenty of flavor. You’ll find this hidden gem at 99 Salem Street in Boston. (Order to-go.)
4. The Oceanaire Seafood Room (Financial District)
A favorite of
Wine Spectator and lauded by Zagat, this restaurant prides itself on using only the very freshest, sustainable seafood. The service matches the quality of the crab cakes and stuffed lobster at this upscale eatery, located at 40 Court Street in Boston.
5. Daily Catch (multiple locations)
Whether you indulge in the lobster fra diavolo or fried calamari, your taste buds will thank you for the experience. The Daily Catch is a family-run, Italian seafood restaurant, with a broad seafood pasta menu — try the squid ink linguine.
Locations: 323 Hanover Street, Boston (North End), 2 Northern Avenue, Boston (Seaport), and 441 Harvard Street, Brookline.
6. B&G Oysters (South End)
The menu at B&G features 12 different kinds of oysters, an excellent raw bar, and clam chowder that diners rave about. But what else would you expect from a Barbara Lynch restaurant? You can even take oyster shucking classes here! This subterranean restaurant is located at 550 Tremont Street in Boston.
7. Atlantic Fish Co. (Back Bay)
You can’t go wrong regardless of what you order from the menu of this popular restaurant. It’s been going strong since 1978 and all the fish is locally sourced. If you’re spoiled for choice, try the shrimp and scallop risotto with bacon lardons. The Atlantic Fish Co. can be found at 761 Boylston Street in Boston.
8. Ostra (Back Bay)
Grilled Spanish octopus, with crispy salt capers, sea bass tartare, saffron fettucini with king crab… if you’re not drooling yet you will be once you feast your eyes on the offerings at this Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant. Ostra is located at 1 Charles Street S in Boston.
9. Pauli’s (North End)
This restaurant’s motto "wicked fresh, crazy good" is enough to convince me. Still need to be persuaded? Well, this take-out joint is known for its succulent lobster, from standard lobster rolls to lobster grilled cheese subs. Head to 65 Salem Street in Boston to see what you’ve been missing.
What’s your favorite place to satisfy a seafood craving?
You may be interested in our past article: “
These 11 Unique Restaurants In Boston Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience.”