The Seafood Eater's Oasis: Boston Invites Diners to Enjoy Fresh Fish at Special Spots

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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Boston is a seafood lover’s paradise. Located on the cold shores of the Atlantic, Boston is in a prime location to serve up succulent seafood treats. The increase in oyster harvesting, and the influx of waterfront development combine with Boston’s d classic place in the seafood world to vault Boston’s seafood scene to a new level of deliciousness. 

Attempt to score a table at Neptune Oyster where you'll find a small ever changing menu of the best seafood in the city. Here, their clam chowder comes on the thinner side, their clams could be a full meal, and their lobster roll is overflowing with large chances of succulent meat...  Read more »

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    Neptune Oyster

    Neptune Oyster has been drawing crowds to its tiny outpost for years for a good reason: they serve the best seafood in Boston.

    Local Expert Tip: "Reservations are not accepted and seating is limited. Arrive early or plan a long wait-elsewhere as their is no bar for lingering."

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    Legal Harborside

    Legal Harborside is the quintessential New England seafood spot set directly on Boston Harbor offering dinner, or drinks with an amazing view.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the wild mushroom and lobster pizza, and the stuffed artichokes; they're quite different and tasty."

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    Island Creek Oyster Bar

    Island Creek Oyster Bar offers diners the opportunity to enjoy their own brand of oyster, and other fresh, well-prepared menu items.

    Local Expert Tip: "Book your table at Island Creek Oyster Bar well in advance; reservations are hard to come by."

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    B&G Oysters

    B&G has been serving up incredible seafood creations for years without a hiccup, and continues to draw crowds to its South End home.

    Local Expert Tip: "B&G's lobster roll is legendary and a must try for those who have never had it; start with an order of fried Ipswich clams and you have the makings of a perfect Boston meal."

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    Row 34

    Serving off the boat fresh seafood in a casual environment that is welcoming to all sets Row 34 apart from its peers.

    Local Expert Tip: "A raw bar order is a must and needs to be paired with their specialty beers."

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    Summer Shack

    When you're looking for a shack style seafood experience without having to worry about the weather you'll want to head to Summer Shack.

    Local Expert Tip: "Very family friendly, a perfect place for seafood with kids; the atmosphere is lively and laid back."

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    The Daily Catch

    The Daily Catch serves Sicilian style seafood using fresh fish that's prepped to order; allowing you an enjoyable seafood feast with flair.

    Local Expert Tip: "For outdoor, waterfront dining try the Seaport location."

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    Mare's modern digs in the North End give diners fresh seafood with Italian preparations like you'd find on the coast of Italy.

    Local Expert Tip: "Request a window seat, and order the octopus salad as a starter; the unique preparation will impress. "

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    Atlantic Fish

    Atlantic Fish offers diners classic entrees that focus on New England flavors in a setting that is elegant without being stuffy.

    Local Expert Tip: "This Boylston Street restaurant is the perfect stop for an exquisite seafood lunch while shopping Back Bay."

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    Union Oyster House

    THe oldest continuously operating restaurant you'll find, The Union Oyster House is a must try for any...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy oysters at the bar before making your way to table where you'll get a blast from the past in their authentic booths."



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