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

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 and delivered to your table hot and buttered or cold with mayo. 

Dig into succulent plates of oysters all around town but don't miss those served at Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34, where the Island Creek oyster is prominently featured on their menus and harvested by restaurant owners in Duxbury, MA where some say the ocean never warms too much allowing these oysters an advantage.

History buffs are in luck as they can incorporate exploring into their dining by making time for a meal at Union Oyster House, the small dark rooms are original, and the seafood served is fresh and well liked by those who make it a regular stop.

There's one thing you're sure to find at the each of 10best seafood restaurants- an excellent meal.




Established in 1826, this casual establishment is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the US and consists of a dark, pub-like dining room, oyster bar, restaurant, and drink bar. John F. Kennedy had a favorite booth here while...  Read More



A beloved part of the Boston dining scene since the late 1970s, Atlantic Fish sports an updated atmosphere these days. You'll find Atlantic Fish complete with an air of sophistication where stained wood, pendant lights, coffered ceilings and...  Read More



Mare lets you dine in the North End without a plate of pasta. This seafood restaurant's focus on sustainable fishing sets it apart from other area eateries. With a raw bar that stands up to other area options, and a menu filled with unique...  Read More



With three distinct locations (North End, Brookline and Seaport) you can almost find the fabulous eats The Daily Catch offers wherever you are. Family owned and operated, the Daily Catch's focus is on Sicilian style seafood. This well-loved...  Read More



Summer Shack has consistently good food, excellent blackboard specials, stiff drinks and a seasoned wait staff. The laid back atmosphere is family friendly, but also offers a bar in another room for those looking to leave the kids behind....  Read More

Row 34
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Fashionably simple, Row 34 in Fort Point Channel, within the Seaport District, has quickly made a splash in the restaurant scene. Serving simple, fresh seafood, Row 34 churns out plates of seafood to be eaten with enjoyment. Row 34 has a...  Read More



A sleek, stylish raw bar that owes its success to the visions of owner Barbara Lynch, who is quite the celebrity chef in the Boston area, is what sets B&G apart from the pack. The sub-level space is subtly (that is, unpretentiously)...  Read More



Island Creek Oyster Bar has everything you want in a seafood joint: fresh fish prepared in creative ways while maintaining a connection to New England and the classic dishes Boston is famous for. You will find a mix of staples like seafood...  Read More

Legal Harborside
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Legal Harborside, located in the Seaport District's Liberty Wharf, is the flagship location for Legal Seafood and is three floors of fun: floor one is the "go-to" for fresh, well prepped seafood, floor 2 is a high end dining room with a menu as...  Read More



For the great seafood in Boston, head to Neptune Oyster. Home of an award winning lobster roll, served cold with mayo or hot with butter, Neptune does it right. Chunks of sweet meat cooked to perfection are served on a roll that is almost as...  Read More


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