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Top Seafood Restaurants in Boston

By: / 12 Jan 2024
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Where to enjoy Boston's best seafood

Boston is well-known for its fresh and delicious seafood.  With a rich maritime history, and an active port, the city offers a wide variety of seafood restaurants that cater to all tastes and budgets. Whether you're a local or a tourist, finding the best seafood restaurant can be a daunting task. To make your search easier, we have compiled a list of the top seafood restaurants in Boston that serve the freshest and most mouth-watering dishes. So, get ready to satisfy your cravings at these favorites as compiled by our Concierge Team.


Situated in Boston's North End, Mare Oyster Bar is a modern Italian seafood restaurant and oyster bar on historic Hanover Street.  Mare is Italian for "sea" and the restaurant offers one of the largest selections of oysters in the city.  Attentive service and the delicious Italian style seafood menu make it a guest favorite.

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Yankee Lobster Company

If you want to try some of the freshest lobster in Boston, head over to Yankee Lobster Company, just down the street here in the Seaport District. This no-frills seafood joint is known for its delicious lobster rolls and clam chowder. The restaurant also has a market where you can purchase fresh seafood to take home and cook yourself. 

Neptune Oyster

Located in the North End, Neptune Oyster is a cozy and intimate seafood restaurant that is always packed with locals and tourists alike. The menu features a variety of fresh oysters, as well as other seafood dishes such as lobster rolls and seared scallops. The restaurant also has an impressive wine list to pair with your meal. Due to its popularity, be prepared to wait for a table, but rest assured that the experience is well worth it.


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Row 34

Located in nearby Fort Point, Row 34 is a must-visit for all seafood lovers. The restaurant is known for its oysters, which are sourced from local farms and served fresh. The menu also includes a variety of other seafood dishes such as lobster rolls, clam chowder, and fish tacos. The atmosphere is lively and the staff is friendly, making it the perfect spot for a casual dinner with friends or a romantic date night.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar is another top seafood restaurant in Boston that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is known for its oysters, which are sourced from their own farm in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The menu also includes other seafood dishes, as well as a variety of non-seafood options. The restaurant's chic and modern atmosphere makes it a popular spot for a fancy dinner or a special occasion.

TAMO Bistro + Bar

Seaport Hotel's own TAMO Bistro + Bar offers exceptional seafood, with our culinary team working directly with purveyors located on Boston's Fish Pier, visible from our windows!  Favorites include fish & chips, baked stuffed haddock and the TAMO lobster roll.  

Boston is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the country, offering a variety of dishes to satisfy every seafood lover's taste buds. With this list of top restaurants, you can now easily find a spot to enjoy some of the freshest and most delicious seafood in the city. So, make sure to add these restaurants to your must-visit list the next time you're in Boston. Bon appétit!

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