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The 13 Best Seafood Restaurants In Boston

Updated: September 7, 2022

If you’re looking for the most decadent and satisfying seafood in Boston you will find it at these restaurants. We determined the greatest places for seafood in Boston by analyzing millions of reviews from the best review sites. For the best freshly caught crawfish, tuna, and salmon head to these fantastic dining destinations.

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The Haven

British, $$, Jamaica PlainBritish, $$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2016

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    Eater, 2016
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    Eater, 2011

Atlantic Fish

American, $$$, Back BayAmerican, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Mistral

French, $$$, Back BayFrench, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2016

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    Eater, 2016
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    Eater, 2016

Mare

Italian, $$$, North EndItalian, $$$Boston, North End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Seafood Restaurants in Boston Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

B&G Oysters

American, $$$, South EndAmerican, $$$Boston, South End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Eater, 2014

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    Eater, 2014

Saltie Girl

American, $$$, Back BayAmerican, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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    Eater, 2014

Ten Tables

American, $$$, Jamaica PlainAmerican, $$$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020

Bootleg Special

American, $$, South EndAmerican, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat Cajun-Style Seafood in Boston

    Eater, 2018
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Chickadee

Mediterranean, $$$, South BostonMediterranean, $$$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

American, $$$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$$Boston, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2021

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    Trip 101, 2021
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Nico Ristorante

Italian, $$, North EndItalian, $$Boston, North End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

Italian, $$, AllstonItalian, $$Boston, Allston
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Eater, 2019

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Krasi

Greek, $$, Back BayGreek, $$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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  • Eater, 2022

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How did we curate this list?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Seafood craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We analyzed 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Eater and TimeOut, 15185 Boston restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Seafood Restaurants in Boston Area, Eater - Where to Find Greater Boston’s Most Romantic Restaurants and TimeOut - The best drag brunch and shows in Bostonwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Boston Seafood.

Questions & answers

Ten Tables, Committee, and Chickadee have outdoor seating and Seafood in Boston.

Ten Tables, Saltie Girl, and Carlo's Cucina Italiana are the highest-rated seafood spots for a pick-up order in Boston.

Ten Tables, Committee, and Chickadee are the highest-rated seafood spots for take-out in Boston.

Ten Tables, Carlo's Cucina Italiana, and Vee Vee are the highest-rated seafood spots that are good for a date night in Boston.

Ten Tables, Committee, and Chickadee are the highest-rated seafood spots for dinner in Boston.

Drink pairing tips for Seafood

  • Rueda and fish and chips


    If your food palns include Fish and chips, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Rueda, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect match for fish and chips

    Experts suggest pairing a fish and chips with a glass of pear cider, a popular cider.


  • Vinho Verde Rose with your tempura prawn handroll

    When considering how to best enjoy your tempura prawn handroll, we would highlight how well a glass of Vinho Verde Rose complements the dish as it the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.


Factoids about Seafood

  • Name a more iconic duo: green tea & sushi

    Surely you’ve tried green tea with your sushi? It’s a classic pairing.

  • A tasty history lesson

    We can thank 1700s in Japan for the much beloved sushi.

  • Most lobster ever?

    An astounding 11 pounds of lobster was eaten in The United States by Sonya Thomas in only 12.

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