There is, of course, no shortage of dynamic seafood restaurants in Boston. From popular chains like Legal Seafood and Skipjack’s to summer hotspots like The Barking Crab, seafood lovers have a variety of options where they can enjoy fresh fish, lobsters, and whatever fried goodness may be on the menu. Here are 10 great spots to check out.
You won’t have a hard time finding a Legal within city limits. Legal boasts 10 Boston locations, two in Cambridge , and one at Chestnut Hill, and they include the fabulous Legal Harborside on the Boston waterfront, the rotating menu of Legal Test Kitchens, and four sites at Logan Airport . Legal’s clam chowder is the signature item, for sure, but don’t sleep on the double stuffed baked shrimp and the wood-grilled Mahi Mahi. It may be a chain, but Legal remains a Boston institution.
3. No NameA Boston classic, the No Name serves up a variety of broiled and fried seafood at rock-bottom prices. The relaxed interior isn’t anything special, but the bare bones atmosphere perfectly reflects what you should expect at No Name. It’s all old school here, where they serve up classic New England seafood dishes without even a hint of pretention.
5. Skipjack'sFor a unique twist on local seafood fare, head to Skipjack’s, with locations in the Back Bay, Newton , and Patriot Place in Foxboro. Menu items include classic seafood fare, as well as original dishes like Baja fish tacos, BBQ scallops and bacon, and wasabi-crusted salmon. Be sure to go “Skipjack’s Style,” which is a bold blend of seasonings that is among one of the restaurant’s most-noted specialties.
Yes, it can be a tourist trap, but much like all popular attractions in Boston , there’s a reason for that. America ’s oldest restaurant is a great destination for fresh oysters (obviously), shucked right at the bar. It’s an American institution that is a must for any Boston tourist – or local – to be sure to check out.