Best Seafood Restaurant in Boston

2015 Best Seafood Restaurant

Neptune Oyster

Boston

When chef Michael Serpa left Neptune Oyster to open his own restaurant, we wondered: What would happen to the overflowing lobster roll? Or the crisp “Piggyback” oysters, piled high on…Read More

2015 Best Seafood Restaurant

Neptune Oyster

Boston

This was a winner in our 2015 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2015 winners…Read More

2014 Best Seafood Restaurant

Ostra

Boston

This isn’t seafood for a day by the water—this is seafood for a celebration. Three-pound lobsters, Osetra caviar, and bottles of bubbly float around the dining room of chef-owner Jamie…Read More

2013 Best Seafood Restaurant

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston

A few of the dishes that have already become legends in the few years since this sophisticated Kenmore Square spot opened: the fried-oyster sliders, which come smeared with chili-lime aioli…Read More

2009 Best Seafood Restaurant

Neptune Oyster

Boston

Though we Bostonians are awash in seafood, there’s shockingly little variety among those serving it to us. There are the clam shacks (Morse Fish Company, No Name), the executive favorites…Read More

2008 Best Seafood Restaurant

B&G Oysters

Boston

Maybe it’s the two dozen varieties of oysters talking, but we’ve fallen hard for B&G. Barbara Lynch’s imaginative takes on the standards—a lobster roll lined with bacon, Portuguese clam stew…Read More

2008 Best Seafood Restaurant

B&G Oysters

Boston

Maybe it’s the two dozen varieties of oysters talking, but we’ve fallen hard for B&G. Barbara Lynch’s imaginative takes on the standards—a lobster roll lined with bacon, Portuguese clam stew…Read More

2007 Best Seafood Restaurant

B&G Oysters

Boston

If hyperfresh seafood is the sole requirement, Legal and McCormick can deliver the same still-quivering quality for a few clams less. It takes a hypertalented chef like B&G’s Barbara Lynch,…Read More

2006 Best Seafood Restaurant

Mare

Boston

Less is more at Mare. Whether it’s the unusually stark décor (more SoHo than North End) or the delicate hand chefs use on the restaurant’s high-quality seafood. No heavy sauces…Read More

2005 Best Seafood Restaurant

Uni Sashimi Bar

Boston

You won’t find a single fried clam on the menu at Uni, Ken Oringer’s tiny sashimi bar. Instead, head chef Youji Iwakura serves delicacies like octopus (with yellow pepper juice,…Read More

2004 Best Seafood Restaurant

Great Bay

Boston

A Maine native, chef Jeremy Sewall has spent more than enough time on the New England coast to develop a healthy respect for fish and shellfish—and just enough time in…Read More

2001 Best Seafood Restaurant

KingFish Hall

Boston

We know it’s in, yikes, Faneuil Hall Marketplace. And we know it’s owned by, yawn, Todd English. Still, KingFish Hall blows all the other seafood joints in town right out…Read More

1993 Best Seafood Restaurant

Jasper’s

Boston

You may not think it’s a seafood restaurant, but about 75 percent of the menu items come from the sea. Furthermore, the quality is unbeatable and no one prepares it…Read More

1987 Best Seafood Restaurant

Dover Sea Grille

Brookline

Great food in one of the very few Boston fish houses that take reservations…Read More

1982 Best Seafood Restaurant

Legal Sea Foods

Boston

Even if it weren’t right around the corner from the office, we’d be ready to put Legal into the Hall of Fame…Read More

1981 Best Seafood Restaurant

Legal Sea Foods

Boston

Owner Roger Berkowitz continues to refuse to compromise on freshness and good quality. Unfortunately, the same cannot always be said of the service…Read More

1980 Best Seafood Restaurant

Legal Sea Foods

Boston

Roger Berkowitz has successfully transplanted his Cambridge landmark to Park Square…Read More

1979 Best Seafood Restaurant

Thompson’s Chowder House

Boston

We know, we know. Two Ben Thompson joints in one B & W? Hard to believe, but this place gets our vote just because it dares to serve skate. And…Read More

1978 Best Seafood Restaurant

Mariscada Costa Brava at P. A. Seafoods

Somerville

An Iberian stew of mussels, lobster, shrimp, clams, and scallops in a deliciously complicated soup containing brandy and pulverized almonds. This is a very fine kettle of fish…Read More

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