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The Barking Crab

88 Sleeper St. (Northern Ave.) Send to Phone
617-426-2722 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
You can’t beat the skyscraper-lined harbor view at this seafood spot located in the up-and-coming Fort Point Channel district.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late

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Dining room at The Barking Crab, Boston, MA

The Barking Crab Restaurant Review

: This Boston fixture is not exactly a typical seafood eatery; the former summer-only restaurant has evolved into a year-round favorite. In the summer months, grab a seat at a picnic table on the back deck and enjoy the view. This is one spot you won’t feel out of place when you get down and dirty ripping apart a lobster (with a requisite bib around your neck, of course) and noshing on fried scallops from a cardboard box. The Barking Crab offers a full menu of fried, seared and grilled items from the sea as well as lobster rolls, scampis, and even a 12-ounce fire-grilled rib-eye. Feeling up to a challenge? Order the King platter, which comes complete with a ten-pound lobster and a four-pound mixed crab bowl. End the visit right with the “crabby” cannolis filled with ricotta cheese. There is a second location in Newport in the Brick Market Place.

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