2019 Best Seafood Restaurants in Boston Area

Best Fresh Fish & Shellfish in Boston

The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in Boston.

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Atlantic Fish Company
14/20
Bostonians and tourists alike flock to Atlantic Fish Company for some of the city's best seafood dishes. See More

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B&G Oysters
13/20
B&G Oysters is the subterranean South End raw bar gem of Barbara Lynch. See More

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The Barking Crab
12/20
You can’t beat the skyscraper-lined harbor view and fresh seafood at this touristy spot. See More
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Island Creek Oyster Bar
13/20
Celebrate New England seafood, especially oysters. See More

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Legal Sea Foods
12/20
Legal Sea Foods, like the Red Sox and the Kennedys, is a Boston institution and the epitome of the large-scale seafooder. See More

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Legal Harborside
13/20
Tri-level Liberty Wharf seafood restaurant with a range of dining milieus. See More

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Mare Oyster Bar
14/20
While the North End is well known for its Italian fare, it’s also home to this destination seafooder. See More

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Neptune Oyster
14/20
This North End raw bar embraces the minimalism of its genre but maintains the warmth of the neighborhood. See More
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No Name
13/20
This no-frills, longstanding seafood shack reels in the tourists and locals with its waterfront location. See More

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Japanese, French, Sushi
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16/20
This Japanese gem in the Leather District doesn't only challenge longtime local sushi champs --- it sometimes bests them. See More

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