Best of Boston

BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

2006 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

Jumbo Seafood


If lobster was exclusively meant to be served boiled and dunked in butter, God would not have created ginger and scallions. One mouthful of the crustacean at this Chinatown gem, and you’ll rethink the wisdom of the clambake. Equally transcendent… read more»

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

Barking Crab


With its red-and-yellow-striped tent and picnic tables, the Barking Crab looks like a German beer garden, but instead of sausage and pretzels, this year-round clam shack serves up buckets of crab claws and peel-and-eat shrimp along with plates of fried… read more»

2004 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

No Name Restaurant


The décor is worn; the waiters, crusty. The low-priced seafood, on the other hand, couldn’t be fresher, and the kitchen knows what to do with it, displaying considerable finesse with battered fried clams, seared scallops, and buttery chowder made with… read more»

2003 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable



There are no ocean breezes or views of passing sailboats at Grillfish’s location in the Back Bay. But the fried calamari melts in your mouth without leaving a coating of grease on your fingers, the pan-seared scallops are plump with… read more»

2002 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

The Barking Crab


We’re suckers for any patch of down-home coastal life dropped smack in the heart of downtown Boston. But, even if we weren’t, the Barking Crab would still be the best catch in its category. Cheap, straightforward seafood—fragrant steamers, crab legs… read more»

2001 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

The Barking Crab


Down East meets downtown at this beloved inner-city fish shack, where cheap buckets of buttery steamers and crispy calamari are perfectly paired with cold beer, cool breezes, and an unobstructed view of the city from across the Fort Point Channel…. read more»

1984 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

No-Name Restaurant


Half the fun is waiting in line. read more»

1981 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

Daily Catch


The owners are also the biggest distributors of squid in the state. Because squid is still something of an acquired taste, its price is remarkably low. And this place serves the best calamari in town. read more»

1980 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

The Fishery


Has lots of fin fans. read more»