Best of Boston

BEST Seafood Restaurant, North

2011 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North

Turner’s Seafood

Melrose

Don’t let the corporate, almost chainlike interior keep you away: This spot’s the real deal. Slurp fresh, cold oysters at the rowdy raw bar, or sit down at a table and dip into Turner’s expansive menu. The fried platters come… read more»

2008 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North
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Catch

Winchester

There’s not a whole lot to Catch, a handful of tables in an unremarkable corner of Winchester. Not that we care: Chef Chris Parsons’s palpable passion for seafood makes ambiance entirely irrelevant here. We could have been sitting in a… read more»

2006 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North
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Catch

Winchester

In our fish-fanatic city, it seems unlikely that many diners would chose to trek to a landlocked town for seafood. That a lot of people do make the trip to Winchester says a lot about Catch, where the clean décor… read more»

2003 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North

Woodman’s of Essex

Essex

This is what you might call seafood in the rough: You stand at the counter, shout your order, eat it, and leave. But paper plates and plastic cutlery aside, there’s very little that’s actually rough about Woodman’s, which offers some… read more»

2002 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North

Periwinkles

Essex

Glowing candles and a well-scrubbed interior may keep it more refined than your average fish shack, but Periwinkles’ sea fare is straight-off-the-boat fresh. The crabmeat pie is a sweet and thick bit of retro revelry; the fresh lobster pizza on… read more»