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2008 BEST Seafood Restaurant
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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 accented with pork belly—pair seamlessly with an ever changing menu… read more »

2008 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable
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Pescatore

Somerville

For a town that prides itself on being a seafood lover’s Valhalla, Boston has surprisingly few exemplary restaurants in the category. And after subtracting the ones that’ll set you back more than a few clams (B&G, Oceanaire, even Legal), the… 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 »

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 accented with pork belly—pair seamlessly with an ever changing menu… read more »

2008 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

Pescatore

Somerville

For a town that prides itself on being a seafood lover’s Valhalla, Boston has surprisingly few exemplary restaurants in the category. And after subtracting the ones that’ll set you back more than a few clams (B&G, Oceanaire, even Legal), the… read more »

2007 BEST Seafood Restaurant, South

Jake’s Seafoods Restaurant & Market

Hull

Where local seafood is concerned, we’re of the keep-it-real ilk. And Jake’s does just that, with heaps of just-netted steamers, light-as-a-feather fried filets, and lobsters (we’ll take ours boiled plain, thanks). There’s even a Grape-nut pudding worthy of your Yankee… read more »

2007 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

The Summer Shack

Boston

Whether you order up one of the beautifully done basics—steamed lobster, Boston scrod—or a special like grilled wild striped bass, you’ll have ample cash left over for a sinful dessert. 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, however, to gussy it up with refined flavors and textures… read more »

2006 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Cape Cod
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902 Main

South Yarmouth

With fish, there’s nothing better than fresh-from-the-ocean, as chef Gilbert Pepin well knows. In season, locally caught seafood arrives daily at his South Yarmouth restaurant and gets turned into servings of chilled Cummaquid oysters, Chatham littlenecks, sautéed halibut, and lobster… 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 »