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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, 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 »

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 »

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 »

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Mare

Boston

Less is more at Mare. Whether it’s the unusually stark décor (more SoHo than North End) or the delicate hand chefs use on the restaurant’s high-quality seafood. No heavy sauces here. The whole sea bass is grilled with just a… read more »