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BEST Seafood Restaurant

2011 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Casual

The Daily Catch

Boston

It’s true that the menu here rings more Sicilian than New England. But this is equally true: The seafood you’ll find tossed with pasta and served in the skillet, or dressed simply over a salad, is worlds more flavorful than… read more»

2011 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Casual

The Back Eddy

Westport

There’s simply no better place to take in a sunset than the deck of the Eddy—preferably with a PBR or a ‘gansett in hand, and a bowl of smoky clam chowder or the signature stuffed clams on the table. And… read more»

2009 BEST Seafood Restaurant

Neptune Oyster

Boston

Though we Bostonians are awash in seafood, there’s shockingly little variety among those serving it to us. There are the clam shacks (Morse Fish Company, No Name), the executive favorites (Legal, Turner, Skipjack’s, et. al), and the amusement parks (Barking… 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

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»

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»

2008 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North

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»

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»