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BEST Seafood Restaurant

2007 BEST Seafood Restaurant

B&G Oysters


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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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



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»

2006 BEST Seafood Restaurant



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»

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Cape Cod

The Red Inn


With its wide windows and incredible vistas, this circa-1915 inn offers a clam’s-eye view of Provincetown Harbor and the lighthouse at Long Point. Hardwood floors and beamed ceilings set the mood for platters of fresh-off-the-local-boat cod, lobster, and oysters. The… read more»

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North



It’s not at the end of a pier, and there’s no water view in sight. But all matters of geography aside, the landlocked Catch in Winchester does serve some of the North Shore’s freshest fish. Chef-owner Chris Parsons prepares seasonal… read more»

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant, South

Jake’s Seafoods Restaurant & Market


Minimalism is to fresh New England seafood what media attention is to Tom Cruise—which is to say, essential to its very being. Jake’s serves up our region’s underwater treasures the way they’re meant to be: straight from the ocean and… read more»

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant

Uni Sashimi Bar


You won’t find a single fried clam on the menu at Uni, Ken Oringer’s tiny sashimi bar. Instead, head chef Youji Iwakura serves delicacies like octopus (with yellow pepper juice, black mint, and Vietnamese coriander) and hamachi (with sea urchin,… read more»

2004 BEST Seafood Restaurant, South

Jake’s Seafoods


When you’ve had it with ersatz seafood joints that underfeed and overcharge you, set your sights on a place that doesn’t pretend to be anything but what it is: a bare-bones fish shack. Jake’s spotlights freshness and variety in simple… read more»

2004 BEST Seafood Restaurant, West

Skipjack’s Seafood Emporium


Skipjack’s is obsessed with providing the freshest seafood in the neighborhood in a setting of nautical charm and modern comfort. Its oyster list boasts aphrodisiacs from up and down the eastern seaboard, and its entrée menu abounds with specials such… read more»