Best of Boston

Best Seafood Restaurant

2016 Best Seafood Restaurant

Ostra

Boston
Boston certainly doesn’t lack for seafood. But Ostra, the splashy brainchild of restaurateur Jamie Mammano, rises above the rest with a bricolage of whole roasted […] read more»
2015 Best Seafood Restaurant

Neptune Oyster

Boston
When chef Michael Serpa left Neptune Oyster to open his own restaurant, we wondered: What would happen to the overflowing lobster roll? Or the crisp […] read more»
2014 Best Seafood Restaurant

Ostra

Boston
This isn’t seafood for a day by the water—this is seafood for a celebration. Three-pound lobsters, Osetra caviar, and bottles of bubbly float around the […] read more»
The Island Creek Oyster Bar
2013 Best Seafood Restaurant

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston
A few of the dishes that have already become legends in the few years since this sophisticated Kenmore Square spot opened: the fried-oyster sliders, which […] read more»
2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual

Yankee Lobster Company

Boston
The waterfront boasts flashy seafood emporiums mad with pricey cocktails and massive TVs, but we still head down the wharf to this retail arm of […] read more»
2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Upscale

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston
There are a few ways to enjoy this new Kenmore Square institution: tucked away in the corner of the dining room by the oyster-shell-lined walls; […] read more»
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 […] read more»
2011 Best Seafood Restaurant, South

Oro

Scituate
Its name means gold, and owners Jill and Robin King have struck it with this newcomer. The Kings source much of their fish and shellfish […] read more»
2011 Best Seafood Restaurant, Upscale

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston
Duxbury’s Island Creek Oysters are a fixture on menus at some of the nation’s top restaurants and a household name among area foodies. So it’s […] read more»
2011 Best Seafood Restaurant, Upscale

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston
Some places are just right for producing certain kinds of edibles—the right soil, the right temperature, the right weather. It turns out Massachusetts’ Duxbury Bay […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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, […] 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 […] read more»