Seafood Spectacular!

Raw bars, fried plates, lobster rolls—this time of year, Boston is brimming with superlative seafood. Consider this your cheat sheet to the freshest bites in town.

Edited by Erin Byers Murray and Donna Garlough


Photograph by Craig Cutler

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