Best of Boston

2005 Best Seafood Restaurant, Affordable

Barking Crab

With its red-and-yellow-striped tent and picnic tables, the Barking Crab looks like a German beer garden, but instead of sausage and pretzels, this year-round clam shack serves up buckets of crab claws and peel-and-eat shrimp along with plates of fried clams, calamari, and boiled lobster. The beer flows like water, making every night feel like Oktoberfest.

88 Sleeper St., Boston, 617-426-2722,