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Seafood

A hand holds up a plate of fried whole belly clams, while another hand dips one clam into tartar sauce.

Little Whale Oyster Bar’s fried clams. / Photo by Matthew Schrage for Little Whale Oyster Bar

If there’s one thing Boston’s known for, it’s seafood: classics like summery feasts of fried clams and comforting bowls of chowder, sure, but also splurge-y seafood towers and sushi feasts, casual poke bowls, raw bars, dollar oysters galore, and so much more. This page serves as a growing archive of Boston’s seafood-related coverage, from dining guides to news stories about the city’s latest fish-focused restaurant opening. Stay tuned for updates.

A rendering of an elegant seafood restaurant has a very nautical feel, with light wooden beams, blue tiling, and ivory archways over rounded blue banquettes.
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Michael Schlow’s New Project Is a Soon-to-Open Seafood Restaurant

When Seamark Seafood & Cocktails debuts at Encore Boston Harbor this spring, it’ll bring “approachable” local seafood—albeit with a bit of decadence—to the glitzy lobby […]

A spread of Portuguese-inspired dishes sit on a light wooden table next to a pale yellow banquette.
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Baleia Brings Seafood-Filled Portuguese Cuisine to the South End

New England’s abundant seafood makes the region particularly hospitable to certain fish-rich cuisines from other countries—like Portuguese, with its salt cod, seafood stews, and sardines. […]

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Where to Eat Lobster Rolls in Greater Boston

It doesn’t have to be summertime for that lobster roll craving to hit—and you don’t even need to commute to a seaside seafood shanty on […]

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Where to Find Great Late-Night Food around Boston

Sure, with our early last calls and even earlier subway-service shutdowns, Boston will never be confused for the City That Never Sleeps—and the pandemic and […]

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Where to Eat near Boston’s TD Garden

It’s that time of the year: Whether you’re heading to TD Garden to catch the Celtics or the Bruins, or bringing the kids to Disney […]

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26 Boston Restaurant, Bar, and Café Openings We Can’t Wait for in 2024

We’re a month into 2024, and it’s already been jam-packed with delicious new openings—Mexican in Somerville! Noodles times two in Cambridge! A café/plant shop on […]

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Where to Find Boston’s Most Scrumptious Secret Menu Items

The secret: A fried-lobster roll Where: Saltie Girl Hot or cold, mayo or hot butter, Maine or Connecticut—those are the choices to which we have […]

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Sabina, Boston’s First Mezcaleria, Opens on Newbury Street

Boston has no shortage of self-described tequila bars, but far fewer local spots showcase the broader category of mezcal—and none, really, to the extent that […]

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Hook + Line Brings Modern New England Seafood and an Independent Spirit to the Seaport

It’s a common refrain about Boston’s Seaport District: It’s full of chains, and it’s full of steakhouses. Fortunately that’s becoming less true—see recent non-chain, non-steakhouse […]

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Beyond the Top 50: (Almost) Open for Business

Our annual list of Boston’s Top 50 Restaurants just came out—but we’ve already got an eye on next year. Here are a few hotly anticipated […]

A white bowl is full of clams, artichokes, a creamy broth, and lightly browned monkfish filets.
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The Best Restaurants in Harvard Square

Harvard Square offers a cuisine crash-course you won’t find in a classroom. Hit the books (well, the menus) at these 20 restaurants, cafés, and bars […]

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Moon Bar, a Casual Offshoot to Elegant Restaurant Mooncusser, Opens in Back Bay

Mooncusser, a fine-dining destination in Back Bay, was our 2023 Best of Boston pick for “Best Tasting Menu Worth the Splurge” for a lot of […]

Lobster topped with chives sits in a fluffy bao-style bun on a wooden plank, with a salad and frozen drink in the background.
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In Praise of Eventide Fenway’s Brown Butter Triple-Threat

Perhaps you already know and love Eventide’s fan-favorite brown butter lobster roll. Food writers and dining-out enthusiasts have waxed poetic about it for years, both […]

Overhead view of a lobster claw and tail on a plate with grilled pineapple and fennel and a thin brown sauce.
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Amar, from Acclaimed Chef George Mendes, Debuts 17 Stories above the Back Bay

George Mendes, a renowned chef at the forefront of the modern Portuguese cuisine movement in the United States, just opened his latest restaurant, Amar, in […]

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Go Ahead, Get Café Sushi Delivered

Sure, we’re all a little bummed that the Cambridge mainstay Café Sushi has suspended dine-in service indefinitely, especially after its beautiful 2018 makeover. The 39-year-old […]