Boston Harbor might be best known as the site of the revolutionary Boston Tea Party, but today its major draw is the source of fresh seafood it offers. Whether you want to slurp down oysters or crack crab legs, Boston has it all. Here are five of our favorites around the Seaport Boston area.
The Row 34 website proclaims: “If we could eat oysters and drink beer for every meal period, we probably would.” No surprise then that oysters are a highlight here! Make sure you don’t leave without trying the raw bar. Row 34 is also the spot to hit for boozy brunches. Complement your mimosa with salt pollock croquettes or traditional shrimp and grits with a spicy jalapeño twist.
ReelHouse dishes up a globally inspired menu put together by Culinary Director Marc Orfaly, a seven-time nominated James Beard Awardee and Food & Wine “Best Chef in America” honoree. His innovative take on New England fare includes gems like the Ahi Tuna Poke with sesame chile dressing. Bonus points: This restaurant is located by the water and offers beautiful views. ReelHouse is just under 1 mile away from 228 Webster St., East Boston at Jeffries Point.
The Barking Crab has been tempting Bostonians’ taste buds for over 20 years. Expect the casual atmosphere of a clam shack in a unique urban setting right alongside the marina in Boston’s Seaport District. Their menu offers pretty much every version of lobster and crab you could ask for. If you’re extra hungry, try the fisherman's platter of fried clam strips, scallops, shrimp, and haddock.
At Tuscan Kitchen you won't just get fresh seafood but also freshly made pasta. They even bake their own bread daily in their onsite artisanal bakery. Conclude your meal with a delectable dessert expertly crafted by their master pastry chefs. Their catering menu covers everything from corporate boxed lunches to weddings. Keep Tuscan Brands in mind for your next big event and check out their private dining. Enjoy true, authentic artisan Italian cuisine with Tuscan Kitchen at it’s beautiful Seaport Boston’s location.
If surf-and-turf is your thing, Ocean Prime is your restaurant. Located in the bustling Seaport District, this restaurant offers quality steaks alongside seafood and an award-winning wine list. Ocean Prime also has a gluten-free lunch and dinner menu, making this a great choice for larger groups where varied tastes need to be accommodated.