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Island Creek Oyster Bar, known for the delicious seafood, has a decor that depicts the coastal feel. The neighborhood locals love the fresh oyster dishes and other seafood delicacies with mouth-watering varieties. They have some great tasting cocktails on offer, that go amazingly well with the oyster selection and other seafood options in the menu. Apart from cocktails, Island Creek Oyster Bar also has beers on the tap on offer. Have a hearty meal!
Atlantic Fish Company on Boylston Street has earned first place at the city's annual Chowderfest. The atmosphere is casual and the bar is lively. Once little more than a hole-in-the wall, it is now an upscale space with warm wood trim and intimate booths. Choose from a variety of seafood entrees that are fresh and well-prepared. Fried clams, an overflowing lobster roll and blackened salmon are the seafood favorites at the Atlantic Fish Company. Chicken and steak are also available for the land lovers, however vegetarian options are sparse.
Woodman's of Essex is regarded as the birthplace of the fried clam. In business since 1914, they also offer unrivaled catering services. Enjoy fresh and delicious clambakes, chowder, mussels, lobster rolls, scallops and shrimp. Seafood lover or not, this award-winning place is a must-visit for a taste of New England authenticity.
Neptune was God of the Seas, but the Neptune Oyster however isn't as vast as the waters he ruled over. This is a small pearl that can seat about two dozen people in simple and neat surroundings. Apart from oysters and clams, you'll get a variety of other seafood and if you're in to it, you can try some smoked and raw salmon. You can also savor some Italian seafood like North End Cioppino and Whole Loup de Mer.
House within a former fish market, the Legal Harborside on Floor 1 takes great pride in offering itself as an authentic seafood diner. This restaurant has a menu that comprises of a variety of seafood, with a blend of pizzas and pastas. Experience the feel of eating on one of the picnic tables, or you can watch the bartenders at work at the Oyster bar. The patio seating in the restaurant gives you a beautiful view of the Boston Fish Pier and the city skyline. Make sure to visit this fish market and refresh all your old memories.
Highly acclaimed as one of the best small-town seafood restaurants by several food critics and locals alike, The Village Restaurant has been an Essex institution for over five decades. It offers classic New England cuisine with a contemporary flair in a relaxed and friendly ambiance. Specialties on the menu include raw bar, soft-shell clams and lobsters that complement microbrews and wine. For guests who don’t prefer coastal cuisine, they offer an array of steak and pasta dishes.
Legal Sea Foods is synonymous with great seafood in Boston. Boasting a traditional clam chowder that has been served at five presidential inaugurations, this restaurant also offers a light chowder for diet-conscious diners. Steamed lobster dinners are always a good choice, or any of their other dishes made from their selection of 30 fresh fish varieties offered daily, served baked, broiled, steamed or fried. Raw shellfish, salads and vegetables are also available. Legal Sea Foods has a mail-order service, function space and catering. This seafood hot spot has locations throughout Boston and other cities around the country, but this location at Long Wharf offers stunning oceanside views.