Fodor's Expert Review The Barking Crab

$$$ Downtown Boston Seafood

Decked out in cheery colors of yellow, red, and green, this is, believe it or not, a real seaside clam shack located smack dab in the middle of Boston. An outdoor patio and lobster tent in summer features stunning views of the financial district; in winter, dining retreats indoors to a warmhearted version of a waterfront dive, where you'll encounter a classic New England clambake or oysters and littlenecks from the raw bar, followed by meaty, golden crab cakes. The "all things local" motto even includes drinks, like unique quaffs from nearby Harpoon Brewery. On warm-weather evenings, after-work crowds make getting a seat here tough.

Seafood Lively Lunch Dinner Family $$$ Views

Quick Facts

88 Sleeper St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02210, USA


Known For:
  • Traditional New England clambake
  • Beachy feeling
  • Kitchy confines
  • Traditional New England seafood platters
  • Crowded deck in summer

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