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What to Eat: Best Seafood Restaurants Near Our Convention Centers

Boston has become a foodie’s paradise – stock full of celebrity chefs, historic restaurants, and culinary experiences no matter your taste or budget. What we’re most known for, however, is our stellar seafood - thanks to our location directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Lobster, sea scallops, haddock, cod, oysters, and mussels are just some of the seafood delicacies delivered right to the docks of Boston, all year round.

In this post, we share some of our favorite seafood-serving restaurants located closest to our convention centers. We suggest you check out one (or two) of these on your next visit to Boston!


Barking Crab | $$
88 Sleeper Street

  • Notable: This casual, lobster shanty-style restaurant sits directly on the water and offers great outdoor space during the warmer months
  • Menu Highlights: New England seafood favorites, including crab cakes, lobster, crab, fish & chips, chowder, fish sandwiches, and lobster rolls

Legal Harborside | $$$
270 Northern Avenue

  • Notable: Spectacular views of the harbor from its third floor, four-season rooftop lounge with a retractable glass roof
  • Menu Highlights: Seafood favorites with a twist, oyster bar, and an old-fashioned fish market

LTK Bar and Kitchen | $$
225 Northern Avenue

  • Notable: At Legal Test Kitchen you can sample a new menu of Legal experiments every six weeks
  • Menu Highlights: Multicultural dining options and inspired seasonal cocktails

No Name Restaurant | $$
15 Fish Pier West

  • Notable: Popular, rustic landmark on the historic Fish Pier… it even includes free parking!
  • Menu Highlights: Seafood Chowder and fresh pie (blueberry, apple, strawberry rhubarb, cherry, Boston Crème)

Row 34 | $$$
383 Congress Street

  • Notable: Located in a former steel factory and famed for its extensive oyster menu
  • Menu Highlights: Oysters and unique beer

Yankee Lobster Fish Market & Restaurant | $$
300 Northern Avenue

  • Notable: 2012 Boston Magazine Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual and featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”
  • Menu Highlights: All things lobster, including lobster rolls and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese


Atlantic Fish Company | $$$
761 Boylston Street

  • Notable: Dining room reminiscent of a classic cruising vessel, complete with detailed woodwork and murals reflecting the spirit of the sea
  • Menu Highlights: Clam chowder, Oysters Rockefeller, bacon-wrapped scallops with a maple mustard sauce, New England Lobster Feast

Legal Sea Foods | $$$
Copley Place, Level Two Located in Copley Place (directly connected to the Prudential Center by sky bridge), this location of Legal Sea Foods is part of our 3-2-1 Connect complex

  • Notable: Legal Sea Foods has been named “Best Seafood Restaurant in America”, NBC Today Show; “Top 10 Tried-and-True Restaurants in America”, Bon Appetit; and has had the honor of serving its legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981
  • Menu Highlights: Clam chowder and really fresh fish

Luke’s Lobster Back Bay | $
75 Exeter Street

  • Notable: Seafood counter mixing industrial elements with nods to the nautical life
  • Menu Highlights: Maine-style lobster rolls with toasted buns, clam chowder, and microbrews

Summer Shack | $$
50 Dalton Street

  • Notable: Founded by celebrity chef Jasper White who has been awarded the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Northeast
  • Menu Highlights: Pan-roasted lobster, hearty chowders, grilled fish, and award-winning fried chicken

Sonsie Restaurant | $$
327 Newbury Street

  • Notable: 2016 Boston Magazine Best Chowder
  • Menu Highlights: See previous “best chowder”

Discover the diverse selection of restaurants available in Boston by checking out the Restaurant section of our Interactive Map.