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waterfront outdoor dining in Boston

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What are my choices here? All I can think of is Joe's American or Barking Crab.

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  1. There's Eastern Pier on Northern Ave. on the South Boston waterfront, a few minutes away from downtown. They have outdoor dining, and very good authentic Chinese cuisine.

    But for downtown itself, there isn't a whole lot. Other than the two you mentioned and Tia's, that's about it.

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Varying quality also gets you Anthony's Pier 4, Jimmy's, Boston Sail Loft, Meritage, Intrigue, Navy Yard Bistro, Chart House (I think). Davio's in the Sonesta for a river view.

      1. re: Joanie

        There is a place on Rowe's wharf that is very nice. THe view is obstructed, though.

        1. re: Joanie

          Didn't Eastern Pier close and was replaced by Atlantic Beer Garden? Boston Sail Loft has a little patio,but no outdoor tables.

          Sensing overlooks th USCG station. Marriot has an outdoor dining area..and pretty sure you can eat behind the Intercontinental; frm Miel or SushiTeq,

          Scups in E Boston is on the water but no water view from the restaurant itself.

          Marina Bay in Quincy has a handful of places...nothing great.

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          1. re: 9lives

            Went to Scups for the first time recently. I can't say enough about this little place.

            For the uninitiated, it's a very casual joint on the working harbor in Eastie, close to Piers Park. You can take a water taxi over which is fun in itself. Saturday brunch was delicious ... one special that day was a biscuit with ham and cheddar. ZOMG so good. My bud got a fried egg sandwich and we also shared the Millionaire bacon -- spicy sweet and smoky. Coffee, juices, wine, sunshine. All good.

            After stuffing ourselves we walked around Piers Park which has the best views of Boston anywhere. I can't think of a nicer way to explore a new (to me) area of Boston on a Saturday.

            http://www.scupsintheharbour.com/

          2. re: Joanie

            Navy Yard Bistro is good, but not really on the water.

          3. re: hiddenboston

            The Daily Catch by the courthouse has some outdoor seating. The view isn't particular inspiring, but they do some very nice things with squids.

          4. Tavern on the Water in Charlestown, a 15-20 minute ferry ride from Long Wharf. Dumpy environment but great view of the city. The ferry ride over is also nice in itself.

            1. atlantic beer garden and whiskey priest have decks over looking the water

                1. I always enjoy the view from the lounge at Oceana (Long Wharf Marriot). If the terrace is open then it really is a hidden jewel. I have always been amazed that they have not made better use of this space. From my experience, when it has been open, the food has been good and the feeling of the space has been similar to dining on the bow of a ship. Unfortunately, every year it changes depending on management.