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Mar 30, 2011 07:21 AM

First time visit ot Boston

What are the "must go to" seafood restaurants in Boston? Ambiance is important.

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  1. I would search this board about this topic it has come up many times, some places take reservations some don't so when you repost you should have more specifics like location size of party etc. I lot of people love Neptune in the northend but it is small and doesn't take reservations, Island Creek oysters also gets a lot of positive reviews. Some people look for boston old school seafood that many people believe doesn't exist any more.

    1. Neptune in the North End seems to be the answer. If you like sushi, then O Ya and Uni Bar are possibilities, but be prepared to drop some serious money especially at O Ya which prices itself at the Manhattan level.

      O Ya
      9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

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      1. re: cambridgedoctpr

        yes look back and drill down from there. id add East Coast Grill to the ones above. You can also get great seafood at restos that arent just seafood. Legals and LTK are the local chain. I am personally not a fan of the Summer Shack tho Ive found things on the menu I like.

        East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
        1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

        Summer Shack
        310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

      2. The most important advice is to stay away from The Barking Crab! It's too bad, but it's true.

        The Barking Crab
        88 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210