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B&G Oysters

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
South End, Boston
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  • Levent A.
    Levent Akgerman2 weeks ago
    Brilliant oysters and crispy wines.
  • Daniel P.
    My favorite fried oysters are from B&G's... better than Neptune's. I need the recipe for their tartar sauce. Great service and seasonal dishes also.
  • Sofia P.
    Octopus app needs some work but crispy branzino was glorious. Packed on a Monday night so make sure you make a res.
  • Revere Hotel Boston Common
    The Best Lobster BLT in the city!
  • Samantha T.
    Fantastic seafood!!!! The oysters and lobster risotto were amazing. I wish I could have ordered so much more!
  • Tanay M.
    Tanay ModiFebruary 6
    The ceviche is out of this world
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedJanuary 19
    "Daily, freshly caught lobster reminds me of my days spent on the Cape." Read more
  • Zomula
    ZomulaAugust 14, 2016
    Oysters and scallops
  • Sergio L.
    Sergio López M.August 7, 2016
    Over rated place. Waitress know nothing about oysters and are very slow. Reduced menu and smaaaall portions
  • Reserve
    ReserveAugust 4, 2016
    Our favorite New England sandwich, the Lobster Roll at B&G Oyster Bar in Boston is prepared on a buttered roll with sweet lobster and bacon, and served with sides of butter pickles and french fries. Read more
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeeJuly 16, 2016
    Fried Ipswich clams are my goto but generally everything I've tried here has been good
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 12, 2016
    No trip to Boston is complete without a stop at this South End staple. Don’t let the $29 price tag deter you--this meaty roll is topped with lemon and chive-spiked mayo and a touch of celery. Read more
  • Justin
    JustinMay 17, 2016
    Oysters, cozy seating
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YuFebruary 28, 2016
    Lobster rolls and cioppino were fantastic.
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningFebruary 5, 2016
    Duh, the oysters! Especially east coast.
  • Reserve
    ReserveJanuary 22, 2016
    Honor New England’s team by indulging in one of the region’s best offerings — lobster — with B&G Oysters’ Maine Lobster Roll served with french fries plus bread and butter pickles. Read more
  • Mehmet Cüneyt B.
    Mehmet Cüneyt BişginJanuary 9, 2016
    a bit expensive but wonderful
  • Brittany
    BrittanyJanuary 4, 2016
    Definitely not cheap, but the lobster roll and ceviche were incredible.
  • Graham K.
    Graham KukuckaDecember 1, 2015
    Our best stop on Boston last trip. Oysters, of course!
  • lindsay kim
    lindsay kimNovember 30, 2015
    make a reso way in advance, it's worth it. tiny, cozy, delicious!
  • Andrea E.
    Andrea EgremyNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The corn cake is amaizing
  • Murat B.
    Murat BirgulOctober 29, 2015
    Great for Oysters 👍👍
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BenettiOctober 25, 2015
    The hen of the woods is an amazingly balanced dish, on par with courses from the best restos in the world.
  • Enrique
    EnriqueSeptember 26, 2015
    Really good oysters!! Snow crab claws were also delicious! We ate at the bar and the experience was great. Expensive but highly recommended
  • Jennifer
    JenniferSeptember 16, 2015
    Eater review: http://www.eater.com/2014/7/18/6184905/boston-oysters-worth-the-wait-at-neptune-and-b-g
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25July 1, 2015
    Lobster roll
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25July 1, 2015
    Oysters to start
  • Taisiia I.
    Taisiia I.June 7, 2015
    Oysters and ceviche. The rest is either deep fried or comes with mayo, French fries and ketchup. A waste of good seafood in my opinion.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerMay 4, 2015
    An absolutely amazing lobster roll and a huge oyster selection!!
  • Shivesalive
    ShivesaliveApril 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters, Brussel sprouts, calamari, fried oysters, salads, and No. 9 Park Pinot blanc!
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WongFebruary 23, 2015
    Best squid ink pasta I've ever had, and I've tried the ones in Italy
  • Eric P.
    Eric PowellJanuary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and watch the chefs cook. Good date spot.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BleimesNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Expensive, but great seafood. Obviously, don't skip the oysters!
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    Fried oysters with house-made tartar sauce.
  • May J.
    May JungOctober 5, 2014
    Sweet snap pea salad is awesome!!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 16, 2014
    Barbara Lynch is probably the best chef in Boston and definitely the most popular. Consider this South End joint her highbrow answer to an East Coast oyster bar.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jeff Fournier, chef of 51 Lincoln, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Oysters. Read more
  • Donna Y.
    Donna YuenAugust 9, 2014
    Lobster roll is small and lacks seasoning. Neptune oyster still has the best lobster rolls. Didn't enjoy how the tuna tartar was prepared. Felt like I was eating raw tuna from a bowl of soup.
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MAugust 8, 2014
    Awesome oysters and lobster rolls. Well chosen wine list, but could use a few more Chablis
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    A twice-annual, two-week event featuring specially priced prix fixe menus: two-course lunches for $15.10, three-course lunches for $20.10, and three-course dinners for $33.10. Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Each day this azure-colored ode to oysters in the South End features 12 varieties of bivalves (six from each coast), all delivered fresh that morning. Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Clams and easily 100 lobsters also arrive daily to become the restaurant’s signature mayo-dressed lobster roll, golden fried clams, and lobster BLT. Read more
  • Hillary F.
    Hillary FrenchJuly 30, 2014
    Great oyster selection and certainly fresh. Can't go wrong with any of their fried options either. I would not recommend coming here for their entrees, over priced small portions, and mine was cold.
  • Alexey S.
    Alexey ShaczJuly 17, 2014
    Good seafood, $$$
  • Mark R.
    Mark RoaquinJune 13, 2014
    Get a mix of classic and seasonal everything. The servers know their stuff - ask questions. An awesome bottle list too, perfect for seafood.
  • Brent G.
    Brent GilmoreMay 13, 2014
    Had wine, appetizers, and oysters. Apps were delicious and cheap $5 range. Oysters and wine were delicious. This was a tell all of your friends kind of experience. Will be back.
  • JP P.
    JP PulidoMay 6, 2014
    A little over rated. Lobster roll wasn't worth the price.
  • Bre M.
    Bre MillerApril 8, 2014
    B&G Oysters for a phenomenal meal.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenMarch 22, 2014
    Great times. Splurge on a fine white to have with your seafood.
  • Francis E.
    Francis EscheikFebruary 25, 2014
    Excelent experience .
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinFebruary 17, 2014
    (Best of Boston 2013-RAW BAR) Improper Bostonian says, "Any night at a Barbara Lynch outpost is a night in good hands, and for the mollusk-obsessed, it doesn't get any better."
  • Betty W.
    Betty WangFebruary 1, 2014
    Lobster Roll
  • Ross V.
    Ross VenablesJanuary 20, 2014
    Dozen oysters and moules frites - happy boy :)
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    You and your parents will die for the lobster roll and raw oysters at B&G Oysters in the South End.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SenNovember 30, 2013
    Great oysters! Great music!
  • themodman ..
    themodman .netOctober 28, 2013
    Our server was fantastic, and she was very helpful in choosing the best oysters of the night. The red snapper, swordfish, halibut and cod were cooked well, but lacked that special something.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SSeptember 29, 2013
    Try the Popcorn panna cotta!
  • Thomas U.
    Thomas UhlSeptember 6, 2013
    Lobster Roll & Weihenstephan'er Hefeweizen...
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenSeptember 6, 2013
    fried oysters!
  • Imani H.
    Imani HillSeptember 1, 2013
    This place is truly terrific! try their clams! it's divine. If you know someone who have a birthday, take them to this place. thy treat you like a star.
  • Pedro G.
    Pedro GJuly 25, 2013
    If you like bacon and lobster, then get the BLT with lobster! !!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerJune 23, 2013
    Delicious oysters. Excellent selection.
  • Javier L.
    Javier LlamasJune 21, 2013
    quite good. a little pricey. the hake is very good.
  • Amy S.
    Amy S.May 27, 2013
    Amazing lobster roll (esp if you are not a mayo fan.) Its simple and spectacular!!
  • Kirk L.
    Kirk LoveApril 27, 2013
    Seems odd to say at an Oyster bar but the mascarpone Mac n Cheese is phenomenal and a must order. Wow.
  • Keith A.
    Keith ArsenaultApril 4, 2013
    We tried several varieties of oysters, and each were fantastic, standout being the Ninigrets from RI (of course, my home state!). Great apps and sides, my rock cod entree rocked, service was stellar.
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for Klaus! http://beekman1802.com/recipes/gartending-blame-it-on-rio/
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the oyster. And ......
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Klaus watching
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit by the oysters.
  • Amanda
    AmandaJanuary 31, 2013
    Try the lobster bisque and the fried oysters- they're the best!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GradyJanuary 12, 2013
    Wonderful, the oysters where great!
  • Donald B.
    Donald BurkeDecember 30, 2012
    This is my favorite restaurant in the world!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Shou Zi C.
    Shou Zi ChewDecember 27, 2012
    Malpeques are good!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BalazyDecember 22, 2012
    The lobster BLT is one of my last meal dishes - simply the best
  • Newman N.
    Newman NewmireAugust 23, 2012
    The best halibut i have ever had.
  • Margaret C.
    Margaret CodyAugust 3, 2012
    Lobster roll is worth every penny of the $28 it costs.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Plenty of local Massachusetts oysters, and many others kinds change day to day - ask your server for oyster recommendations!
  • Tara M.
    Tara MannJune 10, 2012
    Skip the lobster roll, go for the fried clams.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 4, 2012
    Try the lobster roll, filled with a healthy helping of Maine lobster meat, bright lemon aioli and finely chopped celery for added crunch. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble: Read more
  • jin s.
    jin stedgeApril 2, 2012
    great seafood, awesome fries, HUGE portions
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WassumJanuary 20, 2012
    Try the Lobster Roll (Sandwich) - Locale #3 w/ @winesisterhood in #Boston
  • pappas
    pappasDecember 4, 2011
    Perfect time to eat lunch here is Sunday at 3p.
  • Woooooo K.
    Woooooo KimNovember 5, 2011
    If you love oysters, here is the place to come only if you can put up with neurotic manner of service.
  • Rafique J.
    Rafique JiwaniNovember 4, 2011
    Hale, tuna bruscetta, malagash and bee oysters, finished with the rasperry dessert...epic
  • Isa R.
    Isa ReyesOctober 27, 2011
    Try the frozen yogurt with compressed melon
  • nikki h.
    nikki hillAugust 2, 2011
    I didn't realize my love for oysters until I ate here. Unreal. Read more
  • Tully D.
    Tully DangerJuly 2, 2011
    Shaved asparagus salad is great!
  • John P.
    John PJune 18, 2011
    The Lobster Roll transcends the category.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    Has an impressive selection of both local and West Coast oysters, as well as a superb lobster roll. Read more
  • Greg Y.
    Greg YangMay 22, 2011
    Steamed clams are out of the world! North shore gold Oysters were great too.
  • Sloane F.
    Sloane FranklinFebruary 20, 2011
    Butter poached lobster tail. Do it. You know you want to.
  • Lindsey D.
    Lindsey DeJongFebruary 9, 2011
    $1 oyster and beer special Tuesdays at lunch.
  • Shou Zi C.
    Shou Zi ChewFebruary 7, 2011
    Summerside oysters are awesome too
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 21, 2011
    Try the Maine Lobster Roll
  • Wine Sisterhood
    Wine SisterhoodJanuary 21, 2011
    Maine Lobster Roll and a glass of Muscadet from the Loire Valley
  • Paul W.
    Paul WinnNovember 30, 2010
    Lobster BLT is the best.
  • Deroy P.
    Deroy PerazaNovember 19, 2010
    Great fried and raw oysters! Skip the cod - great idea, no flavor. Bk's Buttermilk Channel does it better. In general, twice as expensive as it should be.
  • conbon
    conbonNovember 18, 2010
    Great fried oysters, and raw oysters are a must
  • Reemz
    ReemzNovember 14, 2010
    Great food!! Great music!!
  • Alexander S.
    12 сортов устриц!!! 12 different kinds of oysters!!!
  • Sergio L.
    Sergio López M.August 3, 2016
    Es un lugar over-rated. Los meseros no saben nada de ostras y no saben asesorar. Las porciones son reducidas. Sólo eran tres mesas las ocupadas y el servicio fue lentísimo
  • Angelika R.
    Angelika RyskovaSeptember 4, 2014
    Простой бар с шикарными устрицами и отличной кухней!
  • Dima Ashi
    Dima AshiMay 28, 2014
    Отличная маленькая кафешка. Устрицы отличные, собственно, за другим сюда приходить и не надо. От Бэк Бэй 5 минут пешком.
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