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The Barking Crab

The Barking Crab

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Seaport District, Boston
  • Michelle Marie
    "my Naked Lobster Roll and drinking a pitcher of sangria."(10 Tips)
    Christine E.
    "The lobster po boy is delicious!"(3 Tips)
    Emily A.
    "Shrimp, crab cakes, fries, crab dip"(4 Tips)
    Mindy N.
    "Try the Lobster Mac 'N Cheese"(3 Tips)
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  • oysters
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  • Qingxun
    QingxunOctober 27
    Unpretentious, no-frills superb lobster and oysters and crab. Do not miss it!
  • Aditi
    AditiOctober 13
    Casual environment - must visit if visiting Boston
  • Hanan M.
    Hanan MalSeptember 15
    Must try the crab cakes
  • Omar V.
    Omar VerduzcoSeptember 14
    Food is just ok for my taste and I was not impressed with picnic tables that make you eat elbow to elbow with strangers.
  • Emily A.
    Emily AnnAugust 1
    Shrimp, crab cakes, fries, crab dip
  • Charles R.
    Great lobster, oysters and fish tacos
  • Jason C.
    Jason CookJuly 24
    Understaffed so the service was abysmal. Not worth the wait or the cost. Save your money and go somewhere worth waiting for like Neptune.
  • Juanita
    JuanitaJune 25
    Atmosphere is fun, oysters are fresh, and dungeoness crab was delish. Come here with a lot of time and in a good mood!
  • Matthew T.
    Don't remember what it is called, but essentially seafood stew, with lobster, haddock, littlenecks & mussels. Amazing! Crab cakes look amazing. Fantastic atmosphere. Right next to Children's Museum.
  • A S.
    A SMay 30
    If you want takeout, order straight at the bar.
  • Michelle Marie
    Really LOVE the Janet & Michael playlist while I'm eating my Naked Lobster Roll and drinking a pitcher of sangria.
  • Kathryn M.
    Swordfish kebab was really good
  • Sofia B.
    Sofia BenitezJanuary 16
    the hot crap dip is phenomenal!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SmithOctober 18, 2015
    This is legit seafood. Rather pricey, and bare bones atmosphere, but solid food.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydSeptember 28, 2015
    Great views. Great lobster. Great service.
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChenSeptember 20, 2015
    Lobster and shrimp
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttSeptember 5, 2015
    An hour wait on a Saturday night and a bar so packed people spill out onto the sidewalk. Maybe, I'll make it on my next trip.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BatchelderAugust 18, 2015
    A bit overpriced, but SUPER delicious crab.
  • John F.
    John FarmerJuly 17, 2015
    Service was good, the fish and chips were so-so, men's room dark and smelly!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillsJuly 13, 2015
    Mixed bag: crab is phenomenal. And expensive. Service sucks, it's loud (in a bad way -- club music in a seafood shack? Weird); a bit of a tourist trap, but view is nice, food is good, plates are big.
  • Arnie T.
    Arnie TaylorJuly 12, 2015
    Food was great, atmosphere was awesome, and loved being in the middle of history!
  • Carina L.
    Carina LuckJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Naked lobster roll
  • Todd D.
    Todd DeJuliusJuly 5, 2015
    Naked lobster rolls are the way to go. So much better than the mayonnaise regular ones
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Woah, $21 for a lobster roll? Make it to a more authentic spot for more lobster for the buck.
  • Error404 H.
    Error404 Hack2learnJune 14, 2015
    Very good lobsters and crabs 😊
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoJune 10, 2015
    oh by the way, sweet potato fries are big fried chunks of actual yam/heaven.
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoJune 10, 2015
    Tourist or not (guilty...) this place really hit the mark in providing some delicious Boston chowdah with a side of harbor breeze
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LimMay 14, 2015
    Good clam chowder. Big tourist trap
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikApril 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A delicious tourist trap.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaApril 11, 2015
    Stuffed lobster and fish and fries
  • Jeffrey .
    10lb Lobsters!!!
  • Angelo G.
    Angelo GramaccioniMarch 24, 2015
    Good atmosphere!
  • DM
    DMDecember 23, 2014
    Really popular place! We'd have to wait for 15 minutes to get in! But is really costed it, because the dishes was delicious, staff very friendly. Sure to come again.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 30, 2014
    They won't tell you how long the wait is, only how many parties are ahead. But it's always worth it.
  • Craig D.
    Craig DesmaraisSeptember 4, 2014
    Huge lobster roll. They also have a HUGE lobster you can eat....if you can afford it. Decent beer selection, but order at the bar if you can, it gets busy!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Barking Crab as seen on Man vs Food Read more
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertAugust 23, 2014
    Great place after a day tearing through the city. End at the wharf for some cold beers & great clams, oysters, cocktail shrimp. Don't be turned off by the touristy look. This place is solid.
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OshimaAugust 14, 2014
    Lobster roll, seafood casserole, and shrimp kebabs.
  • Steven G.
    Steven GodlewskiAugust 11, 2014
    Everything. :-)
  • Muhammed B.
    Muhammed BulutAugust 11, 2014
    Lobster are adviced. If you do not want to strive combing out the lobster, sandwich ones are ideal.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PriesnitzJune 21, 2014
    Delicious lobster in a relaxed atmosphere! Plan some time to go there! Often crowded! Definitely worth the waiting time! Spot for tourists and locals as well!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 4, 2014
    With outdoor dining overlooking Fort Port Channel, it's a great gathering place for a celebration, and boasts thick clam chowder and a selection of fresh fish daily.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 8, 2014
    If using malt vinegar for fries/fried fish, make sure the "shaker top" is on the bottle; otherwise you'll have drowned your food in the liquid. If available on draught, try the Barking Crab White.
  • Yasemin
    YaseminApril 12, 2014
    Been here a couple times, haven't had the chance to taste the food. Indifferent host(s) made us wait for 10 minutes each time to tell us that there's 1 hour wait. Don't think I'll give it another try.
  • Mashable
    MashableMarch 20, 2014
    Located on the edge of Boston’s historic Fort Point Channel, The Barking Crab has become one of the city’s best-loved meeting and eating spots.
  • Gerardo R.
    Gerardo RochaFebruary 26, 2014
    Best king crab legs EVER!!!
  • Jared R.
    Jared RosenzweigJanuary 18, 2014
    The naked lobster roll is a must.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GOctober 19, 2013
    Oysters + Lobster. Wow.
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay BakerOctober 16, 2013
    Boston Scrod and New England Clam Chowder is the Way to Go!
  • Sean E.
    Sean EbertSeptember 29, 2013
    Dont get the hype. Overpriced mediocre food. Had the naked lobster roll which was $29 for a hot dog bun with some scraps of leftover lobster... meh.
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