Barking Crab Boston
Delicious and fun, just priceyI went to the Barking Crab with a few friends, and made a reservation ahead of time for 7pm on a Saturday night. No real complaints there, we were sat about 5-10 minutes past 7pm, which you can't complain about due to the busiest time of the year. Our waiter was friendly and helpful and the seating was picnic bench style, so you'd share a table with others if your party was small enough. The food was delicious as we had a variety of entrees and sides. The only problem was the bill, which was just a little on the expensive side (even for seafood). However, with that being said, for a special occasion where you don't eat here a lot it's a fun, vibrate environment and a great spot on a summer day. I'd love to go back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about it!Loved everything about it! Food and service were fantastic!!!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience...You definitely go to The Barking Crab for the experience. The food is fairly priced and has good taste, but drinking a Stella outside on a beautiful spring day with that wonderful view of the Financial District is pretty nice, especially when you add a 2 lb fire grilled lobster in the mix and great company.
I had family in town - family that LOVES seafood and tropical shores - and they had a great time.
Seems to be a happening spot for post work drinks for the folks in the area too. At 4:30-5:30 PM on a Thursday, the bar was FULL but the restaurant seating was still a little barren. By 6 PM, the whole place had filled with families and button downs.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Visit to Barking CrabMy husband and I learned of the Barking Crab while on a trolley tour. The tour guide mentioned the restaurant as we were passing over a nearby bridge in Boston. The guide said that the Barking Crab was a favorite spot for locals; we were immediately interested and I was able to get us a reservation for later that evening. SInce it was our last night in Boston I wanted it to be special; we used to live in Virginia Beach and had fond memories of a restaurant there called 'The Duck Inn" I was hoping that the Barking Crab would be similar and I was not disappointed!!! The waitress was very attentive and made good recommendations regarding our food and drink choices, both of which were excellent. I would / will go back when I am next in Boston.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNot the greatest LobsterAt least the one I got, a 2 lb one but it actually had a small tail and enormous claws. Meat was a bit squishy, but they do come out of the ocean and you can't really tell before cooking it, so yours may vary. Daughter had the steamers and they were excellent. Also the Lobster Bisque was quite good.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, but also veryVery good food, but also very expensive. I went for my 18th birthday the other day. Definitely worth going just once. Great atmosphere too, with live music5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service & drinks..butDidn't care for the seating arrangements and tables. If you are a smaller than a group of 8 you will share a giant picnic table with other people. It can get loud, which is fine but hard to hear what somone on the other side of the table is saying. Also, my paper plate for the $15 appetizer ripped apart when I used my knife to cut the delicious scallop wrapped in bacon,I think the lemon juice did not help the durability. I like the overall atmosphere which fun and casual but for spending $150 for 3 people for dinner, I'd like to not eat off a cheap paper plate and have my own table.....just saying. I would go again but only with a large group.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGeorgians in Boston!LOVED the fried oyster appetizer!!! Wish there had been an entre just for those since they were so delicious! My friend had a great time with the lobster . . . loved it!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Great at the CrabAnother great meal at the crab. We stopped in after a Harpoon tour with several friends from out of town. True to character, the crab was busy but we were still able to grab a drink while we waited for our table. When we finally sat down we were greeted promptly and served within a short period of time. We love the Crab and will be back soon for sure!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy, energetic crowd. FriendlyNoisy, energetic crowd. Friendly wait staff. Tasty shrimp and crab. Fun picnic atmosphere with paper plates, plastic forks, rolls of brown paper towels.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in a plain settingAlthough the ambiance was very "plain" the food more than made up for it. I've had lobster roll at other restaurants with all the ambiance you'd want to impress friends, neighbors, colleagues, loved ones (current and potential) and so forth however when the food actually arrived...NO ONE was impressed. This is not the case with the Barking Crab. My lobster roll had chunks of lobster the size of my thumb. Not tiny flecks ground up in some chicken salad kind of thing. This was huge chucks of lobster that dwarfed the split top bun it was in.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSummer came Early!!My experience at the Barking Crab Boston was great!! Having encountered such a tradegy 5 days before the atmosphere had a real laid back summertime feel. Summer style music playing. The hostess staff was pleasant and helpful(I would have been towed had the hostess not told me about parking) my server was friendly,polite, efficent and when other servers past by the asked how we were doing and if they could get us anything. Our meal(NE Lobster boil?) it was amazing!! It was worth the time and money to come in and celebrate our city at such a great restaurant! I can't say enough good things about our experience!
Summer came early Saturday thanks to the Barking CraB4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA real star!Amazing seafood in a fun, lively setting. Fantastic!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFUN CASUAL DININGNew England cuisine, great service and wonderful Casual setting. Add a very fun and caring staff and you have a great place!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM