good but pricey
We got the 1.25 lb lobster and made it a clambake with one extra ear of corn on the cob. Our bill was $50, but it fed the four of us (my husband, myself, and my 3 and 1 year olds). Seating is all on picnic tables which makes for a nice casual lunch.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a Boston staple with
It is a Boston staple with great seafood and good atmosphere.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service great, food excellent,way too loud. Would go back, though!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Naked" Lobster Roll
By far the best lobster roll I've had. The "Naked" Lobster Roll is a fresh cracked lobster dressed with melted butter on a grilled hot dog roll and served with French fries, coleslaw and a pickle. Perfect. Don't know that I'll ever find a better lobster roll than this! So good. Simple and delicious.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were visiting and wanted to enjoy the Boston weather and some good seafood . We had a great time . It is loud but a super casual place to enjoy good food and company. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. Make sure to make reservations
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a bit of a tradition for my friends and I. Whenever we are in Boston, we eat 1 dinner at the Barking Crab. Amazing food! In the summer it is the best picnic style fish fry you can find. In the colder months, it is a bit more upscale, but still just as tasty.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious seafood! A little pricey but understandable for good seafood.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the place!
Had lunch with a group of friend here and loved it. The food (specially lobster) was delicious.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid. Great food, great location, nothing bad to say!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal in Boston
Had one night in Boston and this is where we ended up for dinner - it was great! Local fish - fantastic!!! Very low key, casual, and good prices!!!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wicked good spot
I took my 18 year old son who knew of the Barking Crab from Man Vs Food. Our expectations were high and they were surpasssed. We started with a dozen oysters and our evening was off to a perfect start. My son had the king crab legs, which were the best we've ever experienced. I had the tuna and it was perfect. Come as you are and leave the rest to the staff, who are energetic and aim to please. Familes, couple and groups are all welcome. Don't leave Boston before dining there.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was perfect and fast! Steamed lobster and crab, wonderful crab cakes, chowder, & fried platter- too hard to pick a favorite. I would recommend all! Waitress was fun and attentive. Was pleasantly surprised to have an excellent margarita so far north & we enjoyed nice wines too. Enjoyed looking at the water as we ate. Great meal and great evening!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food enjoyed talking
Very good food enjoyed talking with our tablemates. Service was very good also
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had to come to this staple of Boston on my trip and couldn't have been happier. Service was great! Food was great! Someone at the table next to me ordered the 10lb lobster!!! Great experience overall! Would definitely come back on my next visit.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome to Boston.
This gem is right on the water and has some of the freshest seafood possible. The chowder is out of this world as well! Go with the Buffalo Scallops, those were good as well!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I prefer a more refined modern
I prefer a more refined modern dining room that is more refined.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice experience for foreign
Very nice experience for foreign people to taste the Boston atmosphere.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for Lobster
We went there for Lobster and Crab without the expense of most restaurants. this place delivered very casual service was good the Lobster and crab were wonderful!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This food is absolutely delicious. This is a must for any seafood fan. The dishes are flavorful and the variety caters to the local catch. I was so glad we went but wished they had offered us a seat outside because the view is immaculate!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been coming to the Barking Crab for years.. great outdoor seafood experience in the heart of the city ! Great for friends visiting from out of state too ! Great to stop by before going to the Bank of America for a show -- in the rough and great spirit !
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time in Boston. 1st time at Barking Crab. Great location. Very loud. Good quick food. Great beer. Book in advance or be prepared to wait. Lots of locals and tourists. An experience not to be missed.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The simple .... the better
I had been in this restaurante 3 times and every single time I has the opportunity for visiting Boston I will go again. this is the kind of place where you can eat relaxed and at the same time feeling great..... do not expect nothing fancy or 100% shinny or super clean...is not perfect but it is great !
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for dinner few days ago, food outstanding, the best crab and lobster ever!
Good service, very kind server
We'll be back for sure!!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Waterfront Seafood Adventure
Had a great time at Barking Crab. Was visiting Boston for a long weekend from NYC and looking for a fun, casual spot to try some real New England seafood on the waterfront. BC did not disappoint. We sat outside at communal picnic tables (there's also an indoor dining area) overlooking a small marina in between South Boston and Downtown. We tried mussels, fried scallops and boiled lobster. The seafood quality was great, the prices were reasonable and the drinks were good- all the draft beers are local and they have a wide variety of cocktails and wine. Overall, a fantastic experience for a date, family outing or group of friends.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
a must see for any visitor to Bosto
Great service with a smile. We waited 10 min at the vibrant bar scene for out table. The place in across the wharf from the courthouse and is loaded with families to professionals getting aa beer after work. The food is what keeps bringing us back.
The lobster rolls are great. My daughter had the naked and I had the regular. We love them. Overflowing with lobster, what more could you ask for. Cool at night by the water so we were glad we brought sweaters.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must for a casual fun night with brew, Lobster rolls and chowdah!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the casual atmosphere here. The room is very noisy but the food compensated for that. The clam chowder and lobster rolls with butter were excellent! I was disappointed with my lobster which I didn't find very tasty and there were no sides. We would recommend the place.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit
Saw this on 'Man vs Food' a while back so it was on our radar to visit when we came to Boston. We pre booked a table as knew the place would be busy. When we arrived it was packed and we were told to expect a 30 min wait - intact we were seated at a very nice table for 2 within 5 mins - result. We were served very quickly and our server was prompt and attentive for the entire evening. Food and atmosphere were great. Had seen mixed reviews on the Internet so we went with an open mind -but left there with full bellies having had a great evening. Don't expect a Michelin Star restaurant when you get there as you may be disappointed - but if you want great seafood, company and atmosphere then give it a try.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fresh seafood
The food was fresh seafood and salad and they were both simple but awesome. Not a fancy place but a fun outdoor dining with great food.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
10 lb lobster
The three of us ordered the 10 lb lobster and it was delicious.
An amazing experience!
Our waiter Christopher made the experience even more enjoyable,
We only come to Boston once a year and always eat here.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "naked" lobster roll was
The "naked" lobster roll was amazing. Was a beautiful day to be out on the water. I look forward to next spring/summer and returning here more regularly!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALL of the seafood!!
This place is LOUD and the seating is shared picnic tables; plastic cups and a mix of real and paper plates. Fun ambiance right on the pier. Seafood selections are endless, better than most places due to huge amount of crab offered, in addition to lobster, etc - thus the name :) Light batter on the fried food, perfectly steamed on the rest. The "stuffie" was my husband's favorite new side dish!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Treat
Always a fun spot to sit outside, have a few drinks and enjoy some really good food. Everything I've had on the menu has been great, whether you're going for lobster or just fish and chips. The inside is nice, but the outside is the place to be. Communal seating and lively atmosphere mean you're probably going to make some new friends with the group sitting next to you. It's a lot of fun!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Defo worth trying the lobster!!!
We visited here on a holiday to boston from the UK. We had watched man versus food and remembered the episode featuring the barking crab, it was from this we decided to go. We had also never eaten lobster and were very keen to try it. The food was really nice and the service was excellent at helping us pick what would suit us. I would definitely recommend going here!!!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little gem! Loved the casual setting, made us feel more comfortable. As most of the restaurant is outside, bring a jacket as it gets chilly after the sun sets
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience is very nice, location is not one of the best in Boston, but food is good!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Great Service
Went on Friday afternoon, parking is limited to an hr so beware they do ticket. Got sit immediately waiter came over for drink order right away with great recommendations. Ordered Appetizers and could make up mind out food but waiter did not rush us. Linguine with shrimp mussels were great. Food wasn't over cooked and rated fresh and well seasoned. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Would recommend and go back again
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barking Crab- Boston Weekend
My son Samuel and I had a great time at the Barking Crab. The food was great and our staff really catered to Sam who is 10. Would recommend to anyone making a trip to Boston.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
After looking at the menu of a different restaurant that was recommended to us and deciding it wasn't what we were in the mood for. I saw the Barking Crab - liked the name and the fact that there was not a lot of availability and decided to make a reservation. Great decision - very casual place, but the food and service was great! Definitely make a rsservation - would not recommend going without one unless tou don't mind waiting a long time. :). Can't wait to go back to Boston - Barking Crab will be one of my first stops.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Family Night
The weather was great on the night we had picked to go to the Barking Crab, so parked in the ICA lot and walked the HarborWalk, taking in the sights and a few of the Street Pianos gracing our city this month. We were 15 minutes early, and the restaurant was bustling. They seated us immediately at a prime table inside. The buckets of Alaskan Snow Crab tasted great. We ate every bite. Stuffies & crab cakes made for really good appetizers. One of the servers brought out their legendary 10 pound lobster (alive, and not to be eaten) so that every kid in the place could touch it, or at least take a good look. The atmosphere was very upbeat & friendly, and we all had a great time.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were out of town and my friend recommended Barking Crab
The crab bowl was delicious, came with various types of crab legs and optional lobster.
The clam chowder was delicious!
Just a little hard to find
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for casual dining. Not so much for service, but the food is good.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch - great location
Did lunch here with friends. Varied menu - traditional seafood fare. Delicious. Great service. Near port and other attractions.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great casual seafood place
Fun atmosphere, great view, great service, and yummy crab. The Caesar salad was delicious too.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anytime is a good time at
Anytime is a good time at Barking Crab. A nice patio to enjoy a pleasant fall day near the water. The lobster roll is always good - regular or naked. Fish sandwich is good, too. Enjoyed the pumpkin Sam Adams on tap.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, great scene.
Crab (King Alaska leg version) was great. Great for kids. Would skip the clambake option - it's not that much food and the clams were incredibly sandy.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had better, but still good!
Everything was great, but I've had better. I've lived in RI and have also eaten lobster in Maine, so I think I've been spoiled. .
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved it!!!! AMAZING food :)
We were given a table, away from the cold door, & instead looking at the waterfront, water, lights, etc. Perfect! We had amazing drinks that the bartender served up - my friend had a "Dark & Stormy" and I have a Tangueray and Tonic, which was quite strong & very good. She was very responsive, & checked on us quite a few times. My friend got the "Crab Sundae"- said it was amazing. I ate three of the dinner rolls we were served - crispy, yummy, etc. Not fancy but SO good! I had the Salmon, and it was amazing. I don't eat shellfish, and was going to get a burger, and was so glad I didn't. The Salmon was served sitting in an amazing tarty-creamy sauce, w/ a few capers sprinkled in, & served w/ a little cup of white, sweetened rice, & brocolli.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
All we hoped for andore
Service was excellent and friendly.
The food was even better than we'd hoped for. It was a fun, tastey and memorable meal.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very accommodating as I was running late and my friend was patiently waiting, thank so much!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM