HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Barking Crab Boston

728 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Seasonal
  • Hot Spot

Similar Restaurants


Barking Crab is a landmark Boston seafood restaurant celebrating our 22nd Birthday. Located on the Fort Point Channel in Boston's Seaport District, The Barking Crab features fresh crabs, lobsters, and day-boat fish brought in each morning. We feature traditional New England fare served in a funky urban clam-shack setting. We have a full bar including over 15 regional micro brews, cocktails, and an approachable value-priced wine list. We are family friendly and a short 2 minute walk from the Boston Children's Museum. Other area attractions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Harpoon Brewery, the Harbor-walk, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and Boston's Financial District.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood, Comfort Food
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 426-2722
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jose Euseda
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Give your guests the ultimate New England Experience at The Barking Crab, Boston's only coastal clam shack. We host events anywhere from 20-300 guests, semi-private or fully private. We accept private parties on the outside tent (heated during the off season), The Lobster Room or on the outside pat
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Jonathan Riccobono: (844) 580-5859
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Please contact for details
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Northern Ave
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Suggested Parking is located in the Vertex Parking Lots located on 10 Northern Avenue.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Red Line (South Station)
Silver Line (Courthouse Station)
Blue Line (Aquarium Station)
Green Line (Government Center Station)
Orange Line (Downtown Crossing Station)
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Starts Mid-May
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Please contact for details
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 728 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food , fun atmosphere , nice service. Very pricey.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Exactly what we needed start our trip to Boston. Lobster, family and classic Boston harbor ambience

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

My wife and I had the Mixed Crab Bowl and it was fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Though reservations were made and occasion stated; no special mention was made___ waitress was indifferent and we had to beg for the heater to be turned on....overall; it was a highly underwhelming experience for a Boston fare.

iceteachick9 (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Great location. Food was delicious. A little too noisy

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Why would anyone go there when they confirm reservation on Open Table and you grab cab to restaurant only to find they have entire place closed that evening for private party. 10/9/17
If they can not update open table then why would one go there and waste a cab fare and have to grab another cab to much better restaurant!
The hostess there could not have cared less. An indication, in my opinion, most likely of the type of service if this is their best foot forward.

vipJudi (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

We love this restaurant. Roasted lobster is the best! We have never seen this on any other menu and we travel all over the world. We always visit this restaurant each time we are in Boston. It is on the water; friendly and vibrant. Casual yet great food!

Missy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Perfect lively place for a special celebration or girls night out.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Great place to meet up with visiting friends and family, if they are looking for a typical Boston seafood locale.

Fleddie (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2017

Read reviews so did not book at busy times, ate lunch time on Tuesday, so not overly super busy. Food, Cocktails, Beer, Staff, Food were excellent. Have ate here before 5 years ago as we live in England but worth the booking and would eat here a lot more if "Only Closer" !! Hopefully see you again in the near future.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

We went, based on a recommendation, celebrating our anniversary expecting a nice dinner. All the seating is picnic tables and we were placed in the center of the restaurant. A reservation was really not necessary at 5:00 on a Wednesday. The waiter came to take our drink orders, a local beer and a bloody mary and then came back to let us know they were out of the house made bloody mary mix. Ordered a dark & stormy instead and the waiter came back to let us know they were out of dark rum. Seriously, no bloody mary mix or dark rum at a bar on a Wednesday at 5:00pm?? Had them make the drink with light rum instead. Waiter then took our food orders, both lobster dishes at market price (not sure what market they were buying at, other area restaurants were much less expensive at market price). Another loud, drinking group was seated at part of our table. Did not see waiter again until after well after food was delivered, he never even came by to check on our drinks. Overall, not the best experience, poor service and high prices.

barkingcrab (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was amazing!! We made a reservation for water side dining but that did NOT happen. we had to sit by the road/walkway. Service was SLOW and disinterested but the food was GREAT..

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

We went to the Barking Crab specifically for the 10 lb lobster, as we always do when we have company who like seafood. It's fun to watch the expressions on the faces when the lobster is brought out, and it's fun to eat the it. Ames for great conversation. The lobster I meat is sweet , and tender, and we have never been disappointed. The service this last visit was not the best. The waiter forgot our fries, and did not seem too interested in keeping our drinks refilled, unfortunately it cost him a larger tip.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

This is the place in Boston for lobster or crab legs. You order by the pound and get the freshest available seafood. Nothing fancy and the prices are reasonable. Always packed, so a reservation is a must. Don't go to Boston without trying this place!

vipJ123456789 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Dry, expensive lobster roll and very poor service.

Jenny (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Awesome crab!!!! Great Cioppino too. Parking is horrible though and the lots around the area are way over priced.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

Great place. Good food. Cute, happy, and friendly servers.

kvrk (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

I suggested we go to the Barking Crab with some friends, as I was a bit of a regular five years ago, when I was based in Boston, but was rather disappointed: the music was so loud, carrying a conversation proved a complete challenge. There was no indoor seating as it was a weekday, and no alternative to keep us warm, regardless of how unexpectedly cold an evening it happened to be. The receptionist was outright condescending and showed no sympathy whatsoever. Luckily the food was as good as ever and our server a really hard worker. All in all it catered for a different experience to what it once did.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food love the lobster mac and cheese and the lobster roll. We sat next to the water on a pretty day it was a fun afternoon

SD00 (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

fresh seafood and crab!! Great options and platters for groups. Its messy and hands on, they get you prepared with everything you need. Dig in and eat some great seafood!

we were looking for a waterfront restaurant with fresh crab and a great atmosphere and that is exactly what we got