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No Name Restaurant

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594 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
No Boston family has been serving seafood longer than the Contos family at No Name restaurant on Boston's Fish Pier. For almost a century we've delivered the freshest catches to folks like you who who have come from all over the world to enjoy a memorable meal. The No Name restaurant has become as synonymous with Beantown as Paul Revere and Fenway Park- with good reason. We serve great food in a friendly atmosphere. And there's free parking !!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 338-7539
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Northern Ave
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Parking details
Enjoy your dinner without the hassle of trying to find a parking spot. Our spacious private lot is free.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 594 People Are Saying
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3.9
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best sea food that I have ever eaten! The service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We ate at No Name on the recommendation of the front desk person at the Hyatt Cambridge. The food was great, the atmosphere was fun, and the service was priceless! It was worth a train ride followed by a bus ride followed by a walk.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Seafood at it's best! A must visit while in Boston.
Note: This restaurant is on a pier and the views are exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Delicious and great service. Awesome seafood chowder.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was fresh but no taste - the waiter seemed Rush and items on the menu was not available

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It seems that this place is famous, and this is why we went there.
Broiled sole was good. However, we had the plate with shrimp, scallops and lobster. The lobster was too much cooked. It was very chewy. And this restaurant is specialized in lobster.
Overall the meals were unsalted too.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Seafood is it. Don't go otherwise and don't plan on tasty sides. Its about the basic seafood and nothing else. Seasoning is not their strong point. Fresh seafood is about it. If that's what you are looking for and only what you expect then you've go it. Its kind of a like the Juniors of seafood - you would probably go once to say you've been. Even the lemon was not lemony. Disappointing tbh.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great lobster and friendly staff

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Not as great as it used to be years ago ... chowder was great, as was the lobster roll, but the fish on the broiled seafood plate (salmon, swordfish) was so overcooked and dry that it was difficult to eat.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My husband wanted to go for his birthday and we both walked out very disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is a great place to go for really good, fresh seafood. Coleslaw was delicious. inside is rustic, service was very good. prices are very reasonable. If you want to be waited on like you are a princess do not come here. If you want to have a good, reasonably priced meal with nice local people that you can have a nice conversation with, then I definitely recommend it.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for dinner on our last night in Boston and were very disappointed. The seafood chowder was meaty but lacked flavor, nothing to rave about. Two people in my party ordered the broiled seafood platter. The salmon, swordfish, scrod, 2 shrimp, 2 scallops were all broiled on the same platter leaving the majority of the platter dry and over cooked. My parents both felt ill the next morning. I ordered the lobster Mac and cheese, the Mac and cheese seemed to have been cooked in a large batch early in the day, then topped with lobster and put into the broiler to heat up. We figured since it was on the pier the seafood would be super fresh, very disappointing. They give you garlic bread, which may have been the best part. Service was ok, nothing to rave about. An unfortunate end to a great Boston trip.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service. Great fish dinners.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nicolas the waiter was awesome

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Delicious menus using local products notably seafood and salads. We were given a warm welcome by the friendly and capable staff. The food just kept coming. Would love to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

From the moment we were greeted by name until we were sent out by name, it was a delightful dining experience. Service was perfect, and all the dishes were as advertised. Value was the best, and staff were all attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and service. Super kids friendly. Fresh seafood.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great, fresh seafood options! Seemed authentic Boston. Lot's of food! We were there at night so couldn't see the water but it was nice that it was in the fish market and very convenient to Renaissance Hotel.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great fresh seafood! We will be back!!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Woman who seated us was rude when I requested a different spot. The sautéed special of lobster, shrimp and scallops was fresh but the food was like warm to cold. For that reason, it was not to my liking. The waiter forgot to offer us a choice of side and offered a few minutes after we received the main dish. I would not recommend

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

No Name provides an excellent authentic seafood dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Casual, down home, no frills, fun place. Great seafood chow-dah!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We walked over from the Flower Show and got seated right away with our reservation. The service and hospitality of the staff was great. Everyone in our group enjoyed their food. I had the seafood a veggie dish which was terrific.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

If you want good seafood with no fuss, go here. The broiled mussels were tasty and the lobster was fantastic. The server was really great and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Don't expect a lot of frills. This is down-to-earth dining on the docks. Enjoy!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was great, with friendly and fast service. Would definitely visit again. The Crab cakes special is wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great view, fun atmosphere- went on St Patty’s day so lots of great folks gathering! I had fried clams and my husband had broiled haddock- great portions and sooo fresh- highly recommend- and free parking in the Seaport!!!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This isn’t the No Name that we grew up on. While the chowder was still good, despite the bone I picked out of the fish, the clams were, small, tasteless and soggy. The lobster roll also lacked taste and was watery.
Unfortunately for the No Name, there are much better restaurants in the Seaport where we will be spending our money.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We loved every minute of it! The lobster, shrimp and scallops on tasty rice was delicious and we loved the friendly and speedy service ! The fish chowder and bread was worth just going there for that alone. So much food! The price was expensive for our budget, but there was so much food we had two meals made out of it. We will definitely come again!

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This restaurant had very fresh seafood at reasonable prices and a good overall selection. It could have been cleaner overall.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Excellent seafood. Can't go wrong no matter what you order. Lobster always good, Had the Swordfish and Calamari. Excellent.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I cannot put into words how extremely disappointing this dinner was. There were plenty of tables in the restaurant but they chose to sit us next to a table or rowdy men who were drinking huge glasses of straight rum and were clearly over served! We were the only 2 tables in the outdoor room. The waiters clearly heard the men screaming profanities and did absolutely nothing. It was a miserable experience. The only thing worse then the actual experience was the food. Very little options for food and alcoholic beverages. The lobster was absolutely wretched and the Mac and cheese tasted like cold bland tasting noodles. Horrible! We could not get out of there quick enough (which took forever to get any service because 4 of the waiters were busy sitting in a booth discussing their vacation plans). Horrible,horrible, horrible! Will absolutely never set foot in there again!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great Food, our waitress was awesome.. went the extra mile with a special request.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The restaurant has a nice authentic atmosphere but the food is decent at best.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Maria was our waitress and she is a star!
The food is simple and authentic.
Really worthwhile!!

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Mediocre. Not living up to its reputation. Initially dined there often in the 70's, its heyday.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Lobster was a bit rubbery and there was no butter to dip it into. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I cannot tell you how much we loved our visit here! The owner came to our table and brought us awesome crab chowder on the house...we order shrimp cocktail and they were large and a meal in itself. I insisted on the Lobster roll, as Boston calls for that. It was the best thing we put in our mouth. Everyone there was friendly and checked on us just enough to make sure our drinks were always full and we were happy. It is family oriented which makes it a warm place to be. I can't wait until we visit again in July to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

No frills, just great seafood and an old school Boston restaurant vibe!

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2.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Our server, Hannah, was the saving grace of our dinner. We first ordered broiled seafood platter. Apart from the shrimps, the rest of the seafood was seriously overcooked. When Hannah asked about our meals, my colleague mentioned her disappointment. Hannah graciously insisted she try another meal, so she went with the grief seafood plate. It was worse. The batter was tough and the fry oil was not fresh. The "dipping" butter also did not taste like butter but rather more like spent fry oil.

The only items that were good was the seafood chowder and the Boston cream pie.

Hannah's great service pulled through and she did not charge us for the disappointing meals. I will chalk up the bad seafood to being an off night in a quiet Monday., and will give it another shot in the future. If not for Hannah's great service though, I would not give No Name a second chance. She's a great asset to this long and storied establishment.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Charming restaurant on the waterfront in Boston. Patriots were playing, so restaurant was fairly empty with most in the restaurant gathered around the tv. Fun to see the enthusiasm at this neighborhood gem. The service was fantastic! The fish chowder was chocked full of fish, the broiled scallops nothing fancy but the quality was quite good and not dripping in butter or sauce. Enough to save for leftovers for the next day. Boston Cream Pie was the perfect ending for this quick trip to Boston.

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