About No Name Restaurant

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 !!

15 1/2 Fish Pier St W
Boston, MA 02210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Northern Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 338-7539

Website:
http://www.nonamerestaurant.com/

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

No Name Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (25)
Casual (23)
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Local Ingredients (13)
Scenic View (13)
Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fun (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
People Watching (4)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

one Of the worst meals I’ve ever had, lobster roll was terrible not even sure it was lobster, all white did not even see any red color, had to ask the waitress what it was mixed with she said mayonnaise never tasted mayonnaise like that before also very chewy. Will never see me again. As for the famous chowder I think it was whatever scrap fish they could find had no taste. Should change the name to the No Taste Restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We went as a group of five on a weekend evening and had no trouble getting seated, even if we hadn't had the reservation. A lively scene on the casual side. Waiter was gregarious and friendly, and the food came very fast. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, though the portions were moderate. Free coleslaw, which we liked a lot.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Enjoyable place for fresh seafood. Fairly priced and a nice local, relaxed restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I did not eat here, we left pretty quickly due to concerns over food handling and preparation, but I have contacted the restaurant because it's important to let them know of issues in hopes they can work with their staff to improve.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is a very well known restaurant that has been around for 100 years. It is not a fancy, modern decor place, but a basic restaurant right on the fish pier with the freshest, well prepared fish available. A not to be missed place for tourists, and a regular stop for local seafood lovers.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food at No Name is simply phenomenal! Every thing from the seafood chowder, to the lobster mac and cheese (please put it on your menu permanently!) to the fried oysters and the lobster, scallops and shrimp special for New Year's Eve was delicious. It melted in your mouth and was a definite A++ in my book.
I can't wait until my next trip to Boston! Thank you No Name!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Don't expect white table cloths. Rustic, simple, fun. There is a reason while the place has been in business for 100 years. The chowder is a must!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a meal here before taking a boat ride round Boston Harbor. Service was prompt but not rushed so it fitted on with our schedule. Food was excellent, especially the clam chowder.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Straightforward and fresh seafood in a rustic New England seaport. Will always recommend.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had high expectations as I have dined here before.
Seafood chowder was more like mushy fish chowder. My fish sandwich was overcooked as was my daughters broiled seafood plate.
My impression was that we came at a bad time at 2:30 PM in between the lunch and dinner crowd. Seemed that I was getting leftovers from the lunch crowd
Our waitress was nice and attentive but probably should’ve known that the food was substandard.
Not sure that I’ll go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was decent. The service was great, but we had issues with both the food and the prices that they charge. My girlfriend’s fried shrimp was totally inedible. It tasted more like grease than seafood, and it gave her bad stomach pains. My plate—the boiled lobster, shrimp, and scallops—was okay. A friend liked it, but my scallops were terrible, and I walked away with a stomach ache as well. My friend had a shellfish allergy, though he can eat fish, and they fed him fries that they could not guarantee were shellfish free. He had an uncomfortable allergic reaction. For the price, it was a horrible value. We could have gone to a much better restaurant for less money. Overall, we would not recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and service were great, our waiter Patrick made it even more enjoyable

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good fried clams. Great service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had so looked forward to this. Disappointed. Seafood chowder watery and bland; crab cakes bland and fell apart. Steamed lobster was actually very good, and what I went for. Sautéed lobster, shrimp scallops good and great portion. First time for husband and now last time for me. Complimentary Boston creme pie was good as well. Unfortunately, special trip from Florida for this restaurant was a bust.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a great time at the famous dive restaurant. The food was hot, fresh and tasty. Our group had a 2# lobster, a lobster roll, full belly clams, and the seafood stew. Awesome service, friendly and irreverently funny. A must try!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always, very much enjoyed the dinner there. I'm not much of a seafood devote but I really like the No Name. We'll be back!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was delicious. The fish chowder was the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great causal dining seafood place. Lobster macaroni was excellent. Calamari was also wonderful. Would go there again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Looking for good seafood, I went to No Name. I didn't find it... The seafood chowder was overcooked and mushy. The combo seafood platter was just ok. Shame.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We hadn’t been to this restaurant in years and were so excited. Needless to say it was a huge disappointment. Place was dirty. Food: mushy swordfish, tough scallops, and boiled very over cooked vegetables. I would never come back here or recommend to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Seafood was super fresh. Best crispy fries. Ambience is ok but views on water even at night can’t beat it. Service was excellent. It’s the waterfront that draws you in. It’s old rustic which keeps prices down no frills you know what you’re walking into when you get there. Staff friendly attentive helpful. In the prices for seafood can’t be beat especially in Boston.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Waiter was very nice and attentive. Seafood was good.The best is free parking !

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a great play to go. Been here a few times, the food is great (you must have the chowder!) and the price is reasonable. They also provide parking, so if you're coming in from outside you'll be able to stop in! The service is OK, but I've had better, though the food is great so you don't worry about the service too much.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had been wanting to try No Name for quite some time, and really appreciated the convenience of the restaurant's own parking lot. Service was very friendly and there was complimentary cocktail shrimp too! Food was delicious; we had both broiled and fried seafood dishes. It was a memorable experience! We would return again and highly recommend this place to others.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good old Boston seafood restaurant. Nothing fancy, but good seafood at a reasonable price. Free parking is a plus on the Fish Pier 🐟

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good seafood, and generous portions. We had steamed lobster and broiled swordfish, both very good. Fast service. Very casual and rather noisy atmosphere. Friendly staff at the entrance and waiter. Wine options are minimal and not good quality, so beer is a better option if you want alcohol. Butter for the lobster seemed like fake butter used on movie theater popcorn, but the lobster was good without it.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Haven't been to No Name in years. Food is still great

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was horrible!!! You smell like fried food in your clothes, hair....the little old man that served us brought bread to the table with crumbs on his mouth as if he snacked on the way! the fried seafood was rubbery and tasteless! He gave us calamari which was okay. the best part was the homemade tartar sauce. This place felt unclean...huge portions of rubbery fried foods. there were 5 of us and we could NOT believe we had such a horrible dish. A friend recommended when we entered the smelly walkway leading to the door we should have departed. But we thought well this friend recommeded it we should try maybe it was a hidden dive!!! RUN

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

had reservation for 6:15 which arrived at on time. hostess took name and checked reservation, and in line we went with others that had no reservations. a few in front of line that had 6:30 reservation were sat before us. so our 6:15 reservation turned into about a 6:40 reservation. great seafood as always though.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, friendly Greek speaking waiter.
Food is on the heavy side. Even broiled dishes have too much oil. They should keep the oil on the side.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had been told of this restaurant by several locals who extolled its uniqueness from a decade or so ago. Overall, they were correct, very friendly, great ambiance, plenty of food, and the special "aura" of a fish place. Unfortunately, the food was somewhat bland and not as special as one might expect from a place with its reputation. The biggest problem was the waiter, who, while accommodating and extremely friendly with a good memory, did not acknowledge an error in the dessert order, and, when challenged, actually touched the food with his finger to prove his point (which was still wrong - no way a cherry pie could be mistaken for a strawberry-rhubarb pie). Regardless, all had a good time.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The portions were ginormous. We felt like glutton so we got the desserts to go. I came back the next night for the lobster roll & clam roll. Warning...enough clams for at least 2 greedy people. The pies are amazing. Will definitely revisit.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The No Name has the freshest seafood at a reasonable price, and the servings are huge. The wait staff are always friendly and helpful. The Fish Pier is easy to get to. We really enjoy our meals there. We'll go back soon.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very Disappointed! Do not recommend this place!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

A delightful rustic setting with seafood you can taste. No drowning food in sauces to mask the natural flavours. The seafood platter was great. The deserts were also great, blueberry pie was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was a great dinner in a very casual environment. The service was great. Wine was ok. Lobster good.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

So pleasantly surprised to see No Name is still in Boston. We came here 41 years ago as newlyweds. Still enjoyable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great spot for tourists. Good authentic seafood from the area.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The lobster is ok but very expensive. The rest of the food was so surprisingly bad it is hard to imagine. Everything was friend. The seafood chowder was appalling with no flavour, no seasoning, and no one ate it. It's a horrible tourist trap for suckers only. Don't be one.

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