My wife and I are from NC. We had gotten recommendation from 2 separate, indpt sources, both of whom had grown up in Boston. One is an NC judge that I work with. We were not disappointed. Great food; great waitress. Love the authenticity. We used to go to Anthony's. No Name food just as good. We had reservations for 7:15, but showed up considerably early. Staff graciously seated us. Also, we had 2 friends with us from Philly who loved it just as much as we did.
Loved it; hope to get back soon
LOVED Nicholas. He is the reason we’ll return when in Boston.
The venue is perfect for getting together with friends and having some fresh seafood. Because the space is not too loud, you can actually have a conversation fairly easily, and the casual atmosphere makes it a great place for anything but a formal dinner. Great service, great food, great location, and free parking with validation (which is hard to get in Boston).
Just great seafood. Fresh delicious. Nothin fancy. If you like New England style seafood, you’ll like this.
service was great, but menu choices were limited. Sides as well. I was disappointed in the quality & quantity in food, but everyone was super nice. Bathrooms too small. Very few cocktail choices
Restaurant could use a major scrub down. There was grease, remnants of food and dust on the walls (especially a wood carving up on the wall) . Our server could barely take the time to make eye contact or allow us to finish our sentences before disappearing. The youngest child in our party even commented on how rude our he was! We asked our server to tell us the specials and he responded with a major attitude stating that they were written on the board when we walked in (yes...just past the knees of the 6 people standing in the tiny entry way as we were herded along like cattle by slightly less rude hostess). Then he annoyingly huffed and quickly rambled them off as though they were a single entree. When we gave him our orders he implied fries were the only side option. Then after two people in our party gave him their orders he revealed they have rice (wish he hadn't ...it was floating in pool of butter!)The food was barely OK . It was cheap for Boston but you do get what you pay for :(
Seafood is fresh off the boat and reasonably priced... especially for the amount you get.
Gina was our server and was so kind and helpful. Her warmth and humor made our delicious meal even more enjoyable. The lobster was the best I’ve had.
I love No Name. Great service and great lobster. There are fancy places in Boston, but if you want lobster go to No Name. Enjoy yourself.
No Name was everything we hoped and more. It's everything it says it is, a No-Frills seafood restaurant that's been around since 1917. They mean it! The menu is limited but with plenty of choices for people who want seafood and those that don't (though if you're not a seafood eater... skip it). It reminded me a lot of the seafood version of Peter Luger's Steakhouse in Brooklyn. No frills, just great food, great people and great service. The waitstaff is experienced, friendly and knows how to gauge a situation. Its tucked into a little spot right on the wharf and makes you feel welcome no matter what. We LOVED it!
This was a perfect Boston meal of seafood, wonderful
Un restaurant simple, de bons fruits de mer , une ambiance familiale et sans prétention.
Nous avons passé un excellent moment
Enjoyed the food, the service and atmosphere. We did not know what to expect and came away very satisfied. A must do while in Boston.
Don’t know what has changed but this is a underwhelming experience for us. Our lobster was bland and the chowder was watery. It certainly was not like this when we visited few years ago.
Original, special, warm and welcoming staff, good surprise
No name is always spot on - food is phenomenal and the people are great
DISSAPOINTING! Terrible Service - adequate portions of lousy food.
Mediocre in every way.
Wait staff was very nice and attentive. Food was really good and fresh. Was noisy but we all had a great time! Perfect place for a reasonably priced, casual dinner in Seaport.
We came here for a trip down memory lane having frequented the No Name in the 70’s. The decor and ambience was questionable even then, but the food used be fresh and wonderful. NOT ANY MORE! The lobster in my lobster salad was shriveled, dry and chewy - I am sure it had been frozen. This place is on the harbor with fishing boats tied up outside. Is that just for show? My husband’s swordfish didn’t taste fresh and his salmon was dry. The only fresh and tasty parts of our meals were the scallops and the French fries. We will not be back.
We had reservations but arrived a bit early. They were ready for us and seated us immediately. The seafood was fresh and deliciously prepared. We got special attention from the owner, such a sweet man! Our food was ready in no time. This is a Boston icon. We sent over some visitors from Missouri on our way out! I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.
The staff was very pleasant. They all seemed to know a lot about the Seaport area. The food was just ok. The seafood wasn’t as good as we expected. But if you are at a show at the Pavilion it is walking distance.
It was busy due to graduations. Service was okay but our server seemed to be in a rush and we had a hard time understanding him. Food was good and large portion size.
It's ALL seafood so everyone needs to be up for that. I ordered scallops and was given the largest serving of scallops ever been served, but unfortunately they were overcooked. The seafood platter didn't seem to have any of the lobster my brother expected after talking to the waitress--the fish in his dish was overcooked. The veggies in the seafood and veggie plate seemed to be frozen and had little flavor. The cole slaw was pretty good, the french fries were left nearly untouched--not common in my family. Seafood portions were large. We did get a complimentary plate of fried calamari which was probably the tastiest dish.
Long waits for walnuts.
Reservation was on time.
Service was good. Seated too close to kitchen, warmer than we liked but seated on time.
Food was good fried seafood platter perfect. Seated lobster and scallops over cooked.
It's basic food and lower prices than anything within a mile.
If go again.
Ask for table away from open styled kitchen
I have been to No Name several times. I was very dissatisfied with the food. The price was right, but the food was marginal. I guess you get what you pay for.
We were a large party and had to wait for 40 minutes past our reservation and sit at separate tables. However, overall it was delicious. I definitely recommend the whole lobster.
Good food and service. Everyone in our party of 7 was happy with their meals. The free parking is a very nice perk and makes it easy to decide to drive to Boston (from outside 128). We had a fairly early reservation (5:30p on a Sunday) and it wasn't crowded but filled quickly and by the time we left there was a long line of people waiting.
Literally a cattle call. Extremely unorganized upon arrival, the restaurant did not pay any attention to our request for seating for a disabled person and the meal was terrible. We all had the lobster roll. The lobster was over cooked and extremely chewy. The worst we have ever had. The calamari tasted like eating elastic bands. The ice tea was warm and not well done. The waitress could have cared less and was just going through the motions. She was Russian with an attitude and we could hardly understand her. It was so loud the we could not hear each other talk. The last thing there is no handicapped ramp in the front of the restaurant and we were only told about a back door after we arrived inside the restaurant. We definitely not recommend this restaurant.
Having never been here before I did not know what to expect. Honestly we will not be back. The food was quite expensive and sub-par at best. If you're going for fish and chips that's about the only things I would recommend for the price and quality.
basic. good fresh seafood primarily. no frills but price is good. casual, noisy, essentially recommend for fresh fish, accompanied only by coleslaw. would not order anything else (beef etc) which is what we went there for. would go again for same.
Almost no point in reviewing No Name since they have already been there for 101 years and may be heading for another 100 or more. It’s a very casual place for tourists. Service was OK, food was OK, wine selection horrible - don’t go there. Good spot for fresh seafood and beer.
Have not been to the No Name in quite a while. From the moment we walked in, I felt rushed and had to make choices very quickly. Customer service was poor, ever from the manager. I'm in the restaurant, so I understand the challenges. A little politeness will go a long way.
Food was fresh and came out quickly. Green beans were from a can.
A Boston Classic — the seafood chowder is still to die for
Food was terrible. I would highly not recommend.
We were 8 for a family dinner. Food and service were great.
Excellent seafood and friendly personable servicr. However, cramped quarterse and much moise.
Average at best.
The food was high variable. The chicken was an excellent value and worth it for members of the party who don't want fish. The fish platter was very generous in terms of volume and nicely done. My daughter especially liked the scallops. So, good everyday, value for money dining, nothing super special. Avoid the calamari.