Permanently Closed - No Name Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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This restaurant is permanently closed. No Boston family has been serving seafood longer than the Contos family at No Name restaurant on Boston's Fish Pier. For over 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, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.4based on recent ratings
3.3
food
3.7
service
3.1
ambience
3.3
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59% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed not sure why it is still allowing reservations.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is out of business.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is CLOSED for good. OpenTable should make a note of it and stop taking reservations.

PS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

restaurant no longer exists. open table sent us on a wild goose chase

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was especially outstanding. We were seated at a sort of a low bar facing the window overlooking the harbor. Super view.

PF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You guys messed up and totally spoiled my wife's birthday dinner!!!! We got there in time and turns out this place is closed, shut down, OUT OF BUSINESS!!! I don't think I will ever use your service again!!!! My wife was so upset she just wanted to go home which we did.

NO
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You guys should know that the No Name restaurant closed on Monday 30/19 for good.

When we arrived at destination we realised it was closed, and you did not even know about it because I was and I am still receiving notification mails for a reservation we could not enjoy.

You should be more informed about the restaurants you work with

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is permanently closed and open table never caught on.

CG
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been coming here for 40 years. It's our favorite Boston seafood restaurant.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

seafood was way overcooked and dry-- disappointing for a restaurant that specializes in seafood

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When we got to the restaurant it was crowded so I felt good about eating there. The food was average but the portions were big. I liked the garlic toast but the Coleslaw was bland.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lobster special was overcooked and tough. Seafood chowder had excellent broth but the fish in it tasted like it had been there all day. You get large coke slaw with everything. That needs more flavor.

BC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Not necessarily authentic local caught seafood, more like frozen breaded seafood bought at local warehouse chain

f
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Vastly overrated establishement, mediocre food (bland chowder and rubbery overcooked lobster are major disappointments for a place that specializes in seafood)

LB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was very poor. The server left our food up on the table for several minutes while he was fixing tables and chairs. The food was terrible. It was like food you would get from a freezer section in the grocery store. In fact, the food you get out of the freezer section in the grocery store is better. I was so embarrassed because I invited my family from out of town to this restaurant thinking it would be a treat since it has been in business for so long in Boston! Boy was I wrong! Never again. This business either needs to improve or close down!

SG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Freshest seafood you can find. Service was exceptional!

B
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. We were served quickly and the food was great. I know why the restaurant has been open since 1917; I will go back when I visit Boston again.

AE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. The server was attentive and gave us feedback about where the seafood was from. We ordered the lobster to get the true New England experience and didn't regret. Right on the water with great views.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We were looking forward return to the restaurant after a few years, but sorry to say it’s not what it use to be. Fish was very dry and over cooked. The fried clams had a heavy batter and were also over cooked. The coleslaw was tasteless.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Eww. Food was tasteless and unappealing. The atmosphere was similar to a dirty cafeteria.

DO
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was great but the redtaurant was just finishing off with a large coach party which made it pretty hectic...im sure on a less busy evening it would be a different experience. Staff although busy were really attentive

H
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great foods service

EM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you want really poor quality food that’s over priced then this is the place. The food was honestly terrible. I’m unsure of why it was suggested for must try. Lobster rolls were just lobster slathered in mayo and put on bread.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our reservation meant nothing. They still seated us based upon where we were in the rather lengthy line. They were a half-hour late in seating us.

HH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very basic menu served in a very basic fashion. Did not appear to follow health code as we saw multiple servers adjusting food on the plates with their bare hands.

GB
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! This harbor restaurant is a Boston institution. Simple surroundings and simple fare make this one of my favorites. My business associate and I both had the steamed lobster plate. It came with fried shrimp and scallops which are accompanied by a creamy coleslaw and French fries. I washed this all down with a local session IPA. The entire meal was delicious.
The service is also stellar. Great waitstaff bring the food, hot and fresh, to your table

I will definitely be back when in the Boston area.

WC
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We were excited to try this restaurant as it was recommended by several sources but it was really disappointing. Starting with she hostess who barked “sit wherever you want” to bland and bad food. The server was attentive but the food came out piecemeal, was overcooked (chewy-tough lobster, soggy corn on the cob, tasteless coleslaw and mediocre French fries.). With so many fantastic restaurants serving up excellent food, don’t waste your time, money or calories here. Maybe it doesn’t deserve a name....

DR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food friendly service. Highly reccomend for any seafood lovers.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always make this a must - stop when in the area. The food is fresh, portions generous and staff friendly. They now accept credit cards - a recent addition, which makes this a more popular destination. Located in the fish dock area of Boston, although not easy to get to using public transportation,it is worth the trip. There is parking on site , but you need to exit within 30 minutes of paying your bill. Regular public lots, with high prices are numerous if you plan to walk the area after dinner.

NL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cheap bread for an relatively expensive restaurant. Wife ordered steamed lobster, she said it was good. I ordered a steak (I know they aren’t known for steaks but I’m allergic to seafood/shellfish) asked for medium. First steak was so well done it could pass as a hockey puck. Server was nice and replaced the original steak. Told them I wanted it medium rare expecting them to maybe make it medium. Second steak came back almost raw. Decided not to waste more time and just choked down a raw unseasoned steak full of silver skin.

SR
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great seafood in a no nonsense atmosphere. This is not fine dining but great fish!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food and waitstaff were the highlights. Waiting an extra 30 minutes for our table in the front where every time the door opened wafting unpleasant smell made us gag and made the wait a very unsettling experience.

TG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far my favorite seafood restaurant in Boston. It's no frills but the freshest seafood you can get for the best price. You won't leave hungry! Make a reservation - they get busy fast and often there are large groups trying to get in!

JW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would not recommend the chowder. Otherwise food was good. Also, a place to get a feel for everyday Boston folk

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Limited options, specials are overpriced

WY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was bland and watery. I'm not sure how this place got 4 stars.

MW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Casual atmosphere, great seafood, great waiter! We had a fun night drinking a couple of beers and enjoying great broiled seafood. Nicholas was a great waiter; engaging and fun!

KD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

A huge disappointment. Fish chowder was horrible. Pieces of cheap fish. My brother-in-laws dinner was not edible. The vegetables actually looked old. It was on the menu as sautéed shrimp but it was actually steamed. Tarter sauce was dumped on the plate and was also on the fries as well as the dry fried shrimp

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was told we needed to eat there by a coworker back home. Not disappointed, but not what we expected.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food not that great. Vegetable side had no flavor. Hated the sweet tartar sauce