No Name Restaurant

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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!!
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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
9 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.

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
35 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
3 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
55 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
Las Vegas
7 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
7 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

FS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Good service but frankly disappointed in menu and quality of food. Expectation was a restaurant with great lobster and multiple ways of serving lobster.

CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I understand old Boston ambience but this restaurant is so old it looks dirty. The glasses given to drink out of were so cloudy/old we wouldn’t even touch them. The food was not so good, not worth going to that part of Boston for food you can get at cleaner restaurants with better ambience. There are better places to go that better represent old town Boston. NEVER AGAIN

F
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very close to the Seaport Hotel. Fried seafood platter was very good.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food at an amazing price. Services was quick and staff was very nice. Food came out quick as well. My fiancé and I are from out of town and loves No Name Restaurant/

T
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely time and our Ugandan waiter( sorry we forget his name) was delightful. Very helpful too.
Would recommend this restaurant to travellers.

BG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been told by several people to eat here and it did not disappoint. fresh seafood!

D
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The restaurant is dirty. The cocktail choices are very limited. There is no bar.
While dining, very large rats could be seen scurrying on the wharf.
The cole slaw and tartar sauce were awful.
I felt like I needed a shower after leaving the restaurant.
I would never go back!!

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was bland. Hostess was rude. Server was prompt but failed to refill water glasses. Restaurant was dirty. Restroom was fair. Unimpressed.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found No Name Resturant on the internet and decided to give it a try. When we arrived we were seated immediately. The waiter came over and took our drink orders. When he returned with the drinks he took our order. Food was served quickly, freshest seafood we ever had. Huge portions for the price. Highly recommend and next time we are in Boston we will return.

PD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It’s been 15 years since we last visited No Name Restaurant and we found the seafood to be extremely fresh and well prepared - just like the that prior visit. We will happily trade the diner like atmosphere for the best seafood around! Hope it’s not another 15 years before we return.

EL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Friendly staff; not much variety in menu.

CR
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Low prices for very good seafood. Great wharf side location.

PL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as I remember it from 46 years ago! The seafood chowder is gluten-free, which made me very happy.

T
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was not worth the money. Too noisy, food without any spices or flavor.

DO
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The fried clams were mushy. Not a good experience. Expected great seafood.

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good size portions. The food was very good. Service was good. Server was very friendly. My wife got the broiler seafood platter and I got the sautéed lobster special. I probably should have gotten an actual lobster but it was good. Boston cream pie was extremely good.

CS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent, rather plain nothing special about it.

LS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Disappointing. Service not attentive, food not well prepared.