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B&G Oysters

4.7
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2534 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
B&G Oysters is a modern yet classic take on the oyster bar. Located in Boston's South End, B&G Oysters has a decidedly neighborhood feel, combining polished but friendly service with fantastically fresh seafood dishes and food-friendly wines. The cuisine and wine program have received many accolades over the years, including Best Seafood by Boston Magazine.

Please note that much of our seating is outdoors and weather dependent; in the event of inclement weather, we may not be able to honor outdoor reservations and will reach out to all guests if we are not able to seat the patio. PLEASE NOTE: tables listed as Standard are located inside the restaurant.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2534 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SouthEndSarah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but not amazing enough for the price. Service wasn’t rude or anything but not the most attentive or welcoming. Would go back again but probably not for a while and probably not until things have normalized a bit more.

JK
vipJungyoonK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great outdoor setting, at a peaceful but lively SouthEnd neighborhood.
Foods were good and the Rose Brue was perfect!
Service was professional and excellent as well.

SD
vipSDun
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and dining experience.

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Gaurpru
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service! We can't wait to go back. Food was delicious!

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RT001
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with excellent service. Oysters, raw and fried, scallops, and fish ‘n chips were all outstanding and perfectly cooked.

WT
vipWorldTraveller
New England
44 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for a fall night out. Delicious food, attentive service, and enjoyable setting. The fried oysters and calamari, and of course the lobster roll, were some of the best we've had in Boston!

MF
MatthewF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great meal, but we had the street seating instead of the regular patio seating, so the ambiance wasn’t quite the same.

RK
RachelK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Boston , the clam chowder is the best I ever had and the selection of oysters is perfect.

MA
vipMAEatsOut
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As good as could be expected with cars and trucks rolling by on Waltham Street. Food was very good and that's what's most important.

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Sarah
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, quiet, and small South End restaurant. The food is excellent and service friendly and warm.

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YersonS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good oysters and even better service. Would come back again

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vipwecap1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good - expensive, would go again. But my clam chowder tasted way better

CH
ChowHound
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B&G Oysters is one our favorite restaurants in Boston. They have maintained the quality and deliciousness of their food through the years. It’s a charming place. During COVID they’ve provided more outdoor seating which was nice. Will always go back! Loved our late lunch just this weekend on Saturday, 9/28/20.

JD
JoeD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding! Due to current conditions dining was “al fresco”, but improvised. On sidewalk, bit of traffic noise, but truly minor. Food and service was as excellent as always, won’t hesitate to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Andres, was fabulous! He was extremely attentive and helped us select the best dishes and wine. We felt comfortable dining indoors and felt that all the proper precautions were set in place. You absolutely must order: hamachi crudo, shrimp, oysters, scallops, branzino, lobster roll, and crab cakes!

BH
BlairH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I had in Boston! Service was fantastic as well. Highly recommend!

KS
KhoschyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

heaters would be nice for outdoor dining. Its getting colder now

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! Super friendly, welcoming, personable and knowledgeable. Thank you!!

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vipOut4dinner
New England
80 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience!

The fried oyster appetizer is amazing, as well as the lobster roll. Our server, Hilary is the best!!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was only 1 red wine offered by the glass at $16.00 per glass, even though the menu listed a few reds by the glass and dozens of red bottle choices. The restaurant should have opened a bottle to offer at least one/two other red wines by the glass with varying price points. At this time understand the need for a trimmed down menu; for what it was it was very uncreative. We expected more from a Barbara Lynch restaurant.

BM
vipBrendaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service there is outstanding and great ambiance for outdoor dining.

MM
MikeMotta
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Knowledgeable staff, delicious food, and over all great hospitality!

JG
vipJohnG
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great server! Great food! Nice job during Covid with many of the changes restaurants have had to endure. Will definitely come back. Thx

KG
vipKyleG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicious fish and very attentive server. Nice atmosphere in the inside patio, heat lamps and all.

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was top notch. We had the fried oysters, clam chowder, striped bass and scallops.

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dcstraveler
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Never had a less than fantastic experience and meal. The patio was lovely, the fried clams were amazing and the oysters were spot-on. Completely cravable.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was overrated, and overpriced
A tasteless lobster roll for 32 bucks? A joke

AJ
AriJL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is really good, service is great. Felt a little rushed but that was only bcuz the kitchen was about to close.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Expected to be outside
We were 1 or 3 parties forced inside.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server, Hillary was and always is a fantasy waitress.

MA
MrArman
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Oyster and seafood tower was phenomenal. Soft shell crab sliders and lobster roll were average and small portioned. Service was friendly but not too attentive. Outdoor seating was lovely due to the nice weather.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food - but got a bad oyster

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rabbit
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The staff are great. There are better value seafood towers in town.

MM
MdMaMi
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most wonderful experience! So glad we got to go back before we move away from Boston. Service was exceptional and cheery. I asked for a modification to be made to my food and it was done no problem and it was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood great wine list

MM
vipMickyM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Fantastic service. Loved the menu again. Felt like they took covid precautions seriously

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive food but not fussy. Just amazing flavor. Waiter was really incredible sensitive around the Covid issues just stellar really

KG
KatrinaG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a romantic dinner at B&G. We especially want to thank the hostess that was working the evening of our dinner. She was so accommodating and helpful when it came to our reservations. Both the food and wine we’re fantastic. Looking forward to making this a regular date spot.

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vipAkwasi
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST restaurant in Boston!!!!!!!!!! You should try everything because literally everything is good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

FAQs

B&G Oysters offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 423-0550.

B&G Oysters is rated 4.7 stars by 2534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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