B&G Oysters

4.8
2597 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2597 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We went for Mother’s Day and they neglected to tell us in advance or post on their website that they had a limited menu. One of the mothers who has been there before (and loves B & G) cannot eat a lot of fat due to no gall bladder and the only options were fried food for Mother’s Day and she was at a loss. Very sad considering it was her special day and she basically couldn’t eat anything for fear of getting violently ill. She picked at some things but not at all worth the high prices. I am sad to say this is probably the last time we will be dining at B & G.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was ok, but we had to wait for our entrees more than an hour. The waiter gave us free drinks to help us wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and delicious food at B&G!

AM
vipAndrewM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere, food was wonderful, and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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vipSEnder
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, always fresh and tasty seafood with excellent wine choices.

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prcpam
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best!

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AnnaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was a gem! Food was unbelievably delicious, we had a selection of oysters that were all fantastic, and the lobster rolls were on point! Our waitress was so friendly and the atmosphere was a relaxed vibe/neighborhood feel. Truly a highlight of our Boston trip!

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GraceD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best halibut I’ve ever had! This is my go-to seafood spot in all of boston.

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vipAndrewW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and warm, friendly service.

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Lizzz
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. The mushroom carpaccio salad is a winner.

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vipKaitlynS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but totally worth it!

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ColemanF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Out side seating in parking lane was cold and noisy. The worst part, however, was the lack of service. Terrible getting seated, empty water and drink glasses, extremely long wait times between courses and over ten minutes to pay by card. This is true even as we order all courses at first encounter. Unlikely that I would return. Food was good, but so what.

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vipHannah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michele was so fantastic. We hadn’t been to B&G in over a year and she welcomed us back! She made great recommendations and really made our visit even more memorable than a normal trip to B&G, which is always excellent. The new outdoor seating was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! They seem disorganized yet somehow they pull it together with their process. I absolutely loved it- people were great and food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suoer nice date night spot

MJ
MikeJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best oysters and fried clams we’ve had. The clam chowder is also amazing. Without a doubt one of the best seafood restaurants in Boston. Our service wasn’t as great as expected based on reviews and the lobster roll was a little small for the price, but overall awesome experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Happy Hour was great. Fish sticks and halibut were a must. So delicious. Will definitely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! I took my parents and best friend here for Easter lunch and accidentally booked our table for indoors but we wanted outdoors. The staff was so accommodating and were able to seat us outdoors as soon as they could. Everything was perfect from the wine to the food and the service was amazing! This was the first time we had all been together in over a year and it really was a memorable experience. Thank you!

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vipadam
New England
123 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal indoors since being vaccinated. What a wonderful experience. From the moment we walked in and were greeted we felt like we picked the right place. The service was the perfect combination of being attentive and friendly while also being personable. The food was consistently fresh. We loved the clam chowder, the littlenecks and the fried oysters were a surprise hit. For entrees the fish is always fresh. The halibut was a bit more simple than the description promised, but very fresh and well prepared. The baked stuffed lobster was perfectly prepared and easy to get out of the shell. And... as always, the oysters were delicious. Save room for the chocolate mousse. It is worth it!

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vipdrcol
New England
33 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating and food was amazing. Thank you

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ElizabethM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prudential Shellfish Tower was absolutely delicious!

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EdithC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brent was our waiter and he was wonderful.... courteous, efficient with a lovely, happy smile!

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DrSteveB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch as always. Best fried oysters in the city, and they always have the freshest crab!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Love the food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don’t usually write reviews but.....B&G Oysters was exceptional & NEVER disappoints.

1. The service is excellent from the time you enter to the time you leave. Everyone, on every level, contributed to our great experience.

Shout out to Nick R: my husband & I have had the pleasure of being seated in his section several times. Nick is knowledgeable & always has great recommendations in both food & wine. He is courteous & professional....And quick to anticipate our needs before being asked .

2. The food is phenomenal - tonight we had oysters - we requested small & sweet & that’s what we received. Wellfleet is our fave. Then moved on to fried calamari which was excellent.
Next up: tuna tartare special- PHENOMENAL.

On to the: Mushroom Carpaccio Salad - with shaved Parmesan... amazing & wonderful.

And ended with the chocolate mousse with olive oil, sea salt &... well I’m not even sure what went into this dessert but it was fantastic.

SO...in summary: this pandemic has been crushing to some businesses due to the regulations... but through it all B&G has never sacrificed the quality of food or service. WE WILL RETURN to support them & you should to!

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vipAnAmericaninFrance
New England
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat outside

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SamS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Oysters I have ever had and I have had Oysters a lot of places.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The oysters is definitely the top of Bos.Its a perfect occasion to sit outside if u wanna have a date.I just wish they could have more dishes to choose on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With all that’s going on, they made you feel a sense of norm. The food is always amazing and the service is phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in town, first time experiencing caviar, loved all of it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Ambiance was great. It was cold out 26F and yet warm enough with the heaters going. Service was expected and food was top notch even being served outside. Will return again for sure and make sure you book in advance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
144 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal at B&G. The oysters are amazing and feel very comfortable eating inside due to the plexiglass between booths.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B&G has the freshest and most delicious seafood, served in the perfect environment. The wait staff goes above and beyond to be sure you are comfortable and enjoying your dining experience. The food is melt in your mouth delicious, and they have great wine and cocktail pairings.

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vipLynnS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

So sad—we used to love this place but the food was extremely disappointing this time. Tasted pre-made, lots of inconsistent temperatures. Great service though. Hope they find a way to return to past greatness.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with exquisite oysters and an amazing seafood stew. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable and even allowed us to finish our glass of wine tucked in a corner after we had to vacate our table.

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vipNone
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Much to our surprise December 11th was warm enough to eat outside! The crab cakes over collards were super de- licious! Most novel December birthday ever. But then again it was during 2020 and COVID! I’m glad to be 70 and kickin’ it! We will return!

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Anna
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great recommendation! The oysters were out of this world! The chowder, the lobster roll, and don't forget the wine. The staff was friendly. Perfect evening!

JC
JacobC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food quality, it was a memorable experience, us 4 all left still hungry after a 188 dollar bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine selection and quality of good and service are paralleled only by their attention to the safety of their diners.

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vipTylerL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The freshest seafood, amazing spot, local spot for sure as well. Best oysters and lobster rolls ever

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from B&G Oysters using the Order Online button. B&G Oysters also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 423-0550.

B&G Oysters is rated 4.8 stars by 2597 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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