B&G Oysters

4.7
2567 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 2567 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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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
141 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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
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.

LS
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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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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 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.

TL
vipTylerL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

SH
vipShannonH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved B&G, adorable patio, sheltered from the wind, fun scene. Great deal of beer + 6 oysters. Will definitely be back!

LB
vipLisaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table on the patio, plenty of heaters, very comfortable. We had oyster appetizers, both raw and fried that were so tasty! For entrees, the fish and chips and the bouillabaisse were very flavorful and and I’d order either one of them again. Their tartar sauce is addictive!

CH
ColleenH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hillary was incredible! She made great recommendations for wine, and treated us so well throughout our lunch. Could not recommend B&G and her service more highly.

CD
vipCatherineD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in the outdoor patio (down a set of stairs in the rear), and although it was drizzling out, the umbrellas were very nice. Best seafood lunch (especially the clam chowder)!

SF
vipSFSam
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit Boston, I have to visit B&G for their lobster roll!!! One of the best!!! And the oysters are awesome too!!

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cynthiac
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my B&G experience the other night. I had the grilled salmon which was accompanied by roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash. It was all awesome, but the brussel sprouts were off the charts.
Service was great!

MM
vipMaricarmenM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

JL
vipJosephL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great! Love the outdoor ambience. Good food, good service.

WT
vipWorldTraveller
New England
46 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best calamari and lobster roll in Boston! Outdoor heaters help with comfort and ambience on a chilly night.

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Yum1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour oysters and they were fantastic! The waitstaff was friendly and on point and the COVID protection felt safe.

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vipdvdjqt
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently great seafood in a casual atmosphere.

RK
vipRebeccaK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to B&G for the first time ten years ago after a hike and I remember the meal being so good but wondered if it was because I was starving at the time.

Happy to say that even ten years later, even during Covid with restrictions and limitations, B&G is as good as I remember it to be! The food is excellent. I don't love oysters but I will always have them here. Lobster roll with fries - a must! Their curated drink list is perfect. And the outdoor space is so welcoming and warm and socially distanced. My husband and I had an amazing time! B&G remains one of my favorite restaurants of all time.

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vipAlannaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic experience! the lower patio is nice and warm and was very dog friendly

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quentind
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Freaking cold, even inside. Howling wind

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vipBravo
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and a comfortable and safe-feeling environment for indoor dining with high partitions between tables.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, safe dinner!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Quite overpriced for what you get. My crab cakes were what one would expect from an appetizer not an entree. The desserts were equally tiny. It was good, but it wasn't worth it. Portion sizes need a substantial increase.

WT
WilfredoT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Nice place. I wood recommend.

KW
KarenW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lobster roll, crab cakes and fried oysters!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience outdoors with heaters. The service was excellent and the attitude great. The oysters were fantastic. I was a little sad that they didn't have a full bar license as I like to pair oysters with a gin drink but with that exception our experience was excellent.

CF
vipColleenF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service, food, and ambiance! Will definitely be back again!

SE
SouthEndSarah
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
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 on October 15, 2020
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here! It’s one of the best places to watch the oysters shucked or to enjoy the delicious scallops! The drinks are amazing and the ambiance is beyond amazing

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

Great service and dining experience.

G
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!

RT
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
46 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
3 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.

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 4.7 stars by 2567 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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