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Barking Crab

#274 of 2,645 Restaurants in Boston
€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
+1 617-426-2722
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You will pay for it but, as they say, you get what you pay for. In this case, simply outstanding seafood! The lobster roll is packed with good (not lips and rings) lobster meat and everything else on the menu...really really good. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank BostonERdoc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After the female greeters got off their phones and seated us, everything was great. Good service, friendly waiter, and amazing food.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood, great space, great service. We had ten in our party and everyone was very happy with their food!!! It was served hot and quickly. (Which with big parties can be tough). But the baked lobster roll!!! This was by far the best one...More

Thank TracyH333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well you can't help but be attracted to a place like this, such a throwback surrounded by all the gleaming glass towers. I figured if they can keep surviving like that, there must be a reason. I went there for crab and was not disappointed....More

Thank ec1oud
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were five of us who came here for lunch (3 adults and 2 kids). The service was super fast. Our food came out in record time which was great for our small children. We got the lobster bisque and clam chowder which were bot...More

Thank meganbunny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab dip, lobster roll (traditional or naked), fish tacos, drinks - it’s all delicious!! Service was friendly and great, location is perfect! It’s gets busy quick, and for good reason!

Thank Jekela
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to go here for a lobster roll for my brother! He certainly enjoyed his, and myself not being a seafood lover, was able to enjoy a tasty burger. Picnic table family style dining was fun in this rustic location on the water.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend from Boston recommended it to me. He said that that's the place where local goes. It's definitely out of the beaten track. The food was worth the trip and I would go there again. Especially if you want to have a great lobster...More

Thank 755idm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening meal at the Barking Crab. We sampled the lobster, and mixed seafood meals washed down with good local beer. The roast lobster was superb, 2lb for $55 and the haddock in the mixed seafood was so fresh it tasted like it had jumped...More

Thank Pegers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a friend who is a local and had a good evening. This is a bit of a local institution and there was a good, busy mix of locals and tourists. Grilled lobster was delicious, as were the fried calamari and steamers (like clams)...More

Thank 271alistaird
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
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Response from danimatt67 | Reviewed this property |
No reservation available. But waiting it’s a part of the show...
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
It seemed to us that parking was very limited, but we used Uber without incident. Get the lobster Mac and cheese.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
  • Public Transportation: Red Line (South Station) Silver Line (Courthouse Station) Blue Line (Aquarium Station) Green Line (Government Center Station) Orange Line (Downtown Crossing Station)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-426-2722
  • E-mail
Barking Crab is a landmark Boston seafood restaurant celebrating our fifteenth season. Located on the Fort Point Channel in Boston's Seaport District, The Barking Crab features fresh crabs, lobsters, and day-boat fish brought in each morning. We feature traditional New England fare served in a funky urban clam-shack setting. We have a full bar including over 15 regional micro brews, cocktails, and an approachable value-priced wine list. We are family friendly and a short 2 minute walk from the Boston Children's Museum. Other area attractions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Harpoon Brewery, the Harbor-walk, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and Boston's Financial District.
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