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Barking Crab

#294 of 2,522 Restaurants in Boston
€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
+1 617-426-2722
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab” (185 reviews)
“seafood” (339 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
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Reviewed yesterday

This should be on your bucket list for seafood restaurants for Boston. Visited mid afternoon for a late lunch with our party of four. Super fun, outdoor patio that is bright and colorful. Was delighted by the quality of food as thought it was going...More

Thank Simon J
Reviewed yesterday

On a super hot labour day weekend, we opted for Barking Crab to be our last meal in Boston. Holding out for the Chowder until the last day of our trip and this one did not disappoint. Creamy, buttery, seafoody heaven! We also had the...More

Thank Lily P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s our first time in Boston and we’ve been told we need to try lobster roll, so we looked for somewhere and this place stood out! It’s a fun and quirky restaurant with great decor that our kids loved. The service was fantastic, attentive and...More

Thank SammyCharlton
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a few hours to kill before heading to the airport to catch our plane. We got hungry and just happen to come across this place. Didn’t look like much on the outside but we thought let’s give it a try any ways. Not too...More

Thank Lettie W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I deciding on the Barking Crab after hearing lots of great reviews about it! We did the whale watching tour out of the harbor so we were nearby and walked there after. It was around 7:00 on a Saturday night so it...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here after searching for food after 9 PM. The place is right by the water. The food was very good. Tasted fresh. The jalapeno margarita was great. Didn't wait a long time despite having a full house. Would definitely recommend this place and go...More

Thank casha75
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food. Lobster roll is overflowing with delicious chunks of fresh lobster. The clam chowder is hot, full of clams and delicious. Live music entertainment, TVs, friendly staff, great view of the bay, short walk from bus stops.

Thank AnDfl2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very good seafood but the seafood prices seem a bit high for such an informal restaurant setting. Clearly a fun place to hang out and grab a drink after work. I am glad I gave it a try, but it certainly did not leave me...More

Thank GfromOxfordMS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I walked by this place and couldn’t decide if it was a complete dive or a great seafood shack. I stopped in and grab a couple oysters and lobster roll. Voices were probably the best I’ve ever had in the minion at was a perfect...More

Thank C7883UBjohnc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had fried shrimp and scallops, haddock and fried shrimp. All food was good. If fried food is your thing, this place is for you. Location is very good, with a view of the water. Service was good also.

Thank spreddick
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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Allison O
1 July 2018|
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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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29 September 2017|
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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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17 November 2016|
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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