Where to Find the Best Seafood Restaurants Around Boston Right Now
By Scott Kearnan, Boston Magazine
Our restaurant scene is constantly evolving, but this is also a city steeped in tradition. So when we chose the best seafood restaurants in Boston, we cast a wide net. From a quirky little spot serving lobster sandwiches to a buzzy destination for crudo and cocktails, we’ve got you covered. So check out a few new options that are catching our eye right now, as well as our list of city stalwarts, updated with availability for the COVID era. [Updated: September 24, 2020]
Okay, okay—we’re taking some liberties with including this Southern-inspired seafood entry on Massachusetts’ North Shore, which opens on October 8. But hey, it certainly deserves to be discovered, seeing that it comes from one of Boston’s most well-known chefs: Jason Santos, the blue-haired alum of food-TV shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Bar Rescue. B&B Fish plans to update New England classics with the kind of New Orleans-style twists you might find at Buttermilk & Bourbon, his Back Bay restaurant. Expect battered lobster tail, shrimp, or cod served with spicy Cajun remoulade, Carolina honey mustard, or Alabama white BBQ sauce; fried Louisiana crawfish tails; and landlubber-friendly sides such as honey-glazed biscuits, doughy beignets, and soft serve ice cream.
195 Pleasant St., Marblehead; 781-990-1739; bandbfish.com.