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Barking Crab

88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-2722
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Ranked #374 of 2,833 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Red Line (South Station) Silver Line (Courthouse Station) Blue Line (Aquarium Station) Green Line (Government Center Station) Orange Line (Downtown Crossing Station)
Description: 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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O'Fallon, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Talk about how seafood should be eaten...old shack on the bay...literally! Excellent seafood with a rustic feel. The crab legs were fantastic and the taste I had from my daughter's scampi and cousin's fish was just as good. Worth the wait if it gets crowded and it will.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The wood burning pot-bellied stove was a nice touch on a cold December day. The manager kept it stoked with logs.. There was one table next to ours with eight places and no two chairs that were the same. The door to the restroom is really an antique. We had a boiled lobster, peel and eat shrimp and Portugues fish... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food was tasty and well presented and the space is festively decorated. It had a much warmer atmosphere than many of the other restaurants along the pier that I poked my head into.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We met some local friends here for dinner. The food was great, and not overly expensive. This place is a little hidden because of the construction in the area, but is worth traversing the obstacle course. Lobster bisque was to-die-for.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

So many great places to choose from in Boston and glad we picked The Barking Crab...not a big chain, a little wooden shack by the water...great atmosphere, service...we had lobster and crab legs...excellent choice.. Good service and drinks...a fun place

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Park Ridge, IL
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The location was great, right on the water only a short walk over the bridge from our hotel, the Intercontinental. We had a short wait, and they called our cell phone when the table was ready. It was super casual, with a rustic nautical theme, and the Crab Louis salad was refreshing as were the cocktails. My hubby was satisfied... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a little gem tucked away in the middle of all the newer construction in the area. Great place for oysters, lobster, steamers and a cold beer. It has a great old school beachy feel.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

An impromptu team meal suggestion resulted in our visit to this relaxed and fun venue. We were delighted, in spite of the mixed reviews on TripAdviser. Our evening was very enjoyable with good homely cooking and some outstanding lobster. Moderately priced with good service and well worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you are looking for a casual fish shack that you would find on the coast but have a craving for New England seafood in Boston this is a great choice. We had the boiled lobster which was fresh and just as you would expect and a generous portion of fish and chips. Great for families and kids

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The barking crab has it's place. It's a great place to go to in the summer. It's on a channel and you can drive a boat up to it but it's definately more of a tourist trap than anything. I don't know of anyone who lives in or near Boston who goes there for dinner more than once every few... More 

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Additional Information about Barking Crab

Address: 88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: (617) 426-2722
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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