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B & G Oysters

#153 of 2,750 Restaurants in Boston
#171 of 2,967 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

A little far away from the center of boston, but not too far. It's worth to walk the 30 minutes. The Oysters had a very good quality. We enjojed the lunch at this nice place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Urs W
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
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English first
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little far away from the center of boston, but not too far. It's worth to walk the 30 minutes. The Oysters had a very good quality. We enjojed the lunch at this nice place.

Thank Urs W
Phoenix, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I am a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, I must give props to this oyster bar. Excellent food, good wine selection, good service. If you are looking for a great classic oyster bar choice, this is it. I recommend sitting at the bar, enhances the experience to watch the preparation and chat with the servers.

Thank James F
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been very disappointed in the lobster the previous night, it was good to get some high quality seafood. the lobster roll was delicious. The place was crowded even though we had lunch at 2:30. The hotel recommended the restaurant but we went without a reservation and ate at the bar watching the careful preparation of the food. Good, extensive... More 

Thank hentschel9
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Boston and had dinner here, which was a first. It was very difficult to get a reservation at a decent hour for a party of two, which is probably a function of what an extremely small space they have (bar seating and a few tables). The tower of oysters, lobster, shrimp, etc. from the raw bar was... More 

Thank lesphoques
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going to a restaurant where the staff are so knowledgeable about the food they serve and happy to make recommendations based on the type of oysters you like. The tasting platters are excellent and the champagne and wine selections to match your meal. Book ahead - was the best restaurant and service we'd had over our 3 week trip... More 

Thank Nicole S
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BG is expensive but if you can get past that it's fantastic. Always fresh. They always execute. Service is really good. Great space and vibe. Love it.

Thank Kevin T
Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is from the Boston area but we make our home elsewhere ! We were back in town and wanted that Boston seafood feeling. We enjoy the open kitchen concept ! I had the stuffed lobster ....... moist and just enough! The oysters were rich and flavorful . Was it loud ? It's a Boston restaurant but we had... More 

Thank debbie k
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we picked this place because a friend loves it but first disclaimer we are not huge fans of oysters which this place is well known for. We tried one each and can't say much more than that. However the ceviche we tried was excellent. We both had a main course of fried clams and branzino fish. Both mains were... More 

Thank merlincryst
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on a quiet Sunday evening. Needed reservations which we had Service was very good Food good. Portions small had to ask a lot of questions regarding preparation Probably won't return. So many other places to go on Tremont st

Thank bicycledoc
Toronto, Canada
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175 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gave this place five stars after a memorable solo dinner here less than a year ago. Last night, with high hopes, I brought my husband. What a disappointment! After the oysters, which no reputable Boston seafood place will get wrong, dinner took a downward plunge. Rubbery clams in the famous chowder (and an overwhelming hit of smoky bacon). Salmon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-423-0550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?