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B & G Oysters

#74 of 2,682 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Small local gem

We had friends in town who wanted good fish and this fit the bill. The entree portions are a bit small but the freshness and quality was excellent. Two sides supplemented the entrees.We had 2 dozen oysters for 4 of us and they were perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
North Adams, Massachusetts
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went last night with my wife before the theater. I had the fried clams and my wife had the lobster. For appetizers we had fried oysters. They were the best either of us has ever eaten. This is very highly recommended. Make a reservation or sit at the bar. You will have a memorable experience.

Thank Steve S
Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even during the quiet holiday week this place was busy with every table and bar seat filled. I had forgotten how small, retro and very cool this place is. We could not resist the fried oysters with a housemade tartar sauce. These are irresistibly awesome! Prior to our entrées we placed an order of the crunchy, scrumptious Brussels Sprouts with... More 

1 Thank LifeFoodWine
North Adams, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had friends in town who wanted good fish and this fit the bill. The entree portions are a bit small but the freshness and quality was excellent. Two sides supplemented the entrees.We had 2 dozen oysters for 4 of us and they were perfect.

1 Thank echoryan
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read wonderful reviews for this place, and thought I would give it a try. I arrived with a friend in between lunch and dinner, at around 4 PM on weekday, thinking this would be my best bet for a good table, and because I had a flight to NYC 3 hours later. When I arrived at 4, there... More 

2 Thank DAVID S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this place in the middle of the afternoon. We we very pleased that not only was it open, but the waitress recommended a great selection of oysters to try a few of the many varieties. We liked all of them as well as the raw clams--all of which were very fresh. the fried oysters, lobster bisque and... More 

Thank Redwoodkid
New York, NY
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I dined with my cousin on a Wednesday night. It was packed around 9pm but we were seated at a fairly decent-sized 2 top. We tried a mix of east and west coast oysters based on the recommendation of our waiter. At $3.25/piece, they weren't the cheapest, but they also weren't the most expensive I've had. I thought they were... More 

Thank HillyD24
Rosemary Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Ate there with family members who live in the area. Our table was ready upon arrival. Service was fantastic but our meals were far less than average. Beet salad was outstanding but clam chowder soup was thin and didn't have much taste. Oysters were nothing out of the ordinary. Halibut was okay - nothing great - but don't order the... More 

Thank Nancy A
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Oysters for dinner, along with a bottle of burgundy (not Chablis, they were out) made for a fun evening after the Pats game. Lobster roll to share and desert hit the spot. Excellent service and reasonably priced.

Thank smg1947
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

B&G sets the standard for oysters - not just in Boston. If you can get a seat - take it. It's a real treat to dine here.

Thank peterm312
Dunedin, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My daughter recommended this Oyster Bar and we are so glad she did. The oysters and lobster are delicious; amazing. The quality of the food and service is outstanding. You will not be disappointed.

Thank BarbaraH1219

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • 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, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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Staying in South End

Neighborhood Profile
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.