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B & G Oysters

#196 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
617-423-0550
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Boston Bivalve Destination

Bustling small seafood restaurant. You can eat at the bar or book for a table. Good selection of local and regional oysters which are very fresh and delicious. Menu is limited but with something for all tastes. Salads are fresh and very tasty. All food cooked at the bar hence limited menu. I had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Chris M
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London
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Bustling small seafood restaurant. You can eat at the bar or book for a table. Good selection of local and regional oysters which are very fresh and delicious. Menu is limited but with something for all tastes. Salads are fresh and very tasty. All food cooked at the bar hence limited menu. I had a selection of oysters which would... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A group of eight girlfriends chose this little gem at the recommendation of a Boston colleague and we were not disappointed! The lobster rolls and swordfish were favs for our group. The server was delightful and available anytime we needed something. The place is fairly small so call ahead for reservations if you want to get a table. Although we... More 

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Centennial
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Delightful, intimate space. We had an early dinner @ 4pm, so no trouble getting seated. 9 varieties of oysters. Server, Hillary, awesome at educating us so we could try an assortment. She was very knowledgable & spot on. We ordered another round of our favorites. Entrees of Monkfish cassoulet & crispy Branzino ( a fabulously prepared whole white fish) accompanied... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Read the great reviews and am left wondering. I had edible but over cooked fish . My partner had the lobster BLT, I thought that was an odd thing to do with lobster and it was poor. Not really sure why this place has such good reviews, expensive and very average at best

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Paris, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great fresh seafood meal every single time. I love it here. The Calamari is great, as is their whole friend Branzino. The food is really amazing here, and the only complaint could be that they do not have any traditional salads. But this place is really worth a visit. They won't have much meat, so if you are looking for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is always packed, so make a reservation in advance if you can... or try your luck and sit at the bar in front of the open kitchen. Great oysters and lobster roll with frites! Can't wait to go back next time we visit Boston.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

B&G oysters already has a great reputation and doesn't need another great review but the place is just great that's all there is to say. Lucky for us we went for a late lunch on a Tuesday so we could get a table for 5 without a reservation, the place is very small. The menu is limited but creative. Of... More 

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Montreal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ireturned to this restaurant after one year and it remained the same. The restaurant is small but adds to its charm. The clam chowder is one of the best of Boston. The only low point is the restrooms, which are located in the basement. You need to use a very narrow windy stair to reach them.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you like shell fish this is the place for you. A neat retro feel complete with comfortable seats and outstanding waitstaff. Drinks are worth mentioning. There is no pre-seating area so be prepared to wait across the street at The Butcher Shop.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When I called they advised the concierge at my hotel that the reservation times I needed were occupied but I could wait at their Bar until a Bar Or a table for two would open. Sounded reasonable until the manager said my wife and I needed to wait outside and it was quite cold or go to their sister restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
    (Waltham)
  • 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: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?