We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Daily Catch

#62 of 2,565 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
323 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-8567
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: With our black pasta dish: Aglio Olio rated top 100 in the country, The...
With our black pasta dish: Aglio Olio rated top 100 in the country, The Daily Catch - Seaport is considered by many as the best place to enjoy Pasta, Seafood and most importantly Calamari in Boston. Footsteps from the water, you can enjoy the ocean breeze while sipping wine or cocktails on our Outdoor Patio. Or you can sit in any of our newly renovated dinning rooms with stunning views of the Boston Harbor and City Skyline while taking in the aroma of fresh ingredients from our open kitchen. We are the #1 Seafood Restaurant in Boston's Seaport District according to Zagat Food Ratings. Your reservation is only a click away!

Please note: The Daily Catch - Seaport gladly accepts online reservations for our indoor dining-room. We are, however, unable to accept online reservations for our outdoor patio due to our inability to guarantee favorable weather conditions. Patio seating is offered to patrons, as weather and availability permits, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thank You!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 548 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 291
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unusual and tasty

This tiny place has only about 9 tables that are constantly filled with folks who are in the know about the great seafood served here. The dishes are cooked while you watch-none of the tables is further than 5-10 feet from the cooking station. Most dishes are served in the pan in which they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
George G
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

548 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food and great service. I go almost once a month. May not be authentic, but it's still delicious! I always go with the aglio olio with ground squid! The other locations don't compare because they always get the best chefs to work at this one. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are best days to go because of the chef working... More 

Helpful?
Thank JoshKRa
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stumbled on this restaurant while searching for seafood and Italian. Best find of my Boston stay! Had scallops, shrimp and broccoli sauteed in a white wine sauce over linguine. Delicious!!!

Helpful?
Thank lyndav78
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended to the Daily Catch by a business mentor---I walked into a small 10 table "hole in the wall" where the tables were filled and the kitchen was a frantic mass of incredible smells and creative chefs. I ordered the shrimp fettuccine for this first visit and it was so incredibly good that I returned 3 weeks later... More 

Helpful?
Thank wendybird5
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I ate here after reading reviews & ratings on TripAdvisor & Boston Globe. We lived in Italy for 8 years & have visited there many times since. Our meal at The Daily Catch was one of the worst meals we have ever eaten & it was insulting to call it Italian cuisine. The quality & flavor of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gerry C
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny place has only about 9 tables that are constantly filled with folks who are in the know about the great seafood served here. The dishes are cooked while you watch-none of the tables is further than 5-10 feet from the cooking station. Most dishes are served in the pan in which they are cooked. That makes it that... More 

Helpful?
Thank George G
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the North End location many times in the late 80s and early 90s and we only ever got the Lobster Fra Diavolo which was always 5 star and better than any other. Extremely close to my family's cooking style and flavors. We visited Boston in Oct with our kids 8 and 10 and went... More 

Helpful?
Thank vzescape
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
314 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table with very little wait. I think often people have to lineup for a very long time outside. All the food was incredibly fresh, perfectly made, and service was great. It's a little hole in the wall place, which I love. Not tons of tables and no reservations. Highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank DCTravelers69
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Boston Best. Be patient. Be happy. Worth the wait. Squid ink pasta awesome. Portions are LARGE. Don't overdue the garlic bread. 😬

Helpful?
Thank 503WineLover
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Nice location. Nice decoration. Cool ambiance, but dont expect too much about the overpriced and greassy food.

Helpful?
Thank Gui L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

It was excellent and one of my favorite. Worth the wait. The black pasta was amazing and the service was lovely. I highly recommend it

Helpful?
Thank Claire A

Travelers who viewed The Daily Catch also viewed

 

Been to The Daily Catch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighborhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: (617) 523-8567

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

With our black pasta dish: Aglio Olio rated top 100 in the country, The Daily Catch - Seaport is considered by many as the best place to enjoy Pasta, Seafood and most importantly Calamari in Boston. Footsteps from the water, you can enjoy the ocean breeze while sipping wine or cocktails on our Outdoor Patio. Or you can sit in any of our newly renovated dinning rooms with stunning views of the Boston Harbor and City Skyline while taking in the aroma of fresh ingredients from our open kitchen. We are the #1 Seafood Restaurant in Boston's Seaport District according to Zagat Food Ratings. Your reservation is only a click away!

Please note: The Daily Catch - Seaport gladly accepts online reservations for our indoor dining-room. We are, however, unable to accept online reservations for our outdoor patio due to our inability to guarantee favorable weather conditions. Patio seating is offered to patrons, as weather and availability permits, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thank You!
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Daily Catch and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Daily Catch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

Neighborhood Profile
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.