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Yankee Lobster Fish Market

300 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)
(617) 542-1922
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Ranked #94 of 2,816 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: South Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

You can : -Have a nice lobster at yankee lobster fish market -stroll by the harbourfront and listen to live music from the stadium nearby if you are lucky My sister and i ate dinner here. the lobster was HUGE ( can be shared between two) had a fun time trying to pry it open. Easily the most satisfying meal... More

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Leesburg, VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Had I known that there was almost no seating for the crowds this place draws, I would have skipped it. Very long wait (they said 15 mins to order and 15 mins to get your food), it was about 50 mins. We grabbed a table before we ordered (I heard you are not supposed to do that, but others were),... More

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We, like many others I'm sure, ate here before a show because all the major dine-in restaurants had very long waits. We were able to order at the counter after a short wait and managed to get a seat (there are not enough for everyone on a busy night, but there are some.) Everything was tasty and satisfying! If you're... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Drove to New England from the Carolinas and the first stop had to be for a lobster roll. Not disappointed! Huge amounts of perfectly sweet lobster. Nice folks working a busy place! No frills just fresh and fabulous seafood!

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NYC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I went to visit friends in Boston on a Saturday and ended up at the Seaport. We heard great things about this restaurant so went to check it out. The line was pretty intimidating but it seemed to be moving so we stayed. Fair warning- we were in line for a little over an hour and then... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had fried clam strips, a lobster roll, and a crab roll. All the food was really good. It took about 30 minutes to get our lunches (Saturday during the noon hour). We are outside (only seating for about 12 inside). Nice lunch. Nice people. I'd go back, but only if I had ample time.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I wanted to find a place for seafood between South Station and the World Trade Center while waiting for the P-Town ferry. Found this place based upon reviews. This was my first lobster roll, and I believe it has set a very high standard. It was on the typical New England style hot dog roll, piled high with chunks of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not fancy, not expensive but worth a visit, IMHO. Typically I wouldn't seek out a place that Guy Fieri raved about on DDD, but there was something about the genuineness of this place that drove us to check it out. Formica topped tables, paper plates and some very delicious Lobster mac & cheese. Other diners were digging into whole lobsters... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Awesome restaurant! Food was fresh and in good portions. We came from Texas so it was nice to know what fresh seafood was... we can not wait to go back!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I asked the front desk agent at my hotel where to go for a lobster roll, and she steered me right to Yankee Lobster. There are fancier places in this part of Boston, but she swore they had the best lobster roll and that it's where the locals go. My timing was pretty good - I waited in line for... More

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