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$21 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Financial District
0.2 miles from North End
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All reviews chowder fish and chips lobster oreos chowda scrod salad potatoes french fries mac and cheese burger boston cream pie bread new england casual atmosphere service was great great seafood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are in the process of moving to Boston and we wanted to check this place out because it had everything we wanted: on the water with a view and a plethora of seafood options. When we mentioned that we were moving to Boston, the...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

The food here was absolutely scrumptious. We really liked the Boston clam chowder with dill. My husband had the sword fish sandwich and loved it. My son had the classic fish and chips. My daughter and I shared a double lobster with mussels. The view...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Came here after some recommendations from colleagues and we were so happy we did. Most of us had the lobster rolls and were very happy we made that choice. They were super juicy, bun was toasted to perfection and the chips (fries for the Americans)...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

Have been here many times over the last 30 plus years. The food and service is good, the views are wonderful. It is the the best seafood in Boston but overall well worth a visit for those coming to Boston as tourist. Close to the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

This place has been here since the 1980's. They are always welcoming. The staff is very good. We were a group of seven. It was busy, but you would not know that from how well the staff treated us. The drinks are good. The menu...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

While on a layover in Boston, my friend and I walked to this restaurant because she insisted that they have the “best clam chowder” she had ever eaten. The walk was definitely worth it! A friendly atmosphere on the water with scenic views. And the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

I was elbowed Hard at this restaurant, it hurt and it was worth it. This clam chowder is heaven. I'm from the midwest and I would never be comfortable living in Boston, nevertheless, the seafood is delicious. The service was a strong B Minus but...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Awesome! Just awesome! The service was great, the ambiance was fun, and the food was terrific! This was a hoping, busy Sunday evening in February (2/16/2020). We waited about a half hour for a table- we didn’t have reservations. But, it was well worth a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

The Sail Loft is a great, casual place for lunch. One of the best places in town to grab a lobster roll. The view is fantastic. Very relaxing.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 25, 2020

when you google-search for best chowder in boston this place is on the lists as one of the best. don't know if it's THE best, since it's the only one i've had in the city, but certainly better than any i've had elsewhere. had a...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Susan H
February 8, 2020|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
There is a manned, pricey parking lot on the same side of the road as the restaurant within easy walking distance. There is very limited street parking in the North End.
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Response from acombs23 | Reviewed this property |
All indoors but there's a great view!
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