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B & G Oysters

#56 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
617-423-0550
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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
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London
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Book ahead as this place gets busy. It's lively, with some diners seated at the bar around the open kitchen. Music is fairly loud (but not annoyingly so). Staff were efficient and the food was great. It's a pleasure to watch the skillful chefs at work.

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Thank TravelmeistersLondon
Toronto
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was looking for a place in Boston to get some fresh oysters and beer and B&G was recommended. Very cool spot. Intimate, casual and funky. A great variety of fresh oysters with excellent craft beer. Maybe the best fries I have every had, other dishes looked great as well. I would highly recommend.

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Thank CJWARN
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

B&G Oysters has been a mainstay in Boston's South End for both the food and the scene. It has been a destination for out-of-towners or a neighborhood standby for seafood. A recent visit was very disappointing. The whole experience smacks of tired. We were at a dimly lit table which made the small print menu hard to read. It was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a good variety of oysters and the server knew them very well. The other food was also good but the oysters were the most notable. We loved it!!!!

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Thank TBenit
Annapolis, Maryland
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was our second choice desperately seeking lobster rolls. Disappointed they were filled all evening. Took our chances and got seated right away at the bar. Matthew took great care of us. Making recommendations. The lobster roll was great. Def int eh top 5. The hamachi appetizer was great. My wife had the ceviche/scallops which was her favorite. Nice atmosphere and... More 

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Thank albertthedentist
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An early Thursday evening meal on the patio. The manager was welcoming, other staff less engaging. I anticipated the seafood to shine, and some of it did. I would recommend the hamachi crudo for example but would steer clear of the calamari. Some good wines by the glass and not overpriced, not least a quality German Riesling .. (Great if... More 

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Thank David B
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside tip from Bostonians! Great seafood! It's small, make reservation if possible! Great se vice (waitress Lexy). Relax atmosphere!! A little bit noisy

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Chester
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for fresh and delicious food this place is a must. We started with the fried calamari, cooked to perfection and seasoned so well that we didn't need the dipping sauce provided. Though it was tasty as well. Our server did not try and rush us even though we had a 9:45 reservation. She was knowledgable about... More 

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Thank ChesterTravelMom
Omaha, Nebraska
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice on a four day trip, the food was SO very good. Everything was remarkable: the lobster roll (lots of delicious meat and perfect flavoring...nothing else), the fried oysters had the lightest of batter, just to add that crunch sensation, and the clam chowder had a hint of dairy (no thick wall paper paste here!) and amazing... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived in Boston’s South end, our first dining destination was B & G Oysters based on the positive reviews and proximity to where we lodged. It was the right choice! Despite not having a reservation, we were quickly seated at the bar. It helps to go early if you are in this situation, but the best way is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
    (Waltham)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-423-0550

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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.