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B & G Oysters

#49 of 2,363 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
+1 617-423-0550
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd visit to this place. Good food. I got the lobster and it was delicious. The service was good and the patio was great on a cool evening. Will be back again!

Thank Gobeachmama
Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No excuse for what they did to that Branzino! But let me start with the fried oysters. They were spectacular! The best fried oysters I have ever had. They were perfectly warmed through, and not over-cooked. The breading was light and crisp and not greasy at all. The home made tartar sauce was perfectly devine. I could not get enough... More 

Thank GeneandJulie
Wilton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in town, I enjoy a place with a really good oyster selection...and this is the place. The freshness and quality are topnotch. The clam chowder is also exceptional.

Thank darlingclementine1
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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505 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a nice dinner before attending a show. We were overdressed. It is a trendy place with half of the restaurant being diner style seating with stools looking at the chefs in the kitchen. Rather dark and not much decor. The food could have been really good but unfortunately everything was too salty. We had the signature fried... More 

Thank Peter R
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for lunch and had no wait for a spot on the patio. We split the fried calamari, king crab risotto and the lobster BLT. Everything was really good. I probably prefer a regular lobster roll to the BLT because the focus is on the lobster and doesn't have bacon, etc, but we had been having a lot... More 

Thank LizM201486
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Had dinner here and enjoyed the food. The oysters were excellent, beer selection not extensive and wine was pricey. The entrees were good but more appetizer sized than an entree portion. Scallop dish had three scallops and a couple spoonfuls of lentils. Definitely not enough for a dinner, even including oysters. Overall the service and atmosphere were great but the... More 

Thank ap82111
Boyds, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Quintessential Boston seafood. Incredibly fresh and delicious. Fantastic and knowledgeable service. I didn't know tarter sauce could be delicious.

1 Thank DebSholtes
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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244 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar; the venue is small, cozy; not cramped. My wife had the chestnut/crab soup; relish! I had the shrimp ceviche; very good, nicely presented. The octopus starter I had as a main was wonderful. My wife's half lobster poached in butter was too buttery for her. The prices on everything we're on the high side, including... More 

1 Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reading, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This place got rave reviews from lots of locals. I didn't recall that I had been here a few years earlier. The chowder was good--but not great. The lobster roll was good but not great. I would have liked a tad more of something on the lobster roll--seasoning, mayo, butter--something. For the price, I think there are better values in... More 

1 Thank hqueeniew
Santiago, Chile
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice cosy atmosphere. Always full, so be sure to make a reservation before coming. Food is very good with a nice selection of oysters as well as other seafood.

2 Thank Jonathan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $100
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-0550

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