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B & G Oysters

#45 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
+1 617-423-0550
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Boyds, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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1 Thank DebSholtes
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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230 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Santiago, Chile
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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2 Thank Jonathan L
Boston
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love B&G. With lots of oyster restaurants in town, this is our favorite. It's small, and you usually need a reservation, but the food and service are excellent.

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. The food is consistently fresh and delicious, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.

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1 Thank Jennifer C
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This South End restaurant/bar is authentic Boston! Be sure to make a reservation early if you want a table. For two people I recommend grabbing a seat at the bar. Excellent oysters and clam chowder! They wait staff is always very friendly too. We stop here every time we visit Boston.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the best fish dinner we have had in many years. The Bronzini was cooked to perfection. THe shrimp appetizer was delicious. Even the lemon tart dessert was delectable. It is rare to find a restaurant that fires on all cylinders but this one hit multiple home runs from appetizers to main course. Unfortunately we ate... More 

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London
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We went here on a busy Friday night. It was a buzzy atmosphere and reasonably noisy, nothing objectionable but be aware it's not your cozy romantic hideaway. The service was excellent, we were given good ordering tips when asked. All the staff was friendly and it was a pleasure to watch the chefs cook in the open kitchen. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 617-423-0550

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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.
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