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B & G Oysters

#47 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Never a bad way to start an evening. B&G Oysters always delivers. Top quality service and food with great atmosphere makes this one of our top go to places in Boston.

Thank Alan P
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visitors from NYC introduced me to B & G Oysters - they were visiting Boston for a long weekend and ate 3 there 3 times! A large selection of fresh oysters, shellfish and other dishes. Everything we ordered was SO delicious, notably, but not surprisingly, the oysters. All served by knowledgeable staff who make great recommendations. A must for an... More 

Thank LondonMols
New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was SO good. They have a variety of oysters from the east and west coasts and the scallops were out of this world. It is a small place so make reservations! If your table is not ready, they will send you to there sister restaurant across the street for a drink and some apps. Forgot the name but... More 

Thank Nikki H
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by Bostonian friends this has so far been the best restaurant we have dined in during our stay in Boston. Situated in a lovely quaint,extremely London feeling neighbourhood with an outside terrace as well as cosy basement restaurant.We had a great table right next to the kitchen so we got a great view of what was going on. We... More 

Thank Victoria C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service and fantastic lobster roll! Portion sizes are huge so share a main and a starter between two if your not overly hungry...

Thank Victoria V
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst I don't personally like oysters my family wanted to try here based on reviews and the menu. We had a fantastic evening here, the atmosphere was buzzing, food excellent other than the lobster rolls which were disappointing and service great. Our daughters wanted to try oysters and being only 14 and 11 caught the interest of the maitre' d... More 

Thank Jo T
chicago, il
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at B & G Oysters was exemplary from start to finish. When we booked, we were a little hesitant because of the negative reviews on Trip Advisor about staff. From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt a warm and friendly vibe. The host and manager commented on what they took to be a lobster logo on... More 

Thank retiredteach_9
Marietta, Georgia, USA
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I'm not an oyster fan, this place came highly recommended by someone local to the area. It did not disappoint. The salmon was prepared beautifully, and it was accompanied by tiny, roasted potatoes with a ton of flavor. Someone in our party got oysters and raved about them. Service here was phenomenal. Make reservations. B&G is tiny and very... More 

Thank Jeremy F
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this little spot that is the quintessential Boston oyster house. Noisy, high top tables and lots of great seafood. Oysters were deemed fabulous by those at the table that ate them. The Hamachi Heirloom Melon Crudo salad was prepared simply and delicious. Those that ate the lobster roll and fried clams raved about them. I thought the Crispy Crusted... More 

Thank susie f
Barry's Bay, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well...we are in Boston and we want to eat lobster. We were recommended this restaurant from our hotel and thought we would give it a try. The food was great. We had the tomato chickpea salad for a starter..my husband and I shared it. Very good with the basil/pesto sprinkled through it and the fried chickpeas. Very tasty...good choice. Then... More 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 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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