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“Casual and fun”
Review of Barking Crab

Barking Crab
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Ranked #123 of 3,273 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
Transit: Red Line (South Station) Silver Line (Courthouse Station) Blue Line (Aquarium Station) Green Line (Government Center Station) Orange Line (Downtown Crossing Station)
Description: Barking Crab is a landmark Boston seafood restaurant celebrating our fifteenth season. Located on the Fort Point Channel in Boston's Seaport District, The Barking Crab features fresh crabs, lobsters, and day-boat fish brought in each morning. We feature traditional New England fare served in a funky urban clam-shack setting. We have a full bar including over 15 regional micro brews, cocktails, and an approachable value-priced wine list. We are family friendly and a short 2 minute walk from the Boston Children's Museum. Other area attractions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Harpoon Brewery, the Harbor-walk, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and Boston's Financial District.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was our first dinner in the city. We had made reservations thank goodness because there was a long wait. As I walked up to the hostess stand, a man was trying to "buy" our table! To which the hostess denied. We were seated at a picnic table right next to the water. The food was what you would expect and excellent, traditional seafood without being fancy. Each meal was devoured including the kids.
Beers and seafood, can’t go wrong!

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Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Coming from England we always wanted to try the lobster, melted butter, bib and beer thing in a place with a great vibe that we see in the American TV shows.
We found it here and had a great time.
Looks a bit run down from the outside, we thought it may have been closed! But glad we walked to the door and checked as was everything we hoped for. Loved it.

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Thank Iandavis13
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was definitely a different experience. You sit with others at large tables, relax and order crab, lobster or whatever other seafood you're craving that day. Their menu gives you plenty of selections so sit back, take in the atmosphere and enjoy!

Thank Marion C
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

rustic and rowdy with lots of fried offerings, this is great for young adults. For me, I prefer more comfort and better service

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

I just loved it!!! The place is really nice, the food very tasty and yummi and the service awesome! The restaurant is not fancy but the atmosphere is amazing, they have a great view!...the last thing you have to try the england clam showder..... It's the BEST

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