The Harpoon Brewery isn’t the only spot to try in the Seaport District. Nearby The Barking Crab and Yankee Lobster Company are two of the better standouts.
The Barking Crab – 88 Sleeper Street
With a waterfront location, a casual atmosphere, and New England traditions on the menu, The Barking Crab is a local favorite for fresh seafood. Though it began as a seasonal restaurant—only open in the summer for its first two years of business—over the past 20 years The Barking Crab has grown into an eclectic eating spot that even has Marina access open from May through October. In addition to options from the raw bar, various crab platters, and a chicken and waffles recipe made with Harpoon IPA maple syrup, The Barking Crab offers specialty cocktails and local beers to complete their coastal, comfort food experience.
Yankee Lobster Company – 300 Northern Avenue
Just blocks from the Harbor sits Yankee Lobster Company, a self proclaimed fish market and eatery that has been specializing in local seafood for over 60 years. The hand-written, chalkboard menu offers items ranging from Blackened Salmon to Lobster Mac and Cheese, as well as the local favorites—Clam Chowder and Lobster Rolls. With paper plates and an outdoor patio, Yankee Lobster is just as much about the experience as it is about seafood, but if you can’t make time for a full meal, its fish market will send live lobsters, fresh cut fish fillets, and other prepared foods with you to cook at home.
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