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Barking Crab

) #102 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
+1 617-426-2722
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Noisy, fun, food served in baskets and or on paper plates. If you want a romantic meal for two of a business meeting, find some place else. If you want crab or other seafood, we had a good experience plus pitchers of beer I have...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Stopped by for lunch...although there wasn't a line up, there were no tables in restaurant area and very few left at the bar. Was about 10 minutes before we snagged a few seats. Apparently many had made reservtions...who knew!! Very lively, noisey atmosphere which was...More

Thank bieder
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I understand that this is an institution. But the setting is mediocre. Not feeling the picnic tables and plastic glasses. The food was good. The service was quite awful. Our server just wandered off when we didn't order in her time frame. I don't care...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We went for lunch. We had to wait a while before we had our drink order taken and it took forever to get a second drink and some water. Their best bloody Mary was the worst I have ever had, so I do not recommend...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Very busy restaurant right on the water. Food was good. They serve nice wine in a plastic cup, though, which is ridiculous

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 12 August 2015

May be it is the best restaurant for crabs in town. I cannota tell anything about the food quality. For me the experience has been ugly. I arrived, they had the restaurant in the second part (they told it is quiter) closed. So all the...More

Thank Fabry222
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We were recommended BC by more than one friend, and it's easy to see why. They are still a 2 joint operation, so treat you like a customer, not a number. The food was real good, with a large variety to choose from. The cost...More

Thank PhilMo1956
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a lively restaurant. When we were there on a Saturday night the place was packed. Food was really good if you like sea food. We had a lot of fun.

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 10 August 2015

While staying in the seaport area, we had a terrific lunch at the Barking Crab. Not a bad wait and we were able to easily obtain a cocktail while we waited. Starter was a bowl of mussels, plenty with bread. Both couples ordered the fisherman's...More

Thank Gilf4d
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We visited the Barking Crab for dinner as a group of four. It was a Saturday night so the wait was close to an hour. After we were seated, the hour wait was definitely worth it. The service was fast and friendly and all the...More

Thank JSG320
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning
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Parking is hard due to the construction and court house. There is some meter spots on Northern Ave and a small public lot. Find a spot and take a walk it is worth it!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
  • Public Transportation: Red Line (South Station) Silver Line (Courthouse Station) Blue Line (Aquarium Station) Green Line (Government Center Station) Orange Line (Downtown Crossing Station)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-426-2722
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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.
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