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Boston Sail Loft Restaurant

#26 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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80 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614
+1 617-227-7280
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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438 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For decades, Jamie Tipping absolutely has The Secret: Prepare great food, provide excellent service, and charge reasonable prices. It would be a neighborhood restaurant except people come here from all over. The fish is fresh every morning and delicious. Elise, our server today, was welcoming, gracious, and attentive. There are small portions available for those with small appetites - and/or... More 

Thank Gus B
Ipswich, MA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sail Loft did not disappoint! We had family in from out of state who wanted local seafood. The lobster roll was amazing. Not a lot of mayo. Amazing amount of meat! Perfectly toasted roll. Lobster mac and cheese was incredible. Tons of lobster. Homemade mac and cheese just like mom makes. The fish and chips were BIG chunks of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is always consistent with all their menu items. Chowder, Lobster Roll, Burgers are all great and food is fresh.

Thank MW1777
western ma
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually head to the Sail Loft the first night of our stays in Boston. This night, it was just "off". We felt VERY rushed by the waitress-like they wanted to turn tables quickly. But, there were plenty of empty tables available. The food was okay, but not great this time. Swordfish tips were topped with lemon and pepper, the... More 

Thank janea8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Sail Loft twice in a recent trip to Boston. First (and perhaps most important for an out of town visitor), the chowder is phenomenal. Probably the best I've ever had. The lobster roll was great as well, and I'm not the world's biggest lobster roll fan. There is also a very welcoming environment here. I didn't feel like... More 

Thank BrittanyMG17
Munich, Germany
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stop in for some fresh fish. For the price you expect something fancier, and while the food was terrific, the place was a bit of a dive. It smells really fishy inside, which I guess is to be expected. The server had no idea about the wines, but he looked like he was 16 so I don't... More 

Thank BeachesandBrunello
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters ordered the Broiled Fresh Scrod without the Ritz cracker topping and they said it was the best scrod they ever ate. The only tips I would suggest is: clean the table/chairs/floor under the table better before you seat the next guest. There was a small pile of food on the floor under the table. But it was great... More 

Thank SUN_and_H2O
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I wish I could have the NE Chowder delivered to my house!!! This is a nice bar/restaurant to stop at. It is small so be prepared.

Thank Kac N
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cosy atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing food! I visited this place on a snowy day; the view was awesome. I didn't want to live! I will definitely visit again!

Thank Pallada
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The location is amazing and it's right on the water. The clam chowder as others have said is awesome and worth getting for sure. My wife had the scallops and I ate the fish and chips. We also had the calamari for an appetizer. I said has potential because the food was cooked right. But it all was absent seasoning.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-7280

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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