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Barking Crab

88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
+1 617-426-2722
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab” (156 reviews)
“seafood” (303 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

We went here during a tour of Boston, I live in the area but have never tried it. The food was delicious especially the crab cakes!

Thank annakiwi
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Great wait staff. The food was well prepared and fresh. The atmosphere was great. We ate in the open area next to the water.

1  Thank mrysmth100
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Great lunch spot. Lobster roll was very much full of lobster. Drunk shrimp were great ...generous portion and very yummy cilantro tequila sauce. Sat at bar and had great service.

Thank gogirls555
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

This place was great we had the hot crab dip appetizer. We ate here twice I got the clan strips then the Fish Sandwich. My wife got the crab cakes. Recommend to anyone.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The food is not bad, regular service, extremely overprice!!! Go find another place, just take your picture outside

Thank Gerardo F
Reviewed 12 July 2015

If you like outdoor seating with great food in a great location this is the place for you. Great menu including fresh lobster and great beer selection. Must eat at!

Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I think the title of this says it all. It is loud. Totally appropriate for young kids. The naked lobster roll and grilled lobster won the prize for best dinners. we got guacamole which was great but my sangria was a bit watered down.

Thank Pam_David
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Really fun, fast service and a great menu with all manner of seafood. Definitely go for the oysters (excellent) and the Quahog. I had no idea what it was but it's worth it at $5. The barking crab white beer is good too, particularly on...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 9 July 2015

it is touristy- is there worse around?yes. is there better around?yes food: grilled lobster, a little overdone but good. shrimp boil was good but a little lacking in flavor and luke warm. the bisque was ok. the onion rings were very tasty, the crab dip...More

1  Thank mailboxblondie
Reviewed 9 July 2015

A great, casual atmosphere. Lots of families as well as couples eating at shared picnic tables with a roll of paper towels to use as napkins. We had incredible king crab legs and lobster, and some beers. Take a wrap if you opt to sit...More

Thank doris w
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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Glenn K
Do they have carryout
17 November 2016|
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Response from Terra C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know- sorry!
Lisa B
Where is the best place to park?
24 April 2015|
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Response from 42fireball | Reviewed this property |
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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.