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Boston Sail Loft Restaurant

#28 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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80 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3614
+1 617-227-7280
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Today
11:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ask for chad or Diky. They always have a good story to tell. And the soup?! Oh the best soup in town.

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Thank Lindsey S
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here straight from the airport as we arrived late and needed somewhere reliable to eat in the city. Another wonderful meal, the cosiest, friendliest and most honest restaurant I know in the middle of a big city. The chowder was excellent as ever, just never leaves much room for anything else. The menu is simple but the sail... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Boston Sail loft for my birthday in May a year ago and I must say this place is small but the food & service is great! I knew I wanted lobster & so I went a couple of restaurants downt to Joe's noticed they did not sell lobster so my partner & I got a drink... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent restaurant. The customer service was outstanding. All our meal choices were excellent.

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Thank Art I
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Sail Loft for an early evening meal with the family, this was our first visit but certainly won't be our last. I had a cup and a half of chowder with a tuna sandwich on rye it was wonderful and such a large portion, the other members of the party all had something different and all were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool place to grab something to eat. It's right on the waterfront and nearly all the tables have a view. I tried the chowder which was very good. It's super thick and more like eating rice pudding in consistency. I had a burger which was fine if not exceptional. I suspect their seafood is what to go... More 

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but don't let that fool you. The food is wonderful. The clam chowder is the best I've had in Boston. Service is quick and courteous. I would make reservation for dinner.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Sail Loft for a very late lunch/early dinner based on Trip Advisor, and we were glad we did. I had a lobster roll - full of good lobster. My wife really enjoyed her scrod. Our waiter - Rob - was fantastic. Just the right balance between being friendly, helpful but leaving us alone. And, when we didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant tucked away on the harbor. We went here for a last seafood lunch before heading to the airport. Impressed with the food and service. They were busy but fast service and attentive. Clam chowder is to die for! Casual dining style, in a bar (maybe a little dark) but seemed v family friendly

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Thank Philippa K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ate twice here it was that good both food and service lobster is just great fresh as it comes and plenty of its and all at an ok price

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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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Downtown
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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