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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
American, Contemporary
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60 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210-1862 (Fan Pier)
+1 617-295-0191
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We go to breakfast here all the time after we work at St. Mary of the Nativities. It is just plain down home stuff....nothing fancy. Its local, clean, and we are friendly with the staff. If you are looking for breakfast in Scituate Harbor I think they are the only game in town.

Thank katbob101
Oshawa, Canada
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Sat on the waterfront overlooking the boats, nice patio. Clam chowder soup in a bread bowl was amazing, macaroni and cheese with lobster very good. Service was slow but worth the wait.

Thank Angus2007
New York
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We were in the mood of having seafood and a view for lunch so we got to this elegant, harbor view restaurant. We asked to have pasta and clams cooked the italian way (fresh ingredients like garlic, olive oil and parsely) and they made us happy. We had what we asked for and the servise was just excellent. We also... More 

Thank MoniUsa
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I chose Sam's for a reunion brunch with college friends who were looking for a great spot with a view. The view was great, but that's about it. Sam's is located in a neighborhood under development, so the restaurant is effectively in the middle of a construction zone. We asked for and got a seat on the patio, which had... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

If you're interested in a waterfront view in one of the hipper Boston neighborhoods, with very good food and service, this is your spot. With a second-floor setting and a wraparound deck, you won't find a much better location in the seaport district. Our group of six had a reservation on a busy Friday night but were never rushed (we... More 

Thank Carmen D
Buffalo, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Had Saturday brunch here - I recommend sitting outside for a tremendous harbor view. We had a salmon dish as well as eggs and chorizo special which were both great! Do not forget the Bloody Mary!

Thank Scott B
Holden, Massachusetts, USA
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The place is moving into the next building so I hope not much changes. Bloody Mary's are great and a little spicy, how I like it. My wife and I both very much enjoyed what we had but I am remiss at what it was! We have been dining out and enjoying ourselves so much this summer, life is good.... More 

Thank CarlBigDaddyJ
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Busy and modern atmosphere with a spectacular view. I had the seared flounder - excellent- and the chirizo side dish was wonderful. Husband had the striped bass- not as tasty as mine- but was cooked correctly and tender. (Salmon was reported to be farm raised- so he chose not to have that) Waitress was attentive and knowledgable. Would definitely come... More 

Thank Candace H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Salmon dinner was deliciously prepared. We sat outside on the water and enjoyed watching the sail boats. Recommend reservation. Staff pleasant and helpful (charged my out-of-juice cell for me!)

Thank 629annea
Sydney, Australia
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193 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is one hard restaurant to get a booking in. It is up on the second floor of a building with a wrap around balcony. It's fun and funky and has big windows overlooking the waterfront. The lunch menu includes a small list of interesting cocktails (12) and a small food menu for lunch. All ingredients are high quality and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 31
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210-1862
    (Fan Pier)
  • Public Transportation: we are located directly across from the Courthouse stop on the silver line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
  • Phone Number: +1 617-295-0191
Sam"s is not about reinventing the wheel. It's more about finding four wheels that we wanted to drive around the Boston Waterfront. The local bounty of New England's farms and artisans; the simplicity of an American Diner; the endless and timeless appeal of the French Bistro menu; and the warmth and welcoming spirit of our home. Located above Louis Boston on Fan Pier, Sam's is a 45 seat restaurant that offers stunning views of the Boston skyline and waterfront. We are conveniently located next to the ICA and Boston Courthouse, and a short walk to the Boston Convention Center, World Trade Center, and Bank of America Pavilion. During the warmer months, seating is available on our 80 seat patio. Reservations are only offered for the inside dining room, but please feel free to call about our wait times for outdoor seating.

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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 deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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