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Barking Crab

#259 of 2,490 Restaurants in Boston
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
+1 617-426-2722
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (325 reviews)
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88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210-1226
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

When you order lobster at this restaurant your in for a treat. You bang your lobster with a rock that's left on the table - what fun! Kids will love it - as well as the adults. The food is delicious - your in for...More

Thank angel8730
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The Barking Crab is one of my favorite places to go when in Boston. I truly have never had a bad meal. Last night I came with a friend and I had the lobster roll. It cam with fries and Coke slaw. Big chunks of...More

Thank davidranen
Reviewed 10 March 2016

My god, what a place, we just tumbled in and lucky us! Good seafood, nice ambiance, good service and some interesting wines on the list. The oysters are just amazing and very decently priced too!

Thank joskeversmissen
Reviewed 3 March 2016

My wife and I went here with my daughter who lives out of state. We'd never been but always wanted to try it. I ordered a lobster roll, and my daughter had a lobster. My lobster roll was soggy, and not very appealing. The taste...More

1  Thank danman7000
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Great lobster sandwich, good draft beer, nice service and a wonderful view. Prices are very competitive.

Thank Prinzac
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The Barking Crab is the place to go if you want fresh seafood in a comfortable cozy atmosphere. Food is fresh and delicious. Service from our Bartender/Server Fernando was terrific! We will come back often for great seafood and to see Fernando again! PS his...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 11 February 2016

delicious crab to eat, the staff spoke in spanish and was very gentle. the music was terrific..... :) I recomend this place.

Reviewed 11 February 2016

Went here after doing Boston Tea Party exhibit. Just down the street on the water. Great bar and nice small restaurant at the end of facility. Food was great and everything I saw ordered looked fantastic. Did not try lobster as it was a little...More

Thank tkwiii
Reviewed 9 February 2016

It was a pleasure eating and spending time at this place. The food, service, staff and overall ambiance was spectacular. Thumbs up all the way !!

Thank AHazim
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Increasingly annexed by South Boston's booming skyline of luxury high-rises and parking garages is this stalwart old salt of a crab shack; an anachronism amidst the growing metropolis. It's not cheap, but it's the best at what it does: buckets and buckets of succulent, sweet...More

Thank Robert B
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
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
It seemed to us that parking was very limited, but we used Uber without incident. Get the lobster Mac and cheese.
Glenn K
18 November 2016|
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Response from Terra C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know- sorry!
Lisa B
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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