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Boston Sail Loft Restaurant

#21 of 2,382 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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South Padre TX
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After an extensive search online for a local establishment with good reviews and a real taste of Boston, we chose the Sail Loft. The clam chowder comes out in a hot mug, overflowing with creamy flavor. We enjoyed a glass of wine, chowder and a great buffalo chicken blue cheese salad. Very neat place and great, cheerful service. Visit with... More 

Thank kevinvTX88
Hooksett NH
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229 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a history of great seafood and excellent service ! The food is fresh and well prepared. The seafood is their best item, but chowder, salads and desserts are all great. Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. It's a small place right on the harbor. We arrived at 2 pm on a rainy day and it was... More 

Thank Wildycat
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to try the ubiquitous Boston clam chowder and lobster...my local colleague recommended this spot. 100% on the money. Superb location right on the wharf and away from mainstream tourist spots. If the sun is out, few better spots. I went for the lobster salad roll (which was huge) with a cup of clam chowder (because a feared not... More 

Thank baobabjim
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! You will not be disappointed with a visit to this local spot! By far, very best clam chowder in the city! It was nothing short of amazing!! Ordered a cup as an appetizer - once I took the first bite, I regretted I had not ordered a bowl as my meal!! It was thick, hearty & the perfect balance... More 

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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little seafood joint near the North End. Just as good as the expensive seafood restaurants at a fraction of the price. I ordered the half and half, scallops and whole belly clams. We don't get whole belly clams in the south where I live. They were wonderful. Overall a great experience!

Thank Bryant864
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Calm Chowder I have ever had. Sandwiches are very and on a nice sunny day the very is impeccable. Wasn't too busy when we went but as we were leaving it got busy fast.

Thank WxMan2745
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today, both a friend and I had cheeseburgers. The food here is always good and a friendly waitstaff.

Thank 276michaelm
on the road
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once more folks learn about this place, it'll all be over. Great food, fair prices, and the finest possible service. Oh, and, it's on the water. These folks may well be the friendliest restauranteurs in Massachusetts. Never a disappointment. Seafood, family tables, generous drinks, baby-friendly, and just noisy enough. If they ever have an IPO, I'm going in.

Thank macbeemer
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here before heading to MIT. This place was recommended by friends. The chowder and lobster sandwich were amazing. The service was fast and good. The kids Burger was not good and my son didn't eat it. Overall we would return and order the chowder and lobster again.

Thank Ms_saram
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but that's not what we expected. The clam chowder was very thick (my wife liked it a lot) and the fish was very fresh so everything was in order. Our waitress was extremely fast without being pushy so we were in and out faster than we expected. Its a good place near the waterfront so probably some nice... 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-7280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?