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B & G Oysters

#43 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
+1 617-423-0550
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here and enjoyed the food. The oysters were excellent, beer selection not extensive and wine was pricey. The entrees were good but more appetizer sized than an entree portion. Scallop dish had three scallops and a couple spoonfuls of lentils. Definitely not enough for a dinner, even including oysters. Overall the service and atmosphere were great but the... More 

Thank ap82111
Boyds, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quintessential Boston seafood. Incredibly fresh and delicious. Fantastic and knowledgeable service. I didn't know tarter sauce could be delicious.

1 Thank DebSholtes
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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225 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar; the venue is small, cozy; not cramped. My wife had the chestnut/crab soup; relish! I had the shrimp ceviche; very good, nicely presented. The octopus starter I had as a main was wonderful. My wife's half lobster poached in butter was too buttery for her. The prices on everything we're on the high side, including... More 

1 Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reading, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place got rave reviews from lots of locals. I didn't recall that I had been here a few years earlier. The chowder was good--but not great. The lobster roll was good but not great. I would have liked a tad more of something on the lobster roll--seasoning, mayo, butter--something. For the price, I think there are better values in... More 

1 Thank hqueeniew
Santiago, Chile
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cosy atmosphere. Always full, so be sure to make a reservation before coming. Food is very good with a nice selection of oysters as well as other seafood.

2 Thank Jonathan L
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love B&G. With lots of oyster restaurants in town, this is our favorite. It's small, and you usually need a reservation, but the food and service are excellent.

1 Thank ACK-team
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. The food is consistently fresh and delicious, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.

1 Thank Jennifer C
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This South End restaurant/bar is authentic Boston! Be sure to make a reservation early if you want a table. For two people I recommend grabbing a seat at the bar. Excellent oysters and clam chowder! They wait staff is always very friendly too. We stop here every time we visit Boston.

Thank atxtravlr
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the best fish dinner we have had in many years. The Bronzini was cooked to perfection. THe shrimp appetizer was delicious. Even the lemon tart dessert was delectable. It is rare to find a restaurant that fires on all cylinders but this one hit multiple home runs from appetizers to main course. Unfortunately we ate... More 

Thank raelsog
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on a busy Friday night. It was a buzzy atmosphere and reasonably noisy, nothing objectionable but be aware it's not your cozy romantic hideaway. The service was excellent, we were given good ordering tips when asked. All the staff was friendly and it was a pleasure to watch the chefs cook in the open kitchen. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$100
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-0550

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