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Posted by matt from Arkansas on 08/06/2014
My wife and I am here while we were in Boston for her brain surgery . We met the third generation family member of the founders of the restaurant. Dennis was a class act that gave us the history of the restaurant as well as helping me decipher the menu to fit my lobster obsession. When he found out why we were in town, you could feel the compassion he felt when he gave my wife a prayer rock. We came back 3 months later for more medical procedures and took the kids to meet him. He showed them the tanks out back and let them touch the huge lobsters. When in town we will always go down to Yankee Lobster, thanks Dennis
Posted by Eclectic Shopper on 07/01/2014
Having lived in New England for almost 20 years, I know there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area. While this one was okay, it fell far short of our expectations based on reviews, most of which I can only assume have been written by visitors to Boston who may not have access to noteworthy seafood on a regular basis. The best thing we ordered were the mussels, which were nice and garlicky. The calamari were average at best, and a laughably small portion for $9.99. The big disappointment was the fish and chips. Any run-of-the-mill pub in these parts will serve up a hunk of super fresh, perfectly fried crispy fish that just about covers the platter. This portion was about a third of that, which would have been fine had it been delectable. Sadly, it wasn't. Perfectly passable and certainly fresh, but not the best the area has to offer. At $65 + tip for 2 (including 2 glasses of wine and 2 bottles of water), it wasn't a great value. We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the place, and got talking to some lovely folks on the outdoor patio, but while that would have added to the experience, it wasn't what we were there for.
Posted by Gulf Coast Seafoof Person on 06/20/2013
Awesome fresh seafood and fantastic chower.
Posted by chuck on 07/22/2010
i had a lobster bisque and let me tell you it was just amazing and my wife got a clam chowder she said that it was the best were going to go back there again
Posted by Gerri on 06/03/2009
Real seafood for people who know the difference and don't need fancy to enjoy it.
Posted by Larry on 02/22/2008
Grabbed a bite here after visiting the Institute of Contemporary Art on the south Boston waterfront. It is a fish market that also serves food. Lobster bisque had chunks of lobster floating in a tasty broth. Broiled seafood platter was fresh and succulent. Calamari perfectly fried. You order at the counter and they bring the food on paper plates. One of the guys brought out a lobster the size of a four year old girl. No tablecloths. Just fresh cooked seafood at budget prices.
Posted by Sherylga on 08/11/2006
This small simple place has the best seafood! I love clam chowder--I try it every where. Thiers is awesome. Thick, flavorful and full of clams. I'll go back just for that. Cannot wait to try the lobster bisque. Another guest was raving about it. My fried clams were perfect too. I tried my friend's lobster tomato sauce over spaghetti ... yummy too. Easy parking right there on the side and after the meal you can take a nice walk along the harbor area. Check it out. You will not be disappointed. Great service too.