I've lived in Boston for 8 years and I've never had a meal at The Barking Crab - until this summer! We meandered over to the Fort Point Channel area on a warm Monday evening, the place was PACKED. It's super touristy - we enjoyed some nice conversations with out-of-towners at our communal picnic table. The views out from underneath the bright red and yellow awning are spectacular, the Financial District illuminated sprawls out before you across the channel. It is rather pricey (the meal was comped for me this evening) but I did pay for the alcohol, which included Zesty Oyster Shooters ($9) and a couple Harpoon Barking Crab White Ales ($6). Kicking off a seafood meal with a freshly shucked oyster in Stoli Hot and hot sauce isn't a bad idea. Our waiter recommended an appetizer when we couldn't decide, the Scallops ($12) had a beautiful pan sear and paired nicely with a corn puree and fennel slaw. I enjoyed my Naked Lobster Roll ($26) and Bob devoured his Stuffed Lobster ($54). Simply prepared, the lobster meat is fresh and plentiful. If you're in the mood to dine on the water in a casual communal setting, socialize with some tourists, and splurge on seafood, this is the place to do it.
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