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There are many ways to serve mussels, and these Boston restaurants have their own perfect preparations. From smothered in marinara sauce and served over linguine to lightly drizzled with white wine sauce, mussels are a delicious dish to eat as an appetizer or your main entree. Check out these locations for mussels and plenty of other meals to enjoy.
Benevento’s
111 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-4111
www.beneventosboston.com

Located in the North End is Benevento’s. One of the best dishes on the menu is the mussels, which you can get an appetizer portion or as your entree. The starter Mussels Marinara is just $8.95 and features mussels sautéed in white wine, garlic, butter and diced tomatoes, with marinara sauce. Or go for the mussels over linguine with similar fresh ingredients like herbs, garlic and wine, along with tomato sauce. Beside seafood, Benevento’s also has pizza, salads and plenty of other selections.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-5300
www.islandcreekoysterbar.com

At Island Creek Oyster Bar, the focus is on fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. This spot serves brunch on weekends, and lunch and dinner all week long. From ceviche to shrimp cocktail, the raw bar cannot be missed. But the mussels are also a favorite. The No Shell Prince Edward Island Mussels can be served with chorizo, fresno and saffron for $11 or in a white wine cream sauce with garlic, shallots and parsley for $10.
Jm Curley
21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
www.jmcurleyboston.com

A perfect place for socializing with friends on weekends or co-workers for lunch or drinks after a long day, JM Curley is a lively downtown Boston hangout. The menu offers American treats like burgers, macaroni and cheese, and tomato soup. There is also a mussels dish featuring chorizo and white wine, accompanied by grilled bread. And let’s not forget about the beer and cocktails. There are plenty of choices from local hard cider to national craft beers.

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Coda
329 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-2632
www.codaboston.com

Since 2007, Coda Bar & Kitchen has been a South End eatery for American comfort foods. The small plates make a great appetizer or even just order a few to create your own perfect meal. Standouts include the lamb arancini, meatball sliders and roasted wings. You also won’t want to miss the mussels, which are served with chorizo, rice and beans for $12. Then, there are tasty entrees like the chicken breast, steak frites and grilled salmon.
Giacomo’s Ristorante
431 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5723
www.giacomosblog-boston.blogspot.com

Giacomo’s has locations in the North End and in the South End and there is a reason the line is out the door. This place serves authentic Italian dishes at affordable prices, alongside plenty of wine options. It has Prince Edward Island Mussels with your choice of sauce for $9. Then there are tons of pasta options with mussels. Choose to have mussels alone over pasta, or add clams or calamari to enjoy over pasta, with your choice of pesto, Fra Diavolo, tomato sauce, scampi or the lobster sauce. Another standout is the Frutti Di Mare featuring mussels, calamari, clams, scallops and shrimp for $19.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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