Boston’s Best Waterfront Dining

June 12, 2011 1:50 PM

Eating your meal, while glancing through floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Boston Harbor; Sipping a cool beverage on an outdoor patio with the ocean air all around you. You are dining on the Boston waterfront. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
meritage Bostons Best Waterfront Dining



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The chef here has decades of experience pairing food and wine. Let’s face it, there’s no better pairing than a delicious dinner and spectacular waterfront views.

temazcal cantina Bostons Best Waterfront Dining




A gem on the newly-rebuilt Liberty Wharf, Temazcal Tequila Cantina has opened to rave reviews. “One of the best Mexican restaurants in the country,” and “quite possibly the best food I have ever had,” boasted two reviewers on Yelp. The upscale Mexican eatery appropriately offers an enormous selection of 300 tequilas. Techies take note, wait staff presents the menu on an Apple iPad.

spirit of boston Bostons Best Waterfront Dining




This floating restaurant offers a variety of options, which are typically buffet-style. You can choose from a lunch, a dinner, or even a lobster cruise. The views are breathtaking, abundant, and ever-changing.

pasta beach Bostons Best Waterfront Dining




It’s simple but delicious focus is on authentic Italian pasta and pizza. The section of outdoor seating on Rowe’s Wharf provides views of the harbor during the summer season.


belle isle seafood Bostons Best Waterfront Dining

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Other places spend time and money on atmosphere, this no-frills takeout joint focuses on making the biggest and best lobster roll you could dream up. To call Bell Isle a “shack” may be overstating the décor, but it’s hard not to understate just how delicious this food is.

james hook Bostons Best Waterfront Dining

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For nearly a century, the James Hook family has built up a stellar reputation. There’s a reason this landmark has been able to survive the Great Depression, this decade’s recession, the Big Dig, and a devastating 2008 fire.

hyatt harborside Bostons Best Waterfront Dining

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Some say the best view in Boston is one where you’re looking at Boston. The patio offers gorgeous unobstructed views of the city’s skyline. Go for the food and stay for the view.

sams at louis Bostons Best Waterfront Dining

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What’s better than trying to decide between a ham, potato, and cheddar omelet or a Fried Oyster Po’ Boy? How about sitting on the second-floor patio, staring off into Boston Harbor while you’re deciding? Spectacular views accompany the sleek ambiance. The food and service live up to most expectations.