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B & G Oysters

#53 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
+1 617-423-0550
12:00 - 22:00
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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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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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468 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and daughter love it here, but, only for the oysters. if you dont like oysters like me, then much of the rest of the menu is limited. There is not much healthy here to eat, other than a beet salad, and a fish dish. Not for those who do not like fish.

Thank Jleibo
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went twice in one day to this place! First I had lunch - 6 oysters with some crab (plus Muscadet and Chablis - a glass of)! Then I brought my partner back here in the evening after some live music and drinks at the Beehive just about opposite on Tremont. We had a dozen oysters and some more crab... More 

Thank DavidBih
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and finger licking good, added to that the staff members were very professional and kind. One of the best in Boston!

Thank Sherene S
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

2nd visit to this place. Good food. I got the lobster and it was delicious. The service was good and the patio was great on a cool evening. Will be back again!

Thank Gobeachmama
Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

No excuse for what they did to that Branzino! But let me start with the fried oysters. They were spectacular! The best fried oysters I have ever had. They were perfectly warmed through, and not over-cooked. The breading was light and crisp and not greasy at all. The home made tartar sauce was perfectly devine. I could not get enough... More 

Thank GeneandJulie
Wilton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

When in town, I enjoy a place with a really good oyster selection...and this is the place. The freshness and quality are topnotch. The clam chowder is also exceptional.

Thank darlingclementine1
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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562 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We went for a nice dinner before attending a show. We were overdressed. It is a trendy place with half of the restaurant being diner style seating with stools looking at the chefs in the kitchen. Rather dark and not much decor. The food could have been really good but unfortunately everything was too salty. We had the signature fried... More 

1 Thank Peter R
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We came here for lunch and had no wait for a spot on the patio. We split the fried calamari, king crab risotto and the lobster BLT. Everything was really good. I probably prefer a regular lobster roll to the BLT because the focus is on the lobster and doesn't have bacon, etc, but we had been having a lot... More 

Thank LizM201486
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 26 November 2016

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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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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