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Good Seafood restaurant in Boston & Cambridge

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I am looking for a good seafood restaurant in Boston and Cambridge with healthy options (I am not interested in deep fried seafood). I had steamed clams at Tony's in Wollestan, and felt like I was eating a sandbox, and so if you could advise on a different track, I would appreciate it.


Also, please let me know your thoughts on the following list:


Select Oyster bar

Mooncusser Fish House

Summer Shack

Legal Seafoods

Legal Oysteria

Legal Harborside

Courthouse Seafood


The Hourly Oysterhouse


Abe and Louie's

Alive and Kicking Lobsters

The Red House


Shaking Crab 

McComick and Schmicks, Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Eventide at Fenway. New location opened last autumn by award winning Portland Maine-based crew. Lobster rolls served on Asian steamed buns baked in house with browned butter. Terrific oyster bar too.

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I did not see this when it was originally posted.  Sorry!  Just in case it might be helpful to someone else, from your list I would recommend Select Oyster Bar.  Summer Shack has a very good pan roasted lobster.  The rest of the menu is OK.  I am not a huge fan of Legal Seafoods in general, though their raw bar is good.  That said Legal Harborside has a great bar on the third floor with awesome views and a small menu--mostly lobster rolls and sushi.   I very much dislike McCormick and Schmicks.  


My favorite for cooked seafood in Boston is Island Creek Oyster House. They have terrific oyster sliders and everything is impeccably fresh. They are known for their lobster and short rib pasta,.   Service is top notch.  Another little gem is Saltie Girl, which specializes in tinned seafood.  Finally you cannot go wrong with Neptune Oyster.


For sushi, my favorite is Douzo.  I ate there recently and took some photos and thought I would share them here


XO Toro with sturgeon caviar and aioli XO sauce




Tamari scallop with cilantro, diced mushroom and sesame




Tuna tataki with spicy ponzu




Yellowtail usuzukuri with yuzu sauce, jalapeño and "red spicy sauce"




Assorted sashimi (and a couple of nigiri for my niece)




Maki rolls: toro jalapeño (cucumber, onion and asparagus wrapped with layers of torched toro and jalapeño), crunchy (cucumber, spicy tempura crumbs wrapped with tun and salmon, topped with mango sauce, inure and tobiko), backbay (asparagus, cucumber and avocado wrapped with seared tuna, wasabi mayo), and torch (avocado, cucumber and spicy mayo wrapped with seared yellowtail, yuzu sauce and tobiko)






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Legal Seafood is the only current ' Fish House ' Ive been to.


a firend has tried them in BOS and Cambridge


we went to on in the 'Burbs.


we get the fried items as I don't choose to fry at home.


the Clams w bellies was as good as you are gong to get in Essex MA


the PopCorn shrimp came w a Bufallo like dipping sauce that was excellent.   they put a few crumbles of BleuCheese in there which I feel w ' fish ' is a mistake


but we go for the Fish and chips :


the F&C is smaller Haddock , locally caught Im told


and the Haddock F&C is larger Haddock.   Ive only had the Haddock F&C a few times.  fries are  thin light and not greasy.


My friend thinks the 'burgs Legal is better than those in town.


Im sure if you are in-town or in Cambridge   you can do mighty fine w other selections there 


so no need to go out to the ' burbs.


its < 1o minutes from hy house


so if I want fried fish , I do very well there.

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We tried Ostra for my birthday. I really liked it and would go back in a heartbeat.


We go to Legal Oysteria in Charlestown on a regular basis. It's pretty good. You will never get a bad meal at Legal but you will never get a great one.

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