What’s better than a delicious meal after a day spent on the water? The ability to dock right at your favorite restaurant on the water! New England is home to an incredible number of “dock n' dine” restaurants, and many of the top names on the list are located in Boston. Best way to dine on the water? On a Boatsetter boat rental
, of course!
Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill
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Looking for a place where you can catch the Sox and grab a burger and brew? If that’s you, then Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill is the place to be. You’ll find amazing burgers, but just as many seafood dishes to tempt your palate.
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If you’re in the mood for something from south of the border, then Temazcal should be your port of call. You’ll find it located right at Liberty Wharf, where you can tie up with ease. There’s even a waterside patio so you can keep an eye on your boat while you dine. The food here is delicious, but that also means the restaurant is quite popular. Reservations are recommended.
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
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Head to The Marina at Rowes Wharf and you’ll be able to enjoy the offerings at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille while you’re there. The 38 slips available will suit any mariner’s needs, and the seafood on offer is simply delicious. Note that the restaurant is actually located inside the Boston Harbor Hotel. Also, make sure you save your receipt – it’s good for up to four hours at the marina.
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Legal Harborside might be a small, local chain now, but once there was only one restaurant. It is still located right on the water in Boston today, serving up the same sea-based dishes that helped them build their reputation. Dock at the wharf and head inside for your choice of delicious dishes.
The Barking Crab
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Looking for something a bit more off the beaten path and a lot less formal? You’ll never need reservations at The Barking Crab. All the seating is outdoors at picnic tables, and the restaurant is definitely kid-friendly. However, while you might not need reservations, you should call ahead to make sure that there’s dock space, as it can be limited. The seafood menu here is extensive, but there are other options for those who prefer land-based food.
Aragosta Bar and Bistro
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As featured on Eater, Aragosta Bar and Bistro serves up delightful takes on traditional New England fare in a dockside setting. Make sure to grab a spot on the terrace and enjoy the house special s’mores during your visit.
There you have them – some of the best dock n' dine options available to you in Boston. However, this list is far from exhaustive. There are tons of others, ranging from five-star, fine-dining establishments to food carts. Get out there and explore the spirit of local eating and see what Boston was built on.