Yankee Lobster Fish Market – Waterfront Seafood

300 Northern Ave. Boston, MA 02210

http://www.yankeelobstercompany.com/ (617) 345-9799

*On the waterfront, right behind the Bank of America Pavilion
Seth & Ren, +2 guests
  • Large Sam Adams Winter Lager (favorite!) x5
  • Harpoon Cider
  • Large Harpoon IPA x2
  • Crab Cakes
  • Fried Clam Box
  • Fried Calamari
  • Bucket O’ Crabs (10 in a bucket!)
  • 1 1/4 lb. Lobster Dinner
  • Twin Lobster Dinner
  • $174.99 w/ tax ($48.60 in drinks)

Seth: Months ago, when I was searching for some fresh live seafood to cook at home, this is where I was led. This time I was able to make it back here to actually sit down and eat. I wasn’t disappointed in the least. We started with the crab cakes and fried calamari. The cakes were moist and full of meat and came with a nice chipotle aioli for dipping. We got the full belly clams, which I prefer, and they were as delicious as I hoped for. One of our guests thought they were a little heavy on the breading and I guess this can vary to preference. Next I split the 1 1/4 lb lobster dinner that came with fries and coleslaw. The coleslaw was fresh and bright; the fries were fries but good, and the lobster was great. Plenty of melted butter for dipping of course. The weak of heart at this point may have felt that an additional bucket of crab was a lot of food, but for the sake of the blog we pushed on. The crab was a good time. Hammer smashing, juices splashing and tender meat butter dipped galore. By the end I was almost a little too full. This was all washed down with Sam Adams Winter Lager, which is my favorite seasonal beer by that brewery, and also just my second time finding it this season. My favorite thing: Those crab cakes. So succulent in that sauce.

Ren: The restaurant’s atmosphere, while nothing special, really suites the food it serves. It is located right near a pier and out-of-the-way of regular traffic, which really gives it that fresh caught feel. It also immediately appealed to my New England nature: an abounding love for a fresh seafood feast. One and one-quarter pounds of tender lobster meat dipped in warm melted butter washed down by a tall cold frothy Sam Seasonal draft…life just doesn’t get any better. One of my favorite things about a meal like this is the time it takes to crack open the lobster in order to extract the delicious morsels. It really demands a substantial time commitment in which you can spend socializing, drinking your beer, and just getting a bit messy. (Not to mention it had been nearly a year since I last dined on lobster….what a crime!) I also enjoyed their meaty fried clams and calamari; Though I did find their crab to be a little stringy and not very flavorful. My Favorite Thing: The lobster!

Ave Price/Person: $25-35 w/ Drinks: $35-45

Food: Seth 7.5 Ren 7 Food Ave: 7.25 Great fresh seafood at prices you would expect.

Service: N/A  As this was an “eat in the rough” style place, you order at the front and it’s brought to you. The people who worked there were nice and there were no complaints, but not enough service to score it.

Decor/Atmosphere: Seth 7 Ren 6.5 It’s sort of what you’re hoping for in a place like this. The obligatory black and white photos of massive lobsters, some seafood shanty style kitsch that is appropriate and plastic utensils.

Total: 7 Good overall no frills seafood

One Bad Thing: We were planning on getting a few raw oysters as well, but they were all out today.

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