When visiting New England, Boston is a must. One of America's oldest cities, Boston was the social and political epicenter of the country's founding. Since then, much has changed, but it has evolved into New England's economic and cultural hub with many beloved sports teams, prestigious universities, and some of the world's finest medical institutions.
As a coastal city, it goes without saying that Boston has a rich seafood history. In 2014, the Boston Fish Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary! Numerous family owned seafood companies still sit on the fish pier today after being passed down from generation to generation. A city with so much fresh seafood is bound to have many amazing seafood restaurants!
Oysters are no joke in Massachusetts. Some of the world's most well-known oysters, like Wellfleet, are grown just a couple of hours away. Many oyster bars in the city serve oysters harvested within a day! Every New England has their seafood specialty and in Boston, it's oysters.
To help you cover more ground while enjoying some of Massachusetts' best bivalves, we put together an oyster bar hop guide! Enjoy sight seeing at some of the nation's most historic locations, then take a short walk to take a slurping break with a midday pick-me-up. Click on the markers of each map to get more information on the restaurant or historic site.
Boston is a super walkable city, so this itinerary only requires a day or two at most. We recommend doing the tour on a weekend because New England restaurants have wonderful brunch menus and there are always weekend activities going on.
If you have a bit more time to visit a few more oyster bars, Les Zygomates and Row 34 in the Fort Point area are also great options for getting your oyster fill. Looking to do a day trip, too? Take a car and drive to Cape Cod, you won't be disappointed.
#eatmoreoysters and have fun!