One of the dishes you must try when you come to Boston is our fresh and creamy New England clam chowder. It’s absolutely essential to the Boston experience and so I want to tell you where you can find the best clam chowder in Boston. While you’re here you will want to check out the historic sites like the Freedom Trail and you will check some things off your Boston bucket list like going to a Red Sox game. But when you’re hungry at the end of a long day of exploring there’s one obvious choice, it’s got to be clam chowder. Here’s where to find the best clam chowder in Boston, all of which have won awards and accolades for their fresh homemade clam chowder:
Where to Find the Best Clam Chowder in Boston
41 Union Street
With its claim to fame as the oldest restaurant in America, Union Oyster House has had plenty of time to nail down the perfect seafood lineup. And besides its namesake offering, oysters, they serve up a delicious bowl of clam chowder. Boston’s finest dish in its oldest restaurant, what more could you want! It’s soup with a side of history!
761 Boylston Street
The menu at Atlantic Fish Company changes daily to reflect the day’s catch so you know that any seafood you get here is going to be the freshest of the fresh. And the clam chowder is no exception. Leave it to these seafood enthusiasts to craft the perfect bowl of clam chowder!
88 Sleeper Street
Located at arguably one of the best locations in Boston, the Barking Crab sits right on the waterfront of the Seaport District, overlooking both the harbor and the Boston skyline. The tent and patio setup gives it a laidback charm that suggests they are more bothered to have good seafood than good walls. And your stomach will agree, this clam chowder is among the best in Boston.
63 Salem Street
This hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the North End, Boston’s Little Italy, serves up a delicious display of seafood including clam chowder. Secret’s out though because there’s often a significant line to get in to Neptune Oyster. But trust me it’s worth the wait for their made-to-order clam chowder! You can also go during an off time like Tuesday for lunch, to avoid the crowds.
80 Atlantic Avenue
No frills, no fuss, and cups overflowing with clam chowder. It’s everything you could want in a seafood restaurant. Cozy up at Boston Sail Loft with some of the city’s freshest clam chowder and enjoy the views overlooking the harbor.
300 Northern Avenue
Yankee Lobster Company prides itself on delivering the taste of New England, and they serve it up hot and fresh in their clam chowder. Bostonians have long known that this is the place to go for a great cup of chowder, and when they were featured on the Food Network, everyone else found out what delicious seafood could be found beyond the unassuming exterior here.