Barking Crab Blog – Boston Duck Tours
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The Barking Crab has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Boston both for the food as well as the super cool atmosphere and environment. The Barking Crab first opened in 1994 (same year that Boston Duck Tours started) as an outdoor summer restaurant, and over the years has actually expanded to the adjoining Neptune Lobster & Seafood Market with a wood-burning stove for a year-round experience. The Barking Crab is located right in the Seaport District of Boston on the Fort Point Channel – they even have their own Marina located alongside the restaurant with temporary slips for day visits, so whether you are coming by land or sea, you can enjoy what The Barking Crab has to offer.
They have unique “crabby cocktails” such as the Crabby Margarita, Crabby Mai Tai, or the Barking Tea Party to wet your whistle with, and if you are looking for a classic New England “Clam Shack” feel and some amazing New England Seafood, this is the place! True to the name they have a bunch of “Crabby” food choices such as a Crab Dip starter or some delicious crab cakes. They also have lots of lobster (my favorite food) whether you want to take it apart yourself, get a classic lobster roll, or have yourself some yummy Lobster Mac n’ Cheese. In addition, you can take your pick from Calamari, Steamers, Clams, Scallops, Shrimp, Haddock, Swordfish, Salmon, Flounder and more. Even if you don’t like seafood, you can still grab some steak tips, choose from a variety of salads, or get the “Barking Burger” so you can have something from land rather than sea.
Their big tent outside is my favorite place to sit when I go, it is right on the water with a view of Boston Harbor and they have live music in the tent Tuesday and Thursday Nights as well as Sunday afternoons. It is an awesome place to enjoy a lobster roll and some steamers with friends or family – sitting outside looking out onto the Boston Harbor and listening to some live bands for entertainment. Located in the Historic Seaport District it is near tons of museums as well as our New England Aquarium departure location, so once you have taken a Duck Tour, head over to the Barking Crab for a classic New England Experience! As for the question of whether or not crabs bark? You’ll just have to go and find out! (And then let us know)