Yankee Lobster Co in Boston, MA

Yankee Lobster Co
300 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA

the front

I had never been to this area before but this restaurant had rave reviews online and my man needed some clam chowder before he finished his Boston trip.  We got here early for lunch, it was nice! No one else was there. But in the time it took me to scan the menu,a long line had formed behind me which worried me that we wouldn’t find a table (not much space in this joint but the free parking is a definite plus).

the goods

the menu

Lots of choices and the selection looked fresh!

clam chowder

My friend and Joe had the clam chowder which they both said was good. When I sampled some, it was on the watery side for me.

lobster bisque

The lobster bisque was amazing! It was silky and yet there were 4 intact lobster claws in my bowl! The flavors really stood out and I felt bad for hogging it so I gave Joe 2 of the lobster claws.

crabcake sandwich

My friend had the crabcake sandwich. Looked good!

crab roll

lobster roll

These rolls were so money. So much crustacean meat between these two buns. The meats didn’t have too much flavor but the amount of meat was impressive for mid-December. Very generous meat proportions! If you can swing by here for some lobster bisque and lobster roll, you’re in for a treat!

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Atlantic Fish Co in Boston, MA

Atlantic Fish Co
761 Boylston St.
Boston, MA

Newbury St. and Boylston St. are located in the Back Bay of Boston which means parking is nearly impossible. Lucky for us, we were able to find street parking on Newbury St (we were about to pay for a parking lot that was $13 per 30 min). My mom calls Newbury St. the “Rodeo Dr. of Boston.”

Atlantic Fish Co

When we walked in, we immediately felt under-dressed even though we were here for lunch.  But our waittress was so laid back and nonchalant that we were put at ease about our wardrobe and enjoyed an extremely nice meal.


the complimentary bread dish came out right away and we were so pleased that it was warm! and the butter was spreadable! double kudos to AFC!

warm bread

Not only was the clam chowder stupendously creamy, but the sourdough used for the bread bowl was not overpowering the soup. Usually I’m not a big fan of sourdough because I feel like it has too strong of its own sour tendencies. This was not the case here where the sourdough blended in the background of the award winning New England clam chowder.

Award winning clam chowder in bread bowl

My friend ordered the sea-bass fresh fish pan-seared. The freshness was clearly evident from the first bite. Although there wasn’t much flavoring, it was still pretty good.

Pan seared sea bass

When I dug into my crabcake, I was expecting it to be mostly breadding or some other filler. With my first forkful, I could immediately see that the entire thing was all crabmeat. It was glorious! Especially when combined with the tartar sauce, my tastebuds could sing! The sides for both dishes weren’t that spectacular but we knew that this place was known for its “chowda” and seafood so we were extremely pleased on that agenda!

Crab cakes!

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, MA

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA

Tons tourists here with huge cameras, so I blended in just fine. Came here for lunch with the family. Tip for next time: park at 75 State St. parking garage because you get validation with purchase from any of the vendors at Faneuil, versus the garage on Clinton St. (which is next door) does not validate.

the view from the parking garage

Welcome to Quincy Market

We don’t come here that often unless we have out-0f-towners with us, so we figure a place with “Chowda” in the name must be pretty legit. Altho lines are long (except for maybe the Thai place and Indian place), everything moves along quite nice. And if you can’t find seats right away, give it a minute and you’ll see someone get up from a table. There is also standing areas with tables, and an eating area upstairs.

Best clam chowder bread bowls in Faneuil Hall

i don’t know why someone would bother with something else besides clam chowder when you come to Boston

they have other soups too

i started to drool when I saw this window case.

i love lobster rolls

The bread was alright (sourdough I believe). The soup was ok too, nothing spectacular. I’m pretty sure Faneuil Hall is here mainly for the tourists and so they don’t mind over-paying for Boston’s famous clam chowder.

clam chowder bread bowl!!

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