Atlantic Fish Company – An Iconic Seafood Restaurant in Boston

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Boston food? Seafood, of course!

And you can’t visit Boston unless you visit the iconic seafood restaurants in Boston, right? So I went on the hunt for where to eat in Boston.

Gratefully, my brother lives there and without hesitation said: Atlantic Fish Company!

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Seafood Delight in Boston

My family and I aren’t huge foodies. What we do look for are unique restaurants that are a part of the cultural beat of either the city or town we visit. And most importantly that it is an experience that my kids will remember and associate with their trip, in this case Boston.

Atlantic Fish Company was so much more than I expected in so many different ways. For all you mothers and fathers who dine with kids, if your kids can enjoy an upper class restaurant for more than one hour without getting bored and driving you mad, it’s a huge feat and you know the place rocks.

We were there for over two hours and when it was time to leave my kids were the ones dragging their feet and wanted to hangout longer.

However, aside from the friendly, entertaining atmosphere the food blew us away!

Why Atlantic Fish Company is a Must Eat Seafood Restaurant in Boston

The Menu

Every day they print out a new menu with new specials, catches of the day, and fresh seafood that you can choose from.

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What’s on the Menu?

Kids fun and entertainment

We got an extra treat while waiting for our first dishes to come out. The friendly manager arrived at a table with a little buddy. Or more of a ten pound lobster that my sons immediately named ‘Manny’.

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That’s one big Lobster

This was a huge hit. We spent almost fifteen minutes with him and had a number of neighboring tables, without kids, join in.

Fun Fact – It’s said that for every seven years a lobster gains one pound. So this guy was over 70 years old!

Food Time

Atlantic Fish Company is considered one of the top restaurants in Boston, for good reason. Aside from their famous Executive Chef – Danny Levesque, who is an artist for his recipes and food creations, its staff’s service and treatment was unforgettable. And that’s huge since not many restaurants truly enjoy having families (even the ones that say they do).


Sometimes when you start looking at the menu, you want to try everything. But most restaurants have a totally different selection for entrees and appetizers. What I loved about the selection here is that some of the appetizers where smaller portions of the entrees. This gave us a chance to try both without over indulging.

What we ordered:

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

crab cake atlantic fish company

Lobster Ravioli

lobster ravioli

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon – this will bring you to absolute ecstasy!

scallops wrapped with bacon


You can’t be in New England and not get a New England Clam Chowder – OMG! This was the most creamiest, heavenly soup ever. Writing about it right now, I’m drooling and craving for another bowl!

new england clam chowder


There were six of us at the table, with six extremely different palates (two of which belonged to kids under ten) so our diverse selections included a bit of everything, which gave me a chance to have a taste of it all.

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Maine Lobster – you can’t be in New England and not eat a good ole fashioned Lobster! They offer all the way up to three pounds, or if you wanted the ten pounder, but I was more than satiated with 1 and 1/4 pounds.

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Seared Sesame Tuna

seared sesame tuna

Costa Rica Mahi Mahi (came off the Today’s Fresh Catch section). Plus we had a choice of two sides which was English Peas with Sugar Snaps and Crushed New Potatoes.

costa rican mahi mahi

The Captain’s Platter – this is an amazing fried dish with shrimp, scallops, clams, and fresh haddock. My son actually got this because he wanted a taste of everything and there was no way I would get him one of each dish, so this was a perfect way to keep him happy.

fried fish and seafood platter

Something for Everyone – my baby was more than pleased with the corn on the cob saturated in butter from my lobster platter. And if he’s happy, we’re all happy.

corn on the cob with butter

Atlantic Fish Company Information

Since I’m not totally familiar with Boston, I can say this was really easy to find. It’s right next to Copley place in the center of town.

We made a reservation before arriving, and I recommend you do so too. We were there on a random Tuesday early evening and by the time we left there was a waiting line, which could easily be avoided if you just reserve before hand.

Atlantic Fish Company

761 Boylston Street

Boston, MA  02116

Tel:   617-267-4000

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Family Fun!

If you can only go to one top notch restaurant, or only one dining out experience in Boston, I would say this is the one. Plus, you can sit outside to get the buzz of Boston truly flow with the mood and the food.


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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

18 Responses to Atlantic Fish Company – An Iconic Seafood Restaurant in Boston

  1. It all looks so inviting I may just hop on the next plane to Boston to try it myself!

  2. i LOVE seafood. i’d totally go there – thanks for the great rec!
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  3. That seared tuna has my name on it!
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  4. That’s my city! Woot woot! 😀
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  5. I spent my 27th birthday in Boston last summer. My only request was a huge lobster all for me! I’m in Northern Spain now, and we always celebrate the end of summer camp with an enormous seafood feast – so good.
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  6. That lobster ravioli looks to die for!
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  7. Steve says:

    Some great seafood dishes there – I’m veering toward the scallops wrapped in bacon
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  8. You had me at seafood! I’d probably spend hours there as seafood is one of my all time favorite types of food. Love the personal attention and of course, the food.
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  9. Yum! Every dish looks delicious. We’re huge seafood fans.
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  10. Jennifer says:

    Everything looks delicious. I love clam chowder and lobster!
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  11. Lori says:

    Wow – it looks like an amazing restaurant – and the dishes seem to be yummy. They look awesome in your photos!
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  12. That looks so good!! Now I need lunch again!
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  13. Larissa says:

    Love that lobster–the more simply cooked, the better! And I think that big old 10-pounder should just be allowed to grow some more 🙂
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  14. Oh,those foods looks very amazing and that seared tuna is one of my favorite one.
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  15. I love all those seafoods! Yummy! Fish, tuna and Lobster !!
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  16. I’m drooling. It all looks and sounds great, but I’d beeline for that lobster ravioli!
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