Where to Find the Best Chowder in Boston

Creamy, comforting and full of fresh, tender clams, Boston clam chowder isn’t just a signature dish—it’s a namesake dish. No matter where you grab a bowl to eat in the City on a Hill, it will delight your senses. But where can you find the absolute best chowder in Boston? That all depends on what you crave. Here are a few of our faves.

Grill 23

Located on Berkely Street, Grill 23 is best known for its award-winning steak. Locals know that no meal is complete at Grill 23 without a bowl of New England Shellfish Chowder, however. The luxurious blend of butter-braised lobster, quahogs and heritage-breed bacon is nothing short of spectacular. Reservations are recommended.

Legal Harborside

This upscale, waterfront restaurant a must for any chowder-connoisseur. Located just two-tenths of a mile from our luxury apartment community at 100 Pier 4, Legal Harborside features a rooftop lounge with a retractable glass roof, allowing patrons to dine al fresco, weather permitting. Legal’s rich seafood soup is seasoned to perfection, and contains a creamy blend of potatoes and hearty clams.

The Daily Catch

This much-loved local restaurant has been serving up steaming bowls of acclaimed clam chowder since 1973. A seasoned biscuit complements the flavorful mix of bacon, potatoes, onions and fresh clams. Reservations are accepted only at the Seaport location. Be prepared for a bit of a wait during peak hours at the Brookline and North End locations.

Ned Devine’s

You might not expect to find a three-time award-winning clam chowder at a gastro-pub complete with a dance floor. But the recipe at this Faneuil Hall hot-spot boasts a buttery base seasoned with fresh thyme, loaded with sweet cockles and clams. The velvety texture of this Hall of Fame dish glides down effortlessly.

Soothing and satisfying, nothing beats a bowl of Boston clam chowder. Have you eaten at any of these restaurants? Which one do you consider the best? Share your reviews in the comments below. 
Amy Johnson

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