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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
1.1 km from New England Aquarium
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Takeaway Available
  • Outdoor Seating Available
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About
We’re Row 34. If we could eat oysters and drink beer for every meal period, we probably would. Professionals Only.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews oysters lobster roll butterscotch pudding lettuce cups ceviche seafood tower chowder fresh seafood branzino cornbread fries burger salad raw bar beer selection seafood restaurant sat at the bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable team who love their jobs and do them brilliantly. Amazing raw bar - so good I never ordered anything cooked but the cooked food looked great....I did order a green salad though which was sublime. And the wine and...beer are amazing. No complaints, highly recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Thank you for your kind note regarding our team, we really appreciate it. Feel free to reach out to reservations@row34.com for help in the future! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had a delicious lunch — crab cake, shrimp roll, and grilled salmon with sides of biscuits, corn bread and carrots ( we were hungry). Each dish was exceptional — great flavors, perfectly prepared and nicely presented. The waitstaff knew the menu well...so all our questions were quickly answered; they were courteous and efficient. Importantly, We were able to carry on a conversation and hear one another!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed the meal, service, and overall atmosphere you received with us! Feel free to reach out to reservations@row34.com for help in the future! Cheers!

Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

There's something about a place being busy during the week, it's either hyped or amazing. This place is AMAZING! We got some buns, swordfish meatballs, and a lobster roll! Wow! Top of the list so far! The slaw was really good too! And if you're...like me and like to combo your slaw and lobster roll for a few bites, this is the place! Plus the buns and swordfish meatballs inspired us to make our own Swordfish Meatball Sliders!!! You have to try it if you love meatball sandwiches! Perhaps a future menu item? Seriously, those buns are punch yo mamma delicious! And service? Out of this world! My water (and I drink about a gallon of water a day) was NEVER EMPTY! This wasn't a slow period, this was prime time, and we never had to ask for anything. We even sat outside like we wanted to! Wonderful place for everyone to enjoy, courteous and attentive staff, wonderful food with good portions!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2022

Thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate all of your feedback. I'm happy to share we did add a swordfish meatball sub sandwich to the lunch menu for few days! My name is Cortlandt and I am the general manager. Please reach...More

Reviewed 3 October 2022

We arrived late for our reservation but fortunately we were seated. Very good clam chowder and lobster roll. I bit noisy but loved the ambience.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

We are grateful for your feedback. Please reach out to reservations@row34.com for a reservation the next time that you join us!

Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

About $150 for 4 people for lunch. One beer, one raw salmon, one raw tuna, two peppers, one fish n chips, one clam salad of some type. All good. Service excellent. Reservations possible. Peppers are mixed temperatures from mild to hot with good sauce. Definite...go-back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please reach out to reservations@row34.com for a reservation the next time that you join us!

Reviewed 21 September 2022 via mobile

Food was good, staff were a bit on the stressed side. I would suggest the salmon if you want a light bite and get it at the bar for quick service. Not welcoming but nice food if you can deal with rubbish staff 🤷🏻‍♂️More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2022

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, Simon. We appreciate any and all feedback. My name is Cortlandt and I am the general manager. I apologize for the less than stellar experience. We have taken this information and reviewed it with...More

Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

My colleagues and I had a nice supper here. We started with steamed mussels which were excellent. One had the salmon, another the halibut and I the squid ink pasta and clams. All were very good. Service is attentive and friendly

Date of visit: September 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2022

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us, Orso! Feel free to reach out to reservations@row34.com for help in the future! Cheers!

Reviewed 9 September 2022

I didn't make a reservation at Row 34 as I had just come across the website when searching for "Boston's best lobster roll." The restaurant was packed when I got there. There was a special event being held and several folks visiting for a conference...were taking up most of the space at the restaurant. I had a seat at the bar. The bartenders were the best. There was one person in particular who recommended a beer, what type of oyster to try, and explained everything about how to eat an oyster to me, a first-timer! I wasn't a huge fan of the oyster, but the lobster roll I ordered for dinner was amazing. I ordered the hot, buttered option and it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I have no other lobster rolls to compare it to, as this was my first one, but you can't go wrong with something this tasty. The bartender and my newfound friend at the bar also recommended other places to try during my stay. The bakery Flour, a couple blocks away on Farnsworth, was highly recommended. The meal I had at Row 34 is my favorite so far of all the meals I've tried in Boston.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Row Reservations, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2022

So happy to hear that the service you received made your meal with us that much more enjoyable, Annec. We are here for anything you may need in the future, reservations@row34.com. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 August 2022

We stopped in at Row 34, not our first time. I had mussels, needed garlic. She had a lobster roll. It was worth every penny. She would not let me even have a bite. Oh, I also had a dozen Wellfleet Oysters, Row 34 brand....These were outstanding. The place is beautiful, busy, clean, and the service is very efficient. We look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reservations R, General Manager at Row 34, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words! Please keep in touch with anything you might need in the future, at reservations@row34.com. We can't wait to host you again.

Reviewed 30 July 2022

Row 34 had it all. Outstanding cocktails and beer selection, wonderful starters, and the food was amazing. The lettuce cups and chowder may have been our favorites. Make sure you save room for the butterscotch pudding... the homemade saltine cracker with the chowder made it...worth ordering by itself. We probably ordered too much so barely at any of our main courses. I had the fish and chips, which was not my favorite, but everything else i would order again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

Great meal! The bread appetizer was delicious (we’re carbs people), and my husband raved about the oysters he ordered. For entrees, I had the fish tacos and he had the warm lobster roll, both delicious. Then we finished with the butterscotch pudding - highly recommend...if that’s your thing!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

Nice selection of oysters. Food was tasty in general crab cake is great. They made a mistake with our order.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

Amazing service with food to match. Seafood fresh and delicious. We had amazing Lobster Rolls, Oyster Sliders and Fish tacos. We highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022

I'll simply share the email sent to Row 34: A huge thank you to you and your staff of Row 34 for making the rehearsal dinner and welcome party so amazing! At every turn you, and the staff graciously accommodated our guests. The food was...SOOOO delicious and the presentation was beautiful. We could not be more thrilled! Please send our thanks on to everyone in the front and back of house for making our perfect!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

So good! We went for lunch and split the seafood tower. It was delicious. The ceviche, oysters, and shrimp were the stars. My husband liked the beer selection. Great service.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Row 34 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5