Barking Crab Celebrates the Summer Season with New Tent, Fresh Look, Outdoor Patio and More!

The Barking Crab, Boston’s go-to waterfront seafood restaurant with it's iconic red and yellow tent, celebrates their 21st birthday with a fresh updated look and a brand new red and yellow tent. The Barking Crab has also put in a state-of the-art outdoor heating system to take the chill off cool summer nights. In addition, the Barking Crab will introduce a brand new outdoor patio that will seat about 40. The new outdoor patio is part of the renovation and reinvention of Sleeper Street, that the Barking Crab now shares with it's new soon-to-open neighbor, the Envoy Hotel. At 21, the Barking Crab has never looked sexier!

The Barking Crab’s beloved back deck will be rocking it again this season with a brand new red and yellow striped tent, visible from the Evelyn Moakley and Northern Avenue Bridges. Additionally, a new state of the art outdoor heating system will make dining on the back deck warm and toasty during those occasionally chilly spring and summer nights.

Thanks to a new coat of paint, inside and out, new furniture and refurbished tables, chairs and lavatories, the Barking Crab looks better than ever. There’s even a brand new sign on the roof to help you find us. With the opening of the Envoy Hotel, (not so sleepy) Sleeper Street is permanently closed to traffic, allowing for a new outdoor patio with 40 new seats as part of a pedestrian plaza on the Boston HarborWalk. Guests will enjoy views of the Fort Point Channel, Harbor and Boston's striking downtown, not to mention that special breeze off the water.

Barking Crab latest menu menu is a blend of Barking Crab classics and seasonally driven dishes based on local ingredients --we call it fishhook to table. Guests will enjoy old favorites our award-winning New England Clam Chowder, Hot Crab Dip, Steamers, Fish and Chips, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Naked (hot butter instead of mayo) Lobster Roll as well as newer dishes including Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew, Fresh Tuna Burger, Chicken Under a Brick and a 12-ounce Ribeye Steak. Of course you’ll still be able to order all sizes of Boiled, Grilled and Baked Stuffed Lobster and a selection of Steamed Crab Platters and Bowls. Also, let's not forget our famous 10 POUNDER LOBSTER!

Opened in May 1994 as an outdoor summer restaurant known as Venus—Seafood in the Rough, the restaurant soon expanded into the adjoining Neptune Lobster and Seafood Market, adding a wood burning stove and becoming a year-round operation. The Barking Crab offers the casual atmosphere of a coastal clam shack in an urban setting, with a marina alongside for easy access by water, live music weekends and the Boston HarborWalk (which traverses the city’s bustling waterfront) literally outside our front door.

The Barking Crab Boston is open Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM - Kitchen until 9PM, Bar until 10PM Friday-Saturday: 11:30AM - Kitchen until 10PM, Bar until 11PM The Barking Crab in Newport is open Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am - 9pm Friday – Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm. The Barking Crab is located at 88 Sleeper Street overlooking beautiful Boston Harbor and downtown. 617-426-CRAB. NEWPORT Brick Marketplace II, Newport, RI 02840 401-846-CRAB.

The Barking Crab offers live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, check for details and times.

Recently the Barking Crab has been praised both both patrons nad press alike including: Buzzfeed 2015, named "New England Seafood #7 (and photo of the Barking Crab) on their Top-10 list of Things you Should do Before you Die." "Best Lobster Roll" 2015, USA Today, "Best Fish & Chips", Boston Thrillist, 2015 and "Best Clam Chowder," USA Today 2014.

For more information, photos, to speak with general manager Matt White, please contact Chris Haynes at CBH Communications at 617-267-0070 or at

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Chris Haynes
CBH Communications
20 Park Plaza 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02116