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Barking Crab

88 Sleeper St., Boston, MA, 02210
(617) 426-2722

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Restaurant Details
Cuisine
$$ ($15 - $30)
Price
Kid Friendly
Atmosphere
Not Required
Reservations
Non-smoking
Features
Hours
Open daily for lunch and dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Location & Nearby Info
Barking Crab
88 Sleeper St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-2722
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Reviews & Comments
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1 review
Feb 16, 2010 - Natural77
Worst Place to Eat in Boston

I WOULD NEVER EAT HERE.. WARNING TOURIST TRAP ALERT... First, I would like to say that the Barking Crab is absolutely awful. The food lacks depth, flavor, and creativity. Do not eat any of the items that are sauteed since the fra diavlo sauce is a watery mess, the beurre blanc isn't a beurre blanc rather rotten cream sauce and almost 90 percent of the food is pre-made or frozen. The clams and calamari are usually a few days old oh and by the way this place is infested with rats. So it is easy to say that the sanitary conditions aren't up to code. The waitstaff is inexperienced, along with the Management especially Kris Kratsas, which is probably the downfall of the Barking Crab Boston. I have first hand knowledge that the Barking Crab "releases," employees before their 90 days so they do not have to pay for insurance or give a reason for the termination." They have gone through multiple upon multiple turn-overs through out the front and back of the house and even the management isn't safe from the entity known as Kris. The only people that are unscathed from the 90 day turn-over is the illegal immigrants that are working in the back for 8-9 bucks an hour. This place does not care about its food so why would they care about its patrons and employees. This place is a cesspool and should be ashamed of itself for overcharging for garbage. I could receive better food in a 3rd world country. The only thing that is usually fresh is the lobster, which is extremely over priced. The one thing that this place is Great for is making money and staying under budget, how? your guess is as good as mine. Great Job Barking Crab!

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1 review
(no rating) Oct 18, 2009 - ilovebostonalot
Spoiled Food, Food Poisoning

When I went their with friends, we got a frozen crab, and a spoiled crab!!! We could have gotten food poisoning!!!!!!!!!! Lucky we smelled the crab first!

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1 review
(no rating) Jul 23, 2009 - njdmoonhill
Barking Crab

1 of the worst restaurants in Boston. Don't know how they stay in business. Food terrible, service unprofessional, atmosphere-- a shack, but has high prices.

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3 reviews
Jul 20, 2009 - imafoodie
Rude Bar Staff

I went to the bar because my party had to wait. My beer didn't taste right and she took my friends orders wrong and the bartender was extremely rude because I wasn't going to open a tab when I was going to be seated soon. The waitress was nice and my crab was good - but after starting out with that bartender, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

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3 reviews
(no rating) Jul 07, 2009 - Frolic
Barfing Crab

How this place stays in business is beyond me. Stay away.

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1 review
Jun 06, 2009 - flipper10
Barking Crap

ok atmosphere (although the music was way too loud), but the food was average at best. The shrimp starter was completely tasteless - merely a bucket of watery, cold, small shrimp.
The bar staff were among the rudest I have encountered anywhere.
I wouldn't recommend this place - don't be fooled by the queues. It's full of tourists and visitors who never got around to reading reviews before they choose where to eat.
Avoid.

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1 review
Dec 14, 2008 - Dlrealife
dlrealife

This place sucks...it's ridiculously expensive and the quality of the food IS a joke

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1 review
Jul 16, 2008 - Katdaddy
Save Your Money

There are so many better places to go. Arrived on a Sunday night, good crowd, etc. Everything we ordered arrived cold. The special they featured (Blackened Trio) was awful. The folks next to us ordered there food after us and received there food only to send it back. Then it appears they sent me the same food that the folks next to me sent back beforehand.
My wife ordered the lobster which was OK but it appeared the kitchen could not even heat up butter. When asked, the waiter came back with 5 small containers of butter and claims that the kitchen said these were the warmest they have. (Ever hear of a microwave? stove?)
Basically if you are going to spend that kind of money, go elsewhere like the place across the street (The Daily Catch). I am sorry I didn't.

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1 review
May 10, 2008 - ehmdb
the shame of boston

what a pathetic experience. 65 $ baked stuffed lobster which tasted like rubber and was less than a pound. terribly overcooked. the crabcakes were 99% stuffing. i'm embarrassed this restaurant is in my city. maybe they are filling their holding tanks with raw sewage again.

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