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No Name Restaurant - 95 Reviews - 15 Fish Pier St E, Boston, MA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (617) 423-2705

No Name Restaurant

15 Fish Pier St E
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 423-2705
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I haven't been to 'No Name' in Boston since the mid '80s when I worked for Digital Equipment. Today my wife and I were watching 'The Best Places I've Eaten' on Travel Channel. My ...


This is the place to go if you want to fill your stomach and don't want to pay too much for it. The food is slightly less than fair. This was all the rage when I was a kid, but ce...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/24/2013

Came here when I was in Boston. I had a clam chowder and a lobster. All fresh and delicious! I will definitely be coming back the next time I'm in Boston. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/22/2013

I frequent the No Name at least once a week for lunch with the office guys.\r \r I always get swordfish, sole, or scrod broiled without butter, double vegetables and no cole slaw. The portions are generous. I've never had a bad meal here. The Boston creme pie I have here, once a year, for my birthday is delicious. I've tried almost all their desserts and all are excellent. The pies are served warm with ice cream. The coffee here is so good. I always have a cup or two. The wait staff is entertaining. The owner and his family are lovely. From the son to the mother to the uncle. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/19/2013

I grew up having No Name a few times a month, because my mother had worked at a near by bank. Now that I live near Philadelphia, I always try to make time to have No Name when we're in Boston. The fish is always fresh and the price is so reasonable. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/10/2013

I have been going there since 1955 and always enjoy the chowder, broiled fish, lobster and homemade pies.\r We go there whenever we are in that neighborhood. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/28/2013

great lobstah roll, very expensive. A bit of a tourist trap I suppose, but worth the experience for sure. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/19/2013

referred to us by two Bostonians. Fresh seafood. Sautéed combo has everything but a little overdone and blend. But again fresh is the key word here so can't complain too much. Don't do fried fish sandwich because it's way too blend. Samuel Adams on the tab is good ( called something like a red brick). Ice cream is a joke, no taste and costs $4.50. Guess that's their tourist trap (my 8-year old's words). My friend ordered broiled lobster (with many other sea items on the plate) and it tastes good. Fresh cole slaw and fresh fries. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/14/2013

The No Name is a wonderful place to get a great fish dinner at a very reasonable price. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/5/2013

Always have the seafood chowdah! This is the best seafood in the USA :) more

Editorial review from Citysearch 5/30/2013

Came here on a business trip and was advise by a friend to come here. Glad we did; awesome food, big portions. The lobster is great and really well priced! more

Pass on this one ....really!!! 2/26/2012

The local tour guides recommend this restaurant. The seafood chowder was packed with bland mushy over cooked white fish and two small shrimp. The coleslaw had no flavor; the grilled seafood platter was disappointing with one scallop, two small shrimp, over cooked small pieces of sword fish, scrod and salmon. The 12 oz. can of diet coke was warmer than the french fries. The kid’s hamburgers appeared to be a Sysco Food product, they were large, reported to be dry and bland. This is your classic tourist trap restaurant, the locals push and promote it, few locals ever eat there, this place is all about quick through-put, friendly enough employees, remember to bring in your parking lot ticket in for validation. more

The worst restaurant I've ever experienced!!! 12/27/2011

My sister was in town and suggested we go to the NO Name restaurant as she hadn't been there since she moved out of Boston and bragged about how awesome the food and service was. Since I've never been I was looking forward to a nice meal and couldn't wait to check it out. Upon arrival we were told ""go upstairs the downstairs area is closed"". Okay...... on our way upstairs there was a very fowl odor that turned my stomach and I knew this was a bad idea. Why did we not go to Anthonys ??? We were greeted by the staff having lunch and was told to sit anywhere we wanted. Extremely UNWELCOMING and RUDE. Eventually a waiter came over and handed us our menus. My menu had grease stains on it and when I brought it to his attention he just looked at me and shrugged his shoulders. The floor was filthy with napkins everywhere. After receiving cold and stale bread we ordered our meal praying it would be fine. My salmon was awful. Very slimmy and fatty. I had to argue to get a piece of corn with it as it ONLY COMES WITH THE LOBSTER!!! We had enough and paid our bill. Of course, as most people do, we went to the restroom before departing and it was just as dark and gloomy as the restaurant. The icing on the cake was that only one sink had water. This place should be on punked!!! DO NOT DINE AT THE NO NAME RESTAURANT!!! YOU'LL BE SORRY.......... more

No name , No return 8/23/2011

We were there from New York at yesterday, I was thinking about Boston lobster is best than New York,but that make me feel bad , after I order the lobster at No Name.That was a ""water lobster"",that mean when you open that lobster , a lot of water will be come out from the lobster,that was a really bad feeling to me from No Name. That seafood plate was bad too , don't feel that taste good. Never think you will get the Good seafood at No Name. The last thing,The order of steak is good for me,that still have one think that make me feel good ! more

Basic Seafood - Interesting atmosphere 3/8/2011

I have taken the family there many times. We always get the fried fish and chowder. The fish is just ok but the chowder is better. I would like to see it more clean. more

In the Mid '80s 3/5/2011

I haven't been to 'No Name' in Boston since the mid '80s when I worked for Digital Equipment. Today my wife and I were watching 'The Best Places I've Eaten' on Travel Channel. My wife asked me of the best place I had eaten and ""No Name"" was the first and ONLY place I thought of. A bunch of us guys from DEC school would load up and drive in from the housing complex Digital rented for us engineers. I went there at least once every year when the company would send me to the Boston area for trainning. more

Long Walk off Short Pier 2/26/2011

In a city with so many great restaurants, how has this place hung on for so long? Let's cut to the chase...\r \r Pros : Fish chowder, French fries, Friendly Waitstaff, Availability\r \r Cons : Bland fried food, dry broiled fish, Found hair in coleslaw\r \r Tourists many to chose from, you might want to take this one off the list.\r \r more

The Best Seafood 12/1/2010

I enjoy taking my mother to the restaurant. I always had good food. I will be coming next month. See you soon. more

No Name, No Return 11/21/2010

I was looking forward to eating at this well-known place. The fish chowder was delicious. I would have preferrred some oyster crackers with it instead of the loaf of garlic bread I was given. I was extremely disappointed with the fried seafood platter. I thought the breading used was very strange-too heavy and tasteless. The scallops and shrimp were very small, dry and tasteless. The oysters were good, despite the breading, because they had some juice and at least still tasted like oysters. The fish was okay, a bit dry, but tastier than the scallops and shrimp (usuall,y it's the other way around in a seafood platter). I also found the tartar sauce very strange as it was heavy on mustard and sweet pickles and more suited to a hot dog than to seafood and fish. The cole slaw could have used more chopping and shredding so as to fit better on a fork. Finally, I didn't consider the prices were any bargains compared with other simple places on the Mass. and NH waterfronts offering similar menus but far more taste. more

Awful 8/29/2010

Stay away from this terrible tourist trap at all costs. We were a party of 6 and only 1 of us was able to finish their meal (we were starving when we arrived)...for a restaurant situated on the water and on an actual dock where they pull in fresh seafood every day, this is the worst fish I've tasted in years. We couldn't even identify the swordfish as it was such grey, fishy slop. The staff seemed completely detached and couldn't care less about any questions or requests. I've never had such a terrible experience at a restuarant in Boston. We left No Name feeling sad for wasting a beautiful Sunday evening in a crummy food factory, angry at the exorbitant cost of such disgusting food, and physically uncomfortable from the little food we did eat. You couldn't pay me to eat here again. more

No Name Restaurant 8/19/2010

Tried this restaurant for the first time and loved their\r seafood chowder. Had to go back a second time\r for more of this wonderful chowder. I wish I could get\r it sent to me and some of their other fish entrees.\r Sometimes simple is ""best."" Hope I can get back to Boston to visit this restaurant again. more

No Name - no good 8/11/2010

Remember going there years ago and it was quite good but I think they have stopped trying. Tables are dirty, waitstaff are kind of rude and took FOREVER. We went there after a show and were there pretty early. Drinks took forever and came after the food. Dirty menus. 2 in our party had broiled fish, no taste at all. Fried food was soggy, french fries were dull (how hard is it to make them). Chowder wasn't impressive with fish skin in it. Waiter was pissed when we didn't order dessert. No frills is one thing but this is just not trying. more
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  • In Short
    Befitting its name, this Seaport District eatery offers little by way of decor and ambiance, with only simple harbor views distracting diners from their lobsters and chowder. On...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    D Street / West Broadway, South Boston