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Boston's Best Scallops

Scallops are the sea's sweet, rich morsels of seafood deliciousness. Classically served as a broiled menu option, scallops have the flavor potential for many different preparations. They are savored by diners whether they are broiled, fried, baked or uniquely prepared by the chef. There are several restaurants in and around the Boston area that create and serve unique and delicious scallop dishes, whether using small-sized Cape scallops or hearty-sized sea or bay scallops to prepare the dish.
Neptune Oysters
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Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-3474

Neptune Oyster is a very small, intimate restaurant with an 18-seat raw bar and a 26-seat banquette for guests, The restaurant was awarded the 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant in the prestigious Boston Magazine. The atmosphere is as wonderful as the menu choices. The Seared Georges Bank Scallops are an eclectic entree choice prepared with Anjou pear butter, Long Island duck confit, Brussel sprouts and Maytag blue cheese. In addition to the great food, Neptune Oyster is known for the exquisite and extensive wine list that they offer.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Salty Dog Seafood Grille & Bar
206 S Market St.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 742-2094

The generous meal portions served at the Salty Dog Seafood Grille & Bar are delicious and unique menu choices. Located in the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, this eatery prepares a delectable scallop dish called Scallops Carbonara. This rich and creamy meal features an abundance of fresh sea scallops that are sautéed with smoked bacon and garlic, tossed with Parmesan cream and served over pasta. Outdoor seating is an option at this fun venue located in the heart of the city of Boston.

Union Oyster House
The Union Oyster House in Boston.

Union Oyster House
41 Union St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-2750

The oldest restaurant on Boston's Freedom Trail, Union Oyster House, serves scallops in several simple and delicious dishes. The Blackened Scallop dish features a great spicy flavor, the Broiled Sea Scallops are lightly topped with seasoned bread crumbs and the Pan Seared Shrimp & Scallops are seared in a skillet, served over a bed of rice and topped with a sun-dried tomato cream sauce. Any of the scallop dish menu choices will please every guest.

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The Boston Sail Loft
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The Boston Sail Loft Café & Bar
80 Atlantic Ave.
Commercial Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 227-7280

Fresh seafood is the main menu choice at The Boston Sail Loft Café & Bar, located at Commercial Wharf. Broiled Scallops, topped with cracker crumbs and broiled until a light golden brown, are a popular menu item. Diners have the option to add Cajun spices to the scallop dish or leave them classically plain to stand on their own sweet and delicious flavor. Another popular scallop dish at The Boston Sail Loft Café & Bar is the Fried Half and Half Plate, which is a dish piled high with half fresh scallops and half clams.

The Marliave
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10 Bosworth St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 422-0004

Marliave is a French-inspired restaurant in the downtown Boston neighborhood. The restaurant was opened in 1885 by a French immigrant, Henry Marliave. Delicately prepared dishes are eagerly enjoyed by the diners at this eatery. The most popular scallop dish features pan seared scallops served with sweet potato ravioli, wild mushrooms and is delicately flavored with savory sage.

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Nancy is a native Bostonian. She enjoys the sights, sounds and tastes of Boston while exploring the city by day or night. Nancy is also a school nurse at an independent middle/high school. Her work can be found on a variety of websites, including
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