Topping this list is Kelly's. A local institution, feeding the frenzy of Revere Beach-goers with roast beef sandwiches and fried seafood since 1951. The flagship location of this family-run business cranks out New England favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder and fried scallops. But everybody knows that the real appeal of this place are its roast beef and its beachfront dining. Grab a juicy sandwich prepared in the North Shore's classic three-way style—that's with cheese, mayo and barbecue sauce—and take in the ocean views.
Name a city with better seafood and waterfront views in North America, we’ll wait. Fortunately, that’s a tough ask as there’s plenty of waterfront restaurants in Boston to get your fix of sun, sea and salty air. Everyone knows food tastes better outside (as demonstrated by our best restaurants with outdoor seating), and a view of the harbor just elevates that experience further. Below, find Boston’s best places to enjoy sparkling water views—including our city's best seafood spots and finest oyster bars—all spring, summer and fall (with a little luck).
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