Owned by the same family since 1917, this seafood shanty was once considered a local secret. Now the word has got out. If you demand elegant decor or ... More
Owned by the same family since 1917, this seafood shanty was once considered a local secret. Now the word has got out. If you demand elegant decor or an extensive wine list, look elsewhere. But if you want New England-style seafood, check it out. Seafood chowder and fried calamari are among the appetizers. The seafood platterwith fried clams, scallops, shrimp and scrodis excellent. Broiled fish and lobster plates are good bets. There are also burgers and steak. For dessert, try one of the homemade pies. The restaurant serves beer and wine.
while on vacation we had dinner at the No name because of its rep. the lobster dinner my friends ordered was great, i had the fried shimp, which were small but plentiful. another friend had the seafood platter that came with so much food he couldn't eat it all. We all said the same thing, the food was great, but us not being from around there wish they told us their tartar sauce was made different because it was sweet which for us ruin the taste of the food. so if your use to regular tartar sauce ask to have them not add theirs to your dish because it doesn't come separate but under your food.
Terrible service, terrible atmosphere and even more terrible was the food. I went to the bathroom, someone had a bowel movement on the seat, the table was filthy, the waiter was an 60ish y.o. man who had no personality, who never checked if the food was okay. The food was terrible. I had the lobster platter, thinking it would be a whole lobster it had a few pieces of lobster with scallops and shrimp and was extremely salty. my daughter ordered the broiled seafood platter and the fish was overdone, dry with no taste. Sorry place for a restaurant --no wonder it has no name. I would be embarrassed to have my name on it if it was my restaurant.
The seafood chowder was decent although a bit too 'greasy.' Garlic Bread was bland and poorly prepared. Cole Slaw was ok but when our broiled scrod arrived, it was 'swimming' in a half inch pool of butter. I realize this is a low-end 'dive' but unless you're a starving college student, stay clear of this place.
I have been to the No Name numerous times and love the food and atmosphere. The seafood is fresh and the chowda is some of the best in town. However I will never go there again and would reccomend you don't either all because of one waitress there. She is horribley mean to customers. Swears at them and treats different nationalities like there a lesser person then her. I belive her name was cara and just because of her I will never go back to that esatblishment. It is really a shame that the owner keeps her as a waitress it cost him my buisness and if you ever have her I'm sure you won't go back either.
I can only give this poor excuse for a restaurant the lowest rank possible and that's only because you can't give negative stars.
Imagine sitting on the acutal fish pier in a restaurant and having someone throw you a plate of rotten fish. I have had better fish in Phoenix, Arizona. The place is dirty, it smells and the owners have done very little to please the Boston locals. I almost forgot, don't be scared about the little bugs which look like Cockroaches that roam the floors and climb the walls. THEY ARE COCKROACHES.
I hate to say it but even The Red Lobster has it over this place. And the Red Lobster is no where near the ocean!!!
This place is great - if you're looking for overpriced food and tacky atmosphere! The service was slow, and eating under the bright flourescent lighting and drinking out of cheap cups reminded me of eating mediocre food in a high school cafeteria. While not overly expensive, it is definitely not a bargain for the slightly-better-than-McDonald's atmosphere.
this is the best place to eat great service great food ive been going there since i was a little girl my waitress is gina the friendlyest person there. the food is awsone ever in the area you have to stop there its good food for a chep price i love it there and will go every chance i get