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Boston: the barking crab

I was so surprised when I walked in the door of The Barking Crab - we'd just stepped out of the city's financial district and the sleek but somewhat sterile architecture that went with it. But entering this joint was like being transported to some quirky little coastal village. I couldn't put the camera down - between mouth fulls of the worlds best lobster roll*, I went a little crazy taking snaps of the nautical-kitsch decor, which really came to life under the filtered afternoon light. It was more than a gastronomical feast; it was a feast for the eyes!

The casual, cozy atmosphere was perfect for a chilly fall afternoon. We basically had the place to ourselves... but I was assured, come summertime, the place would be heaving. And I can see why - what a perfect waterfront spot for beer and seafood on balmy summer nights.

 * Okay, so it was the only lobster roll I've ever had... but I'm calling it!

21 comments :

  1. stunning pics. and i will have to put this place onto my wish list for a lobster roll....although, i may have to try some lobster rolls first so that i have something to compare these to.....tough gig.

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  2. WOW! That place looks like heaven.
    Amazing design and I am drooling over the food. YUMS!

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  3. AMAZING! What a place. I love these photos Claire x

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  4. I am so enjoying this series. As always lovely pictures and beautiful words to accompany them.

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  5. Wow, that looks nice - yum!

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  6. What a brilliant space! Everything looks delicious...decor included. Hope your day is a lovely one :) x

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  7. Too cool- we were just in boston over the fall! I wanted to stop by this place, but we never ended up making it... now I'm a tad jealous ;) xo

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    1. There's always next time! You're a lot closer than I am for a re-visit! ;)

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  8. Sigh, you had me at lobster rolls

    xx

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  9. The top photo is rather Kinfolkesque :)

    Looks delicious!

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  10. Gasp! Stunning captures Claire...I can just imagine you darting around the place snapping away (stopping every few minutes for bites of that lobster roll!) x

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  11. Crab and lobster? Yes please!
    Your photos are just beautiful. Love the light and shade you capture.
    Ronnie xo

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  12. So cool! I seem to be reading about lobster rolls a lot lately...we need these in Oz...they look sound so yum!!

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  13. French onion? Crab bruschetta???? Wow.

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  14. Oh man, this place looks amazing!!! Your photos really captive me and make me feel like I am actually there :)
    Tammi x

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  15. well that does look rather spectacular!

    xo em

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  16. p.s I like that I can see a beer in the place of your empty seat.

    good woman xxx

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    1. Lobster rolls call for only one thing! ;)

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  17. The Christmas lights on the ceiling are incredible! What a great place for a social gathering around good food.

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  18. All your wonderful NYC dispatches make me so darned homesick!

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