Whether you prefer fried, grilled, steamed, or baked and stuffed, nothing says summer quite like seafood. And in a town like Boston, the options are end­less. Here are just a few well-​​known spots to make you hungry this weekend.

No Name Restau­rant
15 Fish Pier St. West, South Boston
Acces­sible via the World Trade Center stop on the Silver Line
That’s right — this restau­rant has no name. But once you go, you won’t forget it. The No Name has kept cus­tomers coming back since 1917, when it opened as a diner for hungry fish­ermen. On an out-​​of-​​the-​​way spot on the South Boston Waterfront’s Fish Pier, this is one you don’t want to miss.

The Barking Crab
88 Sleeper Street, Boston
Acces­sible via the South Sta­tion stop on the Red Line
Offering indoor and out­door seating on Boston’s Fort Point Channel, the Barking Crab has some of the best seafood — and equally impres­sive views — in the city. The restau­rant serves fresh fish from the Atlantic, lob­sters from Maine and enor­mous crabs from the Pacific Northwest.

Atlantic Fish
761 Boyl­ston St., Boston
Acces­sible via the Hynes, Copley or Pru­den­tial stops on the Green Line
If you’re looking for a more formal set­ting, Atlantic Fish is for you. Enjoy dining on their out­door patio — we can’t imagine a more per­fect spot to people watch as the throngs pass by on Boyl­ston Street.

Union Oyster House
41 Union St., Boston
Acces­sible via the Hay­market stop on the Green Line
Claiming to be the oldest con­tin­u­ously oper­ating restau­rant in the nation, the Union Oyster House is famous for serving up — you guessed it — oys­ters, but they’ve got a lot more on their menu to chose from. A part of Boston’s his­tory ever since it opened in 1826, the restau­rant boasts an extra spe­cial booth upstairs: Booth No. 18 was a favorite of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy’s.

The Daily Catch
323 Hanover St., North End
Acces­sible via the Hay­market stop on the Green Line
With its flag­ship restau­rant in the North End, plus loca­tions in Brook­line and on Fan Pier, the Daily Catch brings a Sicilian edge to its seafood and pasta, lauded by many as some of the best seafood in the city. But be fore­warned: the North End loca­tion seats just 20 diners and doesn’t take reser­va­tions or credit cards.

The Orig­inal Clam Box and Tony’s Clam Shop
The Orig­inal Clam Box: 789 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy
Tony’s Clam Shop:  861 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy
Acces­sible via the Wol­laston Sta­tion stop on the Red Line
These rival restau­rants are located just blocks apart on Quincy’s Wol­laston Beach. Both offer a bounty of seafood and other sum­mer­time sta­ples like burgers and dogs, but they’re most famous for their fresh fried clams. And as if the choice between the two wasn’t hard enough already, both offer scenic views of down­town Boston and the Harbor Islands.

Woodman’s of Essex
121 Main Street, Essex
Acces­sible via car: Route 128 to exit 15
A North Shore land­mark since 1914, Woodman’s draws seafood lovers from all over Greater Boston and beyond. You can’t miss them when you drive through town — there will likely be a long line out the door just to get inside to gush over their impres­sive menu. Tip: The clam chowder is tops.