While there are countless restaurants in Boston that have outdoor dining available during the warmer weather, relatively few of these spots are on the water. Indeed, much of the Boston waterfront is taken up by residential, industrial, and office space, as well as an abundance of parkland and recreation areas. So where can folks go in the city for outdoor dining with views of the water? We have compiled a list of five such spots below:Barking Crab
: A seafood shack on the east side of Fort Point Channel just south of where it empties into Boston Harbor, The Barking Crab is a popular "in the rough" eatery complete with live music, noisy crowds, and picnic tables for seating. Views of both the channel and the harbor can be found here, as well as that of the Boston skyline. Address: Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper Street, Boston MA, 02210. The phone number is (617)426-2722.Miel
: Located in the InterContinental Boston, which is on the west side of Fort Point Channel between Rowes Wharf and South Station, Miel is a French brasserie that has a rustic dining room and an outdoor patio that looks out over the channel. Address: Miel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210. The phone number is (617) 217-5151.Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
: A casual, upscale restaurant within the Boston Harbor Hotel that focuses on seafood dishes, the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille has views of Boston Harbor from both its comfortable indoor dining room and its outdoor patio, which abuts the Harborwalk. Address: Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110. The phone number is (617) 856-7744.Sensing
: Located within the North End's Fairmont Battery Wharf, Sensing is a contemporary French restaurant with a three-star Michelin chef behind it (Guy Martin). The restaurant has both a quiet and elegant indoor dining area as well as seasonal outdoor dining with views of Boston Harbor. Address: Sensing, 3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA, 02109. The phone number is (617) 994-9001.Tavern on the Water
: A sometimes boisterous and noisy two-story spot in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Tavern on the Water has some of the best views of any restaurant in the entire Boston area, as the Boston skyline can been seen directly across the water from this spot. The food at Tavern on the Water is a mix of American cuisine and pub grub, with a number of sandwiches available. Address: Tavern on the Water, One 8th Street (Pier 6), Charlestown, MA, 02129. The phone number is (617) 242-8040.Tweet This!
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