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Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2289 (North End)
617-742-3474
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Ranked #20 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $60
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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Oberwil, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've asked for a good restaurant serving seafood. Our hotel concierge recommended to go there. Our fault was not to check out the menu in detail... It's always very crowded and they only have a waiting list and don't accept reservations. One day we got there at 8pm and were told to come back at 10pm. At 10pm they said... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The oysters here were amazing - with a really wide selection and great descriptions of the various varieties. My friend and I also split an appetizer of fried clams with the house made tartar sauce, I wasn't wild about the sauce, a little watery, but the whole bellied clams were cooked to perfection. I had more oysters for my meal... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Yes it is great, yes the oysters are really fresh, yes it is a "hole in the wall" tiny. But enough already with the wait. We've been there four times and each time was told the wait would be at least two hours, no matter when we got there or the day of the week. Twice we hung in and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Neptune has beyond exceptional seafood. If you love crab try the blue crab cocktail yummy. The shrimp are incredible and are the largest shrimp I've ever seen ... Like petite lobster tails. My fave is the hot buttered lobster roll, each piece is tossed in butter but not dripping in butter. My husband had the sea bream which was the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great little restaurant in the North End, known for their lobster rolls. The rolls are a little pricey, but they're worth it. Try going during off-peak times so as not to wait for a table as this is a fairly small restaurant: about 10-15 tables with a few seats at the bar.

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Houston, Texas
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222 reviews 222 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place was fantastic. The restaurant is a bit small but even so they call you for when you can get in. Took 3 hours but that was fine, allowed us to tour Quincy Market and when we got in got a Lobster Roll which was excellent. My wife got the Oysters which she enjoyed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant is located on Salem st. in little Italy in Boston. It is very small. People recommended this restaurant for the lobster roll and advised us to try and get in around 3:00 pm when it is not too busy. Well, we did that and it was a 2 hr wait on a Friday. People who came later were... More

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Boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small intimate casual restaurant that manages to consistently serve great seafood out of a tiny kitchen. Although the fish is fresh and the lobster roll (hot) phenomenal, the real reason to wait for a space at the bar is the quality of the oysters. They always have a great selection, the oysters are fresh and we love the atmosphere there.... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

So we tried to eat here 3 times before we finally were able to get in. Line ups range from 1-2 hrs. Best time to go for minimal wait time is between 2-4. Fair prices and great helping sizes.

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texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yes, everything people have been writing about the wait time is true. I suggest to place your name on the list hours before you want to dine if you are wanting to eat dinner there. We waited a little over 2 1/2 hours. You have to physically show up to the restaurant to place your name on the list, we... More

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