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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 #24 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $60
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Disorganized. No reservations accepted, yet it's not really first come first serve like say...Giacomo's (which is delicious by the way). Stop by only to have your name at the end of a very long list. A 3-4 hour wait? No seafood is worth that. Get over yourselves. I will never return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I heard wonderful things about Neptune Oyster, and when I made it to Boston I knew I had to try it. Be prepared to wait- or in my case, arriving early helps too! We came on a Sunday morning for an early lunch around 11:15am to wait for the restaurant to open at 11:30am. There were already about 10-15 people... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing fresh seafood! Anytime I'm in Boston I make time to visit Neptune. I love the atmosphere and intimate setting. The staff are always helpful and cheerful in making suggeston on which fresh delicacy to try. Don't let the sometimes long wait time discourage you, instead, give the hostess your cell phone number and head on over to Vito's for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If I could give this place a rating of "good," rather than "average" or "very good," I would. I was honestly a little disappointed after reading all of the rave reviews online. The service was ok, and I was really lucky as a solo traveler to be seated at the bar immediately at dinnertime on a nice Thursday night. I... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Get there early, or be prepared to wait. The hostess does take your cell number and calls you when they can seat you. This is a great idea, since the place is tiny. Great selection of oysters. The Wellfleet's are great since they are local. Love the lobster rolls. Had one hot one with butter and another cold with mayo.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

After hearing about this place and seeing the pics online, it was a must. I got a seat quickly at the bar because I was alone but the wait is pretty crazy. Its a small tight squeeze but the lobster roll is all worth it. I got mine with the hot butter, there's huge chunks of lobster spilling out the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were fortunate enough to have gotten two seats at the bar at the Neptune Oyster House. They have a wonderful selection of fresh seafood. I had a bowl of clam chowder unlike any I've ever had. It was light and delicious! Then I sampled 4 types of oysters. I liked how they were described and served. It was a... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you're in Boston, you should eat here. Great staff and excellent food! They had a line out the door close to closing time, and since I was traveling solo, the hostess made sure to seat me. Everything about this place was great. It's a very charming place as well. Definitely a great date night, or dining solo!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had heard such great things about this place and was desperate to squeeze it in to my last day of a four month visit to Boston. I was lucky being solo and was seated right away at the bar - they were telling other parties of two it was about a 2.5 hour wait. Anyway I ordered the hot... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'd seeing Neptune on the Food Network, read about it in magazines, and felt I had to try it out when I went to Boston. I had to wait two hours just to get a seat (I was dining alone). Luckily, they took my cell number and called me when my seat was ready allowing me to tour the North... More

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