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Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2289 (North End)
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Ranked #17 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $60
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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711 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were recently in Boston and fortunate enough to eat at Neptune twice. Amazing both times. We started with fresh oysters and finished with the amazing lobster roll (hot) both times and I highly recommend both. It's a tiny place in the North End and if you get there around 11:00 any day, you may wonder why there is a... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We decided to spend a couple of days in Boston, which is a great mini excursion from Connecticut. Based on several recommendations from both locals and visitors, we were told that we HAD to try Neptune's Lobster roll. We were also told to be prepared to WAIT, at times for up to 2 hours! We get there and it's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lobster Caprese Salad!! Absolutely amazing! If you go to one restaurant in Boston...make it Neptune Oyster. The Lobster Caprese should be on everyone's "food bucket list!" Fresh, tender, perfectly prepared lobster ( and a bunch of it), fresh buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, all drizzled with an amazing herb-oil. What else can you ask for? Perfection!

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

great lobster roll... just north of little italy. The lobster roll comes in hot butter or cold mayo version. The Hot butter was like someone took a whole steamed lobster shelled it cut it in huge chunks drizzled with butter put in a bun then broiled to perfection. Neat place and best lobster roll with best oysters from all of... More

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arrived pre-opening for the day and was about 20th in line. The word about arrive early or prepare for a wait was correct, but after the first guests were seated and started finishing, the line worked down nicely. Service was prompt and friendly. Very clean. A bit pricy ($27 for a hot lobster roll; $2.80 each for Beausoleil oysters and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Awesome I am from Massachusetts and can vouch for this if you want the best in local seafood Including many oyster choices. The folks who complain on the wait and seafood dont get this is a very small famous place in the busy pricy north end. Any one who knows food and can pay the price will rate as 5... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is fantastic! We got in line on a Sunday about an hour before they opened and were one of the first couples seated. It is very small inside, so I recommend using the same strategy. I think it sat maybe 25-30 people total. We had the lobster roll and fish tacos (Sunday special) and both were amazing. Definitely... More

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Plano, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went based on the recommendation of a Food Network's show. The lobster was very good, the roll was very old and crumbly. Our server was more interested in her conversation with her friends at the bar. Very disappointing.

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San Diego
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32 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Hmmm! The wait was one and a half hours for a bar stool at an overcorwded bar. The food was good, but there are many restaurants in the Boston North End with good food and no wait. I had six different types of oysters, all excellent, and a French white wine. The restaurant is small and I went on a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You have to show up, leave your name & number, then disappear for a couple of hours (try Zito's Tavern across the street for great Bloody Marys).They'll call you when you can finally be seated but it's worth the wait. Very small & cozy, great service, fresh raw bar with multiple selections. Best lobster roll ever....lightly dressed meat with nothing... More

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