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“Great Oyster Bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Neptune Oyster

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
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
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Oyster Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The restaurant is nice, but very small. Come early or you'll have to wait outside. The Oyster/Seafood bar is amazing. We tried a variety of oysters plus some crab claws. Seafood was fresh and top notch.

My lobster roll was chewier than expected, but still OK. My boyfriend ordered the burger, and it was simply amazing. Don't count out the burgers!!

I would certainly return, but for the oysters and a glass of wine instead.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Logan, Utah
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17 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Busy little restaurant with the best lobster roll I had in Boston!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Lobster roll was simple and DELICIOUS! Good clam chowder although not amazing. Pretty crowded, but I would say worth the wait--walk around this fun North End neighborhood while you wait, and they'll call you when your table is ready!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ridgewood, NJ
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Go to Neptune's hungry!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is the best seafood restaurant I have ever been to, anywhere. The lobster roll is something you don't want to miss (on 3/1 it was $25.00) and the scallops were the best scallops I've ever had anywhere. ($33.00 on 3/1). I know that is pricey, but you get 3 huge sea scallops on a bed of some concoction that was delicious. My daughter had an oyster because this is what they are known for. They had about 20 different kinds. We had muscles in a delicious spicy (like a thai) sauce for an appetizer. Yes, this restaurant is small, crowded and has a very long wait. Don't let that stop you from putting your name on a list. If you love shellfish, you won't be sorry. People were ordering whole fish also. It's not our thing but I noticed very happy customers with whole fish around us. Although the restaurant is crowded, and the 3 of us were seated at the same table as another party, I didn't feel like we needed more room. And I didn't feel like we had to socialize with them. This dinner was perfect.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Oyster Bar the way it should be.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled upon Neptune this afternoon. The choice and quality of oysters was amazing. As far as the lobster roll goes, i´m still drooling just thinking about it, absolutely fantastic!

Highly recommend it, great food, staff and atmosphere. Will be back in a heart beat!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Best seafood in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a very small but quaint restaurant in the North End. You are very lucky if you get in on the first attempt! It is always packed with an hour long wait, and they don't take reservations. Best time to go is early afternoon, they usually close the wait-list around 8-9 pm. The raw bar is amazing! Great selection and very fresh. The lobster rolls are fantastic.

Visited August 2012
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