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“Elbow Room & Oysters” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2289 (North End)
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Ranked #26 of 2,727 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $60
Cuisines: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: North End
Billings MT
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Elbow Room & Oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Food at Neptunes was excellent. Small with a dozen tables. Seating is very close together a four top table can be utilized as two two tops for two parties, food is definitley worth the wait they dont take reservations
Service was a little shaky, but I would go there again maybe the waitress was having a bad day

Visited March 2013
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Bethel, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for oysters, but save your money on drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This seafood restaurant has fantastic food. The oyster selection when I went was great, fresh, and delicious. I had the lobster roll (hot with butter, people!) which was succulent and huge. The place is a bit pricey for food and drink, but you can mitigate that by not drinking. I had a locally bottled beer here, and the price was a bit excessive.

Overall, if you are careful on the menu - i.e. only going for oysters or a quick bite - then you could get out of there for under $35 per person. This quickly climbs if you purchase a bit of everything. And steer clear of the alcohol.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wait for a table. You want to eat here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I never realized what oysters were supposed to taste like. Being from Atlanta, it is hard to find anything but Gulf oysters, which I have always loved, but now pale in comparison to what I have experienced. Neptune serves a variety of seafood, all amazing I am sure. We tried different kinds of cold water oysters, clam chowder, and a hot lobster roll. If you have never had a hot lobster roll, it's time. I thought I didn't particularly like lobster, really. Not anymore. Anyway, they are apparently always packed, but I guess we hit it just right. We walked in and found two seats by the door. I did not know how lucky I was going to be that day, but here we are. Do yourself a favor; wait for a table and splurge a little. You won't regret it.

Visited December 2012
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Chisinau, Moldova
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“Definitely one of the best seafood places in North side.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Definetly one of the beat places for sea food. It is off the main street and as in many cases is a better option then those on the main shopping street. Very cosy and friendly atmosphere. Awesome lobster-roll. It was one of the reccomendations from a Boston man and is definetly an awesome place. The prices are normal, meaning food is not overpriced.

If you plan one day bisit to north-side thos is a place to eat a good meal!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great hot lobster roll!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

The best lobster roll in Boston. Pricy but worth every penny. Get the hot version, served on a nice brioche roll with great fries. This place is very small and there is always a wait. But they will call your cell phone when your table is ready, so go to a nearby bar and have a drink while you wait! And get a few oysters too; always a variety of the freshest oysters available!

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