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Neptune Oyster

#13 of 2,371 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
As featured in One Day in BeanTown
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63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2273
+1 617-742-3474
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great lunch at this cozy spot. We went around 1pm and hit it at a good time. We were told it would be 45 minutes to an hour, so we went to tour the Paul Revere house while we waited. This is a great spot to do while on the Freedom Trail, because if you start from... More 

Thank LizM201486
Annapolis, Maryland
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Neptune was a tiny, fabulous experience.  The food was amazing, we had scallops, oysters, lobster roll and salads.  We waited about an hour but, totally worth it and sat immediately next to the people next to us, community style... that was funky and everyone is in your business interested in food choices and conversations... all nice people but good to know.

Thank AnnieMF
Ames, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait one hour to eat at this tiny restaurant but even a longer wait would have been worth it! Their oysters were absolutely amazing and the small menu of entrees includes some exceptional dishes. Great wine selection and very friendly staff - I would return to Boston just to eat here again!!

Thank World_traveler_mamma
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Europe, and come to Boston once a year. Each time I try seafood restautants around. Thos one is outstanding! A bit pricey though.

Thank Maksym K
Woodford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful interior and bar area! Red leather and marble tables really added to the character and made me feel like I was in a plush London oyster bar. The food was great too. We cannot fault what we ate. The wine selection was good but, I was slightly disappointed of the lack of American wines; the vast majority were European.... More 

Thank LAS454
Mexico City, Mexico
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169 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neptune Oyster is a small but classic place in midtown Boston, with a great offering of seafood. From different kind of oysters to lobster roll, this is "the place" to ear in Boston. Slightly expensive but it is definitely worth it. Overall a great experience. Tip: order Neptune's platter, you will be surprised!

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Brockville, Canada
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256 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, friendly a great little spot on Salem. Nice selection of MA and ME oysters on the half shell. The yellowfin tuna tartare is excellent also. Book ages because drop ins can wait up to two hours even when the street isn't busy. This place is always packed. Bring your wallet $$$

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a tourist pit but all the locals go here too! It is super small and located on a side street the size of an alley. Right near the entrance to Little Italy. THis place has a 100% seafood menu and it is really expensive, but worth every penny. The johnny cake is awesome and has crab, creme... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the fact had to wait for a table...once you take a bit of the roll....you are sold. Tried so many others and just from the first bite....you know this is the best !! The freshest is all in the lobster!! Simply superb !

Thank Hochiak
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once or twice a year our family finds a restaurant which we refer to as a "Perfect Restaurant." It is a very high bar as needs to be perfect in general areas of food, service, and ambiance. Neptune joined the list this year. Really really good. We were lucky to have been there on a cold holiday weekday afternoon, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $60
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2273
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-3474

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Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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