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Neptune Oyster

#11 of 2,357 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
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Santa Rosa, California
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325 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, Jenny, (or Kusshi, her fish/oyster name) was great. Not only did she run the front door, but she was our server as well. And, she is great at both! One of our party, made her way here early to ensure we were on the list...she also had the recommendation from locals that we needed to have dinner here. It... More 

Thank Pat B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum yum yum! Casual, authentic north end Boston seafood restaurant. It's small and always full, but they will take your cell number and you can walk around the neighborhood while you wait for a table.

Laguna Niguel, California
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is worth the wait. We tried to get in on Saturday evening but the wait was 3 hours. We came back on Sunday afternoon and the wait was 1 hour. We put our names in and they take your phone number to call you when your table is ready. We went across the street to the bar and... More 

Thank Allen T
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We and here in the suggestion of a friend. She said to beware the long lines at dinner so we went at lunch (around 1:30/2:00). We did wait, but maybe only 20-25min and it was so worth it. We both got the hot buttered lobster roll with fries. We are not a fan of cold seafood with mayo do this... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Naples, FL
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very small place so you can count on waiting but the service is fast and great - the food, too. We got there at 11:10am and didn't make it in for the first seating which is at 11:30. The fact that they take your cell phone number and call when your table is ready makes it very... More 

Thank NaplesSally
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Neptune Oyster was on our "must dine" list from the beginning based on word of mouth and online reviews, but we knew that accommodating a group of seven would be problematic based on the limited seating and popularity of this north end bistro. Our plan of attack was to send one of our group to get our large party on... More 

Thank Angela D
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305 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there about 12:30pm and it was a twenty minute wait two of us. We got a seat at the raw bar which was perfect as we came for the oysters. They had about a dozen kinds of east coast oysters and a half dozen west coast that time of day. We enjoyed dozen and a half of mixed... More 

Thank DERtravels
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Period. They also have a decent oyster selection! The place is very small, a bar on one side and shared booth style seats on the other. Make a reservation or call ahead. I may return to this city just for the Neptune Lobster roll. When I visit Boston again I am not leaving without getting one.

Thank MobiusOne88
Savannah, Georgia
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place. It's really small inside so yes there is a long wait. They will call you though. We saw half of the Freedom Trail before they did. But, that was fine. The food was worth the wait. The lobster roll was excellent and the lobster with squid was amazing. 5 stars!

Thank Delegal
College Point, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to arrive there 2-3 or 4 hours earlier than you plan to eat as this is how long it takes to get a table. There is even a line to put your name on the list. They can call at any minute so be prepared to stop whatever you are doing and head there right away. But once... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $60
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
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: 617-742-3474

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.