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Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2273
+1 617-742-3474
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (636 reviews)
“fries” (139 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2273
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Reviewed yesterday

I was not expecting to like Neptune Oyster as much as I did - given the hype and the expected wait. But they do a great job of making the wait easy on you. I put my name down and explored the North End. They...More

Thank longshot44
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We put our name in at 5:00pm and got a table at 8:00pm. They were telling people at the door at 8:00 that they were full for the night. You can only put your name down in person but you can walk around and they...More

Thank Nina O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect walking in. To my surprise the place was "buzzing" in a good way. It wasn't uncomfortably loud, more on the organized action side. In my opinion if you're solo or as a couple, the bar is the best place...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not one to declare any place has "the best" of anything, I will say however you won't find a better lobster roll in Boston. Just expect to wait if you come with friends. Wait times often go above two hours. My advice would be...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Neptune Oyster about five years ago and remembered it as the most fantastic lobster roll ever. I've tried them many places since then. On my return to Neptune recently, I had to revisit the famous entree. Now I am certain it IS the...More

Thank GNGator
Reviewed 4 days ago

Neptune Oyster was great, and the Lobster Roll was phenomenal no doubt about it. The service was very fast (even though the hostess was a bit rude) and the waiter / bar-backs were very polite and efficient. It is known and talked about in Boston...More

Thank MadeInDade
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You know when you go here that you'll have to add your name to a list and wait c2 hours for a table. But what you don't expect is to be told that you can't be added to the list if you are from outside...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neptune Oyster was recommended by our hotel and it was an excellent choice. Had the hot lobster roll that came with salad or fries. I had the salad and it was amazing as well. Delicious!!!!!! Next time I would try the cold lobster roll, just...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time I walked by the many shops offering lobster rolls, I told myself to hold out for what is said to be the best; Neptune Oyster. Our wait, at 2:00 PM on Monday was an hour and 45 and we were hungry. We went...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

24 hours in Boston isn't enough time to eat and sample the food in the city. After some research we settled on Neptune Oyster for lunch. We showed up 30 minutes before it opened and the was already a line. It's a pretty small place,...More

Thank JSuth2000
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
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Elena M
Are there any chances to make a booking by calling them?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Lisserlou | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, no. The best thing to do is to have them write down your name then wait for a call. Even if you can't receive a call, put your name down and run to one of the Pastry shops around the corner and get cannoli. You'll... More
Larry E
Do you have Lobster on the menu?
23 July 2015|
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Response from skippy0703 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have lobster!! The lobster roll is about a 4 inch hoagie roll. I had mine brushed with butter and not sure what seasoning. Then pieces of lobster are PILED on. It was delicious. It is good I do not live nearby... More
Laura H
Where do you go while waiting for a table? There is usually a long wait, which we don't mind a bit because we are prepared for it. In nice weather we could hang out and walk along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, but we are going in late March and the weather will not be that great for outdoor activities. Any bars that are close and are good for a quick drink while we wait?
18 March 2015|
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Response from Gregg B | Reviewed this property |
Check out Vito's Tavern on the very next block. Very nice, large selection, great ambiance, though a bit deafening. They get a lot of waiting traffic from Neptune. Neptune calls your cell about 10 minutes or so ahead of your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2273
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-3474
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