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Neptune Oyster

#12 of 2,383 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 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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106 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

I was very excited to visit the restaurant as I had read great reviews of the place, seen pictures of the food and heard of long wait list times. The reservation wait list system is by far the most ridiculous and stupid thing ever invented by a restaurant. You have to be physically present to put yourself down on a... More 

Thank Xunliang_Lin
Angola, Indiana
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

WOW, very small but best oysters ever. Put your name on the list early, very early and they will call you when your time is up.

Thank JQuacker
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth the wait. Best oysters I've had. We put this head to head with union oyster house and I have to give it to neptune's.

Thank Kyle S
Bonita Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We walked into this restaurant from the street and were pleasantly surprised at the menu and service! I even bought a tshirt. The oysters are fresh and local. Grab a seat at the bar and chat with the friendly staff. DONT walk out until you have one maybe two Johnny cakes! Your Boston experience wouldn't be complete without it!

Thank Marie N
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We got there 30 minutes before it was open, and there were already several groups waiting. We tried clam chowder, oysters, seared scallops and the famous lobster rolls. Although a little bit pricy, the food was worth the money.

Thank yini88
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We had 5 different type of oysters, 3 type from top in the menu is return high salt or med salt, wasnt nice to us, but Kumamoto and Kusshi oysters from west coast are very nice. But the lobster spaghetti was salty and the bar is quite small I think can only serve for 30 pax.

Thank Gina K
Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We make it a point to visit Neptune Oyster whenever we visit Boston. Being from Florida, we don't really find lobster rolls in every corner so on our way to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, we always stop at Neptune Oyster, and it is hands down the best lobster roll we've ever had. Yes, there is a wait, and the place is... More 

Thank RosiK
Goodyear, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

the chowda was fantastic with homemade oyster crackers! I also had fried clams. Perfect! My Sister had the lobster roll, it also was fantastic!

Thank Cathy T
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Scallops with Brussels sprouts is outstanding !!! Every variety of oysters!Crab bisque is incredibly delicate and savory!

Thank Chiccox88
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Good service but badly prepared food. Clam chowder- too much salt. Lobster pasta - delicate lobster overwhelmed by salty tomato sauce. Lobster roll okay but no need for 2 pounds of overcooked fries, made it look cheap. Raw fish nice and fresh. Should have ordered oysters only because they would not be touched by kitchen.

Thank lou L

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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
US$21 - US$60
American, Seafood, Soups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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