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63 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
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- Sun - Sat 11:30am - 10:30pm
Cuisine: American Restaurants
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4.7 of 5.0 from 101 reviews
price range:$26 to $50
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Blogger Reviews of Neptune Oyster
Serial Eclectic on Jul 01, 2013
The Lobster Roll par excellence can be found in Bostonĺs North End. Generous chunks of fresh Lobster. Melted butter. Grilled and buttered roll. Simple and righteous. Note: worth the wait in line; get there early...
Neptune Oyster Reviews
Get the oysters (duh). And, for serious, don't miss the hot lobster roll. Both go great with our Pepper Sauce (BYO)
by A&B American Style
Best seafood in the US. Go on a weekday around 3-4PM to get seated without waiting. Get the scallops, the buttermilk johnnycake, and, of course, the lobster roll (I like it cold with mayo). Amazing.
by John I.
Order the P.E.I. mussels to start. The key is to get a bite of the sausage with a bite of mussel. Plus the broth is decadently delicious.
by Jake S.
Scallop entree kills it. Clean plate club here
My favorite spot in Boston for fresh seafood -- make sure to try any of the specials, especially if they have Nantucket bay scallops
by Julia B.
The best lobster roll in town. Put your names at 4PM to get the table around 7PM but still worth the wait.
by Sae Young C.
by Shahnawaz K.
Try the lobster roll - One of the best. Meaty (via @Foodspotting)
by Wei V.
Try the Jonah Crab Claws - Not bad (via @Foodspotting)
by Wei V.
Try the Cherrystone Clams - Large´╝îmedium salt, juicy, sweet (via @Foodspotting)
by Wei V.
Try the Kusshi Oysters - Low salt, sweet, cucumber finish (via @Foodspotting)
by Wei V.
Try the Kumamoto oysters - Low salt, creamy, hint of honeydew (via @Foodspotting)
by Wei V.
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by Marek R.
Lol u are us at a 30min wait??? My first thought was man 30min...you are lucky. First night the wait was 4 hours. Second, 2-3hrs. And today 1.5...at3pm! We took it. Anything u see 1.5 is fast here!!!
by Kenji B.
Check in before 7 p.m. at the latest and get on the list. While it can take an hour or more to get a table, they'll call you when your table is ready so you can explore North End while you wait.
by Jacob S.
Amazing oysters but even better hot lobster roll!
by Petra G.
Try the hot lobster roll!
by Gustavo B.
I've tasted better. The fries looked sad, lobster roll wasn't too wow for me. 3/5 stars.
by F├Ę─▒bian─Ś K.
They have my favorite white wine: picpoul de pinet. Tried the hamachi ceviche - very good! Have the green salad w your lobster roll - great dressing.
by Isa L.
Lobster roll (hot with butter) is excellent. Head in around 5:15-5:30 if you want to get seated right away on a week day, otherwise wait in line you will!
by Sarah A.
Skip the crab claws, they weren't very tasty but the oysters are fantastic.
by Amelia H.
It's hard to describe how good the seafood was here. From the raw clams and oysters to the scallops/duck and lobsta roll, it was fantastic!
by Todd K.
The fried clams are the best clams in the area. Get the raw oysters, skip the lobster roll... Too buttery for me!
Love the fish tacos, but I think they're only available on Sundays!
by Jade A.
No bread with seafood stew.. Womp.. #fail..
by Michael W.
The best! Clam chowder, lobster roll (hot w butter) and the lobster salad... Do it.
by Elizabeth K.
Get the hot with butter lobster roll!!
by Patricia C.
Expect a 1 to 2 hours wait.
by Patricia C.
Try the Fried Ipswich Clams (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Shrimp Cock (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Neptune Plateau (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Assorted Oysters (via @Foodspotting)
Three hour wait...call ahead!
by Leigh A.
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by Padewi D.
Get the lobster roll, replace fries with salad, pairs better and cuts through the buttery lobster
by Boniface L.
a bit expensive but worthy, try their oyster and lobster roll
by Wang N.
Of course! who will say no, when someone invite you to have a great meal at Neptune. I so love their foods!
by Krishna W.
Hot lobster rolls are the best choice available. Don't spoil your appetite! It comes with some amazing fries -the price went up this year though :(
Lobster Roll is a duh, but if you want to try something new, the Cioppino is amazing!
by Winnie J.
I know this is the best oyster bar in Boston, but gotta try the Hamachi Ceviche...it's amazing!
by Gina S.
Hot lobster roll FTW! And the Neptunes On Piggyback - the oysters were fried to perfection!
by Connie L.
Arrive really early to get your name on the list! We got there at 6 and didn't get called for our reservation until 9... Worth the wait, tho - delicious seafood nomnom
Be prepared to wait for a frighteningly long time, but when you finally do sit down, it'll be worth it for the hamachi ceviche, hot lobster roll, and fried Ipswich clams you order and devour.
by Connor F.
My favorite oyster, aside from the oft-one-dimensional salty Massachusetts breeds, is the perennially-on-menu Vancouver Kusshi oysters, low salt and tasting strongly of cucumber.
by Kenneth T.
Try the lobster roll cold. With a side of butter.
by Bruce L.
Very small restaurant with very friendly staff. hot lobster roll is a must, though I would suggest to get it without the roll as the roll is too buttery for my liking. Best to come with small group.
by Yee L.
Excelente Lobster Roll ! Definately coming back to try the cold one( w mayo). Big selection of Oysters, Shrimps and Crabs from the Raw Bar. The Crab Claws were really good ! Excellent wines as well !
by Mateus d.
Jumbo shrimp (indonesian style) is THE thing to get.
by Mariah L.
The hot lobster roll at the counter with a great beer.
by Chad M.
I will NEVER patronize this place!!! I walked in to place a 2 go order in a already filled to the max restaurant and told they weren't taking to go orders but it was ok 4 me to wait 30 min for a table
Lobster roll hot with butter! Ask for Ann.. She's awesome
by Sha D.
Island Creek, Katama Bay, Riptide, East Beach Blonde
by Meg S.
Come early and leave your name then walk around the north end while you wait for your table.
by Trevor J.
by Ipek B.
#12/$21-60/Mon-Thu 1130-2130, Fri-Sun 1130 - 2230 http://www.yelp.com/menu/neptune-oyster-boston (lobster roll)
by B C.
The clam chowder and fried clams are the best! Best clams I've ever had. The lobster roll was a bit much for me.
Love it. GREAT raw bar.
by Sam S.
Get the lobster roll hot with butter and the clam chowder. BEST thing I've ever eaten!!! It's like angels singing the hallelujah chorus in 4 part harmony in your mouth. :D
by Dana C.
Johnny Cake is by far the most amazing appetizer. I guess this is what food heaven is like.
by Mark C.
Best. Lobster. Roll.!!!!!!!!!! So worth the wait. Came here twice in two days. Oysters are fresh to! Love this place and will be back next time i am in Boston!
by Lizzy M.
Try the North End Cioppino With Maine Lobster - Spectacular. Not much more to say. (via @Foodspotting)
by John C.
Great clam chowder, but don't call this "chowda." This is refined, elegant and light. Fried clams are perfect. Raw oysters are super fresh and flavorful. Try a variety.
by Andrew W.
Plan to wait...drop by a cafe and sip coffee if need to.
by Kare C.
Oysters fresh as ever. Small and tight space though.
by Demps C.
They don't take reservations here but it is worth the wait. They make the best lobster roll in town
by Jasmine C.
If you're thinking about splitting the hot lobster roll...don't do it!!! You will eat it all, trust me.
by Garrett O.
Expect to wait 2-3 hours on a Saturday night. They will call your phone when ready though.
by Jay J.
Try the Hot Lobster Roll - InterContinental Hotel concierges rock! (via @Foodspotting)
by Dave B.
The oysters are just brand new... ridiculous fresh. I had the hamachi crudo w kimchi, and the seared scallops w duck confit.... flawless.
by Chris V.
Two words: lobster roll. Mmmm....
Try the Nantucket Wild Striped Bass - Insanely good. Flakey, flavorful fish with amazing ratatouille and shrimp that all work perfectly. (via @Foodspotting)
by Matthew H.
This tiny Boston oyster bar is making some big waves. Neptune Oyster's raw bar and dining room seats only 44 patrons, so landing a table in this small venue will take some effort.
by Wil E.
Warm lobster roll all the way...perfect for a cold New England day!
by Devina S.
Johnny Cakes. Holy smokes awesome.
by Steve P.
HOLY MOLY. Lobster roll is amazing, soaked in butter and homemade bread. Then get your mind blown- dip it in chowder, aka heavy cream. O. M. G.
by Steve P.
Definitely worth the wait! The only place with HOT lobster rolls, which are WAY better than regular cold lobster rolls.. If you Love lobster then you MUST try one of these! Expensive but worth it!
Order the mussels & extra bread...the broth is AMAZING.
by Leo R.
This place is a joke. Supposed 1.5 hour wait = 3 hours. Worst fish tacos ever. 23 bucks and they were tasteless. The clam chowder broth was thin and bland, plus the potatoes were under cooked.
by Brodie R.
I can't tell you its worth the wait - its the Balthazar of Boston - but the oysters are amazing, the hot mussels a must and the staff have it down to an art. Put your name down, take a walk & enjoy
by Shaun S.
Hot. Lobster. Roll. Give it a little squeeze and let the butter drip out the back.
by Justin H.
The hot lobster roll is worth waiting forÔÇö delicious brioche-style bun, tender lobster covered in butter, and world-class french fries on the side. The fried clams are also great.
by Connor F.
Get the Island Creek Oysters. They are massive.
by Steve G.
Holy c*#p this place is amazing
by Sarah M.
Fish tacos are awesome. It's only a special on Sunday.
by Bridget C.
Best restaurant in boston, along with the best burger in the world (hidden jewel)!!
by Nick S.
Get oysters, lobster roll, crudo of the day, and white peach bellini. Delicious!
by Yoonie K.
SUCH GOOD SEAFOOD. Ridiculously fresh, amazing selection of oysters and other light, beautifully made dishes. It's the one place I really miss living in NYC now.
by Irene C.
Try the New England Clam Chowder (via @Foodspotting)
by Gal R.
Try the Scallops - WOW!!! (via @Foodspotting)
by Gal R.
Hot lobster roll was exactly what I hoped. So buttery good. Try the octopus cocktail
by Tiffany R.
hot lobster roll. 'nuff said
by matt s.
Best lobster roll in Boston!!!
by Kristine M.
I love lobster rolls
by Ashley-Lynn G.
The North End is generally known for Italian, which makes it all the more impressive that a seafood restaurant has made its name as one of the neighborhood's best places to eat. [Eater 38 Member]
looking for the worlds best sea food a must do in metro west area get $25 off any reading with mention of Neptune oyster love this place
by HUDSON P.
Try the hot lobster roll and some Peacock Cove oysters
by Marti R.
Lobster roll, hot with butter. The best thing I ever ate.
by Kate I.
Lobster roll (warm w/ butter) is such a treat!
by Stacy Y.
Oysters are supreme. Hot lobster roll is Ah-may-zing!
by Natalie J.
Anne is a great bartender. Great suggestions and overall excellent service. And very appropos tattoo on left forearm
by Dennis G.