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Neptune Oyster

#11 of 2,370 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 02113-2289
+1 617-742-3474
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Ames, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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!

Thank alexps81
Brockville, Canada
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249 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 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 $$$

1 Thank kickboy
Lakeville, Minnesota
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank jon p
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 

Thank Richie67SF
Huntsville, Alabama
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Small restaurant and when we arrived told it would be an hour and a half wait. They gladly call you when your table is ready. This allowed us to have pre dinner cocktails elsewhere and watch the beginning of game 7, World Series. Sat at the bar and had the best bartender. She recommended several of the varieties of... More 

Thank aubredhead
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a small and cozy building with only 20 seats approximately. Expect to wait for up to 3 hours to eat, however, the restaurant kindly calls you when you're place is next. I recommend going early to put your name down and then doing some sightseeing while you wait. The portions are decent and I recommend you don't... More 

1 Thank ellyrie

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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
Special Occasion Dining, 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 02113-2289
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-3474

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  • 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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