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Neptune Oyster

) #9 of 2,437 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2273
+1 617-742-3474
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (657 reviews)
“fries” (143 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 3 November 2015

Please don't get me wrong I love waiting for quality food and this place definitely has it. But 2 hour long wait on a Monday night is a little excessive. That being said once you sit down and order the food it will make you...More

Thank Clone99
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were told we must go here by someone in a hotel in Chicago so made our way. THere's no booking or reserving so we were told to get there early, reserve, go away and come back again. A 4:30pm arrival meant a leisurely 6pm...More

Thank londonstuff
Reviewed 31 October 2015

My husband and I happily wiled away a few hours sitting at the bar in Neptunes. Great, friendly staff, wonderful food - the lobster roll was stunningly scrumptious! And really top wine. All in all a fab experience. We had to wait for a place,...More

Thank LGS1980
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I had just landed in Boston around noontime, after checking into our hotel we headed towards Neptune Oyster to put our name on the list at 1:30. The waitstaff calls you on your phone when they are ready to seat you. It...More

Thank Mcww2860
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Amazing food. Best I've had in Beantown. Best Lobster Roll I ever tasted, bar none. The oysters were superb, drinks were terrific and the service was spunky (in a friendly way), quick and knowledgeable. It is not cheap and expect to wait a very long...More

Thank SeminoleMatt
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We decided to come here after reading an article that rated this restaurant's lobster roll (hot version) as the best one in Boston. The first time we got there, we found out that you needed reservations because the place is small and it was around...More

Thank actionj007
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Wow! This place is definitely true to the hype!! Here's the tip though, you have to plan ahead, go put your name in, and plan to have a 3 hour wait. You can go do other things, just be available when they call. We had...More

Thank Chickfish
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Done my research before our Boston trip so I knew we had to come early to eat at Neptune. You line up to put your name down and then they'll call you when you're table is about ready. Saturday night October - we put our...More

Thank Rabbitz
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Really wish I could tell you how the food was, but my wife and I waited at the front door for 40 minutes before being told they could not seat us before closing. I have no patience for this arrogance. Ignore every good review of...More

Thank PHXJC463
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Put our name on the list and went somewhere for a drink while we waited for the callback. Ordered a dozen oysters, raw scallops ( love the corn purée). Enjoyed the perfectly cooked octopus, reminded me of Spain. I liked the cioppino however we paid...More

Thank kpocampo
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
28 May 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
No call ahead or reservations and you wait outside on the sidewalk
Larry E
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
19 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, Breakfast, 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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