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Neptune Oyster

#10 of 2,392 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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

ok, read many reviews. Stood in line just like many stated, 45 minutes, during the week for lunch. We did get there around 12:30. We ordered a variety of oysters that came out fairly quick. However, we waited for our lobster rolls for about 40 minutes. The place is small and was packed and very noisy. It was fun to... More 

Thank rotraveler
Davidsonville, Maryland
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wait is well worth it. Its a very small place. But once inside, you'll be glad you waited. Although famous for lobster rolls, the rest of the selections are equally enticing.

Thank GerardEvans
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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335 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cioppino, "cha" "peeno", is a somewhat spicy brothed seafood stew, containing shrimp, clams, mussels and fish. Nothing is raw!! I don't do raw oysters etc. but I enjoyed this and felt like I was getting an authentic Boston seafood experience. The clam chowder has a thin, flavorful broth although I found the chunks of potato cut a bit too large.... More 

Thank EngelkingCGMN
Koh Samui
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hands down the best lobster roll we have ever had. Just overflowing with the freshest lobster meat and their buttered bun is absolutely amazing. This might be the biggest reason for us to come back to Boston. A must try

Thank austen k
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place so you need to get there early to avoid a long wait for the best Lobster and Oysters in the Boston area. I always go for the Lobster roll which must have a good lb on meat on it. Not Lobster salad but pure 100 percent Lobster. So fresh and juicy. I want to be... More 

Thank Bobby W
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lobster roll, their signature dish is amazing, however I wish they had dessert. It feels they really want to get you out of there as quickly as possible.

Thank Arturo M
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to get some of the best oysters in Boston. The place is small so wait times of over 1 hrs are normal.

Thank Dayter
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made this our first stop in Boston and I recommend you do the same. We got there before 11 am on a Thursday and a line was already formed waiting for them to open. Some people still had their luggage. We took the very friendly servers advice on oysters and lobster roll. The lobster roll is the best thing... More 

Thank JoeP8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very lucky we arrived here on Saturday at 11AM....there was no line. We were first on line and a line started to form. The place opens at 11:30. We were a party of five and they added a 20% tip...in our case $55. SORRY, this is not a five star restaurant with white glove service. A $55 tip... More 

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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go there everytime I am in Boston, and I love this small place. I love it despite the long (about 2 hours) waiting time before having a table, since they do not take reservations and there is Always a line for gaining a table in this small place. The seafood is Always really fresh, oysters are a MUST HAVE... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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