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Neptune Oyster

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” (665 reviews)
“fries” (147 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 December 2015 via mobile

Was recommended by locals and so glad that I visited. Knowing it was a smaller place with limited seating, I arrived at 5pm and sat at one of the three empty stools at the bar. Very prompt service, with a wine list, oyster menu, and...More

Thank likey2travel
Reviewed 1 December 2015

You'll have to cue for this wonderful restaurant which does not take reservations. You will be pleased that you did. The food, particularly the oysters, are perfection....the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. You will leave sated with a smile on your face.

Thank ElleMaks
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant on several occasions with friends, and I have always found it to be excellent and the service very good. They have a wide selection of fresh oysters which are all very flavourful. We also had the lobster roll, which was...More

Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Got luck here because a friend went and put or names in early. Times we overheard ranged from and hour and a half to four hours. We had the plateau, which included oysters, clams, mussels, crab, lobster, and shrimp. I didn't care for the oysters...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I stopped in here on my first afternoon in Boston. Even at 2pm I had to wait about an hour for a single spot at the bar. The wait was worth it though. It was extremely nice that they took your cell phone number and...More

Thank islandgirl237
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Long story short: go early or expect to wait. But it's absolutely worth the wait! Best lobster roll and oysters I've EVER had! I had read a review online of the best restaurants in Boston for lobster rolls and Neptune was mentioned for the best...More

Thank Bluhonu
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Get there as early as possible, put your name on the list and they will call you when your table is ready. We walked some of the liberty trail while waiting. This was hands down the best hot lobster roll we had, warm, buttery, quality...More

Thank AtlantaJessica11
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Get here early and get your name on the list, then walk down the street to Bacco and get a drink while you wait for the call that your table is ready. This place only has spots for around 30 people, so the wait is...More

Thank chrissysu
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We recently went to Boston with a list of "must-do's" in hand. One culinary conquest was the Lobster Roll. After checking with the concierge at the Fairmont he referred us to the Neptune Oyster restaurant on Salem St. Realize when you go, that there is...More

Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Oysers were excellent! Unfortunately we eat them only as appetizsers. But also the entree, a fish plate with rice and a delicous sauce of safran was excellent.

Thank Urs W
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
24 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, 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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