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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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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63 Salem St, Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2273
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

It's such a struggle to give excellent rating for restaurants I love when the wait is already SO LONG! My favorite is definitely the warm lobster roll and steam clams, topped with Cava. Everything else I've ordered were great too. I do alternate and try...More

Thank dry_surfing
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We tried Neptune's on a Monday about Noon for the first time. They already had a 45 minute wait. They don't take reservations, so we left our number and wandered the North End for about 30 minutes. They called after 40 minutes. It was well...More

Thank Kurt F
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The ego of the staff at Neptune Oyster has inflated to astronomical portions. I've waited north of 2 hrs at no less than a dozen popular restaurants in my day and I have to say, THE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT LEFT ME WITH NOTHING...More

Thank Jenny_Greene
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Recommended by a local, we made our way there for lunch. The clam chowder was thin and really it was just potato soup with a few bits of clam. The fish and chips however were great and big enough that we both got full. Skip...More

2  Thank exracer16
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The main problem with this restaurant is that you have to put your name on the list and last Saturday at 1:30PM we need to wait for another 2 hours. So we walked around. The food was indeed excellent, the women servers were attentive and...More

Thank JackTheTraveller
Reviewed 17 October 2015

All the hype is about making sure you have a meal at the Neptune Oyster on Salem Street in Boston. Unfortunately most of it was HYPE. The wait time for this restaurant is 2-3 hours....that's a downer from the start. One has to go to...More

1  Thank docbob0707
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Known for their lobster rolls and long waits, we showed up around noon expecting to enjoy the former and tolerate the latter. Luckily for us, two spots at the bar opened just as we arrived - no wait! The bartender who served us was friendly,...More

Thank KAE4
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This restaurant was recommended because they have been consistently voted the best lobster roll in Boston. It is a small, local place, without a lot of seating so if you come at dinner time, expect to wait. Our lobster roll with melted butter was very...More

Thank SandyW5336
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Wow! This place has great food! I couldn't decide what to order because everything on the menu sounded fabulous! I went with the Cioppino and it was amazing! It was loaded with fish, mussels, clams and shrimp and the broth was so tasty! I was...More

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I knew from Yelp that finding a good lobster roll in Boston was going to cost more than your typical lunch, but for my first lobster roll, I didn't want to skimp. Neptune Oyster had the best reviews I found, and wasn't too far into...More

Thank Courtney B
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
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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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