Neptune Oyster has been one of the city’s most in-demand options for fresh local seafood since opening in 2004. Its vibe is East Coast raw bar perfection, with a simple, retro interior and an excellent selection of seafood. There’s always a line out the door, but, for oyster aficionados, it's worth the wait. Expert shuckers serve an extensive oyster list consisting mostly of local favorites like Wellfleets, Cotuits and Island Creeks, but there are also appearances from West Coast varieties. Splurge on the Neptune Plateau to sample a bit of everything, from oysters and clams, to shrimp and crab claws.
The world is your oyster when it comes to the Boston dining scene, but sometimes, all you really want is just that: an ice-cold, fresh oyster (or maybe a dozen). Coastal New England is home to some of the finest oyster beds, and our city is absolutely brimming with raw bars that serve these little briney delicacies in style, including during oyster happy hours. Whether you like your shellfish as a solo snack with a simple glass of wine, or as just the start of a multicourse meal, we’re giving you the best oyster bars in Boston for slurping down those Wellfleets, Blue Points, Island Creeks and more. For additional, fantastic fish options, check out our list of the best seafood restaurants in Boston. Make a night of it and follow your oyster tastings with a visit to one of the best wine bars in Boston.
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