Neptune Oyster

Restaurants The North End
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Photograph: Courtesy Neptune Oyster/Ana M. Reyes
Photograph: Courtesy Neptune Oyster/Ana M. Reyes
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Photograph: Courtesy Neptune Oyster/Ana M. Reyes
Neptune Oyster
Photograph: Courtesy Neptune Oyster/Ana M. Reyes

Established in 2004, Neptune Oyster is exemplary in its East Coast raw bar perfection. The simple, subway tiled interior gleams with retro charm. But if the daily oyster roster is definitive, the rest of the menu is startlingly original. The fearless eatery will try just about anything, from crispy oysters with Berkshire pig, golden raisin sauce and pistachio aïoli to Nantucket striped bass with heirloom tomato sofrito and roasted jalapeño. Even the classics get a seafood twist, such as the yellowfin tuna “steak frites” and the house burger with a fried oyster. If you can grab a marble-topped table or a seat at the bar (be prepared for a wait), you’re in for a treat.

Venue name: Neptune Oyster
Address: 63 Salem St

Cross street: at Morton St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5-11pm; Fri & Sat 5-midnight; Sun 5-10:30pm
Transport: Orange line to Haymarket

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Maria M

You'll easily pass this hole-in-the-wall-looking restaurant in the North End if you're not paying close attention. This tiny little oyster bar has some of the most amazing seafood in all of Boston, if not New England. Though it's on the pricier side, the food is beyond worth it. 

WIll P

Don't let the tiny restaurant size fool you; Neptune Oyster is one of the best spots in the city!  The lobster rolls are incredible and don't forget to wash them down with their famous oysters.  The only downside is the wait to be seated, but it’s worth it!