63 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
Why did we dine here? – Neptune Oyster is a popular seafood restaurant in Boston’s North End. There is a wait there everyday, and a super long one during holidays and weekends. We finally got up the courage to give it a try. We had a 2 hour wait on the weekend.
Cuisine – Seafood
Location – Boston North End
Verdict – Neptune Oyster does serve up very good seafood. Fresh, reasonably priced, nothing wrong with the food.
One and done, you can get this quality seafood elsewhere without waiting this long and dining in loud cramped conditions. The tourists will keep this place full..
Neptune Oyster Food Picks:
Tuna Crostini ($17) was ahi tuna done right, with just the right amount of citrus. Large portion.
Lobster salad with sea greens ($33) is not cheap, but its an arty dish full of lobster.
Clam chowder ($13) is freshly made, a big bland, but reasonable.
Lobster roll ($32) hot buttered styled. Lots of lobster although some where a bit too chopped up. Good brioche bun, lots of salad.
Raw Oysters – Chatham ($2.90 each), Wellfleet ($3), Little necks ($2.50). Cherrystone clams ($2.70), crab claws ($11), shrimp cocktail ($3.75). Everything was fresh as expected. Almost any real seafood place will have this.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?