Neptune Oyster

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 14 publications
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14 expert recommendations


Bon Appétit

Raising the (oyster) bar to new heights. Full review →


Boston Globe

Here is the great seafood restaurant people are always looking for in Boston.



You know a seafood restaurant means business when the menu includes a tower of as many oysters, clams, and shrimp as you and at least five friends can handle.


Condé Nast Traveler

Start with — what else? — a freshly shucked plate, then move on to a buttermilk johnnycake and a lobster roll. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Dishes change seasonally, but a couple of year-round favorites include the North End Cioppino (fish stew) and the lobster roll that, hot or cold, overflows with meat. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Tiny and cramped, Neptune feels like a secret place -- or it would, if it weren't so crowded. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

From shrimp cocktail to crudo staples of sockeye salmon, hamachi ceviche and day boat scallops, the menu is synonymous with an eye-poppingly bold, lip-smackingly rich repertoire. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The retro interior offers a convivial – if crowded – setting, with an excellent option for solo diners at the marble bar. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Great oysters, of course, and the most amazing lobster roll --worth every penny. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

Snazzy little raw bar filled with fans who swear by the fantastic shucked shellfish and best-in-town lobster rolls (served hot with butter or cold with mayo).


Time Out 70

Opened in 2004, Neptune Oyster is a delightful paradox—at once exemplary and exceptional. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

You have to hand it to Jeff and Kelli Nace, owners of this minuscule, retro-themed gem in the North End-they don't shy away from florid descriptions. Full review →



This modern North End destination hails the pearls of the ocean Full review →



This "fabulous" North End "seafood place you always dreamed of" earns its No. 1 ranking for Food because "every single thing on the menu" is "unbelievable". Full review →

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