Neptune Oyster, Boston

Neptune Oyster, Boston

How far would you travel for a lobster roll? If you're unsure, make a pilgrimage to Boston's Neptune Oyster and discover the answer. This North End oyster bar is undeniably one of the city's most famous eateries, despite its laundry list of less-than-ideal attributes: the long lines, snug quarters, lively hubbub, slow service, throngs of tourists, and a menu that can take a toll on your wallet. But all that combined is overshadowed by one indisputable fact: this place serves up seriously amazing food!

Established in 2004, Neptune Oyster is a shining example of East Coast raw bar perfection. The simple, subway-tiled interior gleams with retro charm. While many patrons flock to the raw bar, those who opt for substantial fare indulge in one of the city's most renowned lobster rolls, available hot with butter or cold with mayo. Other standouts include juicy burgers topped with crispy fried oysters and composed entrees like a whole Rockport mackerel prepared Veracruz-style. Given the cramped environs, be ready for a wait that often stretches out the door as you vie for one of the marble-topped tables or a spot at the bar. But once you're here, you'll know without a doubt that it was worth every moment!

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Sight Name: Neptune Oyster
Sight Location: Boston, USA (See walking tours in Boston)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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