Good things come in small packages, and the devoted already know about Neptune Oyster, located on Salem Street. It may be pricier than most, but there’s no better place in the area when oysters are on your mind. Accolades singing the praises of Neptune Oyster continuously roll in from publications like Food & Wine, bon appetit, New York Post, People and Zagat’s for good reason.
The raw bar (open until 10pm weekdays, and 11pm on weekends) should be your first priority here, but a robust menu offers a whole lot more – including specialties like the Neptune Burger, Acadian Redfish & Chips, and squid ink risotto. Events here range from charity benefits to those celebrating the finest in Boston dining – of which Neptune Oyster is a central establishment.
No reservations and a small popular restaurant means you should expect to wait 30 minutes to an hour for a table unless you arrive before the dinner rush.