In planning my trip to Boston, I was searching online for the best Lobster Roll and I came across Neptune Oyster. After looking into it, I decided to give it a try. My friend and I got there around 8PM and there was a big line. AN HOUR WAIT! By that point I was starving so we decided we'd put our name on the list but walk around and try to find another place to eat. We walked around the area and while there was a whole slew of restaurants to try, we decided in the end to go back to Neptune and wait it out. SMARTEST DECISION OF OUR WHOLE TRIP!
The restaurant, though quite small, has great ambiance. The servers are very attentive and honest with their suggestions. Even though we originally went there for the Lobster Roll, I ended up ordering the Lobster on polenta, my friend ordered the Scallops and we shared the buttermilk Johnnycake and a bunch of raw Oysters.
First off...the Johnnycake. BEST. APPETIZER. EVER!! We weren't even looking to order an App because we were already ordering a number of Oysters (which were fantastic btw) but the table beside us ordered one and as soon as we saw and smelt it (and with the "coercion" of the waiter and party beside us), we knew we had to get it. I cannot describe how incredible this tasted, you just have to try it. Go. Just do it. You won't regret it if you like things that are delicious!
On to the mains...the Lobster on polenta was DELICIOUS but I think they switch up their lobster entree to suite the season so it may not be there when you go. Either way, you can't go wrong with Lobster. My friend's Scallops were cooked perfectly (she asked to have them well done because they normally serve them blue). All in all, the food was fabulous!
I will definitely be back there on my next trip to Boston to finally taste their Lobster roll.
Don't be turned off by the size of the restaurant, the line/wait, or the prices (although they are pretty reasonable to me)! Neptune Oyster is totally worth it!!
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