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“Wow! Now that's some great food and place”
Review of Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster
Ranked #13 of 3,202 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: North End
Birmingham, Alabama
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wow! Now that's some great food and place”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Happened on this quaint little place. Its small and packed and full of locals. The menu is very varied (with various seafood and oyster options but even offer a steak). Some of the best appetizers we have ever had with the yellowfin tuna and for a main course North End Cioppino which was out of this world. Nice and spicy too. The North End tends to have a lot of little places of character and this did not disappoint. Make sure this one gets on your list to visit. You won't forget it!

  • Visited April 2014
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tallahassee
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Steamed littlenecks are here!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Neptune gives old-school shellfish lovers a home! I grew up eating steamed clams, which means littlenecks, not steamers. The clams at Neptune were perfectly sized and cooked and reasonably priced, and the building and atmosphere is a like an archaeology expedition into old Boston - perfect!

  • Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Lobster Roll - if you can wait for it.”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This place has amazing lobster rolls and oysters. But the wait and the "no reservation" policy make it difficult to get in, which I find horribly annoying. I recommend walking there an hour before you want to eat, putting your name in and then exploring the north end while you wait for their call. It is worth the wait.

Oh, and the warm lobster roll is better than the cold lobster roll.

  • Visited August 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“I dont even like Oysters”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

This is one of those places you have to visit at least once when in Boston. I will go back everytime I’m there. The Oyster/Clam/Lobster bar is awesome! They have descrptions of each and every individual item on the Raw Bar, super helpful. The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly and the food was excellent. I had a few things from the Raw Bar and then a Lobster Roll with a Salad. The Salad was as good as the Lobster Roll, hard to believe but true. The only negative would be its only beer and wine, no cocktails! But not enough to change my thoughts on this place….Awesome Spot!

Visited April 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

You will probably have to wait, but it is worth it. If you have never been here before, definitely try the lobster roll and some fresh oysters. I had the clam chowder, Lobster roll, 6 fresh oysters and two guiness. This was probably the only meal I have spent around $70 and thought it was worth it.

Visited March 2014
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