Neptune Oyster


Had an excellent dinner earlier this week at Neptune Oyster. Feels like an upscale Swan Oyster Depot but still very casual. They don’t take reservations so expect a wait. It wasn’t too bad the night I was there ~ 40 minutes on a weekday evening.

Oysters were excellent and perfectly shucked, no residual shell and abductor muscles were deftly severed without damaging the oyster. One of the best I’ve had in the US. The Beach Points from Barnstable, MA were the highlights (pictured at 4 - 6 o’clock), large sized and not too briny. The cherrystones were sweeter than the ones I get in NYC too.

My wife ordered the Mackerel Veracruz - OMG seriously this fish was perfectly excuted!! Crisp skin and moist flesh accented beautifully by the veracruz sauce. She finished off the entire plate without a pause.

My fish and chips were well executed but regretted my order and wish I got the cioppino or something else on the menu. This kitchen is clearly capable of executing more complex dishes.

The friendly and attentive service capped of one of the best meals in recent memory, highly recommended!!!


The sleeper on the menu might be the “Yellowfin” collar for two. I didn’t realize the Yellowfin referred to a tuna (not hamachi) collar. The couple next to us ordered one and it was huge and looked amazing!!!

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We enjoyed our meal there a few years back. Better than the seafood we’ve had across the country at places like Pearl Oyster Bar, Swan Oyster Depot, Connie’s and Ted’s, Rappahannock Oyster Bar DTLA and Hog Island.


@js76wisco yeah it was a really stellar meal.


We planned to go when we were last in Boston, but ran out of time. Bummed!


@TheCookie definitely worth checking out next time you’re in Boston

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Next time you are in Boston three other places to consider with similar seafood focus:

Saltie Girl -

Row 34 -

Select Oyster Bar -

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I actually started the night at Row 34, unfortunately the FOH service was terrible and ended up leaving for Neptune instead. Will note the other two spots for future visits. Thanks!