Food & Drink

Neighborhoods: North End

2014 Winner: Neptune Oyster

Photo Credit: Chelsea Kyle


Neptune recalls the Yogi Berra crack “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” But the fact is everybody goes there, and often, because, despite its lack of an Italian accent, it’s still the best reason to visit the North End. Further, with its nonpareil raw bar, chowder, crudi, lobster rolls, cooked seafood dishes and seafood-friendly wines, and despite a slew of hot new competitors, Neptune remains one of the best New England seafood joints in the entire city.

Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St., Boston • (617) 742-3474

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