Food & Drink

Clam Chowder

2017 Winner: Neptune Oyster


Still one of Boston’s finest New England seafood restaurants, this tiny, eternally crowded space taunts impatient locals intolerant of long waits to get seated. Find a way—say, a “dentist appointment” that allows you to visit at 3 pm on a Tuesday—and reward your ingenuity with truly sublime clam chowder, featuring the concentrated flavor of proper clam stock, pristine Wellfleet cherrystones, scant dairy and none of the abominable thickeners that desecrate tourist-joint knockoffs.

Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St. #1, Boston • (617) 742-3474

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