Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Neptune Oyster

I'm trying to post more about Boston now that I am living here, and there's no better place to begin than with Neptune Oyster, a must-visit staple in the North End. 

I visited last Spring with my family on my final day as a resident at Tufts University, and had what I thought was a very memorable meal that was quite representative of local faire.  

My mom ordered the lobster salad, which was a very simple and refreshing choice (though I don't think this is on the menu anymore.) 

My grandmother and I both ordered the infamous Maine Lobster Roll which you can choose to have with hot butter or cold mayo. 

This was a very very solid lobster roll. Unlike typical lobster rolls I've had in Boston, it wasn't made like tuna salad with lots of mayo/lettuce/cucumber. It was just very fresh succulent lobster tossed in butter. Many times, simple is better. 

Neptune is a tiny restaurant with probably only about twenty seats. They don't take reservations, so I suggest going early on a week day if you want to have a comfortable meal without waiting for too long.
Next time I will definitely try the Neptune Burger, a cheeseburger with fried oysters and garlic mayo.

Neptune Oyster
63 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113

2 comments:

  1. cheeseburger with fried oysters and garlic mayo? do the oysters replace the beef or is there beef in there too?

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