Neptune Oyster

Never let it be said that I don’t travel on my stomach. We scheduled our plane reservation based on the fact that we would arrive in Boston to catch an early lunch at Neptune Oyster. Exactly at 11:30, just as they were unlocking the doors, we were seated, ready and waiting.

The place is cute, somewhat of a hole in the wall with a huge long bar area for those who want to eat there.

My husband started with clam chowder. He happens to like a thicker version, but I thought the chowder was much more authentic as served – not gummy, gluey with too many potatoes and too much cream.



I had 3 types of Oysters-

From MA. – Cummaquid – medium size, medium salt, plump, buttery leeks and chive hints (They provide you with a cheat sheet that describes the oysters.)

From WA – Kumamoto – small size, plump, sweet, hints of cucumber, creamy

From AK – Windy Bay – large size, low salt, sweet, buttery, briny, melon finish

Now we ordered fried clams. They didn’t realize that we each wanted an order, but as it turned out this worked out in our favor. We ate the first order piping hot and then got a second batch, equally piping hot. I had clams three other places on this trip and I must say that these were the best by far.


First order with some eaten, as I just couldn’t wait:


 Second order:

Wonderful place and I would give anything to have this restaurant transplanted to Los Angeles.


2 Responses to “Neptune Oyster”

  1. 1 Dave S. July 2, 2008 at 8:31 am

    No lobster roll??

  2. 2 lizziee July 2, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I know their lobster rolls are wonderful, but as I can get good lobster on the West Coast, I really just want to pig out on fried clams with the bellies.

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