Friday, March 13, 2015

Neptune Oyster House

Neptune Oyster House

Neptune: The Roman God of the Sea, Ariel's dad, and now the infamous oyster house in Boston's North End. This venue is tiny, quaint, and runs at it's own pace - like everything else in the North End. They're known especially for their wide and super fresh selection of oysters, as well as their mouthwatering, epic lobster rolls. 

Neptune Oyster House

Casually cracking open some oyster shells by the window, no big deal. The average wait here is about 2 hours, and they don't take reservations. But the line is still always out the door, even in negative winter temperatures!

Neptune Oyster House

After waiting outside, which was indeed over a couple hours, we all happily moved into the warm room and ordered four lobster rolls immediately. Unfortunately we were sat by the door which is always in use, and thus brings in freezing winds. Half of the small restaurant dined with their jackets on. Luckily, the plates came out warm, as did the buttered buns filled with fresh lobster and tons of fries with a side of ketchup.

Neptune Oyster House

As you can see, the Neptune lobster roll lives up to the massive hype. They generously pile in the lobster, more than any other lobster roll I've seen - and I've seen quite a few lobster rolls since moving to Boston! You really get your bang for your buck here, and the lobster itself is incredibly fresh and delicious.


Neptune Oyster House

We put in an order for oysters at the same time as our lobster rolls, but the oysters actually came out last. I'm used to getting oysters first as an appetizer, so I wonder what happened there - maybe they put extra care into their oyster process? Either way, they were delicious and we definitely had a wide selection to choose from.

Despite the wait, and even the cold, Neptune Oyster House is a must-try venue. Their oyster selection and gigantic lobster rolls are too good to pass up! 

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27 comments

  1. I live in London and am probably unlikely to ever go here, but I loved looking at the pics, the lobster looks delicious xx

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  2. Looks delicious! Making my mouth water! Have a wonderful weekend

    www.girlandthepolkadot.com

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  3. Lovely pictures which make me really hungry and craving seafood, and I can't have some (health issues) :( Sitting by the door is an absolute no go to me and a reason for me to leave a restaurant. It is freezing and generally a busy place were you constantly feel you're in the way and makes it awkward and unpleasant. I know I'm a bit picky here but I can't relax and enjoy my meal by the door. Hope to speak soon and happy Friday xxx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

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  4. I would call that the most epic lobster roll ever!! I know i'll be going there this summer for sure!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  5. I love these pics! So yummy! Everything looks delicious!

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    Jeanne

    http://www.fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  6. This food looks so delicious. xx

    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

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  7. I always make the mistake of checking out your blog before eating lunch or dinner lol! Everything looks sooo yummy! xoxo
    http://brookiewords,blogspot.com

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  8. That lobster rolls look heavenly! I swear my tummy is rumbling for those rolls now. I love seafood and am not picky about them except oyster, can't stand that thing. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  9. Guhhh I already tweeted at your but that lobster roll seriously makes me want to run back over to the east coast and plop down for one. Or a few. That's one thing I noticed I haven't seen a lot of (or any) in LA -- where are the lobster rolls?!


    Sara // dearskim.com

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  10. Hahah! I know, I need a big disclaimer at the top!

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  11. I hope they have lobster rolls for you in Canada??

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  12. my fave seafood? omg SHRIMP! CALAMARI! SQUID! don't even get me started... lol I love seafood!

    Arianne

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  13. I'm not a fan of oysters but I would brave the cold and wait in the line for that lobster roll! You've got my drooling over here!

    Mili

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  14. Hahah that's awesome! I totally agree!!

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  15. I know, it's the one thing the west coast is missing!!

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  16. Wow and look at those portion sizes. Amazing.

    Mrsinlondon.co.uk

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  17. that looks delicious!


    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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  18. Being a seafood nut, I know I would wait in that crazy line. I love the classic Po Boy but some crab legs are always a great idea too.


    Btw I was watching Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on the Food Network yesterday and Boston Burger Company was featured. Have you ever been? It instantly made me think of you. Their Mac Attack burger has me wanting to drive to the coast just to eat! (;
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  19. Those lobster rolls look amazing!
    Shaguna
    www.goldandhearts.com

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