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Fried Oysters in Boston?

miragrlwest May 16, 2007 04:23 AM

Coming to Boston Memorial Day Weekend and would appreciate any recommendations for sensational fried oysters.....

  1. Joanie May 16, 2007 04:58 AM

    Some of the best fried oysters I've ever had was the first time i went to McCormick & Schmick in the Park Plaza. Those were amazing. I know everyone loves Neptune's but the one time I had them there, there were almost too lightly fried. And I wasn't a fan of that sauce drizzled on it.

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    1. re: Joanie
      tatamagouche May 16, 2007 05:13 AM

      FWIW, the preparation for the fried oysters changes now and then--last I had them they were laced with pickled tongue, making for one of the most winning dishes on an endlessly fascinating menu.
      I imagine, though, if someone wanted plain old fried oysters without the frills, they'd do it.

      1. re: tatamagouche
        phatchris May 16, 2007 02:25 PM

        Believe it or not Magnolias on Cambridge st. in cambridge have awesome fried oysters.

        1. re: phatchris
          nyfoodjoe May 16, 2007 08:45 PM

          Another vote for Neptune...Jeff(owner)is the best host, food rocks!!

    2. Food4Thought May 16, 2007 04:38 AM

      The fried oysters at Neptune Oyster on Salem Street in the North End (our little Italy) are highly regarded here. Generally speaking whatever you order at NO you can't be wrong, It is pricey, but you do get what you pay for. If you let us know if you will staying in Boston proper or venturing to other places, that might help you get a better sampling of reccomendations.

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        miragrlwest May 16, 2007 04:41 AM

        Thanks for the suggestion....I'll be staying at the Hilton Financial District on Broad St., Friday and Saturday nights. I'd definitely like a place most tourists would never find!

        1. re: miragrlwest
          Blumie May 16, 2007 08:17 PM

          B&G Oysters. It will be crowded, but mostly with locals, not with tourists. Excellent fried oysters.

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