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May 16, 2007 04:23 AM

Fried Oysters in Boston?

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Food4Thought

      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

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

    2. 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

        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

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

          1. re: phatchris

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