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Searching for a great seafood experience in Boston

katesalter Jun 3, 2009 12:00 PM

Hello! I am from Canada (formerly Montreal, and now Toronto) and I love great food. I am coming to Boston with three of my close friends and we are only there for ONE NIGHT. So we are hoping to track down a great restaurant for fantastic seafood.

We are looking for a casual restaurant on or near the water, or not if all of those are too touristy! We want to spend no more than $50-60 bucks a person including a beer or a glass of wine.

That said we LOVE oysters - would we be better off going to B & G oysters??

IF we have just one night, where should we go??

  1. Suze123 Jun 3, 2009 01:43 PM

    I'd like to pose the same question, but make it a place that takes reservations. My parents (from the Midwest) oooh and ahhh over how Boston is known for it's amazing seafood, and how they can't wait to try it when they visit. I've been to Neptune and really liked it, but the parents probably wouldn't love standing and waiting for a table... Any other good suggestions?

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    1. re: Suze123
      Pegmeister Jun 4, 2009 09:17 AM

      B&G Oysters would be a good option, and actually the Oceanaire, even though it is a chain, has some wonderful selections.

      1. re: Suze123
        purple bot Jun 4, 2009 09:38 AM

        Neptune is great. As far as not wanting to wait goes, you could always take them at an off-time, like 5-5:30, or a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday... always a good strategy.

      2. Matt H Jun 3, 2009 12:01 PM

        I will not be the last to tell you I'm sure, but go to Neptune Oyster in the North End! Then you can walk over to Christopher Columbus Park near by if you want some time by the water.

        Neptune Oyster
        63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

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        1. re: Matt H
          biga290 Jun 3, 2009 12:14 PM

          I second Matt's suggestion. Neptune has the best hot lobster roll ever and the fried clams are excellent too!!!

          1. re: biga290
            nasilemak Jun 3, 2009 12:50 PM

            but then check out the brouhaha in this posting...

            1. re: nasilemak
              emilief Jun 3, 2009 01:27 PM

              And, you should also know that Neptune does NOT take reservations!

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