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Jun 3, 2009 12:00 PM

Searching for a great seafood experience in Boston

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??

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  1. 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

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

        1. re: nasilemak

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

    2. 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

        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

          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.