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Mar 11, 2010 07:14 AM

Looking for a similar place like Neptune Oysters


We love love love Neptune Oysters. But, we are looking for a new place to try. Any suggestions? I don't like B&G oysters...


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  1. Totally different vibe, but East Coast Grill has some similar food. I ate their recently and it was as good as ever.

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      What is good at East Coast Grill? What's wrong with B and G oysters? B and G actually has cheaper entrees then Neptune according to their menu..

      1. re: Torolover

        Pretty much everything is good at ECG though recently some others have differed. I have been going there for 15 years and NEVER had a bad meal.

        I really don't like the attitude at B&G or the gauge you wherever possible pricing.

        1. re: Torolover

          Oh, I thought their lobster roll was WAY too expensive for what I got and overrated....Not as good as Neptune's...Only my opinion of course!!

          1. re: cperryfranz

            Hmmm, never had the lobster roll. I think they excel at what is essentially their specialty: fresh fish grilled over a wood fire. Their bbq ain't bad either. And for the veggies in the house they make an AMAZING vegetarian platter.

            1. re: StriperGuy

              Cperry was talking about the lobster roll at B&G, responding to torolover's question.

        2. re: StriperGuy

          Good suggestion. Or they could try Eastern Standard, they've got a good raw bar. Has the restaurant replacing Great Bay shown any signs of happening yet. It's supposed to be an upscale oyster bar type place (I think the Island Creek folk are involved).

          1. re: justbeingpolite

            I heard that Tom from Craigie was possibly going to be involved, too. Anyone else hear something similar?

            1. re: ecwashere7

              i heard Tom was going to be GM there...not making drinks unfortunately

              1. re: barleywino

                His influence will certainly be felt (and appreciated).

        3. I may be in the minority here, but I really enjoy the raw bar at Kingfish Hall.

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          1. re: Pegmeister

            I agree. there a lot of things to like about Kingfish Hall including their raw bar - right out front so you can see how fresh everything is. My only beef wth the place is that it just seems a little overpriced but I have never had a bad time there.

            1. re: Northender

              I remember when Kingfish wasn't overpriced, but that's about 10 years ago now. I still like the feel of the place tho altho i've only had brunch there the last few years.

          2. Worthy, mostly overlooked raw bars at Brasserie Jo (the bar is a fun place to dine) and Les Zygomates.


            1. Like Neptune? Ain't no such...

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              1. re: elbev

                I agree elbev. While many high end places serve lobster rolls I think Neptune is in a class by itself. Everything I have eaten there has been wonderful. I always leave with a big smile and a full stomach.

              2. Anyone been to Oceanaire recently? Not really the same type of place, but they had a pretty amazing selection of seafood, cooked and raw. It just felt wrong going to a seafood place based out of the midwest, and I don't remember being floored by their flavors when I was there a year or so ago.

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                1. re: nsenada

                  I was there in Nov. or Dec. I really like that place altho I haven't had much beyond the crabcakes and some appetizers/sides. It's sure not cozy (aka packed like sardines) like Neptune but that room has a cool vibe of its own.

                  1. re: Joanie

                    Yeah, and it definitely oozes "expense account joint."

                  2. re: nsenada

                    We gave it a try over the winter and didn't see any reason to return. It felt cold, impersonal and corporate. We did have good service at the bar, the food was just okay and the atmosphere and crowd were uninviting.

                    It couldn't climb up to touch Neptune's toes.