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Oct 23, 2011 07:12 AM

Let's Stop Sending Out of Towners to Neptune Ok

Went for raw oysters and a hot lobster roll yesterday and the wait was 2 hours. They took cell phone numbers and called you when your table was ready. Not too many 617 were given out. It was all tourists. Who can wait two hours to eat? Maybe we should keep it our secret ok.

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  1. DId you actually wait 2 hours? In my experience the wait is generally shorter than quoted, though I'd imagine a fall Saturday is prime time. Realizing there will be a wait we plan ahead and stroll the NE or grab a drink somewhere on the rare occasion we do go to Neptune. We don't show up at Neptune expecting to eat right away.

    Let's not keep places a secret and say we did.

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    1. re: Gabatta

      It's worth noting that this weekend was not just *any* fall weekend - it's the weekend of Head of the Charles. So it makes sense that the North End, and Neptune, would be more crowded than usual. Probably one of the most busy weekends of the year.

      1. re: Gabatta

        I once waited 3 hours with no phone call ever ...

      2. what time did you go?

        1. i think that friday or saturday night will be horrible; i think that these boards are for posting information rather than hiding it. Mentioning that you will have to wait two hours on a Saturday night will deter many people including me.

          as yogi berra said, the place is so busy that no one goes there any more.

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