Best of Boston

2006 Best Raw Bar

Neptune Oyster

Neptune’s menu is a smorgasbord of briny delights: locally harvested cherrystone clams, littlenecks, and shrimp cocktail. But the true draw here is the mighty oyster—more than a dozen varieties pulled from as near as the waters off Wellfleet and as far as Washington state. For those still coming up in the school of oyster-ology, the menu explains not just where the selections hail from, but how they’ll taste going down.

63 Salem St., Boston, 617-742-3474,