Best of Boston

2010 Best Raw Bar

Neptune Oyster

We have a few requirements for raw bars. First, the offerings must change daily. But more important, you should be able to see oysters getting shucked—no crafting shellfish towers behind closed doors. Neptune Oyster is a tiny North End restaurant that does it right—and the ever-present line out the door is a testament to its supremacy.

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