Best of Boston

2016 Best Oyster Bar

Neptune Oyster

The long lines at this 12-year-old North End standout tell the tale: Neptune still reigns godlike over Boston’s seafood scene. Tides may turn, but with some two dozen locally sourced bivalves, as well as more complex offerings—think seared scallops with pear butter and duck confit—Neptune’s consistency remains awe-inspiring.

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