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2024 Best Reason to Wait in a Really Long Line

Neptune Oyster

A true Boston experience for locals and
tourists alike? Braving the Neptune Oyster
line. In any weather, at any time of
day, a queue of seafood lovers continues
to snake down Salem Street, waiting
to cozy up inside the small, packed
restaurant — celebrating its 20th anniversary
this year! — for a taste of the
acclaimed lobster roll, hot with butter or
cold with mayo. Those in the know venture
onto other parts of the menu, too,
enjoying delicate crudos, raw-bar classics,
and caviar- and smoked-bluefish-topped

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