Boston’s harbor-side location allows easy access to the aphrodisiac of the sea-oysters. Harvesting oysters happens all around Boston with many oyster "farmers" raising oysters in a sustainable way. With an influx of oyster farms, the number of locales specializing in theses salty sea creatures has increased allowing more opportunities for oyster lovers to enjoy.
The 10best represent a cross-section of styles, from the veteran like the small reservation free Neptune Oyster Bar where their reputation for constantly high quality oysters often leave diners waiting for hours for a table to the newly opened Select Oyster Bar where a 20% gratuity is tacked onto your bill no matter your opinion of the service.
Those who crave a reservation can take the easy road and make one at Island Creek Oyster Bar where you'll learn the reason that Island Creek Oyster Farm has such a great reputation. Their sister restaurant, Row 34, also taking reservations, has made a big splash in the oyster world in the Fort Point area where their oysters are often paired with beer.
If you're seeking an iconic oyster bar experience then Union Oyster House is a must because nothing says classic Boston than oysters at the bar of this historically significant seafood spot.