Jack told us Neptune Oyster has a 4.5 star rating on Yelp with over 3000+ reviews which is tremendous. We arrived on the street of Neptune Oyster Bar and made a reservation which we found out would be a 4 hour wait, so we had to come back before 7:30PM.
We went to our hotel, walked the Freedom Trail, got ice cream, sight see, and sat in a cafe until 7:15 and found out the wait was until 8-8:30PM, so stretch that to approximately a 5 hour wait. We got a call around 8-8:15, but when we arrived we still had to wait for a seat.
The restaurant is very dark and dim. It's also very tight and small inside. I definitely think a plan to expand their space would be best. The staff here are very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful They made us felt welcomed.
We started off with appetizers:
|Wellfleet Clam Chowder|
We got two bowls of the Wellfleet Clam Chowder ($11.00) , one per couple. The clam chowder is a popular menu item, but honestly I thought it was alright. It's definitely very filling because there's a lot of cream and chunks of potatoes. There's a good amount of clams in the chowder, but I just felt it was okay, not the best.
|Maine Lobster Roll|
The lobster and roll were both submerged with so much butter that it was too overwhelming. However, the lobster was delicious and so were the fries. The butter did make Will feel slightly sick, so he wasn't able to finish his half of the lobster roll.
All in all, I feel the five hour wait was definitely overboard and an experience I never want to experience again at any restaurant. Was the five hour wait really, really worth it? I feel like it wasn't because the food wasn't five stars in my opinion, maybe 3.5. Would I return? No, because a five hour wait is crazy and it can definitely drive a person nuts. I've definitely had better seafood dishes before without having to wait so long.