It's no secret that we have a loud and proud foodie population here in New England, and with good reason. Our restaurant industry is killing it, and there's never a shortage of new establishments opening their doors to the public. You can never run out of places to visit for your next dining experience, especially in Massachusetts.

Of course, the crème de la crème of New England's food scene is seafood. Countless restaurants are ready to serve you delectable dishes, often made from locally-sourced ingredients and the freshest catch of the day.

But of the expansive selection of seafood restaurants, which one is the best of the best in the Bay State? 24/7 Tempo decided to find out, and shared this list of the top seafood restaurants in each state. Their selection for Massachusetts is an intimate and high-end oyster bar in Boston's historic North End.

Neptune Oyster in Boston, Massachusetts

This popular oyster bar may be tiny, but don't let its small size fool you.

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It's not unusual for long lines to form at Neptune Oyster, located at 63 Salem Street #1.

Countless hungry customers have walked through the restaurant's doors, eager to savor a warm and buttery lobster roll, warm up with some delicious clam chowder, and generally experience the best seafood around.

Here's some of what 24/7 Tempo had to say about Neptune Oyster.

Start with a raw bar platter or perhaps a scallop crudo or johnnycake topped with honey butter, smoked bluefish, and sturgeon caviar. For an entree, choose between such offerings as spicy cioppino with shellfish saffron rice, whole mackerel with Basque pepper stew and fennel, or sea scallops with fava beans, pancetta, and kelp butter.

At the time of this writing, thousands of reviews have praised Neptune Oyster, cementing its reputation as one of the premier seafood establishments in the city. But if you're still not convinced, maybe these pictures will persuade you. We've already mentioned their famous lobster roll:

Neptune Oyster via Facebook
Neptune Oyster via Facebook

Here's their Ora King Salmon Crudo:

And we can't talk about Neptune Oyster without showcasing, well, the oysters and shellfish.

To learn more about Massachusetts' best seafood restaurant, click here.

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