Union Oyster House

Union Oyster House

41 Union St
Boston, MA 02108

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Phone: 617-227-2750

Restaurant  Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Bar  Daily 11am-Midnight
American, Local Specialty, Seafood
Dining Options:
Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out

10BEST Says

Seafood, Lunch: Established in 1826, this casual establishment is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the US and consists of a dark, pub-like dining room, oyster bar, restaurant, and drink bar. John F. Kennedy had a favorite booth here while practicing law in his early days, and you can now reserve it for parties of five or six. The place is said to serve the best clam chowder in New England, along with fresh seafood and excellent Bloody Marys. Oysters are delicious, and diners may choose to sit in cozy booths and order from the menu or find a perch at the popular raw bar.

Oyster Bars: Union Oyster House is a taste of Boston history. Opened in 1826, and holding the title of America's oldest restaurant, Union Oyster House still offers one mean oyster bar. Just outside Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Union Oyster House is the perfect place to start your tour. Sit at the first floor raw bar to devour your oysters, or step into the past and explore the rest of the place. Cozy booths line this relic and the smaller scale helps transport diners to a time when things were not so “big".

Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Seafood: "Enjoy oysters at the bar before making your way to table where you'll get a blast from the past in their authentic booths."

Oyster Bars: "Enjoy the oysters here, save a meal for someplace else."

Best for Seafood Because: THe oldest continuously operating restaurant you'll find, The Union Oyster House is a must try for any seafood lover looking to mix history with dining.

Dinner Menu

Cold Salads
Stews & Chowders
Ye Olde New England Favorites
Ye Olde New England Favorites - Fried
Ye Olde New England Favorites - Grilled Or Broiled
The Lobster Pot
On The Half Shell
Oyster House Specialties
Shore Dinner
Meat And Poultry
On The Side

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