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If ever there were a place for Yankee hunkering, this is it. Do yours with a bowl of New England clam chowder, or an icy platter of their namesakes, freshly shucked. Full review →
Apart from Boston scrod, the best bet by far is the raw bar. Savor the differences in oysters from various waters of the world.
Established in 1826, this is Boston's oldest continuing restaurant. If you like, you can have oysters on the half shell at the ground-floor raw bar. Full review →
The Union Oyster House serves tasty, traditional New England fare to visitors following the adjacent Freedom Trail and savvy locals. Full review →
Simple seafood dishes (grilled, broiled or fried) like sea scallops, filet of sole or Boston scrod that should be paired up with a side of Boston baked beans. Full review →
Daniel Webster dined here. Steaks and seafoods are served in atmospheric rooms with creaky floors, low ceilings, and wooden booths. Full review →
The oldest restaurant in Boston, ye olde Union Oyster House has been serving seafood in this historic red-brick building since 1826. Full review →
Oldest restaurant in America, saddle up to oyster bar. Full review →
The oldest continuously operating restaurant in America has two big claims to fame.
Stick with the historic wooden raw bar, where affable shuckers will ply you with Blue Points and cherrystones—best paired, of course, with a pint or two. Full review →
The oldest restaurant in Boston jumped on the 19th-century oyster craze long before any other raw bars in the city even existed. Full review →
Opened in 1826, Union Oyster House is a National Historic Landmark and the nation’s oldest continuously operating restaurant Full review →
Billed as the nation's oldest continuously operating eatery, this 1826 Faneuil Hall "culinary museum" is a "must-go" for "out-of-towners" seeking "legit" "chowda". Full review →
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