Union Oyster House
12 expert reviews
“The oldest restaurant in Boston jumped on the 19th-century oyster craze long before any other raw bars in the city even existed.”
– Travel + Leisure
"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
"Daniel Webster dined here. Steaks and seafoods are served in atmospheric rooms with creaky floors, low ceilings, and wooden booths."
"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
"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
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"Apart from Boston scrod, the best bet by far is the raw bar. Savor the differences in oysters from various waters of the world."
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