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Union Oyster House

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 13 publications
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Badge 86

Excellent

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Boston About the TripExpert Score

13 expert recommendations

8

Condé Nast Traveler

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 →

17

DK Eyewitness

Apart from Boston scrod, the best bet by far is the raw bar. Savor the differences in oysters from various waters of the world.

6

Fodor's

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 →

1

Frommer's 35

The Union Oyster House serves tasty, traditional New England fare to visitors following the adjacent Freedom Trail and savvy locals. Full review →

21

Gayot 12.0

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 →

16

Insight Guides

Daniel Webster dined here. Steaks and seafoods are served in atmospheric rooms with creaky floors, low ceilings, and wooden booths. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet

The oldest restaurant in Boston, ye olde Union Oyster House has been serving seafood in this historic red-brick building since 1826. Full review →

57

Not For Tourists

Oldest restaurant in America, saddle up to oyster bar. Full review →

10

Rough Guide

The oldest continuously operating restaurant in America has two big claims to fame.

9

Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

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 →

12

Travel + Leisure

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 →

59

Where

Opened in 1826, Union Oyster House is a National Historic Landmark and the nation’s oldest continuously operating restaurant Full review →

19

Zagat

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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