Union Oyster House
Historic eatery & seafood institution
Seafood · Downtown · $$
The Zagat Review
4.2
Food
4.1
Decor
4.1
Service
 
Nostalgic types “love the history” of this 1826-vintage “destination” near Faneuil Hall, a “unique Boston experience” billed as America’s oldest continuously operating eatery, offering “sublime” chowder, “divine” oysters and other “well-executed Yankee seafood classics” , all for “benign prices” ; dark woods, “warped” floors and oil painting–adorned walls lend a “quaint” vibe, and the servers are “always nice” , even when dealing with the “touristy” droves.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
location 41 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108, USA phone +1 617-227-2750 website www.unionoysterhouse.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
4.1
(2008)
After a couple hours of straight walking the Freedom Trail, Union Oyster House is a well deserved lunch. From serving one of the creamiest New England Chowders to the lumpiest crab cakes. When we got there, thankfully there was no line. Service was quick. They have a big area with booths, tables and a bar. The cornbread was pretty good, hot and served with butter. My wife and I shared the mussels, lump crab cakes, and the fish tacos. We ordered too many, but it was worth it. Definitely a must go!
André Ricarte · May 3, 2018
I love this place. It's old and historic. Amazing oysters, they served cornbread (random) that was just as good as grandma's. Not a huge beer selection but they have some local beers. It is kinda small, so I'd imagine it can get packed quick. They do have a market or open raw seafood area of some sort. Not sure if the sell fresh items.
Shalonda Stith · May 7, 2018
At the oyster bar 2 years ago with the kids while in Boston and had such a great experience, from the scrumptious dishes to my favorite, the Colonial Ale, that I had to stop back in while in town last week. Sat at the regular bar this time and the friendly bartender was excellent and a pleasure to chat with. Now if I could just figure out how to get that Colonial Ale sent down to Texas! HIGHLY recommend this place!
Jill Barrett · May 3, 2018