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Union Oyster House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
+1 617-227-2750
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (508 reviews)
“oysters” (1,101 reviews)
“chowder” (616 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I were staying in Boston this past week. We stopped at the Union Oyster House for a drink. We sat at the bar. The bartender, Jim Sullivan, couldn't have been more welcoming or courteous. Because he is so cordial I would think...More

Thank rf1006
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S. so lots of history. The service was great, food was good. I had the lobster roll. Nothing special. The chowder was really good. Also the raw clams were meaty. I'd recommend those. It's nice and...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was OK, nothing special. Service was a hair above not very good at all. The only thing that saved the night was the historical nature of the building/restaurant.

Thank mainereale
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to stop for lunch ,dinner or drinks. The old time atmosphere is tough to beat here along with great dishes and a friendly staff.Several dining area to choose from and a great bar as well.

1  Thank T4349TOinfo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Glad we went so we can say we were there. Great service but the food was just “ok”. Worth the visit to see the place though.

Thank DonnaK221
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I ate here recently and were not impressed. This place came highly recommended to us but we left wondering why. There is a lot of history at this location and that is apparent but beyond that we were not "wowed". The staff...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oysters were fresh and briny. The fried clams (see photo) were tender, lightly breaded and fried but not oily. Quaint and a good stop - they don’t take advantage of their reputation

1  Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food reasonably priced for a tourist spot in Boston. There are non-seafood options. My husband doesn't eat seafood and still liked his meal. I love the oysters and chowder!

1  Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got here during a walk on the freedom trail. No problem to get a table on a monday evening. We had the "Broiled Sea Scallops", "Seafood Newburg" and some fried haddock (todays special). All of good taste, especially the haddock. We also had some "Oyster...More

Thank henalv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first stop after arriving in Boston, and you can’t get a better cup of chowda! Sit at the original oyster bar, where Daniel Webster once ate, and enjoy the atmosphere. The house brown ale brewed by Sam Adams is delicious, too!

1  Thank Cory A
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Not sure but as we were there for dinner, smart casual seemed to be the go.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
  • Public Transportation: Two options: Take the Blue or Green Line to Government Center. Walk down the stairs along the side of City Hall and cross Congress Street. We are across the street. Note we are across from the New England Holocaust Memorial. Or, take the Orange or Green Line to Haymarket,left on Congress,left on Hanover,right on Union.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-2750
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