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Union Oyster House

Union Oyster House

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Downtown Boston, Boston
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  • Dana L.
    "Sit at the original wood oyster bar for good food and a show!"(11 Tips)
    Claudio
    "The oldest restaurant in America and also one of the best in Boston."(7 Tips)
    Rich H.
    "Get the Sam Adams Union Oyster House Colonial Ale."(7 Tips)
    Divya M.
    "Definitely have the amazing oysters and clam chowder."(44 Tips)
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  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorFebruary 11
    Extraordinary local oyster offerings and don't miss the grilled oysters (oysters grilled with cheese, a bit of wine and parsley), the gratis cornbread and the special Sam Adams colonial ale.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurOctober 31, 2014
    Loved it. Sit at the oyster bar. the oyster shucking guy was a delight. Even showed us a trained lobster! Definitely have the amazing oysters and clam chowder. We got complimentary corn bread too :)
  • Chris D.
    Chris DavisOctober 3, 2016
    I love history. And this place has obvi had a fair share of visitors in the past. It's really big for an old historic location. AMAZING seafood and not to mention love cared in a great part of Boston
  • Na H.
    Na HuangSeptember 13, 2013
    Legend and history explain popularity and the price! Not cheap but really yummy! Seems house white wine s not a good option, we had a Russian river, really good!
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelJune 11, 2014
    The Asst Mgr, Sue, is awesome & knows superb customer service! Best damn "chowdah" I've ever had. Tons of history here & the ambience is like stepping back in time. Union Special Lobster! Do it!!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisMarch 27, 2016
    Try the New England Shore Dinner - 4th of 4 lobster dinners I ate in Boston, but by far the prettiest. Lobster, mussels, clam chowder, corn, potatoes and cornbread. YUM. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesSeptember 25, 2014
    We really enjoyed this pub as the longest continuously operating eatery in the US. Oysters were fresh and chilled to perfection!! Sam Adams Lager (crafted for Union Oyster House) was refreshing!
  • David G.
    David GraciaDecember 30, 2012
    Corn bread is A+ clam chowder is A+ crab cake is A+. Oysters A+ Their cocktail sauce is also original and gets an A+ Tables for 2 are pretty small, overall great place even with the hefty prices.
  • Claudio
    ClaudioApril 19, 2015
    The latest lobster, the oysters and the shrimp were so delicious! The oldest restaurant in America and also one of the best in Boston.
  • Care W.
    Care WSeptember 29
    The clam chowder, oysters and lobster roll. They do not skimp out. The atmosphere is lively and fun. It gets busy but you can grab a seat at the bar and have full menu access.
  • Flo Flo
    Flo FloSeptember 1, 2012
    Okay, the clam chowder hands down the best I ever had. The oysters not so much. The corn bread and local beer also a big plus. I would def recommend you don't eat too much here, just get the chowder.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CAugust 17, 2014
    Oldest continuously operating restaurant in the US. There was a bit of a wait (understandably) to be seated. Food was delicious (be sure to try the corn bread!) Service was friendly.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Oldest restaurant in Boston. Loved the classic old atmosphere. Food was tasty but requires more attention to details & presentation skills.
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.May 18, 2013
    Definitely tour the building. It is cool. But for eating - sit at the oyster bar downstairs and have chowder, oysters, and amazing corn bread. Don't bother with the other food here.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GrayOctober 12, 2013
    Cool environment and all my friends loved the seafood. Sorry non fish fans. If you think you can just get a side of fries to hold you over, think again. The fries are worthless.
  • Bianca M.
    Bianca McLarenMay 11, 2016
    They have an off the menu shrimp scampi which is phenomenal - definitely order it to share. And their martinis can't be beat!
  • Vianna D.
    Vianna DornheckerJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Must get chowder and Sam Adams Brick Red Ale (only available at a handful of Boston bars). ONLY get oysters if sitting at the oyster bar ( they preshuck them for the dining rooms)
  • Alana K.
    Alana KaySeptember 21
    One of the best places to eat great food and chat to people. Very energetic with brilliant vibe. Loved sitting at the oyster bar
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyFebruary 14
    Hey, its history. You're in Boston. You don't wanna ignore history, do you? (The food isn't great but it's still worth your time, plus it's hard to mess up oysters).
  • Hoang P.
    Hoang PhanSeptember 2, 2013
    If you have Boston City Pass and the page of Union Oyster House, show it to the hostess and you'll get priority searing plus free clam chowder. And for the record, Shrimps and Scallops is really good!
  • Alexandre B.
    Alexandre BarbosaNovember 12, 2014
    The oldest restaurant in USA is also the best way to be introduced to the traditional New England cuisine. Must go!
  • DJ F.
    DJ FluxNovember 10, 2012
    Check out the cool little artwork recreations of each stop on the Freedom Trail in the room off to the left when you enter.
  • Megan S.
    Megan SimkusAugust 18, 2016
    Clam chowder is incredible - comes w cornbread and butter. Also there's a dark Sam Adams beer, Constitution, made only for them that pairs beautifully.
  • Kelly M.
    Try the New England Clam Chowder - The oldest restaurant with the best chowder on the planet. If its good enough for JFK n Daniel Webster it's good snuff for me. Since 1826.
  • Kaila S.
    Kaila SchleuApril 23, 2016
    This is the best damn clam chowder that you will ever have in your entire life I suggest going asap.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HaleySeptember 13, 2015
    If the wait is too long just have a seat at the bar and have dinner. The bartenders were fun to speak with and had a lot of great suggestions.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 23, 2015
    You can sit downstairs if you're just looking for bar service (oysters, chowder, beer) and skip some of the line.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYAugust 26, 2010
    It has been open to diners since 1826 & is known as the oldest restaurant in the United States of America. In 1796 Louis Philippe, King of France in 1830, lived in exile on the second floor.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerMay 19, 2014
    If you're a history buff, request the Kennedy Booth. Upstairs on the back right, it seats 6 and was the preferred spot of JFK when he came to visit.
  • Ching Y.
    Ching Yu ™November 10, 2012
    Check out the artwork display on the walls that depict the landmarks along The Freedom Trail.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 18, 2014
    They may not have the best seafood but you come here for the experience. And when you do that, make sure to have a reservation. Otherwise wait could be long.
  • Abdo K.
    Abdo KassisseOctober 25
    Awesome service! Cozy place and tasteful food. It is a must if you are in Boston.
  • John L.
    John LFebruary 10, 2013
    Believe the hype, the food holds its own against the fierce competition. Have at least a lunch here, for the rich history if not for the excellent food.
  • Qingxun
    QingxunOctober 24, 2016
    Oyster bar, shucked Brewsters, steamed 2-pounder lobsters and Sam Adams ale! Crowded every time!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousJanuary 27, 2015
    The oldest restaurant in Boston and oldest continuously operating restaurant in America is where you go when you're jonesing for a taste of New England. Read more
  • Q
    QJuly 7, 2012
    The clam chowder is awesome! When you get more clams than potatoes, you know you're in Boston!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DazeMay 1, 2013
    Blackened Scallops are spicy and amazing. Clam Chowder is sooooo good.
  • K-Ro
    K-RoJune 30, 2013
    If its dinnertime & you didn't check in an hour and a half before you want to eat: just eat in the 1st come 1st serve section with the "lighter menu"
  • Dorotea P.
    Had a sea food platter for dinner and was quite disappointed. The portion is really big but the food kinda tasteless . Interior is really nice and cute though, friendly staff.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BellSeptember 19, 2012
    Untouched colonial architecture... which is a rarity even in the heart of Boston. Worth a visit for that atmosphere alone.
  • Ale
    AleAugust 9, 2016
    Oyster amaZing,mussels -I'm in love... Grate atmosphere..
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FosterJanuary 2, 2012
    The cornbread is fantastic as well as the chowder...BUT Avoid having to use the bathroom! Very tight and small and not very tidy...probably like it has been since indoor plumbing existed!
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HartFebruary 6, 2012
    Get the broiled scrod. It might change your life. A young Cod fish that is unique to Boston. Amazing tartar sauce too.
  • Wally L.
    Wally LeChatApril 11, 2016
    Oysters and chowdah! An excellent diversion. 190 year old circular oyster bar a great treat.
  • Magda C.
    Magda CarrDecember 27, 2013
    If you enjoy eating with rats, you are in the right place!! It could be the oldest restaurant in town, however, it's infested with RODENTS in all levels of the the restaurant. Go if enjoy food w/ rats
  • Rich H.
    Rich HauckOctober 13, 2014
    Get the Sam Adams Union Oyster House Colonial Ale. It's the only place in the country that has it!
  • Tim B.
    Tim BackusSeptember 13, 2014
    The corn bread and chowder are dangerously delicious. Don't fill up and miss out on the amazing entrées.
  • Bridget G.
    Bridget Gael3 weeks ago
    Good food— historic & quaint, but a little cramped— we loved the bloody Mary’s, fried oysters, and clam chowder!
  • Nancy D.
    Nancy DeolMay 24, 2011
    Have a pint & get your Parcel 7 parking validated. Our $16 parking was magically transformed into a much improved $3 fare. Best part - The Colonial Ale!
  • DV G.
    DV Green🌀May 26, 2013
    The toothpick was said to have been popularized in America starting at the Oyster House.
  • hkevinchu
    hkevinchuAugust 9, 2013
    Call ahead and make a reservation to dine in The Kennedy Booth and soak up a little bit of history.
  • Craig D.
    Craig DesmaraisSeptember 16, 2014
    Oysters and chowder are great. Sit at the raw bar and let the staff educate you about Boston!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChupkaAugust 16, 2014
    Chowder is fantastic as is the corn bread that comes with every meal. It's also the birthplace of the toothpick
  • Valerie W.
    Valerie WaltmanJune 18, 2013
    Seafood Newburg was excellent. I recommend reservations, even on a week night they were very busy.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MDecember 27, 2016
    Crab cake appetizer, corn bread, and pan seared shrimp over rice were all good. Baked scrod was cooked well, but lacked flavor.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MontielAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in and enjoy an ice cold colonial ale brewed only for the union oyster house by Sam Adams and some chowdah in America's oldest restaurant!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HaleySeptember 13, 2015
    Try the Sam Adams Colonial beer which is brewed solely for this restaurant and not sold anywhere else.
  • A&B American Style
    A&B American StyleJanuary 27, 2014
    Oyster is in its name, but don't miss the clam chowder and make sure to BYO Pepper Sauce Read more
  • Gwen C.
    Gwen CummingsSeptember 8, 2014
    Oldest restaurant in the United States! Delicious chowder and a fun place for history buffs
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KuznetsovAugust 14, 2012
    Ask about special photo with huge lobster from pool opposite oyster bar. Great idea, thanks to staff !
  • Victoria T.
    Victoria TuckerDecember 21, 2012
    Southerners beware, the clams have fat bellies...but if you get over the shock they are truly delicious!
  • Colin D.
    Colin DevonshireMarch 17, 2011
    Who cares about the tourists? Sit at the raw bar for a half dozen oysters, bowl of chowder and a Sam Adams. Best lunch in the world.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ContiOctober 17, 2015
    Don't make a reservation, go early and sit at the bar! Order chowder and oysters!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 28, 2011
    Building dates to 1714-17. UOH opened here 1826. Almost 1/2 of items on current menu were on 1st menu. 1st toothpick used here. Booth 18 upstairs is JFKs (who was a regular). More info in blog. <LINK> Read more
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MathiasFebruary 29, 2012
    An absolute must, especially for anyone new to Boston! Can't go wrong with just oysters and clam chowder!
  • Demps C.
    Demps ChongOctober 24, 2012
    Seafood Newburg generous and filling meal. Great service and historic restaurant well-preserved.
  • Vaughn B.
    Vaughn BFebruary 1, 2012
    indeed, the clam chowder is great. So are the oyesters. The hot oyster sampler was just what I needed.
  • Tina Hui T.
    Tina Hui Tina HuiJuly 11, 2010
    Get the BEST oyster, clam chowder, lobster ravioli, corn bread and broiled lobster ever at America's Oldest Restaurant est. 1826. Definitely one to try.
  • Mario M.
    Mario MartinezNovember 8, 2010
    Try the clam chowder (with oyster crackers, of course) after a long, cold, rainy day touring the city. It will be the best you'll ever taste!
  • Janelle B.
    Janelle BridsonJune 22, 2014
    Call ahead of time and ask for Stephanie to serve your table! She knows the meaning of "exceptional service"
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuAugust 23, 2011
    Oldest restaurant in America and great lobster ravioli, definitely a must visit even if you're not a tourist.
  • Swemeatballs ..
    Swemeatballs .March 2, 2011
    Go for the bluepoint and oysters here, best served across the seafoodbar. Also try the seafood platter if struggling to choose.
  • Laarnee
    LaarneeOctober 27, 2013
    Get a table upstais. Wam, cozy, and ancient😉
  • Alex B.
    Alex BoenischSeptember 6, 2011
    Oldest restaurant on the country and the best fahkin' clam chowdah you have evah had. The oystahs ah wicked good too.
  • Danielle A.
    Danielle AluraOctober 16, 2012
    Best oyster experience in Boston. Tiny little 10 seater bar and great company
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesNovember 3, 2011
    A regular customer at the Union Oyster House, John F. Kennedy enjoyed lobster stew while reading the newspaper in his favorite booth upstairs in the Pine Room.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LawlessJuly 10, 2013
    Good seafood in the oldest restaurant in America! Great building. Samuel Adams was a frequent visitor back in the day.
  • Stella K.
    Stella KNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the butter, and have the boiled lobster with veggies!
  • Jillian P.
    Jillian PennymanDecember 9, 2011
    The clam chowder was amazing! Other menu items weren't too bad. I would recommend the calamari as well.
  • Mary K.
    Mary KoJune 12, 2016
    Sitting upstairs transports you back a few hundred years! Good food. Awkward staff.
  • Rich M.
    Rich MayerSeptember 9, 2016
    Go for lunch. Fresh cod with New England mashed potatoes and cornbread. Maybe some chowder.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikNovember 21, 2014
    The toothpick was said to have been popularized in America starting at the Oyster House. Read more
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShorbApril 3, 2014
    Food was not overly impressive. Go for oysters, beer, and the atmosphere.
  • Dale S.
    Dale SDecember 8, 2012
    Like other folks said, get the clam chowder. Also, swordfish broiled is pretty baller.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PyneMay 19, 2013
    The middle-aged Oyster shucker guy at the bar is a total asshole. I guess I would be too if I had to shuck oysters all day.
  • Bob
    BobApril 26, 2013
    Excellent food. No one leaves hungry!
  • Alan M.
    Alan MalabananMay 3, 2015
    Friendly and non-rushed service. Food was fresh, simple and tasty.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 24, 2010
    King Louis-Philippe of France once lived on the 2nd floor. JFK was a regular. John Kerry is a regular. The oldest continuously operating restaurant in America is quintessential, historic New England.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GalgonJune 21, 2011
    Crab cakes... Lobster cakes... Fish cakes. Its all good. And don't forget a bowl of CHOWD-AH.
  • Team Coco
    Team CocoNovember 8, 2011
    "Whomever said oysters are an aphrodisiac has clearly never left their Oyster doggie bag in their car on a hot Summer day." - Conan O'Brien
  • Tania Y.
    Tania YoloAugust 5, 2016
    A bit of tourist trap, you should make reservations to avoid waiting. Seafood medley pasta dish was delicious
  • Ryosuke F.
    Ryosuke FNovember 27, 2011
    The food is excellent, but the service is horrible. Try the oysters, clam chowder, and lobsters, but don't expect any comfortable dinner time.
  • Mike M.
    Mike M.December 4, 2014
    Oysters oysters and oysters. Delicious!
  • Patty S.
    Patty SmithAugust 21, 2016
    Grab a seat at the bar at the oldest restaurant in Boston and have an oyster shooter!
  • mary
    maryApril 15, 2014
    Amazing seafood in a histric restaurant :) a must eat in boston :)
  • Chris G.
    Chris GauvinAugust 6, 2014
    The Chowder, the Cornbread. Calamari was delicious. Decent beer selection.
  • Jon L.
    Jon LoginsApril 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Come to the Union Bar and grab some chowder and a cold, refreshing beer. Always a good time!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BestafkaJanuary 18, 2015
    It's worth it for the history! The chowda is great!
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonJune 26
    Awesome oysters and good drink selection, a bit pricey
  • Deryl B.
    Deryl BenoitJuly 9, 2011
    Ask for a free refill on the chowder. Best unadvertised promotion ever!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoutinNovember 17, 2012
    Go early and just get the chowder. Chowder is great, mussels were bland and our app with clams and oysters were over cooked not worth 90 dollars.
  • M T.
    M TafNovember 9, 2015
    Amazing clam chowder. Just getting a cup is too small!
  • Martin H.
    Martin HanniganNovember 6, 2010
    Ask for Jimmy at the raw bar. And don't be a tourist: get the oysters. You only live once!
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreJune 24, 2016
    Awesome chowder!!! Also love the corn bread :)
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BlackMay 25, 2013
    Great chowdah (if you are into that sort of thing.)
  • Paulinnate
    PaulinnateMarch 4, 2012
    Try the Oyster Shooter - Best night cap. Spicy. Lemon & salty fresh. Big ups
  • Muhammed B.
    Muhammed BulutAugust 11, 2014
    The oldest restaurant in the USA. I had eaten oyster there but I do not like it.
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CultureAugust 24, 2010
    When you get there wait to sit at the semi-circle bar. Its a classic for 100s of years! Seriously.
  • Tarzan
    TarzanFebruary 9, 2016
    Oldest restaurant in US. Great food. Not a great service.
  • Andrea E.
    Andrea EgremyNovember 8, 2015
    The Unions Favorite is expensive and the crab cakes are mini.
  • Sean D.
    Sean DaoJuly 29
    Oysters are good. I wouldn't say anything else is exceptional
  • Mike M.
    Mike McDonoughSeptember 30, 2014
    Everything including the amazing ambience
  • John Z.
    John Ziemblicki SrJuly 21, 2014
    Very casual great historical significance
  • Caitlin B.
    Caitlin BreulerSeptember 4, 2010
    Raw bar overrated, but cornbread awesome, all food really good, highly recommend lobster newburg.
  • Brooke B.
    Brooke BeckerMay 10, 2014
    Sit at the oyster bar. Drink Sam Adams Colonial Ale.
  • Giovanni C.
    Giovanni CorredorNovember 30, 2015
    Oldest running restaurant in America. A must when in Boston
  • Rosanna W.
    Rosanna WangMay 13, 2011
    Interesting historical setting, but if you're here for oysters, save your money and head over to Island Creek Oyster Bar instead.
  • John H.
    John HDecember 27, 2011
    they have a perfect pour from the pop can beautifully chilled.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MorganJuly 23, 2011
    Plain and simple, order the clam chowder and a Sam Special!
  • Jack G.
    Jack GoodJune 1, 2012
    Only place in Boston that has the Sam Adams Colonial Ale - good stuff
  • Nick M.
    Nick MontaltoJuly 7, 2015
    The corn bread and broiled scallops!
  • Lynn P.
    Lynn PinaAugust 29, 2012
    Go for the classic broiled lobster!
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CastilloNovember 20, 2013
    The apple cobbler is lip smacking delicious..
  • Dan P.
    Dan PainitzJanuary 3, 2012
    SIt at one of the old booths and have the clam chowder.
  • Zeynep T.
    Zeynep TümerdemAugust 31, 2015
    I highly recommend fried oyster & clam.
  • Todd C.
    Todd ChandlerApril 22, 2010
    Get a bowl of the Claw Chowder. Not a cup. It's so good you should indulge in an entire bowl.
  • Kieu Trang H.
    Kieu Trang HAugust 21, 2013
    Delicious clam chowder, 20 min wait time.
  • M T.
    M TafNovember 9, 2015
    Clam chowder and corn bread is a must! Darn good.
  • Carroll
    CarrollMay 8, 2010
    Fries are actually incredible, despite being the last reason people come here. Clam chowder was fantastic.
  • PinkMohawk C.
    PinkMohawk ChanceJuly 28, 2014
    Food was pretty good. Chowder was good, scallops were tasty but only 4 half dollar size for the meal is a bit light for the price.
  • Margaretha G.
    Margaretha GunawanAugust 12, 2011
    Clam Chowder in tje bowl, make it two, and the natural oyster cracker!
  • Laarnee
    LaarneeOctober 27, 2013
    Do yourself a favor- call in for reservations!
  • Dana L.
    Dana LeeverJune 14, 2013
    Sit at the original wood oyster bar for good food and a show!
  • Josey Lyne P.
    Josey Lyne PayneFebruary 14, 2014
    The cornbread was good. The end. Really.
  • Kaitlyn B.
    Kaitlyn BurnsJuly 20, 2015
    Only place you can get Sam Adams Colonial.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GriffithNovember 7, 2013
    1/2 beer per 1/2 dozen. Easy math. Go!
  • Jeffrey H.
    Excellent meal, reasonable cost!
  • Ersin S.
    Ersin SezmisSeptember 17, 2016
    Maybe the best oysters in the town.
  • Maru E.
    Maru EscandonNovember 7, 2014
    Great service, food and drinks are good
  • Ashraf F.
    Ashraf FaramawiOctober 11, 2011
    Oysters are phenomenal- just eat the shucking bar. Don't waste your time getting a table and do not eat the raw clams.
  • Bonobos
    BonobosAugust 15, 2012
    Try the clam chowder & lobster. Will not disappoint.
  • albert
    albertJune 6, 2012
    Clam chowder + corn bread + Lobster + Beer = Heaven
  • Sabrina S.
    Sabrina StoltzmanAugust 25, 2014
    Clam chowder and lobster ravioli was amazing!
  • Imen
    ImenNovember 17, 2015
    👌🏻lobster ravioli was ok
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BorlandFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't miss this bar- it is the best bar in America!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie S.April 5, 2014
    Oysters and clam chowder! Stick w the basics! Won't disappoint!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MorrisMay 24, 2011
    Fantastic. Get the 2lb lobster. Best buy for the money. Read more
  • Elvie P.
    Elvie PastorJanuary 22, 2011
    Loved the building, skip the food. Head into the North End for much better seafood.
  • Addison W.
    Addison WaltonSeptember 6, 2011
    Food isn't great but it's worth the visit for the setting.
  • Cherry G.
    Cherry GomezAugust 6, 2013
    I love to sit at the raw bar
  • Cagney S.
    Cagney ShattuckApril 8, 2011
    Ummm yeah. The broiled seafood platter is not good. At. All. But do eat the chowder.
  • Jimmy B.
    Jimmy BOctober 11, 2009
    order the steamed mussels appetizer bc not only is it delicious but the garlic bread it comes with is incredible!
  • John H.
    John HDecember 27, 2011
    they pour an excellent guinness in here!
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia MoritzOctober 5, 2012
    Chowder soup is good but $10 for a Chardonnay???? Are you kidding me???
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy C-EAugust 7, 2014
    Awesome New England Clam Chowder!
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin StandeferSeptember 6, 2014
    Tom says is cool and along Freedom Trail
  • Ian G.
    Ian Gasco-WigginJanuary 6, 2012
    Unbelievable chowder! Best in town for sire
  • Eric H.
    Eric Hong Kang WeiDecember 12, 2012
    The clam chowder was so so. There are many other better chowders in Boston.
  • Pamela V.
    Pamela VarrialeJune 13, 2012
    Don't get the baked stuff lobster - it's dry!
  • Cory B.
    Cory BrownJanuary 9, 2016
    Expensive however the venue is neat and old fashion
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CastilloNovember 20, 2013
    Extremely friendly attentive wait staff.
  • Yi W.
    Yi WangNovember 23, 2012
    The clam chowder is really yummy!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Union Oyster House as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • Lee
    LeeMarch 18, 2013
    Try to sit a booth 18 JFK sat here!
  • Johanna L.
    Johanna LynnMay 11, 2012
    The function "open bar" prices may vary from menu prices
  • Ashley O.
    Ashley OrtizNovember 13, 2011
    Get the New England Clam Chowder! Delish!
  • SGA B.
    SGA BostonAugust 31, 2011
    Have some seafood at the oldest restaurant in the United States.
  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad Al AliJune 12, 2016
    So far so good
  • Shane M.
    Shane MartinSeptember 25, 2016
    Place screams tourist trap but the food is anything but. Nothing is cheap though
  • mishka
    mishkaJune 7, 2012
    oldest restaurant in the usa!
  • Neal R.
    Neal RAugust 29, 2014
    Lobster of course :-)
  • Wesley D.
    Wesley DorsettMay 4, 2014
    Cornbread comes free with chowda
  • Kristine S.
    Kristine SmithMay 26, 2014
    Eat the grilled oysters!
  • James C.
    James CNovember 23, 2014
    Expensive but really good food.
  • Weary T.
    Weary TravelerNovember 23, 2012
    The sodas are not free.
  • Seraphine K.
    Seraphine KelleySeptember 12, 2011
    don't bother with anything other than the oyster bar here!
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailMay 2, 2016
    The food isn't fantastic but the atmosphere sure is.
  • Denis B.
    Denis BelangerJune 10, 2015
    One of the oldest pubs
  • Jason M.
    Jason MartinApril 14, 2015
    Incredible clam chowder!
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LamasAugust 28, 2013
    Oldest beer on tap!
  • Adam C.
    Adam CissellMarch 31, 2012
    Make sure you try the ONIONS!!!! - Mike Flamino
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GoleyMarch 14, 2011
    Delicious corn bread! Nom nom nom.
  • Louise S.
    Louise SanteramoMay 24, 2014
    Scallops delicious
  • Matteo P.
    The atmosphere is nice, but the fish seemed to be frozen and not fresh. Not a good value for money choice
  • Edward M.
    Seafood and pints.
  • Sandra W.
    Sandra WalkerJune 15, 2013
    Great chowder!
  • Reinhard W.
    Reinhard Walker SrJune 15, 2013
    Clam Chowder...so good!
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternNovember 30, 2014
    Great staff
  • Sean O.
    Sean OReillyJanuary 13, 2012
    "Whomever said oysters are an aphrodisiac
  • Joseph F.
    Joseph FeldmanMarch 18, 2013
    Bring extra toilet paper
  • Brooke C.
    Brooke CowardApril 1, 2014
    GREAT clam chowder!!!
  • Kerwin T.
    Kerwin TMarch 8, 2012
    Lobster was amazing!!!
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanDecember 30, 2014
    Chowder. Chowdah!
  • Harlan E.
    Harlan ErskineApril 25, 2010
    Don't eat here. Such a tourist trap I loved the history of the building but the food was boring, bad & overpriced. It might as well have been a red lobster. Skip their food & just get a drink or two.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PaxtonAugust 16, 2013
    Try the Clam Chowder -
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReganFebruary 14
    food is good, not great.
  • Delyn S.
    Delyn SimonsJune 4, 2013
    Da Bruins, Game 2.
  • zouni K.
    zouni KSeptember 2, 2011
    It's historic restaurant in Boston
  • Jose V.
    Jose VargasSeptember 27, 2010
    Best clam chowder and crab cakes in the world!!!
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen SoulesJuly 9, 2014
    Historic and interesting... Food wasn't that great.
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay DugganOctober 31, 2011
    Try the oysters ;)
  • Lauren
    LaurenMay 20, 2012
    Used to be good, but now the lobster tastes like ammonia and the service is slowwwww
  • Jenn V.
    Jenn VachonAugust 19, 2011
    Food is mediocre at best. Just get a drink instead - the colonial ale is pretty good.
  • Bennett J.
    Bennett JonesFebruary 17, 2012
    Lobster roll. Yum!
  • André Z.
    André ZhangJanuary 5, 2011
    Clam Chowder taste amazing!
  • Nina
    NinaAugust 3, 2012
    Stick your nose in to say you've been there, but do not eat there or else you may never see the light again.... Avoid at all costs
  • Homer P.
    Homer PopsJuly 23, 2016
    Clam chowda
  • Marc L.
    Marc LewisOctober 22, 2010
    Get the clam chowder.... anything else? uummmm
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon AndersonApril 30, 2012
    It's a good thing this place is historic. The food is terrible!!
  • Gervis C.
    Gervis CashNovember 9, 2011
    This is the oldest restaurant in the US and they can't stop, won't stop.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MarcusMarch 1, 2011
    Always be prepared to wait.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WoodwardFebruary 20, 2012
    The wait is HORRENDOUS and always longer than they tell you. Tourist trap. Food is sub-par at best. Stay away.
  • Marissa G.
    Marissa GreenDecember 23, 2010
    Clam chowder is fabulous
  • Janet D.
    Janet De bieJune 29, 2016
    Claim chowder
  • Gorkem Y.
    Gorkem YILMAZFebruary 25, 2016
    No wi-fi? Food is full of grease? I was dissappointed
  • Daigo F.
    Daigo FujiwaraApril 23, 2011
    Try the Oysters
  • Adam W.
    Adam WishneuskyMarch 26, 2011
    Thumbs down. Overpriced, bland food, so-so service. History lures in tourists, but I bet you they don't get many repeats.
  • Jeanne O.
    Jeanne Ong LiAugust 30, 2011
    3 floors high.
  • Dafeng G.
    Dafeng GuoMay 25, 2011
    Overpriced. Go to Chinatown and you will get equally good seafood with better price.
  • Hiroaki T.
    Hiroaki TsumoriAugust 28, 2014
    Lazy man lobstar
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PagoniMay 19, 2012
    Awful. The Union Special Lobster was hideous
  • Leigh
    LeighJune 12, 2010
    The best clam chowder ever!!!
  • Frank P.
    Frank PerkinsOctober 14, 2010
    The oldest restaurant and it shows. Don't eat here.
  • Claire G.
    Claire GillanOctober 26, 2014
    Disappointing food. Overpriced. We wasted a whole evening on this place.
  • Camille L.
    I liked the littlenecks.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MahoneyMay 29, 2011
    Historic, but overpriced for the quality.
  • James D.
    James DonadioJanuary 5, 2013
    Ripoff tourist trap, coasting by on reputation. Terrible food.
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HartongMarch 28, 2010
    Oldest restaurant in america! So excited.
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse ThomasMay 4, 2012
    Ye Olde Garbage. TOURIST TRAP!!!!
  • Frank M.
    Frank MaguireMay 15, 2010
    Try the oysters
  • Rogue I.
    Rogue IntegrityOctober 14, 2010
    you must be a tourist or drunk to be here. literally the worst overpriced seafood i have ever had.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BeallJuly 31, 2013
    The food is mediocre and thr service is horrible. Geez
  • Luciano T.
    Luciano TournMarch 23, 2010
    Tourist trap - Bostonians don't go here. Walk to the nearby North End and try the Daily Catch instead
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HughesFebruary 20, 2012
    Don't go here, wait was ridiculous, food was whatev, service blah
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HartongMarch 25, 2010
    Will be awesome
  • Nina
    NinaAugust 2, 2012
    Skip the food...
  • Leslie P.
    Leslie PostonJune 6, 2009
    People (tourist) watch over oysters and beer
  • Marc D.
    Marc DedrickFebruary 19, 2012
    Go somewhere else...
  • BP
    BPMay 14
    Ostras, salmão grelhado, carne com molho BBQ, ótimas cervejas, Restaurante com perto de 200 anos e Edifício Histórico com idade ainda superior! História, comida e ambiente fantásticos!
  • Jose C.
    Jose CoronaMarch 11, 2016
    Te reciben con un pan de maíz calentito. Recomiendo la sopa de cangrejo y la langosta. La atención es buena. El lugar muy agradable
  • Giorgio G.
    Giorgio GiordaniAugust 18, 2013
    Locale meraviglioso! Sedete al bancone e ordinate ostriche, ve le aprono davanti gli occhi. Chiede poi "one cup of cream" resterete a bocca aperta!
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 21, 2014
    Legal mais muita fritura
  • Pao N.
    Pao NavaMay 24
    Si es el restaurante más viejo de USA tiene que ser bueno!!
  • Ben N.
    Ben NaijinAugust 18, 2014
    🌊howdahh.
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