Union Oyster House

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Details
41 Union St (at Hanover St)
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-2750
Seafood, Bar
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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
  • Check out the artwork display on the walls that depict the landmarks along The Freedom Trail.
  • Try the oysters
  • People (tourist) watch over oysters and beer
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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>
  • The best clam chowder ever!!!
  • Check out the cool little artwork recreations of each stop on the Freedom Trail in the room off to the left when you enter.
  • Oldest restaurant in america! So excited.
  • Tourist trap - Bostonians don't go here. Walk to the nearby North End and try the Daily Catch instead
  • 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.
  • Best oyster experience in Boston. Tiny little 10 seater bar and great company
  • Untouched colonial architecture... which is a rarity even in the heart of Boston. Worth a visit for that atmosphere alone.
  • 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)
  • Come to the Union Bar and grab some chowder and a cold, refreshing beer. Always a good time!
  • 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.