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Union Oyster House

#163 of 2,522 Restaurants in Boston
€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
+1 617-227-2750
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (539 reviews)
“oysters” (1,162 reviews)
“chowder” (652 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
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Reviewed yesterday

The Union Oyster House has a lot of history and charm. The service was okay and the prices were high, but the food was excellent! I had the Lobster Salad and my companion had a Lobster Roll. Both were delicious. The seafood sampler plate was...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can’t say enough about Union Oyster House.. my husband and myself found the entire staff to be the most friendly and efficient people ever...the chef gets three cheers... you can not visit Boston without having a bowl of their clam chowder... not a cup... a...More

1  Thank Voyage300169
Reviewed yesterday

The clam chowder was a look yummy. The lobster roll was very good which I had hot. The cole slaw actually had no flavor.

Thank trying2seeb4Idie
Reviewed yesterday

We are semi locals, so for some reason the Oyster house wasn't on our radar, but while entertaining guests this summer for the Red Sox game, we ducked in early for pre game meal. I have to admit, its charming . While crowded and noisy,...More

1  Thank bethmoor1972
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perhaps my favorite stop of the trip. Rickey and Ben were fantastic behind the shell fish counter and a couple great guys. Food was excellent and fresh.

1  Thank JohnnyK14
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here and had the best clam chowder ever! We sat next to JFK's boot and took a pic of the 2nd largest lobster ever caught. Good service & all-around great experience.

1  Thank joecaraboys
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've visited Union Oyster House on several occasions, most recently on our trip to Boston in March 2018. The food is great and the atmosphere can't be beat. We'll visit it on our future trips to Boston, i'm sure.

1  Thank FranklinCaroline
Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter said "you have to try this place".. One bowl of chowder was not enough, wife and I had to share a second bowl. Wait staff .... awesome.

1  Thank earlc20162016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the oldest restaurant in the city and Presidents, celebrities of all have come here to enjoy the incredible seafood. I had the lobster roll and it was truly the best I've ever had...

1  Thank susan s
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the atmosphere. Food was excellent. Had the lobster Newburgh which was to die for! The service was good and the wait was worth it!

1  Thank DJDowse
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statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
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6 August 2018|
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Response from 299michaele | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to eat bread with oysters.
25 June 2018|
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Response from Marjorie S | Reviewed this property |
You can access their full menu on their website. Yes, they have more than seafood. My husband's steak was overdone and tough, and my haddock was also overcooked and tough. So I am not recommending, but that is the... More
Nathalie W
16 May 2018|
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Response from Diane S | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry no there isn't any valet parking. Parking per se in Boston is a problem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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