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Union Oyster House

#67 of 2,439 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%
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“cornbread” (500 reviews)
“oysters” (1,174 reviews)
“chowder” (604 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

Had to stop at the oldest restaurant in Boston. Four of us sat at the oyster bar downstairs and had a few drinks and mussels, clams and oysters. Thought all the food was good as was the service. The two gentleman working the bar downstairs...More

Thank Mainelytravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent clam chowder and delicious cornbread and the very interesting history that surrounds the place. Staff willing to take extra time with visitors to explain historical features. Ira, Maria and Maureen were very helpful.

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Normally, “touristy” places are a turnoff, but Union Oyster House is an exception. YES, it is full of tourists, but we found it to be VERY authentic and had the best seafood. The atmosphere is bustling, but warm and cozy, especially on the extremely snowy...More

1  Thank TJSJupiter_Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago

My son and I enjoyed a dinner at the Union Oyster House. The food was very good. The atmosphere is a bit loud and tables crowded.

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We go there because the meals are Always Great . So So GOOD The waiters are very sweet and fun to talk to. We always leave with a smile and a full belly. You feel the history as you look around UNION OYSTER HOUSE is...More

1  Thank CLO L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with friend and decided to stop in for a few drinks late one night. We sat in tables across from the bar and ordered a few rounds of drinks. Employees were helpful and friendly. Nothing special but had a good time.

1  Thank Patti S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in with a group of people from a cruise ship. Neat ole restaurant. Place was very big in side, went from room, to room. Chowder was very good, fish meal we had was good. I ordered a side of Boston Baked beans. Was expecting...More

Thank SamMiddletown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it's not quite the place it used to be, but after 191 years, who cares? Within a few minutes walk of TD Garden (formerly Boston Garden), this is a spot everyone has to visit at least once. Go for lunch, mingle with the usual...More

1  Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soo good! Food was good wait staff super friendly and helpful. Definitely a must do if your visiting Boston.

1  Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being the oldest restaurant in the states we felt compelled to check it out and try a bowl of their award winning "chowda". Also ordered some raw seafood and cooked mussels which were all just average. The only real standout was the cornbread served at...More

Thank Sarah K
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
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
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Sunday through Thursday open til 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday open til 10:00 according to their web site. I would go online to: the restaurant online reservation service and make my reservation through them. Easy, free... More
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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