Opened in 1826, the Union Oyster House brags that it’s “America’s oldest restaurant in continuous service.” Right on the Freedom Trail, it attracts legions of tourists (and when he was a senator, John F. Kennedy was a regular). But I’ve stopped being surprised when locals want to meet me here—it’s a classic for a reason. Simple food, well prepared, is the not-so-secret formula: super-fresh oysters shucked while you watch, clam chowder, broiled or fried seafood, gingerbread or Boston cream pie, done! Now get back on the Freedom Trail.
Union Oyster House
41 Union St (btw. North and Hanover sts.). Validated and valet parking available.
Our Rating Neighborhood The North End Hours Sun–Thurs 11am–9:30pm (lunch menu until 5pm); Fri–Sat 11am–10pm (lunch until 6pm). Union Bar daily 11am–midnight (lunch until 3pm, late supper until 11pm) Transportation T: Green or Orange Line to Haymarket Phone 617/227-2750 Prices Main courses $10–$25 (most under $18) at lunch, $22–$34 at dinner; lobster market price; children’s menu $6–$12 Cuisine Type Seafood/New England Web site Union Oyster House
Map41 Union St Boston
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