The country’s oldest restaurant (since 1826) is on the Freedom Trail and gets enough tourists to justify a gift shop. The food is pricey—you’re paying for ye olde atmosphere—but the chowders and oyster options get consistently good marks. There are sit-down tables and counter seats around the oyster shucking bar. President John F. Kennedy apparently was a regular, and the upstairs dining room has a dedicated “Kennedy Booth” at the spot the restaurant says was his favorite.
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; Fri–Sat 11am–10pm Transportation T: Haymarket Phone 617/227-2750 Prices Main courses $22–$39 Cuisine Type Seafood/New England Web site Union Oyster House
Map41 Union St Boston
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