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Union Oyster House



41 Union St
Boston, MA 02108

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(617) 227-2750

  • Sun - Sat 11:00am - 12:00am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Seafood Restaurants

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4.3 of 5.0 from 222 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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  • mkmora1 reviewEXCELLENT FOOD!!! Definitly a must when in Boston. The history alone is fascinating! Waitstaff were patient, answered all questions with a smile, and food was brough promptly. This will be a favorite on all future trips to Boston!

    44444 by mkmora1


  • schubert_d reviewI took a group of 30 people here, food was excellent. However setting up the menu through the function mgr was very unprofessional, I suoopse they are know for the food not the customer service. Pricey but the best seafood around.

    22222 by schubert_d


  • maryeats reviewI liked this place but very expensive. 75 bucks for four people to have small lunches not including tip. raw bar, however, VERY COOL totally bostonian.

    22222 by maryeats


  • pataky reviewThis is one of the best restaurant's that I have ever eaten at. It is a must for anyone travelling to Boston Ma. C. Tornquist Orion IL

    55555 by pataky


  • Sean MOysters are good. I wouldn't say anything else is exceptional

    55555 by Sean M


  • Ryan CAwesome oysters and good drink selection, a bit pricey

    55555 by Ryan C


  • Jeffrey MExcellent meal, reasonable cost!

    55555 by Jeffrey M


  • Pao JSi es el restaurante más viejo de USA tiene que ser bueno!!

    55555 by Pao J


  • BrunoOstras, salmão grelhado, carne com molho BBQ, ótimas cervejas, Restaurante com perto de 200 anos e Edifício Histórico com idade ainda superior! História, comida e ambiente fantásticos!

    55555 by Bruno


  • Matteo NThe atmosphere is nice, but the fish seemed to be frozen and not fresh. Not a good value for money choice

    33333 by Matteo N


  • Dorotea mHad a sea food platter for dinner and was quite disappointed. The portion is really big but the food kinda tasteless . Interior is really nice and cute though, friendly staff.

    55555 by Dorotea m


  • Cole K.Hey, its history. You're in Boston. You don't wanna ignore history, do you? (The food isn't great but it's still worth your time, plus it's hard to mess up oysters).

    33333 by Cole K.


  • Mike Cfood is good, not great.

    55555 by Mike C


  • Matt S.Extraordinary local oyster offerings and don't miss the grilled oysters (oysters grilled with cheese, a bit of wine and parsley), the gratis cornbread and the special Sam Adams colonial ale.

    55555 by Matt S.


  • Drew M.Crab cake appetizer, corn bread, and pan seared shrimp over rice were all good. Baked scrod was cooked well, but lacked flavor.

    33333 by Drew M.


  • Qingxun COyster bar, shucked Brewsters, steamed 2-pounder lobsters and Sam Adams ale! Crowded every time!

    55555 by Qingxun C


  • Chris DavisI love history. And this place has obvi had a fair share of visitors in the past. It's really big for an old historic location. AMAZING seafood and not to mention love cared in a great part of Boston

    55555 by Chris Davis


  • Shane M.Place screams tourist trap but the food is anything but. Nothing is cheap though

    33333 by Shane M.


  • Ersin RMaybe the best oysters in the town.

    55555 by Ersin R


  • Rich JGo for lunch. Fresh cod with New England mashed potatoes and cornbread. Maybe some chowder.

    55555 by Rich J


  • Patty EGrab a seat at the bar at the oldest restaurant in Boston and have an oyster shooter!

    55555 by Patty E


  • Megan S.Clam chowder is incredible - comes w cornbread and butter. Also there's a dark Sam Adams beer, Constitution, made only for them that pairs beautifully.

    55555 by Megan S.


  • Ale JOyster amaZing,mussels -I'm in love... Grate atmosphere..

    55555 by Ale J


  • Tania YoloA bit of tourist trap, you should make reservations to avoid waiting. Seafood medley pasta dish was delicious

    33333 by Tania Yolo


  • Homer MClam chowda

    55555 by Homer M


  • Janet MClaim chowder

    55555 by Janet M


  • Mary SSitting upstairs transports you back a few hundred years! Good food. Awkward staff.

    55555 by Mary S


  • Bianca M.They have an off the menu shrimp scampi which is phenomenal - definitely order it to share. And their martinis can't be beat!

    55555 by Bianca M.


  • Kaila S.This is the best damn clam chowder that you will ever have in your entire life I suggest going asap.

    55555 by Kaila S.


  • Wally JOysters and chowdah! An excellent diversion. 190 year old circular oyster bar a great treat.

    55555 by Wally J


  • Francisco sTe reciben con un pan de maíz calentito. Recomiendo la sopa de cangrejo y la langosta. La atención es buena. El lugar muy agradable

    55555 by Francisco s


  • Gorkem JNo wi-fi? Food is full of grease? I was dissappointed

    33333 by Gorkem J


  • Tarzan SOldest restaurant in US. Great food. Not a great service.

    55555 by Tarzan S


  • Giovanni CorredorOldest running restaurant in America. A must when in Boston

    55555 by Giovanni Corredor


  • Andres GYou can sit downstairs if you're just looking for bar service (oysters, chowder, beer) and skip some of the line.

    55555 by Andres G


  • M T.Clam chowder and corn bread is a must! Darn good.

    55555 by M T.


  • M T.Amazing clam chowder. Just getting a cup is too small!

    55555 by M T.


  • Patrick HaleyIf the wait is too long just have a seat at the bar and have dinner. The bartenders were fun to speak with and had a lot of great suggestions.

    55555 by Patrick Haley


  • Patrick HaleyTry the Sam Adams Colonial beer which is brewed solely for this restaurant and not sold anywhere else.

    55555 by Patrick Haley


  • Zeynep TümerdemI highly recommend fried oyster & clam.

    55555 by Zeynep Tümerdem


  • Katy B.Only place you can get Sam Adams Colonial.

    55555 by Katy B.


  • Nick CThe corn bread and broiled scallops!

    33333 by Nick C


  • Denis B.One of the oldest pubs

    33333 by Denis B.


  • AlanFriendly and non-rushed service. Food was fresh, simple and tasty.

    55555 by Alan


  • ClaudioThe latest lobster, the oysters and the shrimp were so delicious! The oldest restaurant in America and also one of the best in Boston.

    55555 by Claudio


  • Jason MartinIncredible clam chowder!

    55555 by Jason Martin


  • Andrew BIt's worth it for the history! The chowda is great!

    55555 by Andrew B


  • Garry T.Chowder. Chowdah!

    55555 by Garry T.


  • Mike M.Oysters oysters and oysters. Delicious!

    55555 by Mike M.


  • Alexandra MotternGreat staff

    55555 by Alexandra Mottern


  • James C.Expensive but really good food.

    55555 by James C.


  • Daniel T.The toothpick was said to have been popularized in America starting at the Oyster House.

    22222 by Daniel T.


  • Alexandre BarbosaThe oldest restaurant in USA is also the best way to be introduced to the traditional New England cuisine. Must go!

    55555 by Alexandre Barbosa


  • Maru E.Great service, food and drinks are good

    55555 by Maru E.


  • Divya MulanjurLoved it. Sit at the oyster bar. the oyster shucking guy was a delight. Even showed us a trained lobster! Definitely have the amazing oysters and clam chowder. We got complimentary corn bread too :)

    55555 by Divya Mulanjur


  • Claire JDisappointing food. Overpriced. We wasted a whole evening on this place.

    11111 by Claire J


  • Rich H.Get the Sam Adams Union Oyster House Colonial Ale. It's the only place in the country that has it!

    55555 by Rich H.


  • Mike McDonoughEverything including the amazing ambience

    55555 by Mike McDonough


  • Jeffrey GilesWe really enjoyed this pub as the longest continuously operating eatery in the US. Oysters were fresh and chilled to perfection!! Sam Adams Lager (crafted for Union Oyster House) was refreshing!

    55555 by Jeffrey Giles


  • Melike T.Thank you Jim after send the wrong plate ,send the correct one and accept that was your mistake and because of this do not charge the second beer and play Tarkan two times.

    22222 by Melike T.


  • Craig D.Oysters and chowder are great. Sit at the raw bar and let the staff educate you about Boston!

    55555 by Craig D.


  • Tim B.The corn bread and chowder are dangerously delicious. Don't fill up and miss out on the amazing entrées.

    55555 by Tim B.


  • Benjamin S.Tom says is cool and along Freedom Trail

    55555 by Benjamin S.


  • Neal RLobster of course :-)

    55555 by Neal R


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Union Oyster House as seen on Food Paradise

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Sabrina StoltzmanClam chowder and lobster ravioli was amazing!

    55555 by Sabrina Stoltzman


  • Raphael ArmandLegal mais muita fritura

    55555 by Raphael Armand


  • Harumi U.They may not have the best seafood but you come here for the experience. And when you do that, make sure to have a reservation. Otherwise wait could be long.

    55555 by Harumi U.


  • Monica COldest continuously operating restaurant in the US. There was a bit of a wait (understandably) to be seated. Food was delicious (be sure to try the corn bread!) Service was friendly.

    55555 by Monica C


  • Kevin C.Chowder is fantastic as is the corn bread that comes with every meal. It's also the birthplace of the toothpick

    55555 by Kevin C.


  • Cindy C.Awesome New England Clam Chowder!

    55555 by Cindy C.


  • Maureen S.Historic and interesting... Food wasn't that great.

    55555 by Maureen S.


  • Chris B.The Asst Mgr, Sue, is awesome & knows superb customer service! Best damn "chowdah" I've ever had. Tons of history here & the ambience is like stepping back in time. Union Special Lobster! Do it!!

    55555 by Chris B.


  • Kristine DEat the grilled oysters!

    55555 by Kristine D


  • Louise MScallops delicious

    55555 by Louise M


  • Rachel M.If you're a history buff, request the Kennedy Booth. Upstairs on the back right, it seats 6 and was the preferred spot of JFK when he came to visit.

    33333 by Rachel M.


  • Brooke CSit at the oyster bar. Drink Sam Adams Colonial Ale.

    55555 by Brooke C


  • Wesley DorsettCornbread comes free with chowda

    55555 by Wesley Dorsett


  • maryAmazing seafood in a histric restaurant :) a must eat in boston :)

    55555 by mary


  • Steph S.Oysters and clam chowder! Stick w the basics! Won't disappoint!

    55555 by Steph S.


  • Jason MFood was not overly impressive. Go for oysters, beer, and the atmosphere.

    55555 by Jason M


  • Brooke C.GREAT clam chowder!!!

    55555 by Brooke C.


  • Josey Lyne P.The cornbread was good. The end. Really.

    33333 by Josey Lyne P.


  • A&B American StyleOyster is in its name, but don't miss the clam chowder and make sure to BYO Pepper Sauce

    55555 by A&B American Style


  • Magda C.If you enjoy eating with rats, you are in the right place!! It could be the oldest restaurant in town, however, it's infested with RODENTS in all levels of the the restaurant. Go if enjoy food w/ rats

    33333 by Magda C.


  • Eduardo C.The apple cobbler is lip smacking delicious..

    55555 by Eduardo C.


  • Eduardo C.Extremely friendly attentive wait staff.

    55555 by Eduardo C.


  • Scott G.1/2 beer per 1/2 dozen. Easy math. Go!

    33333 by Scott G.


  • Mei LaarneeGet a table upstais. Wam, cozy, and ancient😉

    55555 by Mei Laarnee


  • Mei LaarneeDo yourself a favor- call in for reservations!

    33333 by Mei Laarnee


  • Eric G.Cool environment and all my friends loved the seafood. Sorry non fish fans. If you think you can just get a side of fries to hold you over, think again. The fries are worthless.

    55555 by Eric G.


  • Na H.Legend and history explain popularity and the price! Not cheap but really yummy! Seems house white wine s not a good option, we had a Russian river, really good!

    55555 by Na H.


  • Hoang P.If you have Boston City Pass and the page of Union Oyster House, show it to the hostess and you'll get priority searing plus free clam chowder. And for the record, Shrimps and Scallops is really good!

    55555 by Hoang P.


  • Kelly L.Oldest beer on tap!

    55555 by Kelly L.


  • Kieu Trang H.Delicious clam chowder, 20 min wait time.

    33333 by Kieu Trang H.


  • Giorgio G.Locale meraviglioso! Sedete al bancone e ordinate ostriche, ve le aprono davanti gli occhi. Chiede poi "one cup of cream" resterete a bocca aperta!

    55555 by Giorgio G.


  • Dan P.Try the Clam Chowder - (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Dan P.


  • kChuCall ahead and make a reservation to dine in The Kennedy Booth and soak up a little bit of history.

    55555 by kChu


  • Cherry G.I love to sit at the raw bar

    55555 by Cherry G.


  • Mary B.The food is mediocre and thr service is horrible. Geez

    11111 by Mary B.


  • Tim L.Good seafood in the oldest restaurant in America! Great building. Samuel Adams was a frequent visitor back in the day.

    55555 by Tim L.


  • K-RoIf its dinnertime & you didn't check in an hour and a half before you want to eat: just eat in the 1st come 1st serve section with the "lighter menu"

    33333 by K-Ro


  • Valerie W.Seafood Newburg was excellent. I recommend reservations, even on a week night they were very busy.

    55555 by Valerie W.


  • Reinhard W.Clam Chowder...so good!

    55555 by Reinhard W.


  • Sandra W.Great chowder!

    55555 by Sandra W.


  • Dana L.Sit at the original wood oyster bar for good food and a show!

    55555 by Dana L.


  • Delyn S.Da Bruins, Game 2.

    55555 by Delyn S.


  • DV G.The toothpick was said to have been popularized in America starting at the Oyster House.

    22222 by DV G.


  • Joshua B.Great chowdah (if you are into that sort of thing.)

    55555 by Joshua B.


  • Jeremy P.The middle-aged Oyster shucker guy at the bar is a total asshole. I guess I would be too if I had to shuck oysters all day.

    33333 by Jeremy P.


  • Jason H.Definitely tour the building. It is cool. But for eating - sit at the oyster bar downstairs and have chowder, oysters, and amazing corn bread. Don't bother with the other food here.

    55555 by Jason H.


  • Nick D.Blackened Scallops are spicy and amazing. Clam Chowder is sooooo good.

    55555 by Nick D.


  • BobExcellent food. No one leaves hungry!

    55555 by Bob


  • Joseph F.Bring extra toilet paper

    11111 by Joseph F.


  • LeeTry to sit a booth 18 JFK sat here!

    33333 by Lee


  • John L.Believe the hype, the food holds its own against the fierce competition. Have at least a lunch here, for the rich history if not for the excellent food.

    55555 by John L.


  • James D.Ripoff tourist trap, coasting by on reputation. Terrible food.

    11111 by James D.


  • Autumn D.My first oyster shooter. Delish...?

    55555 by Autumn D.


  • David G.Corn bread is A+ clam chowder is A+ crab cake is A+. Oysters A+ Their cocktail sauce is also original and gets an A+ Tables for 2 are pretty small, overall great place even with the hefty prices.

    55555 by David G.


  • Victoria T.Southerners beware, the clams have fat bellies...but if you get over the shock they are truly delicious!

    55555 by Victoria T.


  • Eric H.The clam chowder was so so. There are many other better chowders in Boston.

    33333 by Eric H.


  • Dale S.Like other folks said, get the clam chowder. Also, swordfish broiled is pretty baller.

    55555 by Dale S.


  • Stella K.Skip the butter, and have the boiled lobster with veggies!

    33333 by Stella K.


  • Yi W.The clam chowder is really yummy!

    55555 by Yi W.


  • Weary T.The sodas are not free.

    33333 by Weary T.


  • Amanda B.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.

    33333 by Amanda B.


  • DJ F.Check out the cool little artwork recreations of each stop on the Freedom Trail in the room off to the left when you enter.

    55555 by DJ F.


  • Ching Y.Check out the artwork display on the walls that depict the landmarks along The Freedom Trail.

    55555 by Ching Y.


  • Demps C.Seafood Newburg generous and filling meal. Great service and historic restaurant well-preserved.

    55555 by Demps C.


  • Danielle A.Best oyster experience in Boston. Tiny little 10 seater bar and great company

    55555 by Danielle A.


  • Alicia M.Chowder soup is good but $10 for a Chardonnay???? Are you kidding me???

    33333 by Alicia M.


  • Kelly M.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. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Kelly M.


  • Stephanie D.Untouched colonial architecture... which is a rarity even in the heart of Boston. Worth a visit for that atmosphere alone.

    55555 by Stephanie D.


  • Yami C.The oysters were yummy.

    55555 by Yami C.


  • Flora T.Okay, the clam chowder hands down the best I ever had. The oysters not so much. The corn bread and local beer also a big plus. I would def recommend you don't eat too much here, just get the chowder.

    55555 by Flora T.


  • Mike M.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!

    55555 by Mike M.


  • Lynn P.Go for the classic broiled lobster!

    55555 by Lynn P.


  • BonobosTry the clam chowder & lobster. Will not disappoint.

    55555 by Bonobos


  • Andrey K.Ask about special photo with huge lobster from pool opposite oyster bar. Great idea, thanks to staff !

    55555 by Andrey K.


  • NinaStick your nose in to say you've been there, but do not eat there or else you may never see the light again.... Avoid at all costs

    11111 by Nina


  • NinaSkip the food...

    33333 by Nina


  • Vianna T.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)

    55555 by Vianna T.


  • Allison R.Sam Adams Colonial

    55555 by Allison R.


  • QThe clam chowder is awesome! When you get more clams than potatoes, you know you're in Boston!

    55555 by Q


  • Pamela V.Don't get the baked stuff lobster - it's dry!

    33333 by Pamela V.


  • mishkaoldest restaurant in the usa!

    55555 by mishka


  • albertClam chowder + corn bread + Lobster + Beer = Heaven

    55555 by albert


  • Jack G.Only place in Boston that has the Sam Adams Colonial Ale - good stuff

    55555 by Jack G.


  • LaurenUsed to be good, but now the lobster tastes like ammonia and the service is slowwwww

    22222 by Lauren


  • Kathryn P.Awful. The Union Special Lobster was hideous

    11111 by Kathryn P.


  • Johanna L.The function "open bar" prices may vary from menu prices

    55555 by Johanna L.


  • Jesse T.Ye Olde Garbage. TOURIST TRAP!!!!

    22222 by Jesse T.


  • Brandon A.It's a good thing this place is historic. The food is terrible!!

    33333 by Brandon A.


  • Richard S.Try the lobster roll. Not on bar menu do ask for it! It kicks ass!!!

    55555 by Richard S.


  • Jon L.Come to the Union Bar and grab some chowder and a cold, refreshing beer. Always a good time!

    55555 by Jon L.


  • Adam C.Make sure you try the ONIONS!!!! - Mike Flamino

    55555 by Adam C.


  • Kerwin T.Lobster was amazing!!!

    55555 by Kerwin T.


  • PaulinnateTry the Oyster Shooter - Best night cap. Spicy. Lemon & salty fresh. Big ups (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Paulinnate


  • Stephanie M.An absolute must, especially for anyone new to Boston! Can't go wrong with just oysters and clam chowder!

    55555 by Stephanie M.


  • Jordan H.Don't go here, wait was ridiculous, food was whatev, service blah

    11111 by Jordan H.


  • Jason W.The wait is HORRENDOUS and always longer than they tell you. Tourist trap. Food is sub-par at best. Stay away.

    22222 by Jason W.


  • Marc D.Go somewhere else...

    11111 by Marc D.


  • Kimberly B.Don't miss this bar- it is the best bar in America!

    55555 by Kimberly B.


  • Bennett J.Lobster roll. Yum!

    55555 by Bennett J.


  • Lauren H.Get the broiled scrod. It might change your life. A young Cod fish that is unique to Boston. Amazing tartar sauce too.

    55555 by Lauren H.


  • LaVaughn B.indeed, the clam chowder is great. So are the oyesters. The hot oyster sampler was just what I needed.

    55555 by LaVaughn B.


  • Sean O."Whomever said oysters are an aphrodisiac

    33333 by Sean O.


  • Paola V.The Newburg was out of this frigging world.

    33333 by Paola V.


  • Ian G.Unbelievable chowder! Best in town for sire

    55555 by Ian G.


  • Danielle F.The cornbread is fantastic as well as the chowder...BUT Avoid having to use the bathroom! Very tight and small and not very tidy...probably like it has been since indoor plumbing existed!

    55555 by Danielle F.


  • John H.they have a perfect pour from the pop can beautifully chilled.

    55555 by John H.


  • John H.they pour an excellent guinness in here!

    55555 by John H.


  • Jillian P.The clam chowder was amazing! Other menu items weren't too bad. I would recommend the calamari as well.

    55555 by Jillian P.


  • Ryosuke YThe food is excellent, but the service is horrible. Try the oysters, clam chowder, and lobsters, but don't expect any comfortable dinner time.

    33333 by Ryosuke Y


  • Gervis M.This is the oldest restaurant in the US and they can't stop, won't stop.

    55555 by Gervis M.


  • Team Coco"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

    33333 by Team Coco


  • Presidential LibrariesA regular customer at the Union Oyster House, John F. Kennedy enjoyed lobster stew while reading the newspaper in his favorite booth upstairs in the Pine Room.

    55555 by Presidential Libraries


  • Lindsay D.Try the oysters ;)

    55555 by Lindsay D.


  • Ashraf F.Oysters are phenomenal- just eat the shucking bar. Don't waste your time getting a table and do not eat the raw clams.

    22222 by Ashraf F.


  • IWalked Audio ToursBuilding 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.

    33333 by IWalked Audio Tours


  • Seraphine K.don't bother with anything other than the oyster bar here!

    33333 by Seraphine K.


  • Addison W.Food isn't great but it's worth the visit for the setting.

    55555 by Addison W.


  • Alex B.Oldest restaurant on the country and the best fahkin' clam chowdah you have evah had. The oystahs ah wicked good too.

    55555 by Alex B.


  • SGA B.Have some seafood at the oldest restaurant in the United States.

    55555 by SGA B.


  • Jeanne O.3 floors high.

    55555 by Jeanne O.


  • Jenn V.Food is mediocre at best. Just get a drink instead - the colonial ale is pretty good.

    33333 by Jenn V.


  • Margaretha G.Clam Chowder in tje bowl, make it two, and the natural oyster cracker!

    55555 by Margaretha G.


  • Steven M.Plain and simple, order the clam chowder and a Sam Special!

    33333 by Steven M.


  • Deryl NAsk for a free refill on the chowder. Best unadvertised promotion ever!

    33333 by Deryl N


  • Steve G.Crab cakes... Lobster cakes... Fish cakes. Its all good. And don't forget a bowl of CHOWD-AH.

    55555 by Steve G.


  • Patrick M.Historic, but overpriced for the quality.

    33333 by Patrick M.


  • Matthew M.Fantastic. Get the 2lb lobster. Best buy for the money.

    55555 by Matthew M.


  • Nancy D.Have a pint & get your Parcel 7 parking validated. Our $16 parking was magically transformed into a much improved $3 fare. Best part - The Colonial Ale!

    55555 by Nancy D.


  • Rosanna W.Interesting historical setting, but if you're here for oysters, save your money and head over to Island Creek Oyster Bar instead.

    33333 by Rosanna W.


  • Daigo F.Try the Oysters

    55555 by Daigo F.


  • Cagney JUmmm yeah. The broiled seafood platter is not good. At. All. But do eat the chowder.

    33333 by Cagney J


  • Adam W.Thumbs down. Overpriced, bland food, so-so service. History lures in tourists, but I bet you they don't get many repeats.

    22222 by Adam W.


  • Colin D.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.

    55555 by Colin D.


  • Jessica G.Delicious corn bread! Nom nom nom.

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  • @swemeatballs78Go for the bluepoint and oysters here, best served across the seafoodbar. Also try the seafood platter if struggling to choose.

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  • Catherine M.Always be prepared to wait.

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  • Elvie P.Loved the building, skip the food. Head into the North End for much better seafood.

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  • Kevin Z.Clam Chowder taste amazing!

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  • Mario M.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!

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  • Martin H.Ask for Jimmy at the raw bar. And don't be a tourist: get the oysters. You only live once!

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  • Marc L.Get the clam chowder.... anything else? uummmm

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  • Rogue I.you must be a tourist or drunk to be here. literally the worst overpriced seafood i have ever had.

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  • Frank P.The oldest restaurant and it shows. Don't eat here.

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  • Jose V.Best clam chowder and crab cakes in the world!!!

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  • HISTORY ChannelIt 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.

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  • EpicuriousKing 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.

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  • Carlos C.When you get there wait to sit at the semi-circle bar. Its a classic for 100s of years! Seriously.

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  • Camille L.I liked the littlenecks.

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  • Tina HuiGet the BEST oyster, clam chowder, lobster ravioli, corn bread and broiled lobster ever at America's Oldest Restaurant est. 1826. Definitely one to try.

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  • LeighThe best clam chowder ever!!!

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  • Frank M.Try the oysters

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  • Carroll KFries are actually incredible, despite being the last reason people come here. Clam chowder was fantastic.

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  • Harlan ErskineDon't eat here. Such a tourist trap I loved the history of the building but the food was boring, bad & overpriced. It might as well have been a red lobster. Skip their food & just get a drink or two.

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  • Todd C.Get a bowl of the Claw Chowder. Not a cup. It's so good you should indulge in an entire bowl.

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  • Aaron H.Will be awesome

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  • Jimmy B.order the steamed mussels appetizer bc not only is it delicious but the garlic bread it comes with is incredible!

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  • Leslie P.People (tourist) watch over oysters and beer

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