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Union Oyster House

) #61 of 2,408 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
+1 617-227-2750
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (436 reviews)
“oysters” (984 reviews)
“chowder” (622 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jimmy at the bar was excellent. He's a true professional. Knowledgeable of the local area and helpful with answers to questions.

2  Thank leelinton85
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only comparable with the seafood in San Francisco. This place is one of the best seafood that I had ever been, so fresh and delicious. Simplemente delicioso. No se puede dejar de ir.

1  Thank Marlon R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Actually well lit and cleaner than I had remembered from a visit in 2002. We had young children with us, and the menu options were appropriate and actually plentiful. Had the Chowder (of course) and on the half-shell. The historical aspect is a nice touch,...More

2  Thank cutr2000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sit at the oyster bar for great service and to get a feel for what the place used to be like. Oysters with horseradish was a revelation to me - thank you!

1  Thank D W
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I stopped in for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience at this historic restaurant. We sat at the bar and the friendly bartender took good care of us, suggesting a "cup of chowdah" and the lobster roll. Both were wonderful! I wish...More

2  Thank SunWorshiper60898
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy history and want to dine in a restaurant of historical significance then give this place a try. However, if you want an excellent dining experience with delicious tasting food you will most likely find better options in the area. We found the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to see the tall ships and stopped for lunch. No one in the restaurant knew where we should sit. They thought maybe there was a table available upstairs but they did not know. Finally, a young lady found us a table. The only...More

Thank debElmhurst_Il
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not a big oyster fan but I thoroughly enjoyed the mixed fried seafood plate (including the oysters) and the clam chowder. They had a wonderful Indian Pudding dessert too. There will most likely be a wait, but once you're seated the service is...More

Thank 1LA_Wanderer
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the oldest restaurants in the US boasting some excellent seafood in a lovely setting. The raw bar is the first thing you see as you enter and it still has the original downward angled bar for the patrons of that era "standing" and...More

Thank patriciawarble
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband loves oysters so we had to stop. There were no seats at the oyster bar but we got a nice table pretty quickly. Coming g from Houston where we get hue oysters pretty cheap, the oysters here were medium and pricey at $3...More

Thank gatormom04
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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Friends arriving Sun 9 pm from London dying for lg shrimp. What are your evening hours on sundays?
2 October 2016|
Response from Lois H | Reviewed this property |
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
Hello. We are visiting from the UK in March - do you know how far in advance we can book at table please? Thank you.
25 October 2015|
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Response from trvl60601 | Reviewed this property |
90 days in advance I believe
do they take master card etc?
24 July 2015|
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Response from Tripenout | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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