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Union Oyster House

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” (505 reviews)
“oysters” (1,093 reviews)
“chowder” (611 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2494
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not very clean, the sword fish was Not fresh, it was way over priced and a real disappointment. I would save some money and go to the North End where we had a wonderful dinner and excellent service.

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The history is abundant here and you can wander the lounge full of historic treasures while you wait for your table. We had a cozy booth upstairs by the Kennedy Booth. Friendly and fast service (even on a busy night). We started with Oysters Rockefeller...More

1  Thank BoomChickaCUBA
Reviewed 4 days ago

We each had a bloody Mary, we shared an order of fried calamari and an order of grilled oysters. Both were very good, as were the Bloody Marys. We sat at the bar and our bartender was excellent, very informative as we talked about some...More

1  Thank grblueman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't be fooled by the high profile of the Union Oyster House. Yes, there will be tourists but the food and charm is worth a visit. Their clam chowder is to die for and the seafood neuberg is a total winner. Also, their cherrystone clams...More

1  Thank williambillp2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Christine served my girlfriend and I last night, and she was the best. Very friendly and easy to joke with. She was very attentive to us and we really appreciated her service and we hope she stops in to our pub in Canada someday! The...More

Thank Brendon G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly greeting as we entered this historic restaurant, a great buzz and a wonderful atmosphere. The menu was great with a good selection, drinks menu good too. Food was excellent and we had a great evening. Unfortunately the service left a lot to be desired...which...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As locals, we always look forward to a good time lunch at “Daniel Webster’s “ old front oyster bar, especially on New Years Eve afternoon. It’s a bit pricey, but the experience is a nice treat. This year the bartenders made our visit a huge...More

Thank reeech
Reviewed 6 days ago

When in town I make a point to stop at the raw bar for stunningly fresh oysters and clams with some cold beer. Friendly staff and you just don't get shellfish any fresher. SO GOOD. Thanks for another fun and delicious visit. See you next...More

Thank RD1515
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch at this traditional Boston Landmark and it was well worth the visit. Our Server, Shane M, recommended the Sam Adams special brew for the Oyster House and it was excellent. Since he did so good with that we asked him to...More

1  Thank Gavin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my husband had an excellent time at this place on our trip to Boston. They have an awesome oyster bar with fresh oysters, lobster, clams, everything. The staff are so nice too, specially the guys at the Oyster Bar. I strongly recomend this...More

Thank IzabelaMansur
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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