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Union Oyster House

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Downtown
Chowder, Seafood, Sushi, Pub
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Union Street 41, Boston, MA 02108
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.
(617) 227-2750
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic and delicious!

Stopped in for an authentic bowl of Boston Clam Chowder and it didn't disappoint! Loved the soup, crackers, cornbread and tea! If I ever make it back to Boston, I will definitely go back for more! The ambience of the restaurant added to the experience as well! Really close to the Holocaust... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Mechelemybell
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We visited the restaurant on a Friday afternoon and even though it was very crowded, the staff really worked as a team with smile on their faces. The floor manager upstairs (unfortunately, I can't recall her name) had an excellent sense of humor and made great suggestions in terms of the order. My clam chowder and oysters were fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Had a business trip to Boston last week and we had dinner here. All the food was amazing and the overall experience was the same! Would recommend any one who comes to Boston to eat here

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The food, staff (specially Danielle) were very good! My wife and I loved how they kept the old look of the restaurant. Definitely a must to visit in Boston.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for an authentic bowl of Boston Clam Chowder and it didn't disappoint! Loved the soup, crackers, cornbread and tea! If I ever make it back to Boston, I will definitely go back for more! The ambience of the restaurant added to the experience as well! Really close to the Holocaust Memorial so be sure to take that in... More 

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McKinleyville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

On a recent business trip overnighter in Boston on May 29, 2015 I visited the Union Oyster House along with a colleague from Germany. We sat at the main/street level bar and ordered a couple of good local beers at the recommendation of the bartenders (2 guys that epitomized that great Boston take-charge friendliness). The bar banter and the atmosphere... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We celebrated my daughter and her friend's graduation from City Year in Boston and had the most wonderful dinner at the Union Oyster House! Not only was the food and wine delicious but we had the most wonderful service. Perfect place to celebrate any occasion!!! The oldest 'running' restaurant in America!!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So many good reviews about this place so my husband, in laws and I decided to try it out. I can honestly say it's not all cracked up to be!!! The clam chowder and corn bread was by far the best meal!!! Everything else was horrible. My mother in laws baked beans are so much better. Full Moon Oyster Bar... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I suppose every city has a famous place that tourists feel they have to visit, if only to say that they've been there. In Boston, it's the Union Oyster House. If a restaurant has a gift shop (as this one does), that's a sign they may be resting on their laurels. I visited the restaurant with my son. We both... More 

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Thurmont, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I ordered the pan seared shrimp and scallops. Served on a bed of rice with a sauce that I wasn't quite sure of what it was, but had a good flavor. Dish only had 5 scallops and 3 shrimp, which is a little skimpy if you ask me. Wife ordered the scallops which came with about 10 nicely cooked scallops.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was our first time to Boston. Tour guide recommended it. We had a whole lobster and it was so good. We loved the history of this place. Friendly waitress who took real good care of us. Next time in Boston I will definitely go there.

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Additional Information about Union Oyster House

Address: Union Street 41, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 227-2750
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Sushi, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Union Street 41, Boston, MA 02108
  • 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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 227-2750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Sushi, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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