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Union Oyster House

Union Street 41, Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
(617) 227-2750
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Ranked #301 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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.
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Athens, Greece
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is an experience you cannot miss while visiting Boston. The place "smells" fresh seafood and history. One of the first restaurants in the US still keeps up as a great mainstream location..

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Frenchtown New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

This is as old as it gets in the Tavern category. If Daniel Webster wolfs down piles of oysters here - you know it is old. Great atmosphere. Really great decor based on the history of the establishment and the many, many celebrities who stop in. Very large selection of beers- served by great bartenders. The oysters are really good.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great oysters, wonderful lobster and awesome chowders in a very special atmosphere only possible in a building dated from 1636

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were out and about Boston and decided to go for a late lunch. Although we were told that the wait was half an hour, it took them just a couple of minutes to call us and have us seated at the upstairs area. Everything we had was very good: oysters, mussels, scallops, seafood platter and lobster. Our waitress although... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am a local Bostonian and I went to this restaurant for the first time ever. I took a friend from out of town. We split the clam chowder and some oysters. The chowder was good and the oysters were good as well. Definitely a tourist trap. Service was average.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

4 adults and one 4 year old. They take all families and put them way out of sight and sound. Didn't realize they had a room way back there. Because of the location service was slow. Chowder was good. Rest of the items average.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great oysters or clams. The drinks and chowder were also very good. Great selection and would go back next visit.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit as the food was great - especially the cornbread - the atmosphere fun and our waitress was very attentive and friendly. There is a lot of history in this building and as we left we noticed the John F Kennedy booth where he used to sit when he visited here. The two of us were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great food, good customer service. The corn bread is really good. Great selection of seafood dishes. I recommend the stuffed haddock. Right by Faneuil Hall.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Perfect for any local or tourist. Super selection, fantastic oysters. Sit at the oyster bar and have a couple of their oyster shooters. Perfect way to start the evening in town. Or stay and and have dinner.

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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: Seafood

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