I'm a Boston are resident who hadn't been to Ye Olde Union Oyster House in over 20 years. The restaurant gets an A+ if you are into atmosphere and charm. The back of the menu gives you the history of the restaurant and the area. This is the oldest continuing operating reataurant in the US, has the Kennedy Booth where JFK ate, the low ceilings, very very charming if you like old New England. The first floor has a bar where you can eat, great for kids who can checkout the lobster tank, even has a TV which was in use for March Madness while we were there. Beer drinker in the group liked that there was a Sam Adams brew made especially for this restaurant. There is also a special Sam Adams brew for all the restaurants on the Freedom Trail (red bricks making walkway in sidewalk.) This restaurant is geared to tourists. Food is average quality and pricey for the quality. Service is very fast, obviously geared to turnover. Our son, who has lived in Boston all his life, loved it and said his friends from other parts of the country would love it also. It's a good place to go if you are walking the Freedom Trail or in Quincy Market and want to sit down for a bit. This is not a gourmet restaurant, and prices are not cheap. But if your budget can handle $60+ for 3, and you like atmosphere, this could be a could place to go. Focus on seafood. If you go, walk around the first floor where there are lots of interesting wall displays on the history or the restaurant & Boston. Agree with another reviewer that cornbread was excellent.