Union Oyster House

Hours may not be accurate

Mon11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tues11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Union Oyster House

41 Union St

Boston, MA 02108

Ready for this claim to fame? Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in America, serving up mussels, chowders, lobster, and (of course) oysters in Government Center since people like Daniel Webster were alive and slurping back shellfish here. Its big, red rooftop sign lights the way like the North Star, a landmark in the neighborhood, leading people to this rustic, buzzy space, where the New England staples (or, as the menu states, "Ye Olde New England Favorites") are a must: steamers, clam chowder, boiled stuffed lobster, baked beans, and Indian pudding.