Went for my 28th birthday. Server was great and dinner was delicious.
A boston classic that should be on everyone's list to go to for great food and classic boston history
Excellent food with a nice touch of history! Waitress was very nice. All and all, highly recommended.
Felt like a tourist trap. The food was subpar for the price. Had better oysters for a lot cheaper throughout the city. The lobster and seafood platter were bland and the mashed potatoes had no flavor either. I wanted to come here since I didn’t get to my first time in Boston, but was thoroughly disappointed. There’s a lot better seafood places around the city.
We are visiting from out of town and went to this restaurant on a recommendation. We were not disappointed and would gladly visit again!
great foo and better atmosphere. sat in the Kennedy Booth, Had a great time
The Union Oyster House is a great asset to Boston. The food was very good. The service was great. We went during the Dine Out Boston week and the value was excellent and well worth the price. The calamari and oysters were not only terrific but very generous. As was the apple cobbler. The glass of wine was reasonably price and very good.
Better than I expected from the description of my friends for the quality quantity of seafood, in particular, boiled lobsters. First time in my life I visited Boston Coming From Italy. Fair and adequate price.
Perfect Stay! We will Come back. Nice Place, with Nice Server.
Came at recommendation of friend due to the historic nature of building. Easy place to eat a meal and feel a little bit of history.
The establishment is not clean. There is remnants of food on every floor. Despite of its age and character, it should be and smell clean. It had a funny fishy smell.. which sometimes its a tale sign of bad/ expired fish.
After a shaky check in (they forgot to click that we’d arrived), things improved greatly. Awesome food, staff and even fellow diners. It was St. Patrick’s Day, so the place wS crazy busy. But the staff handled things great and we all had a terrific time.
Couldn't stay for the entire meal because the hostess seated an enormous party surrounding our table. There were literally 4-5 tables that were seated all around our table (their chairs rubbing up against our chairs) after us. The party was hosting a team meeting/party/celebration. We couldn't even hear ourselves talk and the people were rude, loud and kept making obnoxious toasts. We asked to be moved (again, we had been seated there for 30 minutes before the huge party was seated next to us) and they claimed they couldn't move us to another table. We even had a reservation. So we left, without our dinner.
Came to Boston for the weekend made a reservation well in advance because it was St Patrick's day. We were seated immediately, the staff was very friendly and the food was amazing. Best Fried Oysters ever!
I brought my fiancé here because he has always wanted to come and he LOVES seafood. He was more than pleased with his meal. I personally don’t like seafood so I had the onion soup and Caesar salad, which was very good. There are options for everyone whether you’re a seafood lover or not. Another great part was the environment. Oldest restaurant in America. I am so glad we came because you can see and feel the history when you’re inside. It’s the coolest looking restaurant I’ve ever been in. Seafood lover or not, I’ll be back!!!
Very cool location with loads of history. Our server Stephanie was excellent. She guided us through the menu, was very funny and outgoing. Next time I’m back in Boston I’ll be back at the Oyster House.
This is by far my favorite restaurant EVER. I leave 3 hours away and will make the drive just for the mussels.
Bar and dining team did a great job. Thanks!
Service here is amazing! Danny was a fantastic server, and the food was beautiful and delicious.
Excellent evening. Service was great...didn't rush us. Was very helpful in recommending appetizers for those out of town guests who were no t as familiar with New England food. Ambiance is wonderful and just a fabulous experience overall.
We were here on business/pleasure and this restaurant was highly recommended. Who wouldn’t want to visit an historic restaurant! Amazing service. Delish oysters and lobster. A unique experience
Service was Terrible
Had to wait despite reservation and was pushed to order from the bar first. Seemed like a Mgmt directed ploy. Then sold a NOT value for money main course.
Very enjoyable time. Food was great.
The ambiance is definitely really cool but the food was just ok. We set upstairs and I can’t remember our servers name but she was very nice, good at her job and attended to all of our needs. The bar was definitely a cool place to grab a drink-just wouldn’t go back for the food.
I took my boyfriend here during our stay in Boston and his first time visiting. I think it gets a bad wrap for being touristy, but for anyone's first time in the city it's definitely a must just for the experience alone.
This is by far my favorite restaurant in Boston! They have the best lobster roll, delicious oysters and some unique beers. The kids are more than welcome and have a great menu selection. On top of that, you get to meet some of the nicest waiters in Boston. I definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area!
Very disappointed in the food. It was alright but I have had much better.
Wonderful. Atmospheric and old-timey New England.
I am from out of town. My daughter and I went here for a good seafood dinner. It did not disappoint. The wait staff was wondeful- very friendly and happy. Our meals were delicious and the clam chowder had big chunks of seafood in it. The historic building itself was worth it, the food was the cherry on top.
It was great being in such and historic restaurant like the union oyster house. The food was great as was the price but the history was even more incredible!
Great chowder and fish tacos!
Even though the locals feel this is a tourist trap, I have always liked it. The raw bar is fantastic and the old building is very cool. I binge eat when here: chowder, cherry stones, oysters and lobster.
Great atmosphere, great food. Definitely a place to visit while in Boston.
Food was bland and didn’t seem fresh. The steamers were the worst I’ve ever had. No taste at all and very rubbery. Mussels weren’t good either. Clam chowder was fine. So was the cornbread. But the meal was a big disappointment and a waste of money. Don’t recommend.
Awesome experience! The service is amazing, our server Justice was so knowledgeable and very cool to chat with. Best seafood around. We will absolutely be back!
The flavors of their seafood are generally on the lighter side compare to other seafood restaurants in town. Nice decoration showing the history of Old Boston.
Amazing spot with awesome history. You can’t go wrong with any of their seafood. Drinks are good but nothing special. Pretty cool to read the random facts written on the walls and booths. The chairs can be a bit uncomfy but that might be because they are several decades old.
I’ve been in this restaurant many times before and it’s always great!
I had a wonderful dinner with my daughter, and Troy is a most gracious host.
Very disappointing dinner. Boiled lobster was chewy and overcooked. The lobster Newburgh was mainly sauce and rice with very little lobster. Bezt part of tge evening was the server, who was funny with a great personality. Howeb8 she wasn't enough for me to ever want to return. Definitely a tourist trap.