One is really going here for the history and ambiance of being in a historical restaurant. Simply gorgeous once inside - make sure to sit upstairs. Food is fresh albeit highly forgettable.
Venerable Boston institution which hasn't lost its character. Seafood is always fresh with many side items that are Boston traditions (baked beans, Indian pudding etc.). Quite busy on the weekends, but we were seated on time (always make a reservation if it's a busy time like weekend or Summer) and the service was very cordial and attentive. Have been here many times in the past and will continue to do so.
I honestly expected this to be a tourist trap - all atmosphere with mediocre food. I was surprised at how good the food was. The clams on the half shell were some of the best I’ve ever had. We had the scrod, lobster scampi and clam chowder. All were excellent. You can feel the history of the building as soon as you walk in. I will definitely return the next time I’m in town.
Full of historic memorabilias on display creates nice ambiance, and the staff are friendly. Perfect for out of town guests like us visiting our kids in college in town. The kids never visited here before, and enjoyed it with us as well.
Lovely ambience but very average food and service. My waiter was great but overworked and the other staff weren’t helping at all. Overpriced for what it is.
The historic value of this restaurant is lost if you dont spend time knowing about it before you go to dinner, the oyster bar, the authentic cuisine and the staff were all great, it was a fun night. We sat in the JFK booth and enjoyed seeing the tribute to our late President.
The food is mediocre, but as the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the country, it’s a must see.
Just love this place - Been here multiple times... always get Lobster, oysters, steamers, chowder
First time to Boston from Hawaii, I visited the Union Oyster House with my then Boston girlfriend who is now my wife. It was New Years Eve, the people, the waitstaff, bar staff "everyone" was so friendly and welcoming to me. The food and drink were great.
When we moved to Boston last year from Hawaii going back to the Union Oyster is a place we share the memory of my first visit to Boston and our committment to one another.
Aloha Boston and Union Oyster House, you made this Hawaiian Boy feel at home, good food and great people.
Ross Ebanez and Joyce Foley
Great place to take our friends from out of town for some great chow-dah and history!
Great food, John was our server super nice guy, very friendly not only to us but everyone walking by. Was going to feed us all the corn bread we could eat.
Recommended to us for the history of Union Oyster rather than the food although the food was good. I have had better clam chowder in Boston though. My lobster linguine presentation was the hit of the table as everyone had to take a picture. Waiter was extremely knowledgable about the history of the restaurant and gave us all literature about it.
Great atmosphere! Loved the history and tradition aspect of the restaurant. Server was great and informative about history of the establishment. Was there on vacation and was our last meal there. Would go again!
The lobster had a sandy taste to it.
So much history in this beautiful building. Close to Feneuil Hall and within walking distance to the TD Garden. Service was amazing and the food was great but a little pricey but your also paying for the atmoshere. We went for a birthday and were lucky enough to get the JFK booth. We will definetely be back nwxt time we're in Boston
Great dining experience in a lovely historic setting. Food was tasty and service very attentive.
Very good 2nd time here. Will visit again OF COURSE next time I am in town
Very Historic- interesting to see- Because it seems mostly tourists and 1 time diners they do not provide very good food. Had good beer.
Place was a bit loud and for the prices the food was just average. not great but not bad. server was not the best. vanished for periods of time and the place was not that crowded.