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Union Oyster House

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12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 10
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

41 Union St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02108-2406
United States
phone: (617) 227-2750

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Place added by: mduncan on 10-19-2010

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by coldriver:
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3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Visited on day 3 of our June 2011 Northeast pub crawl although by the time we got to Union Oyster House it had turned into more of an oyster crawl. Very touristy, but it should be - America's oldest restaurant!

Crowded but found a place at the oyster bar and ordered up a couple Union Oyster House Colonial Ales (found out later it's made by Sam Adams). Oyster selection and freshness was fantastic. Surely not a great beer bar but a great piece of history and worth a stop on your way to one of the area's many pubs.

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3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of meeps2002
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Union Oyster is a traditional tourist trap, though a bit sad due to the history of this great establishment. You will pay tourist prices, wait in lines, etc... Better options exist, but if spending some time in Boston - might as well visit for a dozen oysters and a few pints.

The slanted oyster bar is a great place to cozy up to watch the shucking and beer flow. Very intersting in that if the second floor needs a brew, they use a mini dumbwaiter (spelling?!) to send it on up.


PS - if new to Oysters...great place to start and ask questions.

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3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Visited the UOH during my trip to the ABCF, I am surprised to find this place on Beeradvocate, but i will review none the less. Located near market/seaport area in Boston, The UOH is supposidly the oldest resturant in America and a favorite of JFK.

The UOH has a small bar on the main floor with seating areas on 3 levels. Booths where private and gave a good intimate feel, may be a good place to woo a love interest.

Food is mostly seafood. We were served by a crabby waitress (excuss the pun), but she was prompt and not over bearing. Food was served fairly quick and was good, definalty not worth the prices they charged though.

Beer selection was mostly Sam Adams and Harpoon. Nothing you could not find in any other bar in Boston. Beer was served in a frosted glass. :(

Overall, kind of a tourist trap... but not a terrible place to visit if decent seafood is on the to do list while visiting boston.

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Union Oyster House in Boston, MA
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.