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Union Oyster HouseUnion Oyster House is not only Boston's oldest restaurant, it's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the United States. If you're looking for old-fashioned Yankee atmosphere, this is the place to dine in Boston.
October 21, 2006 at 7:05 pm
(1) Bryan Vincent says:

I come by once a year for a Lobster Roll and a bowl of chowder.

Bryan from Florida

July 8, 2009 at 6:37 am
(2) Frank Fay says:

It’s not the oldest restaurant in the USA, Longfellow’s Wayside in has been in Operations continuously for 290 years. Longfellow’s “Tales of the Wayside Inn” was based on the restaurant. It’s been on the national historic landmark site well before The Union Oyster House. The Oyster House’s claim is a myth.

September 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm
(3) Pat says:

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest restaurant in the world is in Spain, and opened in 1725. So your information about Longfellow’s would make it the oldest in the world, not just the U.S. But since your information contradicts Guinness, I would say that your information is faulty, otherwise it would be recognized as the oldest in the world by Guinness.

July 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm
(4) chris says:

the difference is longfellows is the oldest, but bostons place is the oldest continuously operating. Longfellows must have stopped serving at some time.

December 10, 2011 at 7:51 am
(5) Olddawg says:

The oldest continuously operating restaurant is “The Pirates House” in Savannah Georgia. They have been running since 1733. Robert L Stevenson wrote Treasure Island there.

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