Union Oyster House: Come for the History, Stay for the Oysters!
As a designated National Historic Landmark, Union Oyster House has been proudly serving food since 1826. If you're in Boston, dining in America's oldest restaurant is an experience that you won't want to miss. When I arrived, was certain I could count on two things: 1. Of course, I would try the fried oysters. 2. Of course, they would be done to golden perfection, crunchy on the outside without being tough. I was right on both counts. The horseradish kick of their famous cocktail sauce was the perfect complement to the briny sweetness of the oysters. Scrumptious! My french fries and cole slaw were very tasty as well. Because tartar sauce also comes on the side, you can even go hog-wild and dip your oysters and fries in whatever sauce you choose! For purists, oysters are available on the half-shell. A tempting variety of other seafood platters are also available if you aren't an oyster fan. The homemade cornbread served with the meal had the kind of wonderfully crusty exterior you can only get from a cast-iron skillet. All in all, a terrific meal and an unforgettable ambiance steeped in the rich history of our country.