Saturday, October 26, 2013

10 of America's Oldest Eateries-- Part 6: Union Oyster House


Housed in a 1716 brick building, the place has served oysters, clam chowder (of course) and seafood since 1826. Statesman Daniel Webster regularly bellied up to the U-shaped mahogony bar for platters of raw oysters consumed with tumblers of brandy and water.

Another regular was one John F. Kennedy who has a wooden booth named in his honor.

This place is steeped in history including a claim that the first toothpick used in the United States was used here. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Along with seafood, it also serves traditional New England fare like Boston baked beans and Indian pudding.

It's A Toothy Situation.  --RoadDog

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