Saturday, October 26, 2013
10 of America's Oldest Eateries-- Part 6: Union Oyster House
UNION OYSTER HOUSE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
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