Union Oyster House Has Just Been Named North America’s Best Landmark Restaurant

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Union Oyster House Has Just Been Named North America’s Best Landmark Restaurant

The iconic restaurant won 2020’s World Culinary Award for best landmark restaurant beating several iconic U.S. nominees.

Possibly one of the best Boston spot to enjoy freshly-shucked oysters, Union Oyster House is now officially North America’s Best Landmark Restaurant. The iconic North End enclave, which has been around since 1862, received the distinction from the World Culinary Awards, beating other emblematic U.S. nominees including NYC’s Katz’s Delicatessen and the only other New England entry and oldest restaurant in the country, Newport’s White Horse Tavern.

A total-must try when it comes to life in Boston, this historical landmark is the city’s oldest restaurant and has been serving excellent seafood for more than 200 years. Known for its traditional clam chowder and platters of freshly-shucked oysters, it’s no secret Union Oyster House is one of Boston’s best restaurants and has appeared on multiple award-winning lists in the past including Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, the National Restaurant Association, and more.

This year Union Oyster made it to the prestigious World Culinary Awards List along with some other iconic  U.S. establishments including Le Bernardin in New York City (Best Restaurant) and Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel (Best Hotel Restaurant).


Union Oyster House has continued to operate throughout most of the COVID-19 pandemic and is now currently open for dine-in and takeaway seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). So if you’d like to try out one of North America’s best restaurants of all time you can always book your spot online on Union Oyster House’s website!

See also: These Rooftop Greenhouses Offer A Breathtaking View Of The Boston Skyline

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Sun - Thurs, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fr- Sat, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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