Have you even lived in Boston if you haven’t gone to Union Oyster House? The historic restaurant is now being recognized as one of the world’s most legendary by the folks at Taste Atlas, an online guide surveying the earth’s most iconic and notorious restaurants and their greatest dishes.
The “iconic dish” you need to try at Union Oyster House according to Taste Atlas is its New England Clam Chowder. Taste Atlas notes:
Established in 1826, Union Oyster House in Boston is deeply woven into America’s culinary fabric as the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the U.S. Known for its New England clam chowder, a creamy, hearty soup brimming with clams, potatoes, and onions, this dish encapsulates the quintessential flavors of the Northeastern seaboard.
The consistency in quality, paired with the rich historical ambiance, are key reasons why this establishment is cherished amongst food enthusiasts.
Although Taste Atlas is recognizing the Union Oyster House and its clam chowder as the most “iconic” dish, they have another guide on where to find “the world’s best clam chowder.” Coming in at the top spot is Back Bay’s Atlantic Fish Company. The ranking is based on the collective feedback of food critics worldwide.
Also in the top 10 for the world’s best clam chowder are Neptune Oyster (3), Ned Devine’s (7), James Hook & Co (8) and Boston’s Barking Crab(10). Union Oyster House came in at number 13 on the list of 16.