Best of Boston

1997 Best Oyster Bar

The Union Oyster House

The semi-circular oyster bar has been in continuous operation since 1826, with the likes of Daniel Webster tossing back three dozen Blue Points at one sitting.Yes, it’s on the Freedom Trail; yes, it’s “America’s Oldest Restaurant”; and yes, it’s one of “Ye Olde” tourist magnets. But, all the hokum aside, it is simply the best place to get a dozen freshly cracked oysters.

41 Union St., Boston, 617-227-2750,