1 splat - (and it got that only because it's cool to be able to say you've eaten at the oldest restaurant in America.)

Union Oyster House
41 Union Street
(617) 227-2750

The Union claims to be the oldest restaurant in America, given its location in downtown Boston that claim would be hard to argue. Given all that time you’d think that they would have figured out the business by now - I expected to get a damned good meal here (let’s face it, any restaurant that lasts this long has to be doing something right — right?)

Alas, the food was over-priced, mediocre at best, and ...well... just not worth the trip downtown. (Luckily I found a really cool Harley shirt in the “historic” Harley shop right around the corner.) I should have had the lobster, but as per diem would have it, I was stuck with something a little less expensive.

I choose the scallops, and was, frankly disappointed. I started with a cup of chowder, figuring that had to be good. I’ve had more flavorful chowder at Red Lobster ... it went downhill from there. My scallops where overcooked (rubbery), my baked potato was under cooked (hard), my Boston Baked Beans tasted like they came out of a can (in BOSTON no less!!@!), and my Boston Cream Pie tasted like Dolly Madison (actually I like Dolly’s better!)
SCALLOPS - 4 Splats
Over cooked, rubbery

I certainly expected better given that this is Boston

Hit the convenience store on the way back to the hotel - Dolly Madison makes a mean Boston Cream Pie!

All in all, I'd skip this one. If you're going to Boston, don't fall for the ad in all those tourist booklets -
it might be the oldest restaurant in America, but they never did learn to cook.