Remember the recent slogan our city adopted for a minute, “Boston Never Gets Old?” Punny. but true. Our roots run deep. And our streets were made for horses and carriages. But our city remains vibrant. This country’s founding fathers, revolutionaries and famous figures in history ate and drank at at restaurants that are still operating in Boston. Take a look below at 9 Of Boston’s oldest restaurants that are surviving and thriving. And frankly, that’s wicked impressive.
Last month, Time Out Boston shared a list of some of our city’s oldest restaurants. I did some digging on my own and also consulted historyofmassachusetts.org. Most of these restaurants you’ve likely heard of because of their legendary status. But a few of these are in the same buildings where the historic restaurants originated once lived. Some of the names have been changed, but the premises remain intact. All of these spots are certainly worth a visit.
Imagine eating in a place where George Washington dined, or John F. Kennedy is said to have proposed to Jackie. Here, you will find living history. We all now how tough the restaurant business is, so knowing these particular spots have held on for over a century is remarkable. If you haven’t visited any of these restaurants, make a point to do so. You can feel the history in the rooms, you can read about how it these legendary spots started. Check out 9 of Boston’s oldest restaurants that are surviving and thriving.