An old-looking restaurant
27 Oldest Restaurants Across The United States
White Horse Tavern
This residence in Newport, Rhode Island was built in 1652 and became a restaurant in 1673. It's one of the oldest open restaurants in the U.S., with a few pauses.
Union Oyster House
This landmark in Boston, Massachusetts dates back to 1826 and is recognized as the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the U.S., serving patrons like FDR.
The '76 House
Built in 1668, this Tappan, New York establishment was a meeting place for those in the American Revolutionary War before becoming a restaurant in the 1700s.
Fraunces Tavern
George Washington dismissed his troops from this New York establishment at the end of the Revolutionary War. It was first opened under a different name in 1762.
The Tavern
Open since 1779, this establishment in Abingdon, Virginia served as a field hospital during the Civil War. Today, they serve traditional German fare.