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Address: 160 State St., Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: (617) 742-2286
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Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Great Food and not expensive!

We ate there twice on our recent trip to Boston. We loved the Chicken Pot Pie, and the Shepherds Pie both. It tasted fresh. Service was good as well. We liked it so much that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ate there twice on our recent trip to Boston. We loved the Chicken Pot Pie, and the Shepherds Pie both. It tasted fresh. Service was good as well. We liked it so much that we returned on our last night to eat there again.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Black Rose and Mr. Dooley's are within spitting distance of each other and a mini-pub crawl that should not be missed. Not three minutes from Quincy Market on foot. If you're doing business on Federal or State, it's a short downhill walk. Tell a newfound friend in a nearby bar that your next stop is the Black Rose and... More 

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Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very close to the New England aquarium. Centrally located. We passed by and saw the lunch special: half lobster roll and clam chowder for $12.00. We went in and ordered it along with a Sam Adams for $6.00. The clam chowder was ok, the lobster roll had no mayonnaise, no lettuce and no flavor. The waitress faked a smile and... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Black Rose is a true Irish Pub. Yes, it attracts a lot of tourists, but this is the real deal with Guiness on tap poured just like they do in Dublin. Real Irish music complete with impromptu dancing. Spend some time with friends and enjoy a great Irish evening.

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Watervliet, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Brighter inside than last visit cleaner also. Busy place bar crowded hard to find wiggle room no seats. Our group of six had a beer and decided not to wait two hours for a table .

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DeLancey, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place to have a drink and a classic watering hole in Boston. Had breakfast here, it was awful. Other spots in the area have a much better breakfast, save the Black Rose for your drinks and nightlife.

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stopped for a couple of drinks on the way to the airport and wasn't disappointed. Good selection of whiskeys after having Irish Coffee. Bartender has authentic Irish brogue; met some nice folk including real Irishmen stopping in to visit and enjoy the atmosphere. Didn't try the food; the couple at the bar next to me enjoyed their food.

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dallas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went back to the Black Rose on the 12th of April after the first time 4 years ago, and its still a great place to eat and drink. We stayed at the Harborside Inn and the Black Rose is just across the street. We had the Sheppards pie and fish and chips and all was excellent. Its a bit loud,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Boston is a city that is packed with Irish pubs; some are authentic, some are pure corporate creations; some are sorta in-between. This is one of the authentic venues. The food is delicious and mostly un-Americanized, the decor is perfectly American-Irish, and the live music is excellent. I highly recommend the beef stew. If you're ever around Quincy Market and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place seems to be a bit of a landmark. We went on a weekend so it was very busy. Lots of good beer on tap and the food was much better than expected. They had a great musician playing a few sets at dinner time and the overall vibe of the place is great. I talked to a few... More 

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