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The Chieftain Pub & Restaurant

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23 Washington St, Route One, Plainville, MA 02762-2649
+1 508-643-9031
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
2 out of 3 of us were happy!

We found this place on Trip Advisor because we were looking for a new place for lunch, the reviews were great, and it wasn't too far from us. We came in and found a seat and loved the look of the restaurant. We were greeted soon after we sat down and promptly served our drinks. The waitresses were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
KatDanB
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We found this place on Trip Advisor because we were looking for a new place for lunch, the reviews were great, and it wasn't too far from us. We came in and found a seat and loved the look of the restaurant. We were greeted soon after we sat down and promptly served our drinks. The waitresses were very friendly... More 

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Tom C, Owner at The Chieftain Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. We are glad you liked our family business. We all take great pride in doing the best we can everyday. I am sorry to hear you didn't like your meal. I am guessing you had the "Clam" Cakes & Chowder as we do not serve crab cakes. Please ask for us the next time you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Politeness is something you are raised with or not. You know it when you see it.; A polite well pulled pint of Guinness is available from a friendly staff out front at the Chieftain a small casual place off Route 1 not far from Rhode Island, many different beers too, but a really limited-almost non-existent, wine list; it is that... More 

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Pocasset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Waitress was very pleasant and the food was very good. Fixed with cute decor. Every thing we ordered was very good and will be back again to try something different.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

came here a couple years ago....Just wanted to pay my respect. I really loved coming here and would be a regular if I did not live over one thousand miles away.... I had my first bucket of fresh steamers!! Bring out of towners here for a taste of the East Coast!

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We usually go to The Chieftain for the drinks and entertainment, but just as enjoyable are the staff and decor. It's a very comfortable and happy place. Occasionally, it's our choice for dinner as the menu is packed with comfort food at reasonable prices.

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York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First time dining at the Chieftain last night - my new favorite restaurant. I had the bucket of steamers that were just plain fabulous. My husband had the Shepards pie. I can't wait to go back, and if you like a glass of wine with your dinner, you get a very decent pour.

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, good service and familiar tastes of Ireland. I have never been disappointed....and they even do take out.

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winchendon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Chieftain is an Irish pub with typical pub decor and food. We have eaten here numerous times, but mostly we come for the steamers. The steamers are spicy, with chopped chourice and onions, the type that are indigenous to this area. They are always good, but the price can vary widely...this week they were close to 25.00 (serves at... More 

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small pub with a quiet side of four or five booths. Bar side a bit larger with pub tables. Family row end and run. Friendly wait staff with terrific Irish brogues! Menu not too exciting but plenty. Nice local stop now and again.

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Wrentham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Leo's is my favorite pizza parlour! The pizza is always hot and gooey and delicious. If you like New York Pizza. Go there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Washington St, Route One, Plainville, MA 02762-2649
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Plainville
  • Phone Number: +1 508-643-9031

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Seafood, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?