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J J McKay's Restaurant

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171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778-5003
(508) 651-3758
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Party in next room took attention of all staff. Public area was just two couples - who had to wait for service. Food just OK. Value low for price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Gendreau
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Southborough, Massachusetts
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Southborough, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Party in next room took attention of all staff. Public area was just two couples - who had to wait for service. Food just OK. Value low for price.

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MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Surly barmaid, average food that's really a bit overpriced for what it is. It's not a wonder why this place wasn't that busy on a Friday night.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went in here during the holidays to get some lunch. We waited at least 10-15 minutes and no one came to ask for an order or drink!! There were a few people sitting at the bar, it was dark and not too clean, would not try again

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
368 reviews 368 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at J J McKay's Restaurant in Wayland, Massachusetts on a recent weekday evening. The bar was doing a good business but there were only two or three other parties in the the dining room. The menu was large but we ordered relatively standard items. Service was attentive and our food came quickly. Our meals... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Most of the menu has standard fare, prepared in the way one would expect. Hamburgers are good; salads are usually good. Today I notice they added a kale salad choice, so it seems they want to keep up with trends. The atmosphere is average, casual and pleasant.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

JJ McKay's has a nice selection of menu items. The portions are reasonable as are their prices. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is casual and family friendly.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went to J.J.McKay's for a birthday dinner. They have limited capabilities on seating options larger than four guest. They can handle adjusting table seating, but if you're looking for booth seating then your limited to four guests. The faire here is an interesting dellemma, you can get egg rolls and meatloaf. Not sure to go a bit to Chinese or... More 

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63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Omg I was served pastrami that was smelly and visibly spoiled. The waiter agreed, the manager agreed and although they apologized, I will never return. That's just not okay!!!!!!

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very consistent - good ole American Pub food - with friendly staff and friendlier customers. We sit directly in the bar where we can watch the large screens and cheer our favorite team over a draft or two. There are smaller function rooms which our small group reserves on some occasions. I love the Brazilian Coffee for brunch.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was really good - but most importantly the wait staff was warm and friendly. They never rushed us!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 Commonwealth Rd, Wayland, MA 01778-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wayland
  • Phone Number: (508) 651-3758
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:30 am

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