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John Harvard's Brew House

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2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
631-979-2739
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Casual Dining

This is a standard brew house/restaurant. My family dines there frequently when we want to go out to a nice place, but don't want a big fuss. There is a great variety of "home brewed" beer and we always find something new to try. The food is standard American casual, but that is not a bad thing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Arlene R
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Stony Brook, New York
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English first
NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I generally go here once or twice a year around the fall to get pumpkin beer. It is usually very good from here. The food however is not very good, so we don't go to dine. While sitting at the bar last visit I did notice that the bar was filthy. All the bottles and glasses had... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a standard brew house/restaurant. My family dines there frequently when we want to go out to a nice place, but don't want a big fuss. There is a great variety of "home brewed" beer and we always find something new to try. The food is standard American casual, but that is not a bad thing. Burgers, Fish and... More 

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Port Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went to pick up my nephew at Stony Brook University and needed to eat. Had no idea where to go but saw this place on the way and thought we like beer lets try it. Glad we did. Although this is a pub there were no big screen TV's all around distracting you and making a great deal of noise.... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This place is a brew house and you know it from the moment you walk in and you sense the smell of the yeast which is quite strong inside. They offer a full bar with whiskeys and wines but the only beer you can purchase is their own. On the day I visited they had a nice selection of about... More 

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Centereach, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Ate here a couple of times, there beer is very good. The food is good, but not sure I would continue to go back. Nothing special.

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Huntington
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been there a few times and every time I have found the food just ordinary fare. The beers are good but not outstanding. Too many other good places nearby to go to.

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Middle island
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Been here a few times over the years and it's always a good time. Good food. Great beer. They make all the beer they serve in house so it gives it a little something extra to grab a drink here. It's my go to place when I want to just relax and have a good time

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Traveling on business and stopped in based on a recommendation from my hotel. I had a guest from England with me and she loved the beer, me too. We each had a dinner size salad which was prepared with care. The curry pumpkin soup – A+

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Ohio
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Six of us were looking for a place to get a bite to eat on a recent Friday evening. Since half of the group was from the Boston area, they recommended we try John Harvard's. Since we were on Long Island for a wedding, we weren't looking for any four-five course dinners since we knew we were going to have... More 

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Coram, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Tried it for the first time and pleasantly surprised. We had the chicken pot pie and the grilled meatloaf and they were both excellent. Wide varieties of beer that were great and our waiter provided us with samples of a couple of them so we could get what suited us. As for the waiter.... We had Earnest and he was... More 

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Additional Information about John Harvard's Brew House

Address: 2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
Phone Number: 631-979-2739
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Lake Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Lake Grove
  • Phone Number: 631-979-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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