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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Quiet place to eat good food

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.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Port Washington
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Port Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Selden, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was a guest there for a High School Graduation Brunch and was very impressed with the food menu and and the micro-brew menu. Both had a good selection. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the restaurant and the outside area. While we were there it was a little slow and the wait staff were kept busy cleaning... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Beer is good and nachos are yummy. I may be a little bias but that bartender Sean sure is a cutie ;)

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Restaurant Details

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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