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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
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    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
Decent pub food, but WARM beer!

I brought my elderly mother and aunt here. Nachos and wings for starters, all terrific, everyone in the party was happy. My wife and I got 22 oz beers, she a summer blonde, I got IPA. The beers were WARM! The glass was nice and cool, but the beers were room temperature. The waiter told me... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
John B
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Rockville Centre, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I brought my elderly mother and aunt here. Nachos and wings for starters, all terrific, everyone in the party was happy. My wife and I got 22 oz beers, she a summer blonde, I got IPA. The beers were WARM! The glass was nice and cool, but the beers were room temperature. The waiter told me they were brewed to... More 

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Lake Grove, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food is very greasy fatty and heavy. Nothing healthy about the food in this place. Service is below average and could improve alot. Beer is excellent.

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Blue poi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food always good but this visit the service was exceptional. We were early arrivals due to our party consisting of our two 90 something parents, and were seated at a table in the bar. Our waiter Mike was consistently attentive; and even when he was chatting with another customer near the bar while waiting for our orders to be ready,... More 

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Selden, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They have a great selection of beers for the seasons. The food is ok, the staff is good. Their beer is excellent, now they should work on the food. I will try it again soon

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NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 37 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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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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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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