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John Harvard's Brew House

2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
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Ranked #10 of 39 Restaurants in Lake Grove
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Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Center Moriches, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

John Harvard's used to be my Cheers. This was 16 year ago when it first opened. We went a few times a week. Then it started to go downhill and we stopped going. After many years we heard they were under new management and decided to give it another try. We went for dinner. I had the grilled meatloaf, served... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I love how I go to a BREWERY on a Saturday night and they are out of 3 beers! They only brew 9 beers! So you're out of 1/3? That's great! The half price apps and pints after 10 are good though.

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Had some great filet and a nice porter. Burgers were good. Decorated nicely and a knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Northport, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

They make a great espresso beer that I really enjoy. But my favorite beer is the Pumpkin Spice Beer. They really make this the best with cinnamon and sugar around the rim of your frozen glass. It is a must have. As I mentioned in the title the food is nothing special.

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Long Island NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Food is Good but not great. Never got a bad dinner or lunch but never got anything memorable. They need to invest in some updating and new furniture. Many of the booth's have taped up seating. They get a good bar crowd and the beer brewed on the premises is amazing, probably one of the best brews on Long... More

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Deer Park, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Love the menu selections. The chicken dish with vegetables is always a favorite, prepared a bit different depending on the season. the meatloaf is amazing, really have enjoyed everything we've eaten here. The beer descriptions and servers help make it easy and fun to try new flavors. We eat here whenever we are in the neighborhood. I only wish it... More

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