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John Harvard's Brew House

2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
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Ranked #9 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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54 reviews from our community

48% Recommend
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English first
Coram, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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2 reviews
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
80 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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Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

It is a bit out of the way for us to travel, but it used to be soooooo good that it was worth it. The last two times we went, they didn't have this killer dessert that they used to have, which was like a half cooked brownie with icecream. The second to last time I just thought they were... More

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