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Scollay Square

#430 of 2,673 Restaurants in Boston
#464 of 2,886 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Beacon Hill
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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807 (Bowdoin)
617-742-4900
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

We went for lunch and had no trouble being seated. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helped us deal with several food allergies. They modified a dish to accommodate my casein allergy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ssstich
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League City, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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League City, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went for lunch and had no trouble being seated. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helped us deal with several food allergies. They modified a dish to accommodate my casein allergy.

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This Memorial Day weekend, like most all other summer weekends in Boston, brought throngs of visitors to restaurants in the usual tourist spots - Quincy Market, the waterfront, North End and Seaport District - so my partner and I decided we would escape to a quieter corner of the city for lunch at The Scollay Square Restaurant on historic Beacon... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had lunch, lamb hamburger and Haddock. The was tastie. Servide was not good at all. The waiter manage to break several glasses fortunately not near us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Met a friend here for dinner and was seated right away,our table was a bit crowded with other tables and it was noisy. We ordered the cheese board and shrimp cocktail for appetizers and they were both good. I had the miso glazed salmon which was very good but as with everything else a tad bit overpriced.

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Braintree, MA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great Beacon Hill location with a small bar and nice open kitchen. The food is creative and delicious. The goat cheese appetizer is a must! Great place to meet up with friends after work.

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Cranford, NJ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Calamari appetizer was chewy and not crispy. Edamole was a highlight. Nice fried wontons and fresh vegetables. My Haddock was small and slightly overdone, and I opted for mashed potatoes instead of the rice. Maybe that was a mistake, as the mash was indescript and tasteless. Service was woefully unprepared to discuss the wine list. I'm no wine snob, but... More 

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a neat restaurant, old architecture and very good food. Had a baked scrod dish that was very nice. My wife and daughter both enjoyed there meals too. The waiter was top notch. No complaints at all and would definitely go back. Very convenient to the Parker House if you're staying there.

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I fell in love with the old architecture and photos in this restaurant. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Food was AWESOME and the Bloody Mary Bar was INCREDIBLE! We plan to come here for breakfast each time we visit Boston. LOVED it!

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St. Paul, MN
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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Business lunch with 7... attentive service, we had called ahead for a reservation. Pretty standard fare on the menu, but everything came out at the same time and was served by pleasant wait staff. Food was not super memorable or "stand out" - but a nice location on Beacon Hill and good service. Great vibe and ambiance - high ceiling,... More 

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Cape Cod
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We went to Scollay Square on the recommendation of our hotel staff. It was great! They had $4 mimosas and a "make your own Bloody Mary" station. The brunch menu was limited, but there was enough on the menu to please everyone. The service was good and the decor featured old Boston pictures which we enjoyed looking at. All in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807
    (Bowdoin)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: 617-742-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?