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Scollay Square

#416 of 2,721 Restaurants in Boston
#448 of 2,935 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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11:30 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Great food for a group of friends/family

We were a party of five on a Saturday night and the thing that surprised me the most was that the place was almost empty. I think it's just one of those 'downtown evening dead zones' but we weren't disappointed by the food. We decided to order a bunch of appetizers for the table and salads. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Dart_Monkey
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Toronto
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were a party of five on a Saturday night and the thing that surprised me the most was that the place was almost empty. I think it's just one of those 'downtown evening dead zones' but we weren't disappointed by the food. We decided to order a bunch of appetizers for the table and salads. We had the cheese... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place is only about one-half block from the State House and the Commons. An excellent place to meet. There were 11 of us including five children who met for brunch on a Saturday morning. It is a small casual place that took our reservation and had the table set up for us. The service and food were good and... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went there on a sunny Friday after visiting Boston State House with State Rep. Alan Silvia, VP Veterans Affairs. The magical tour of the State House continued to lift my patriotic spirits at the Scollay Square restaurant. Located on historic Beacon Hill, I felt as though on the scene of a movie. The lovely patio dining was packed with cheerful... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Sitting outside was pleasant. Would not plan to eat inside the restaurant - dated and not a "pleasant" area. I opted for 2 appetizers 1-the block Island calamari- very good..(could have had more spicy peppers) 2-pan roasted shrimp- cooked perfectly and nicely prepared with a nice kick. Husband got the miso glazed salmon- salmon was a tad bit over cooked... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Delicious and friendly! Best brunch! We also enjoyed a late afternoon meal here which was delightful as well. Look forward to visiting again on my next weekend in the city.

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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Scollay Square was right next to our hotel so we had a drink on the patio here. Not busy at all on a Saturday early evening so that was nice. Drink was really good and the service as well! Menu looked great also as its rated a top eatery on Zagat. Try it out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is my son's go to place for weekend brunch or a cocktail before hitting the town almost any night. We were warmly greeted and given a seat by the window. I enjoyed the many pictures of Scollay Square from back in the day (50's and earlier). We both ordered the farmers scrambled, which was eggs, chicken apple sausage, spinach,... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved this place,great food, nice place in Beacon Hill .You can eat on the patio .Interesting decor in a historic setting.American food.I ordered Blackened Day Scallops and my husband ordered BB Chicken Salad .For dessert we had Bread pudding.Our waitress was so very nice her name was Sara.I recommend this restaurant.Not expensive and also ate lunch as well as dinner... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our first night in Boston, we found this little gem near our hotel, XV Beacon. Food was excellent for both my vegetarian tastes and my husband's more American appetite. We were some of the last diner's to arrive before closing but were warmly welcomed and were given attentive service as we enjoyed a late meal. Take time to read the... More 

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League City, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
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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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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?