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Scollay Square

#442 of 2,750 Restaurants in Boston
#477 of 2,967 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Beacon Hill
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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807 (Bowdoin)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very Nice Restaurant near the Boston Commons

This is a really nice restaurant/bar near the Boston Commons. Good food, good ambiance, Our party totally enjoyed this restaurant. Oh and prices were reasonable. Check out the website online.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ronald R
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really nice restaurant/bar near the Boston Commons. Good food, good ambiance, Our party totally enjoyed this restaurant. Oh and prices were reasonable. Check out the website online.

Thank Ronald R
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recommended by our concierge, we walked to Scollay for dinner with 2 nine year old boys. Great menu - fantastic for sharing. Excellent service in a lovely building.

Thank 13Skier13
Lexington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the good: amazing atmosphere. historic, somewhat elegant. very good coffee. that's it. the not so good: SERVICE: waited a while. finally the waitress came and brought water and then didn't return. Saw some random person standing at the bar and he asked if we wanted anything.We gave HIM our order. so strange. Original waitress brought salad. There was no way... More 

Thank barbara g
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were looking for a breakfast restaurant near historic site. We were extremely lucky to find this place. The menu was lengthy, tables were given enough room to hear conversation, and the service was outstanding. We received our food in good time and it was tasty. The restaurant manager made rounds and was interested in our opinion of the place... More 

Thank travelteacher
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Located in the former Bellevue Hotel, where Jack Kennedy and his grandfather "Honey Fitz" once resided, this restaurant is sited not only near historic buildings but in one as well. It is clearly a popular place. We had lunch there on Saturday. The crowd seemed to skew toward the older end. We ate indoors, although many prefer to dine alfresco.... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This restaurant is just around the corner from the Boston Common. We ate outside and enjoyed looking at the architecture of the older buildings across the street. We were there for brunch. The farmer's scrambled eggs were wonderful! They were cooked perfectly and the apple sausage was the best. The hash browns were crispy outside, but a little greasy for... More 

Thank k8nne
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131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Dart_Monkey
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank Ed S
Fall River, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

Thank CaptainDG
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807
  • 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: Large groups, Bar scene


Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?