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Jacob Wirth Restaurant

31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116-4723
617-338-8586
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Ranked #594 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: German, Pub
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Washington and Tremont
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melrose
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I go to Jacob Wirth's three or four times a year and am usually quite satisfied. Went this past week and was amazed by the lack of service and the lack of interest on our waitress's part. We started with appetizers and drinks. We left after that because our waitress took so long to come back. We ended up going... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went here for a friend’s birthday, and booked a big table. This place is kind of like a German beer and music hall. There is a long bar, and a piano that they start up playing as the night goes on (and they pass song books round the table so you can join in). The food and drink was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Enjoyed the sirloin tips for lunch with delicious cole slaw and huge onion rings. It was fast, we had to make a show, plenty of food, tender and tasty. My grandchild's meal was perfect, pizza. The root beer float brought a huge smile. Sadly, we were too full for dessert !

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I decided to give this restaurant a try. I had the Wienerschitzel and my husband had skewered sausage plate. My schnitzel was nice and tender but I did not realize it would come with a sauce on top. The next time I would forgo the sauce not that it was bad but I am just not used... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

In town for the night and wanted German. Big mistake by coming here. The Jägerschnitzel was about the worst I've had in a long time. The spaetzle was very dry and flavorless. My friend did the mixed grill and it was average at best. The sauer kraut tasted like microwaved out of a can. Unfortunately, the worst was the service.... More

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New York, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beer Selection great. The burger I had, also good. Cornbread also. But the "German" food my companions had, was just short of terrible. The Jaegerschnitzel with Spaetzle was the worst. The Spaetzle a tasteless mass of gook. The schnitzel breaded to twice the thickness of the meat with a cinnamon tasting sauce. The sausage we had with German Potato salad... More

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Boston
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

There is no parking lot, and given that parking is difficult in this area and you will need to find a public parking space if you arriving by car. This place has a great selection of beers and a lot of character. The food is OK, but nothing special and if you have allergies you may have difficulty in finding... More

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Concord, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This place was an easy walk from our hotel on a night when the temps were in single digits. We had our hearts set on seafood, but this place looked warm so we decided to give it a try. The place is one of the oldest restaurants in Boston, and really provides a laid back, casual atmosphere with some pretty... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This place never disappoints. It's a fun, casual atmosphere. The cornbread is awesome. The beer selection is superb - we always go for the pitcher of Paulaner hefeweisen. Highly recommend the more German items on the menu - never once been disappointed. Spaezel and wursts!

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place is a good time if your expectations aren't too high. The food is pretty standard bar food, but with decent German options too, which is good to add teh variety. I was somewhat disapointed by their German beer selection. They have the basics, but I think I just had higher expectations. The service was OK.

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