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Jacob Wirth Restaurant

31 Stuart St, Ste 37, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-8586
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Ranked #576 of 2,831 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $15 - $40
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mahopac, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was expecting more of an intimate pub (hotel recommendation), but we were pleasantly surprised by the different choices on the menu. The small plates were more than enough - the potato pancakes were really great, veal schnitzel with spatzle was excellent, burger sliders with sauerkraut......all good. It's definitely more of a wide open space, but interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Good range of beer, hearty food, mostly reasonable prices, the kids will enjoy it as well. I had the steak tips - really recommend that. Clam Chowder was good too. Keep an eye out for some local flavour while you're there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Want authentic German atmosphere with hearty food and genuine draught Bavarian bier.....well you're going to find somewhere else. Upon arrival I enquired as to what German beer was on tap that night.....I asked for a typical Octoberfest beer expecting there to be a choice of two or three only for our waitress to inform us that they were all out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Big german food/beer fan! Billed as 2nd oldest restaurant in Boston. That's cool. It has a Munich Beer Hall kind of feel but not as large. If you enjoy beer then this is the place for you!! I was not as impressed with the food. Don't get me wrong, it was good. Being from Milwaukee I am spoiled. We enjoyed... More 

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Stuart, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

reservations are suggested,,,,, cozy, busy, nice atmosphere for a pub. Had a late lunch, awesome menu Waiter was very helpful, will customize what ever you like or don't like on your order. whether it be a BIG burger with all the trimmings or chicken or salad....and will make suggestions. My big thing is not to be rushed, and this is... More 

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North Haven, ME
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Having been to Jacob Wirth's over a 40 year period and enjoying the German food there, I looked forward to having lunch at this icon of Boston since 1888. I arrived shortly before opening at 11:30 am. The Maitre d' looked at the clock, announced they were not open just yet, but said close enough. Looking for the usual authentic... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The German dishes with Spatzle are very good. The Jaeger Schnitzel and Sauerbraten are as good or better than that served in most restaurants in Germany. It is an old restaurant/bar that needs to be remodeled, but when full with people such is not noticed. The beer selection is exceptional as well as the hard ciders.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Friend and I went here before a Bruins game in October of 2014. We are beer afcionados, especially the German OctoberFest style, so we weren't disappointed. Had many authentic OctoberFest beers direct from Germany. Best I every tasted. Food was a little above average. Décor and atmosphere are wonderful. Got four stars because of the beer. Long walk to the... More 

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Duck, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went after a BC football game and the place was hopping. Great atmosphere, live music, happy folks. My Rueben sandwich was delicious, hubby's pastrami was, too. Tons of beers to choose from. Great place to go for a bite to eat on a Saturday night.

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Beaufort South Carolin
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We love German food, so when we took a break from visiting family at nearby Tufts Medical Center, we headed to Jacob Wirth. The atmosphere is great ... kitschy German. You could spend an hour looking at the array of beer taps along the wall, and reading the colorful chalkboard. The menu is extensive. We ordered the "small plates" of... More 

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Additional Information about Jacob Wirth Restaurant

Address: 31 Stuart St, Ste 37, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: (617) 338-8586
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: German, Pub

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