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224 Boston Street

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Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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224 Boston St, Boston, MA 02125-1609
617-265-1217
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good restaurant in Boston's south side

We wanted authentic Bostonian food and we found it here. The clam chowder was the best I've ever had (it actually had clams in it and wasn't just cream). We really enjoyed our scallops as well. The staff was friendly and efficient. If I could change one thing about this restaurant it would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Ruth R
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Long Island City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, My family had the Lobster Mac and Cheese, Short Ribs and Skirt Steak. Everyone loved their meal.

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Cape Cod
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

There were only 25% of tables filled but getting another drink you needed a flare gun to get the waitress attention . Made what could have been a good meal in a neat old city setting (but loud) an average place

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I hesitate to review this restaurant tucked away on Boston Street at the end of Dorchester (just by the crossroads where Southie begins) but they deserve the praise. I have been going here for years--great drinks if you only want a cocktail with friend and one of the best comfort food recipes around. The service is always friendly and after... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the Chicken Staler which was as good as any chicken dish I've had since Hamersley's closed. My son had the Mac & Cheese which he thought was great. Great, friendly staff. Worth the trip to go to this small neighborhood place in Dorchester.

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the best restaurants we have experiences in Boston. Amazingly good food, vegetarian friendly and a lovely local location. Definitely give the restaurant a try.

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We wanted authentic Bostonian food and we found it here. The clam chowder was the best I've ever had (it actually had clams in it and wasn't just cream). We really enjoyed our scallops as well. The staff was friendly and efficient. If I could change one thing about this restaurant it would be the shocking green color of the... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed the meal very much. Kitchen was visible from the dining area with all the good smells and activity to watch. Outside seating available in good weather as well as a bar area with seating for dining. Located a short walk from the Courtyard Marriott which has shuttles to Logan and extended parking plans.

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New York City, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went to the 224 Boston Street restaurant on the day of our arrival in Boston. As this restaurant was very close to our hotel and the trip advisor reviews reasonable, we gave it a try. The food was good, the service friendly and the cocktails strong :-) I had clam chowder and some cod as main course. Both tasty.... More 

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Lowell, MA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Since our daughter moved around the corner from this establishment nearly 4 years ago, 224 has been a perennial favorite of ours. Simply put, we've never had a bad meal here. Our favorite time to visit is in the late summer/early fall when we can sit and dine in the intimate garden patio. Little touches like ample pillows on the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Came here after just arriving in Boston after a recommendation from the hotel concierge. Everything took longer than it should have to arrive at the table, despite the fact we were the first people seated for dinner service. My drink was particularly weak (jalapeño margarita) considering the $12 price. The food was good, but the 2 hour total time from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 Boston St, Boston, MA 02125-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Neighborhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Phone Number: 617-265-1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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