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224 Boston Street

#314 of 2,750 Restaurants in Boston
#338 of 2,967 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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224 Boston St, Boston, MA 02125-1609
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Old Reliable

Welcoming staff, good service, great comfort style food. Street parking is easy. Looking forward to another visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Everett, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Elon, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just moved to the area so we went for Friday night dinner and we'd heard great things. Short rib arancini was bland although texture was nice. Flatbread was inedible--they used whole slices of tomato and the bread was so soggy. Fontina was heavily used and tasted like nothing. My boyfriend's chicken dish was pink and tasted like nothing. He... More 

Thank Danielle D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner. Didn't know I needed to be patient. Waitress said they all work together. Wasn't able to find out what they worked at. Ended up skipping the beer and never got to order the meal. Good luck with that place

Thank David R
Everett, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming staff, good service, great comfort style food. Street parking is easy. Looking forward to another visit.

Thank JPS43505
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff here always make you feel welcome. They have a good menu with selections for everyone. I've dined here many many times and can honestly say that I've never had a bad meal. Excellent food, priced right, good location, welcoming environment. What more can you ask for... Highly recommend it.

Thank Rob C
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel staff and they were definitely correct! The lobster mac 'n cheese was full of chunks of lobster and tangy cheese while the pumpkin torellone was savory with spices, spinach and a maple-tinged sauce. Great eats in a local, unique setting with a friendly staff.

Thank Travelingteacher233
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Whenever I stay in South Boston for business, this is my favorite restaurant spot. The ambiance and staff make this an extremely warm and welcoming spot to eat. And the food is incredible! I had the perfect fall meal this evening of butternut squash soup and a mizo-glazed salmon on a bed of bok choy and wasabi mashed potatoes. I... More 

Thank Eric H
Brunswick, Maine
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Place is cute. Bar tenders could be more attentive, but they are friendly. Drinks (G&T, Cranberry & Vodka) were poured light - could be better measurements). People seemed to enjoy the food.

Thank Deborah J
San Diego, United States
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The short ribs were fantastic and it had that "local" feel. This is not an Applebee's "chain" restaurant. It was cozy but dark. Bring a little flashlight to read the menu. Other than that the food and service were fantastic.

Thank Miriam C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Having had this restaurant recommended we ate dinner there on our first night and it was so good we went back on the other two nights of our stay in Boston. I chose the flat iron steak and it was quite easily the best meal I have had in the USA. Its not cheap but worth every dollar.

Thank Jean R
Indianola, IA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We wanted a cozy dinner out close to our hotel in South Boston. 224 was perfect. We sat in a booth by the bar, enjoyed the game on Tv, sipped wine, had a great dinner and friendly conversation.

Thank travelingfool4

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 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?