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Matt Murphy's Pub

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14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
617-232-0188
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cash only near Boston?

This place was nice to go to after work to grab a light dinner and some drinks. However the cash only option is a bummer. ATMs are close by but still in these times? Just pay for the card machines! Anyway the food was tasty and fresh as were the drinks. Service was a touch slow but they are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place was nice to go to after work to grab a light dinner and some drinks. However the cash only option is a bummer. ATMs are close by but still in these times? Just pay for the card machines! Anyway the food was tasty and fresh as were the drinks. Service was a touch slow but they are usually... More 

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Boston MA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I don't drink. Thus, I generally don't hang out in bars (or in pubs). So, when a colleague suggested lunch at Matt Murphy's Pub, I was skeptical at first, given that most pubs only feature comfort foods and beer. But I'm glad my colleague persuaded me-- this little restaurant is far more than just a pub; it had a menu... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Friendly bartenders and regulars. No TV, which is unusual in bars these days, but kind of refreshing. Authentic Irish food on the menu, homemade ketchup. Atmosphere is dark and pub-like, as it should be. A great place.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped in to try the brunch at Murphy's. We were very positively surprised. Try the sweet cream on porridge for a very tasty take on oatmeal. Try the delicately thin and NOT overcooked omellette with smoked salmon for something savory. Coffee was good, service was quick. Only one slight surprise/downside: cash only, no credit cards. We would definitely go... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

tucked in the middle of a strip of stores, including a Dunkin Donuts (which provides the free wi-fi), is this little gem of a pub. Clean and fresh decorations make it different from the start. Finding Old Speckled Hen on tap was a rarity! The lamb burger was amazing - full of fat and flavour - just like it should... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was taken here for a birthday celebration and was BEYOND impressed. Although this is a "Pub" (with exceptional Guinness) the food is high quality and authentic and the atmosphere warm and welcoming, yet classy. Our waitress was attentive, yet never tried to rush our courses or our conversations. I had salmon on a bead of lentils and curried cauliflower... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We used to live in the Brookline neighborhood nine years ago and always enjoyed the pub food and beer. We were back recently and the food was even better. This is not chicken wings and hamburgers but a lamb steak burger that melted in your mouth and the fresh plump mussels that my wife had. The food has gotten better... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We've been going here for years. Many tings haven't changed at all--soda bread, fish'n'chips. It's a very relaxed atmosphere--there's energy, but not chaos. You can find what you want whatever mood you're in--full-course gastro-pub dinners, or a smaller meal of just "bar bites," or just order a sandwich. Or just sit at the bar and have a beer. ...the most... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A friend of mine had some business in Brookline. We wanted to find something great, but casual. We found it at Matt Murphy's. When I called to make a reservation, I knew that this was a real pub - great food reviews aside. The person on the other line sounded real Irish (I'm half, and have spent a great deal... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went to Matt Murphy's for our wedding anniversary while staying in Brookline. We were attracted by the selection of local craft beers, and the menu which includes numerous seafood dishes. We started with an appetizer off the bar plate menu featuring salt cod and potatoes whipped with loads of butter and cream - PURE BLISS! My husband had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-232-0188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?