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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First stop on vaca

Just got into town and wanted something close. Walked in here and thought it was a bit busy for a Monday. Then I found out it's free oysters until six! 8 bad boys later I tear into the lamb burger that was very tasty. My wife had the cheese sandwich and enjoyed it as well. Pretty good and casual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Milliken, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Just got into town and wanted something close. Walked in here and thought it was a bit busy for a Monday. Then I found out it's free oysters until six! 8 bad boys later I tear into the lamb burger that was very tasty. My wife had the cheese sandwich and enjoyed it as well. Pretty good and casual, good... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I can't count the number of hours I spent in this lovely little hangout in Brookline village, while I was living in the area and during my visits. It is just a must: whenever I get to Boston I have to go there. You might think I am just being nostalgic, but that is not the case as their food... More 

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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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Additional Information about Matt Murphy's Pub

Address: 14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
Phone Number: 617-232-0188
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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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