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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $20
CUISINES
Bar, Sushi, American, Seafood, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed January 23, 2022

We had a great lunch with friendly service: a great fish and chips, and baked haddock. Very fresh and very well-prepared - crispy fries! With 2 flights of beer, 1 cocktail, 2 liqueur coffees and 1 key lime pie - all excellent - bill around...$112, Very reasonable. Recommend!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Mark M, Owner at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2022

Hi Noel, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I will be sure to share this awesome feedback with our staff. Hope you come back soon! Best, Devon Cormier General Manager Hale Street Tavern

Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

The noise level is difficult. Unfortunately we were sitting near an individual with a voice that carried. Food quality was very poor. Completely disappointingMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Mark M, Owner at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2021

Hello Alison, We apologize for not meeting your expectations, but appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. in the future we will be more mindful of the volume in the restaurant. Please please, if you ever have an issue while trying to...More

Reviewed February 20, 2020

Well,we went in to see the changes at Hale Street and it was just disappointing all around. The coziness of the bar is gone. The food was not up to par. The bartender was miserable and totally screwed up my drink order and my food...order. The decor is just like every other soulless joint. No more Cygnet and no more cozy Hale St..no point in going to Beverly Farms any more..More

Date of visit: February 2020
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717MarkM, Owner at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Dear gmdee320, I apologize for your experience at Hale st. and disappointed to read you did not enjoy our new space. We are still adding more lighting fixtures, art, etc. Please email manager@hale-street.com directly, I'd like to invite you back to try and change your...More

Reviewed January 1, 2020

My wife and I stopped in for an early weekday dinner. We had a bit of a wait to get in but the food and atmosphere were well worth it. The menu had so many great options and the service was good. We had Caesar...Salad, Free Range Chicken Piccata and Jambalaya, - it was outstanding. and enjoyed the food. It is a really nice place, should not be missed. Parking can be somewhat limited.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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717MarkM, Owner at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Dear Andrey, Thank you so much for the great review of Hale St.! Our menu is super diverse and only going to get better with our renovation & expansion coming up soon! Please feel free to come to check us out once we re-open! Best...More

Reviewed October 20, 2019

I've now been here twice this year and thoroughly enjoy it! It's quite popular and can be very busy requiring a wait. Despite the business, we were never rushed. The food is excellent. The drink menu is quite good as well. Parking can be tricky,...but we've always managed.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2019

Roadtripper5, Thank you so much for your kind words about Hale St., we're glad you respect how busy we are. The fact we are a first come first serve establishment we work as diligently as possible to keep the waitlist moving while not compromising the...More

Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Arrived early on Friday evening ( on a friend s advice) it has to be one of the most fiflthy places I have ever been! The staff was friendly but the floor , tables & especially the bathroom were disgusting! I would say stay away!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

Good morning, Mary, To say the very least, we are all very upset to read this review. This is not the impression we strive to provide guests. We consider each and every individual that walks through our doors to be very valuable and crucial to...More

Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

Awesome service Awesome beer Awesome oysters Every order was delicious. My son is only a freshman at Endicott. Looking forward to many more visits.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Dear Bryan G, Thank you so much for the amazing compliments! I'll be sure to let our kitchen and bar staff know, it will definitely make their day! Best of luck to your son as he starts his journey at Endicott! We hope to see...More

Reviewed October 1, 2019

On a recent Monday evening, 4 of us showed up for an early dinner. We arrived 5:15-5:30 and although that may be too early for some diners, there was absolutely no wait as others have described. Three of us had salads with salmon added on--all...proclaimed them yummy!--while I had the BLTA. I chose the fries which were above average but not fantastic. The sandwich on the other hand was filling and tasty! The atmosphere is casual and family-friendly, and the service is top-notch!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Dear drkiki2015, Thank you so much for the amazing compliment! We pride ourselves on our family-friendly atmosphere while serving up an awesome plate of food! Our kitchen greatly appreciates your positive feedback. See you again soon. Best wishes, Tyler Austin Assistant General Manager Hale Street...More

Reviewed September 29, 2019

This always popular restaurant is patronized by people of all ages. Be prepared to wait for a table but the scene is so lively the time passes by very quickly. A word of caution, Wednesday is the very crowded Wing Night and the wait can...be more than an hour. The staff is friendly, the service quick and the food solid.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Dear P.G, Thank you so much for the compliment! Wing night is always crowded but we are very pleased to know you were met with a fast and friendly service when you arrived at your table. Best wishes, Tyler Austin Assistant General Manager Hale Street...More

Reviewed September 7, 2019

This is a local tavern type restaurant with good food that is reliable. I eat there a lot and the staff is just wonderful.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mark M, General Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Dear EASRTA, I'm so glad to read you enjoy the food & think so highly of the staff! It's reviews like yours that truly make our day here at Hale St. Taking great care of our locals and regulars is our number one priority and...More

Reviewed September 5, 2019

My family loves this restaurant. It is our go-to spot. The food is always good and sometimes great. Our our most recent visit this week, each of our dishes (three adult entrees and one from the kids menu) hit the spot. The service was solid....This little spot has a great vibe but doesn't take reservations and can often have a long wait. Overall, just a great little restaurant that nicely combines good food at a fair price, good service, good drink and menu selection and a good atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mark M, General Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Dear Soxskier, WOW! Thank you so, so much for this amazing review. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful & hard working team that takes great pride in what they do! I will share your kind words with our kitchen crew and I'm sure...More

Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

We were so disappointed after this visit. We had been once before and the half priced oysters were just okay. Today they were terrible, actually probably bad, we couldn’t eat them and have never done that. We decided to try cooked food and although it...wasn’t bad it wasn’t anything great. Overpriced sub par food was Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

The place is always hopping (one night is "Kids eat free, so call to check before you go), but we got two seats at the bar pretty quickly. Very friendly hosts, very friendly & attentive bartender. We started with sushi, hard to choose, they all...sounded so good! Then I had a sesame crusted salmon, cooked perfectly, on a large bed of deliciously sauteed veg & rice. mt friend had the scallops with risotto...I was hoping she'd go to the ladies room so I could eat more of that! Really really good, and outdoor seating as well for these nice summer nights!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Love dining here. Can be crowded, esp when Endicott College is in session. They have theme nights for food, Wing Night, etc, but their Sushi is my fave. Lots to choose from on the menu. Prices are reasonable. Nice bar. Only reason it didn’t get...a 5 from me is the acoustics. Can get loud in there when it’s crowded.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mark M, Owner at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

Thank you, Cheryl for your kind review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoy our weekly specials and sushi! I am sorry about the volume in the restaurant. We have taken steps to try and better control this by installing acoustical panels, but...More

Reviewed June 29, 2019

having heard about this restaurant for quite some time and based on experiences at other restaurants that are part of this group i decided to give it a try. went for an early supper with friends - it was nearly empty at 4:30, but by...5:15 there was a line going out the door! the menu is fairly limited but seems to offer a decent variety ranging from appetizers and sandwiches to full entrees. the decor is very pleasant and reminiscent of a european pub with a large attractive bar in the center of the room. the wait staff was friendly without being intrusive, and the noise level was manageable. the food, however, was not up to the standards in other restaurants that are part of group. it is certainly acceptable and leans toward comfort food. the food all arrived hot from the kitchen and was attractively presented, butwas not particularly memorable but definitely satisfying. the one disappointment was dessert - one person got apple fritters which he described as 'too sweet." the key lime pie which i sampled from another's plate was quite heavy (unpleasantly so), and any taste of key lime was completely obliterated by too much toasted coconut. while the food was not particularly inspiring, i would probably return on a cold winter night when a bowl of chowder or loaded potato skins would be just what would appeal.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mark M, General Manager at Hale Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thanks for the review marbletraveler, I am happy to read you enjoyed the atmosphere and service while dining with us at Hale St. I am sorry you didn't love the food or desserts. I will go over your issues with the chef and see if...More

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Hale Street Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5