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American, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would advise against supporting this restaurant. The reason is not the food as I have no idea how it tasted, but rather for poor management practices, untrained staff and generally rude managers. Let me briefly explain. We stopped in for our 6:30pm reservation, but...after a struggle to find a parking spot, we walked in six minutes late. Upon checking in, the hostess told us we did not have a reservation. Well, our friend pulled out his phone and showed her the RESY confirmation. She said, well…”we don’t have you in our system”. Manager comes over..as he is flipping through the screen we actually see our name. He acknowledges our names and said “we cancelled you, you were late” and walked away…no “I am sorry”, no “we will squeeze you in, just sit tight”. Again, I looked at my watch and we were six minutes late. Are you seriously kidding me? There were plenty of open tables…so who took our table I might wonder, right? The hostess, who apparently did not know how the auto-cancellation works, also looked confused. Look, I get it, their restaurant their rules. But how about posting your policy: ”if you are five minutes late, the reservation you had for the past two weeks will be cancelled!” We had to scramble to find a place six miles away to make it back to our show at the Dedham Community Theater. Turned what was to be a restful enjoyable dinner and evening, into a mad dash/unrestful scramble. I will not be going back. As we all know, it starts at the top. If this is how the management is going to treat their customers, they won’t be around long. Imagine how they likely respond to issues one might have with their food…”well, you ordered it”….give me a break, many great establishments out there. Skip these guys and offer your business to those who appreciate the customer just a wee bit more..More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022

This is a racist place! Bad experience! Oscar’s discourages people of color from eating at their restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 28, 2022

Haven't been in a while but heard beer list was currently top notch....and YES IT IS!!...Combined with an amazing curried irish poutine at brunch....NICE!!...Bartender, a CO native, was the best!!...Will be back!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 6, 2021 via mobile

Very cozy. Service was excellent. Try the grapefruit and blood orange mule! They are amazing. Ordered the bolognese- it was very good - different as it clearly had lamb in it. In fact lamb appears in several places on the menu. Fried pickles were to...perfection . Companions had the cauliflower steak appetizer and steak tips which they said was delicious. We sat right next yo the fireplace which was perfect. Lovely restaurant!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

This place has a very cool vibe. The outside seating is really nice. Bartender was awesome and the beers cold. However, I order the burger with Avocado. The burger tastes a little off so I inquired. They mix lamb and beef together which creates an...odd taste. Asked for avocado, and I got guac. I got the bill they charged me $2 for avocado which I did not get. Might go back and try something else.More

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Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

They have an okay menu. Nothing really grabs me. They ran out of iceberg??? I asked to substitute romaine. If they told me to sub romaine they would get a higher score. But I had to think of it. Hmmm

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Date of visit: August 2021
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John G, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are sorry that you had to take the initiative and hope the rest of your experience was ok.

Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

The food was lukewarm, tasted reheated and nothing seemed fresh. Its overpriced and disappointing. I shared my feedback with the restaurant and they basically said you should have said something when you were here. Seems like no one there cares.

Date of visit: July 2021
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John G, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2021

We are sorry to hear that your experience was not in line with your expectations. We take all feedback and try and improve everyday. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed July 27, 2021

Very good food, good service. Happy to have this as a neighborhood option. Very diverse menu with everything from burgers to pasta bolognese to fish & chips to short ribs. I’d classify this as a higher end pub. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
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John G, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2021

Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

Always delicious! Fabulous service by our bartender Emmet. Cocktails are perfect! Beer selection excellent! Food was fabulous, we had the Statler chicken and the salmon z both were perfectly prepared and delicious. Always consistent!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

The service was good, the atmosphere was even better. The salads were fairly large but the salmon was tough and dry. One of my kids loved the fish tacos and the other one the eggs for brunch. Prices were OK.

Date of visit: June 2021
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John G, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry the Salmon was not up to your standards and we take all feedback and continue to improve. We hope you do visit us again.

Reviewed May 27, 2021

Ambiance was great, outdoor dining really nice but good inside options as well. Food was good over all and the waitstaff was great!

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Date of visit: May 2021
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John G, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2021

Thank you for the nice review and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed May 24, 2021

First time we went there is was good service and good food. Second time not so much. Really slow service, steak tips were fatty, owner/manager was swearing at the tv, he had no mask on and he was what I thought drunk. We spent almost...2 hours there and we had to ask the waitress for everything...to take our order and to give us the bill. Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

This is a gem in historic Dedham Square. The whole square has become a hot spot, but this might be my favorite. The service is friendly and warm and the food is comfort with a twist. Everything is better than you might expect from a...small restaurant. They have lots of local beer on tap. The burger is great. The salmon burger is my favorite.More

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Date of visit: September 2020
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535JohnG535, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we are so grateful for your patronage and we really hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed March 3, 2020

Today we wanted really great hand-cut French fries with just a little salt and pepper and Oscar’s delivered! We also had cauliflower and fried pickles. Ashley loves it all!

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Date of visit: March 2020
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535JohnG535, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

We are glad you enjoyed our fries and hope you come back to sample some more soon.

Reviewed January 25, 2020

My husband and I went in with 2 of our younger kids last night. We all had the Oscar Burger-it's our favorite and one of the best burgers around. There was a great crowd, sitting near the fireplace was awesome. Waitress was very experienced and...checked on us frequently. Highly recommend.More

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Date of visit: January 2020
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535JohnG535, Owner at Oscar's, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We too think the Oscar Burger is great and are glad your family enjoyed them. We hope you can visit us again soon.

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5