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John Harvard's Brew House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-5359 (Shoppers World Drive. 2nd entrance)
+1 508-875-2337
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Bit of a barn of a place with no atmosphere. Efficient but clinical service, orders were taken quickly and correctly but without much enthusiasm. Food was fine but average and I felt a little pricey for the environment. If you need a decent meal that comes quickly and is exactly as ordered then this is for you. If you want... More 

Thank 179Mark
St. Petersburg, Florida
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181 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Food okay. Service okay. Haven't gone back after our first visit. Nothing really special for us to go back.

Thank ljutm
Belmont, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Food was fine, service not bad--but when was the last time you cleaned or otherwise serviced the restroom? The locks were broken; hooks had been pulled off the doors. Even the paper towels were empty. I'm not fussy--but come on!

Thank MelissaHE
Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a great casual pub with great beer on tap and food. The hummus appetizer, fried fish, and sandwiches and fries are great. Just don't forget to bring a sweater/jacket as we cut our night short because we were freezing, but other than that I would definitely recommend this pub in Shopper's World.

Thank Linda H
Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

I liked it, stopped on a Wednesday night, had an app and watched the ball game. the food was excellent and service attentive. I'd like to eat here again.

Thank Roy D
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255 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had mussels and others had chicken pot pie, hamburg and pasta. All were OK. We had drinks, which were fine, especially the brown ale.

Thank lwartow
Gloversville, New York
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193 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

While traveling we stopped for lunch. It is a decent size restaurant and not very busy mid week around 1:30. They have a decent selection of beers and our bartender (Cory) was very knowledgable about the beers, and very pleasant. We had the pulled pork sandwich which was very good, and the chicken parm sandwich which was a good size.... More 

Thank mss12078
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

we went there twice with four people. the ribs were very good. Steak& burger was also very good. the service A1 Highly recomend it !!

Thank shaugj
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

This large place can be noisy when crowded, but the wide and changing variety of beers on tap will make you feel convivial. The food is what you might expect in a not-too-high-end gastropub kind of place, and given the size of the restaurant, its diverse customer base (families to frat boys) and the location in a shopping center, often... More 

Thank frankophile2
Worcester, Massachusetts
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248 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The service wasn't anything spectacular. It took a few minutes before a hostess greeted us and when she did, she seemed put out. Our waiter wasn't overly friendly. He did, however, bring us waters and extra napkins before we even had to ask. The food was great. No complaints. Burgers were cooked perfectly. The Mediterranean Salad was delicious and very... More 

Thank AshleeB21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-5359
    (Shoppers World Drive. 2nd entrance)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-875-2337

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