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The Local

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$$ - $$$American, ,
1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-340-2160
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried pickles” (13 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (10 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
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American, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Few friends went there last week for lunch. Some got salads and two of us got the buffalo shrimp. 5 small shrimp with very small amount of cole slaw and they charged $13.00!! Left there hungry. Plates were on the table upon our arrival (...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Buffalo Shrimp, Prime Burger with cheddar and bacon, Spicy Hong Kong Noodles with Steak and Home Style Mac and Cheese. We visited on a Friday evening after a short wait for table, we had a very good dinner. The waitress (Tracy) was busy but, she...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed January 31, 2016

I have reviewed this restaurant in the past and it has been good although not for cheap eats. I feel compelled to write this additional review as we went here for New Years and I splurged and ordered the sirloin for $28.00. i must say...More

Thank rayjay12002
Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The Local was bumpin on a Thursday night but we did not have to wait for a table. The hot chips and onion dip were a delicious start. We all enjoyed our entrees and had a great time sitting near the bar. It is a...More

Thank Colleen S
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Great drinks at the bar. But do stay for dinner. Consistently good food. Favorite for me is the truffle mushroom flat bread. Crispy on the edges and wonderful flavor. French fries are also especially good. Worth saving room for dessert!

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed November 15, 2015

The Local is great. They have done a good job with the decor making it very comfortable and an even better job with the comfort food. Works for dates and family dinners. The bar is a great place to hang out and keep tabs on...More

1  Thank agbowman
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Bar scene is good. Very noisy. Food is fair to poor. One person had fish and chips and had to send it back. Breading was awful and didn't stick to the fish. Fries were soggy. I had a salad with kale - almost all kale...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We are long time customers and have enjoyed The Local for several years. BUT the quality of the food is slipping. Prime example, the wedge salad. For years the salad had freshly cooked bacon. Now it has something they call bacon...not sure what it is...More

Thank RoboDad2
Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Local is a great casual eatery in West Newton with delicious food and reasonable prices. Very good service.

Thank TheBostonTravelers
Reviewed October 8, 2015

I've only eaten here once because each time I try to go the place is PACKED and the wait time is forever. It must be good! Better to go early in the week or late in the evening (9pm) if you don't want to wait.

Thank Scrabblegirl17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1391 Washington St, West Newton, Newton, MA 02465-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-340-2160
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