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The Bull Run Restaurant

215 Great Rd. [Rte. 2A], Shirley, MA 01464
+1 978-425-4311
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 Great Rd. [Rte. 2A], Shirley, MA 01464
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Had not been here for awhile, so good to see the food is still very good. They are now doing farm to table and the freshness is evident! Started with the fried calamari which was very good and a little spicy. Then had the English...More

Thank Skippy1958
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

French onion soup was delivered to my table still boiling, absolutely delicious! Such a cool place with so much history. Loved that they had information printed to take home to talk about their history. My friend had pizza and raved about it, I had the...More

1  Thank Hilary M
Alison T, Owner at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

HILARY W., We're so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by & definitely come see us again if you're in the area. Happy Trails! The Innkeepers

Reviewed June 19, 2017

We have been to The Bull Run on numerous occasions to see different musical performances. In addition, their menu during music events is reasonably priced and the food is of excellent quality. We always start with the wedge salad, crackers with their own pub cheese...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed June 3, 2017

I'll begin with the positive: 1. The Staff was friendly, polite and helpful. 2. I like having the option to purchase food and drink while I watch the show. However, I do not like being told that I must purchase food or drink.... Now the...More

1  Thank Objective-NOT-PC
Alison T, Owner at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Dear Objective-NotPC, I am the owner of the Bull Run. Thank you for your feedback. We always welcome it as it helps us improve. I'm delighted but not at all surprised to hear that you found our staff friendly, polite & helpful. We make a...More

Reviewed May 21, 2017

This is a very old restaurant - in operation in one way or another since the 1700's. The food is very good and they have many options. Overall it has a very nice ambiance. We enjoy going there because the food is good and it's...More

Thank TheBaldMan
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

This place really hasn't changed much over the years. The room was a perfect size for our group. The food was good. Buffet style chicken picatta and pot roast with mashed potatoes, veggies and salad. It all tasted good and was nice and hot. We...More

Thank NuclearMamma
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We ordered the pepperoni pizza and it was so tasty! The pepperoni was special and it seemed extra flavorful. We also got a side salad with blue cheese dressing. We both were blown away by that dressing and we think it must have been homemade....More

Thank NHgirl7
Reviewed March 21, 2017

My husband and I went for brunch on Sunday. We made a reservation but probably didn't need one. I had the salmon benedict and a side of bacon. My husband had a sausage and cheese omelet. Service was quick and prompt. On the food? It...More

Thank CarolineMR
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

We travel here because it was on a food show segment " Phantom Gourmet". We did not have a reservation and one of the owners was so cordial upon our arrival. She gave us a quick tour while waiting for a table. The food was...More

Thank John G
Reviewed February 11, 2017

I checked the website to make sure I chose an activity free evening so we could talk with our friends. The concerts, trivia etc. are great but produce a high energy level and difficult parking. Our quiet evening, in the Tap Room, was perfect. Delicious...More

Thank VacationDays365
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January 13, 2015|
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Response from Alison T | Property representative |
Greetings. We can recommend the Hilton Garden Inn or Devens Marriott at nearby Devens, MA, about 5 minutes (2 -3 miles) from us. If you prefer a B&B setting, a bit further in Littleton, MA is the Lyttleton Inn. There are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Great Rd. [Rte. 2A], Shirley, MA 01464
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Shirley
  • Phone Number: +1 978-425-4311
  • E-mail
The Bull Run in Shirley, MA is a full service, farm-to-table restaurant and concert venue housed in an historic Tavern & open Wed-Sun for lunch & dinner. Our menus change seasonally and we have a full bar including local brews on tap. We have two concert rooms, one seating 300 & another seating 65 and we feature national & regional acts across every genre of music as well as stand up comedy. Come for appetizers, a full dinner, brunch, lunch, pizza or dessert. We make everything from scratch, buy from the local family farms of Central New England & support the local community. Don't miss the legendary Egopantis who sees all from his perch above our back-to-back fireplaces!
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