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J. J. Foley's Cafe

) #582 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, ,
117 E Berkeley St, South End, Boston, MA 02118-2207
+1 617-728-9101
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  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“irish pub” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
117 E Berkeley St, South End, Boston, MA 02118-2207
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Looking for an authentic feel of Boston? GO HERE. This beautiful, old -- but well-maintained -- pub and eatery is simply fantastic. Cozy, welcoming and family-friendly. Family-run, great staff, and they are great to their community. Food is very good, beers are cold. Love this...More

Thank m0rningsidem0m
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Found this place by chance on a cold afternoon The food was excellent and the bartender was really friendly Prices very reasonable for a town centre

Thank stevekathybithell
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Found this bar on an evening walk back to the T Line, public transportation. The bartender was welcoming and cordial when we entered. Ordered a beer and sat to watch a Red Sox game. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Latelyk
Reviewed April 28, 2017

We came here as a group of girls, celebrating the fact that one of us could now eat sandwiches after a year of dental work. JJ Foley's Cafe delivered. I had the JJ Foley burger (carmelized onions, mushrooms, cheddar) plus onion rings, PLUS we shared...More

Thank ninska_10
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

My son took me here while I was in town. The beer selection was good. The food was very good. The price was fair for what you got. We each only ordered a sandwich, but the portion was decent and the sandwich was good. The...More

Thank Neal J
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a good bar but the times we visited it wasn't busy. A proper pub like it should be though. The barman Joe was friendly and welcomed everyone as they entered. Average prices for Boston on beers.

Thank Avril G
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Best meal of our trip. We wandered in here because we wanted to go to an Irish pub and it was the closest one to our hotel. There were only 2 other people when we entered so we weren't sure it was a good choice....More

1  Thank MNlove2travel
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Flat tonic in the vodka, flat Smirnoff ice, no orange juice and no cider - very disappointed. It was very quiet when we visited, about 5pm and there was no atmosphere. Wouldn't recommend

Thank Olivia D
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

JJ Foley's is a great Irish pub with a family feel. Jimmy is a wonderful host from behind the bar. The place is spacious with a black and white checker floor and plenty of wood. The service is great and attentive. A Boston must do...More

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Classy and friendly J.J Foley has a lively and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend a quick beer stop

Thank Hannes V
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and
restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $20
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 E Berkeley St, South End, Boston, MA 02118-2207
    (Washington Street & Harrison Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: MBTA Orange, Red & Silver Line and number 9 Bus Route. Orange Line - New England Medical Center Red Line - Broadway Silver Line - Washington & East Berkeley Number 9 Bus stop on East Berkley
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-728-9101
  • E-mail
Located in Boston's Historic South End, J.J. Foley's Cafe a friendly neighborhood restaurant, bar & pub offering classic Irish American lunch and dinner menu favorites along with creative daily specials and a popular Sunday Brunch. Family-owned and operated for over a century, we are located at 117 East Berkley Street in Boston's South End. Here at J.J. Foley's, we pride ourselves on offering delicious food, great drinks and the friendly service that has represented our long-standing family tradition. When you walk into J.J. Foley's you not only feel that you are in an authentic Irish pub, but you get a real sense of the history of post-modern Boston, its people and its culture.Come on in and join us to watch your favorite sporting event on our big screen TVs find your favorite tune on our Juke box or try your skill at a game of darts! We offer a wide range of seasonal housemade menu choices including grilled pizza, appetizers, salads, burgers, desserts and daily specials in addition to a fine Guinness and a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits. Don't forget to check out our website for information on Live Music , Sunday Brunch, Trivia Tuesdays, Paint Nites & Seasonal Parties. We accept reservations online and walk ins are always welcome. We hope to see you soon!
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