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The Gallows

#321 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
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1395 Washington St, Boston, MA
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for dinner that isn't too fancy, or too casual. At the waitress' recommendation, my boyfriend and I both got burgers.. We were a bit intimidated by all of the options on the menu and asked what would be the best to try. The burgers did not disappoint... We ordered the Southern Comfort burger and Our Way burger. The... More 

Thank Karen G
White Lake, MI
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The burger was excellent. It was the basic burger with bacon added. The fries with Parmesan and truffles were a perfect side dish. The staff was attentive and knew their stuff.

Thank bokee88
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the poutine (basically french fries with gravy with a few curds of ricotta salata. The burger was good, and my daughter had a corn cake covered with pulled pork that was delicious. I wish the steak was available which is why I had in mind when I decided to go there for dinner. We were looking for a... More 

New York, NY
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a new yorker, i'm always looking for a good place to brunch. As a guest in Boston, I was lucky to stumble into The Gallows (featured in the NY times, 36 hours in Boston). Every brunch item was a hit, from my 9 year old to their 70 year old grandma. Burgers, short stacks, korean chicken wings, corned beef... More 

Thank NYC_family_of_four
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Our party of 5 turned up during a snowstorm on a Sunday for a late Brunch and the place was busy, which just shows how good it is. We waited around 15 minutes for our table to be ready, the table itself was slightly cramped but the rest of them for more regular group numbers seemed fine. The menu is... More 

Thank mmcgarry92
Arnold, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

Like the title says, the Bloody Mary was excellent... but really, it stopped right there. All but one of our meals I would describe as a hearty "mediocre" which is a serious disappointment when you put a $20 tag on a burger. Stale fries that have been obviously sitting, which would probably have been excellent summed up the meal. While... More 

1 Thank John C
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

This is an adorable restaurant bar in the South End, we came here after a dinner, a close walk for a drink. The bartender was SUPER friendly and attentive. You could tell she knew how to make a drink and was the kindest. It was a nice area to enjoy a cocktail with our group and we would definitely come... More 

Thank fithy07
Shelton, Connecticut
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Nice burger place, various types of burgers. Interesting cocktails. Went there for lunch, pretty crowded and tables a little close together. Service was good. Started with chicken wings and fries with poutin, very good, Burgers were excellent!

Thank maryann b
Boston, Massachusetts
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425 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The food is very good here, but dropping a star because of the insanely horrible front end / hostess service/policies. Knowing they don't take reservations for groups smaller than 6, I showed up early for my group of 4 to put my name on the list and hang around so my other guests wouldn't have to wait as long. I... More 

Thank David P
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Very accessible location with ample street parking on the weekend. Best corn-beef hash ever. Added sunrise delight, they have doughnuts from the Blackbird Bakery on Tremont Street - 'Hello'. Our first time. Will return soon. Wonderful!

Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1395 Washington St, Boston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-425-0200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

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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 true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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