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Elephant & Castle

161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1404
+1 617-350-9977
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1404
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Reviewed yesterday

Been going for lunch and after work drinks for years. I like the varied menu. With the explosion of brew pubs in the area (mostly the Seaport) there are choices for onsite brewed beer, but this place still does a good job. You can get...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bubba_da_Traveler1
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a chain restaurant associated with the Club Quarters, the breakfast was tasty and not about volume over quantity. Eggs Benedict were done just right, mimosas and bloody Mary's hit the spot. Service as polite and pedestrian, but for a Friday morning, I can't complain.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jwitte112
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a nearby hotel so we went in for a bite to eat. The ham and cheese toasty was DELICIOUS! Highly recommend. I would go back just for that sandwich.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stephielee1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast based on the recommendation by an employee of the hotel we were staying at near by. He said the food was great and the prices were cheap. We found neither to be true. The food was bland, service was horrific,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kari B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent waitstaff, delicious dinners (i had the yorkshire pudding), delicious breakfast, sophisticated drinks (avoid the Irish cider, though; it tastes like industrial solvent)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TimA_22233
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch. Food was excellent, well presented and good value. The 4 stars relate to food. Service was haphazard and for periods there was no server on the floor at all. We asked for bill and it took half an hour for it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lilacpurple
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Was there with 4 others for drinks and appetizers. Food was good. Drinks were fine, service was mediocre at best. Took at least 15 minutes to get check, waitress just had vanished.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mremmt
Reviewed December 10, 2018

I really enjoyed have drinks at the Elephant and Castle and my wallet didn't explode doing it. The prices were what they should be. Reasonable, but city prices. Service was good although we didn't have one server, maybe 3 in 1 hour. That was confusing,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Was excited for classic pub food. Ordered steak and eggs, steak was bland, potatoes were oil soggy. Good service though.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ammous
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Extremely lackluster service. Half my fries got spilled as it was being placed on the table. Waited for a while and no replacement. Chips arrived after we asked. Our server literally dumped the plate on our table and walked away without a word. Forget the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stewart T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1404
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown Crossing
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Crossing
  • Phone Number: +1 617-350-9977
We are your favorite neighborhood pub for dining, drinking and gathering. We are famous for our fish and chips great beer and the warmth of genuine smiles. E&C's menu has its roots firmly planted in traditional English fare, featuring such pub classics as Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash and Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding. The menu is rounded out by a wide variety of North American comfort foods and sophisticated offering from around the world.
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