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Scollay Square

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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807 (Bowdoin)
+1 617-742-4900
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Portland, Maine
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489 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One has to venture a long way to find a diner in Boston, but up on Beacon Hill we found Scollay Square and it did not disappoint. Started up with Bacon Bloody Mary's which were good, but were missing bacon! They use bacon vodka....they need a slab of bacon to be perfect. My breakfast, The All American, was filling and... More 

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Central Maine
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the Boston Common area and decided to just pop in somewhere for lunch. Read the menu outside and decided to give this place a try. The place was very busy but the waiter was still attentive. The dishes were surprisingly inventive and really tasty. I'm not sure why I was surprised. The place was nicely decorated if... More 

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Thank DishtheDirt
Boston MA
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

As others have noted, Scollay Square is a restaurant located in what used to be the Hotel Bellevue, where John F. Kennedy once lived. But for me, as a media historian and former broadcaster, it was also cool to eat at the venue that once housed WLOE, a late 1920s Boston radio station. These days, there's nothing to remind you... More 

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Thank DevorahLeah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch and enjoyed great service. Our meals, chicken shrimp Thai and Western Eggs Benedict, were so good that we plan to return for brunch tomorrow.

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Thank Caroline H
Franklin, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Enjoyed a family get together in the heart of Boston. Great location for Boston Common and all the Christmas lights. Simple decor and menu but the food was very good.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We went to Scollay Square because my wife wanted scallops. We were very happy with the scallops, but were especially pleased with the service Ona provided!

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Thank DavidKrueger20
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We arrived as the kitchen was hoping to close up, but they allowed us to be seated and order - as a group of 15 or so. Delicious wine, good service. Blackened Scallops were really good. Not a lot of options for true vegetarians in our group as even the rice is cooked in stock, so that was a bit... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The food in this restaurant is excellent without being at all pretentious. The menu is imaginative and varied in both the style of the dishes on offer and the their size. The service is good and very friendly but above all the cooking is great. On the occasions that we visited there were plenty of local people eating there.

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Thank William_Bloxham
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a cool place with a good vibe but the food was just OK. Went about 7:30pm on a Friday and was seated at the bar immediately. Took several minutes to be acknowledged by the wait staff even though I was the only one at the bar. The bartender made a decent Manhattan and was happy to ask the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We were exploring Beacon Hill on a hot summer evening and had read good things about this place. It did not disappoint! We each ordered a different seafood dish, and each one was absolutely outstanding! I would highly recommend dining here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807
    (Bowdoin)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-4900

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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 Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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