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Scollay Square

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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807 (Bowdoin)
+1 617-742-4900
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with another couple for dinner. Scolly Square Restaurant is just off Boston Commons adjacent the state house. Parking is typical for Boston so we recommend parking in the Boston Commons underground garage - about a 10 minute walk. We went on a weekday night and it was not crowded at all. The service was very good. The... More 

Thank marklenci
Portland, Maine
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533 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

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 

Thank MRVEGAS711
Central Maine
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

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 

Thank DishtheDirt
Boston MA
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank DevorahLeah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Caroline H
Franklin, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank 812annamariah
Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
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!

Thank DavidKrueger20
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank Melissa I
Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank William_Bloxham
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807
  • 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

Neighborhood Profile
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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