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Jacob Wirth Restaurant

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31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723 (Between Washington and Tremont)
+1 617-338-8586
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner last night and absolutely loved it.42 Beers on tap and lots of German food plus burgers/Some seafood. Great atmosphere-one of the best themed beer halls I've been too. I will be returning again before I leave Boston!

Thank jamesrclarke88
Brookline, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jake Wirth's hasn't changed in the 60 years since my first time. The food is reliable, the beer selection enormous, the service quick and helpful and the location perfect for a pre-theater supper. Nice to have a menu with small plates/half orders and a kitchen that splits an order when two people want to share the same entree.

Thank hfaigel
Topeka, Kansas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Timing around theater diners can be tricky. Restaurant was big, but seemed to handle crowds as routine. Great beer choices and full menu

Thank Mary Alice T
Boston, Massachusetts
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633 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place for the first time and passed by it a million times. It is fashioned as an old German beer hall and has been around for a while. You go here I am guessing for the beer not the food as the burgers were dry and over done and the food was just bland and okay. Service was... More 

Thank lip89
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large family gathering here. The food was excellent!! Excellent beer selection!! Great wait staff!! We will return!!

Thank Bob G
Bellingham, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great stop. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. I couldn't possibly finish the plate. The beer list was awesome and it had a very friendly atmosphere. I recommend the wiener schnitzel. The big beers are BIG beers, be ready for it!

Thank Jennifer R
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is this German food to you? Fish tacos? Nachos? Salmon? Caesar salad? Burger? Really? There was no one German staff there !! I heard Spanish but not German! Very disappointing to say the least! All of appetizers we ordered ( as typical German as possible) ended up being deep fried! The restaurant was very brightly lighted like in MacDonald! Nothing... More 

Thank Manon N
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pasty, gluey Spätzle, indifferent sausages, institutional vegetables and oversweetened desserts. Uh-uh.... this stuff ain't the real thing. A tourist trap perhaps, or a student hangout, but if you want real German food you're stuck with a trip out of Boston, I'm afraid. I'm from Germany, and this place wouldn't fool a native for a second.

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Denver, Colorado
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Love the German Food, range of beers, and fun environment. There is always some activity going on and friendly to families.

Thank wendymunz
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Jacob Wirth is a wonderful German restaurant in the heart of the theatre district in Boston. Old fashioned ambiance, good food and friendly wait staff. Took my grandson there for the first time before going to see The Nutcracker. We had fried dill pickle spears, served with a ranch style dressing and potato pancakes served with warm apples and creme... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, German, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723
    (Between Washington and Tremont)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-8586
We are a historic German Beer Hall offering Jacob Wirth's traditional hearty family recipes with all American favorites. We have trivia Monday nights from 5:30pm to 7pm and Piano Sing-A-Long's Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights 8pm-Close.

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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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