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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
All hours
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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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Michael A
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick lunch before heading back to the UK. Surprised to find a German restaurant in the middle of Boston. I'm sure the atmosphere is great when busy. For us, it was a bit quiet. The menu has plenty of German options, though I do think they are a little different to those found in Germany.

Thank Stuart H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next door to the Boston hostel and in theatre land. Always a lively, young crowd. If you enjoy beer this is the place for you, 50+ to choose from. As ever the Sport dominates the TV screens but doesn't dominate the ambience.

Thank ailsann
Boston, Massachusetts
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293 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just "okay," not atrocious. Lots of the standard Boston pub items combined with some "German" menu items. Everything is pretty mediocre, although the sriracha cod bites appetizer was quite good. Service was good, so that's a plus! Probably limitless options that are better in the area.

Thank David P
New Hampshire
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the mood for German food and gave it a try. Overall it was fine, but I don't need to go back. Spaetzle was authentic and good. The Jaeger schnitzel was tasty, but dry and too little sauce and mushrooms. Good authentic beer selection and old world charm. Go the bathroom before you go or when you get... More 

Thank ChiefPL
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's pretty normal to be asked for ID in the US even though my husband and I are well into our 40s, so we always carry ID but even though we presented our New Zealand drivers licence with photo ID they will ONLY accept passports from foreigners. No exceptions! Was so disappointing as the place is historic bar, the beer... More 

Thank Kirsty H
Kevin F, Owner at Jacob Wirth Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologize for the inconvenience you suffered. MASSACHUSETTS has very strict liquor licensing laws, we are complying with the law. It puts us in a bind on occassion. Kevin Fitzgerald More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

everything has been great, I ve eaten there twice, food and service good. The bratwurst is really good

rapid river
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

So many beers to choose from....our table each ordered different ones and all were satisfied with choices! We did order the German fare.....Was good, but could have used more red cabbage to go with my bratwurst! Great atmosphere....much to look at, read, and get the history of the place.

Thank Mary D
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening and it was packed. Very lucky to be able to jump into an empty seat straight away - others waited ages. Can't fault the selection of beers but food was very basic - nothing special.

Thank Keith F
Natick, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We gave ourselves 2 full hours before the show at a theatre right around the corner. (Doesn't matter which theatre -- they're all right around the corner from this place!) Our party of 5 arrived on time, right at noon. The place was fairly empty still and we gave our drink order immediately, and our food order not long after.... More 

Thank SuzanCz

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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
Large groups, Families with children, 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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