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Matt Murphy's Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
+1 617-232-0188
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife's book club dinner. I'm outta there! Looking for a good "home cooked" meal. Behold! Free oysters before 7 pm. I was late but they had plenty late so here they were Good Beer and wine menu Fish and chips! Weird catsup. But I brought my own Heinz! Perfect I'll be back for her next book club!

Thank dryFlyfisher
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

My wife and I had to do a last minute wedding and approached Matt Murphy's only a week before about 30 of us having a reception of sorts at their place. I spoke with the owner/manager Snowy and I can't even begin to tell you how incredibly accommodating and positive she was. The day before, we picked out some appetizers... More 

Thank BarryTattle
Bonita, California
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Loved this truly neighborhood place. Great pub atmosphere. Try the poutin. Some of the best I've had including in Canada. Very cozy for a chilly evening. Surprise of free oysters on Monday and they were excellent. Great drinks and beer selection. I'll definitely return next time I'm in Boston.

Thank Lisa J
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347 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic "Irish Pub" experience, check out Matt Murphy's... The food was very good and the service was excellent. The ambience is somewhat understated but there is an overwhelming sense of "welcome" here. I enjoyed the fish and chips entree which was served in a newspaper wrapping package...nice touch! We enjoyed drinks, some delicious Irish... More 

Thank ThinkingOutLoud
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Lunch at 1pm on a Sunday. Nice hearty food -- not generic American fake-pub food, but hearty brown bread, ox-tail soup, etc. And not Ye Olde Anything decor, either -- slightly funky, and yet feels very down-to-earth and real. Too bad it was only lunch, so we didn't sample from the bar.

Thank Brian M
Cayo, Belize
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I ordered a fish sandwich that came with french fries and a pickled onion. The fish sandwich was surprisingly good and the fries were very good. I washed it all down with a local vodka (one only). The vodka was very nice and the pour was fine. For lunch this was place was pleasant, quiet and friendly.

Thank Gary S
Brookline, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a small, intimate Irish pub with consistently good pub food and interesting cocktails. Note that they offer free oysters on Mondays 5-6:30pm and only accept cash.

Thank 718Susan718
London, United Kingdom
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Having arrived in the area a few hours before and tired after our transatlantic flight we were looking for something nice and easy within the area. Looked up a few local restaurants in the sea and this read very well.Walked past a nice Thai restaurant which only had 1 couple in there and found Matts place further up , candles... More 

Thank Michael W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Excellent pub with a good menu, great food and Guinness beer. Very cozy place for a romantic dinner.

Thank Patsal2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I'm a Matt Murphy's fan and enjoyed a late dinner there over the weekend with a friend who'd never been. It was a summer Saturday night and Brookline Village seemed strangely quiet. However, inside Matt Murphy's, there was buzz and nearly every table taken. I like the small bar and cozy dining room. At night, the interior space feels warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $35
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-0188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?