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Matt Murphy's Pub

American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I met a friend here for a drink on a Monday and was pleasantly surprised to find free oysters from 5 to 7 on Monday night. They were really good and the place was packed. Bartenders are very attentive and friendly and loved the overall beer selection. I would definitely come back here again.

Thank biztraveler30
Auburn, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matt Murphy's Pub is a casual place with delicious gourmet food. Not your typical pub food. My grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and bacon was cooked perfectly on homemade bread. My husband had a juicy grilled chicken sandwich with fries and homemade ketchup. Service was friendly and attentive. We were there several years ago for an amazing Sunday brunch and... More 

1 Thank kgfarr19
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was not expecting this pub to be so comfortable and friendly. Could jyst as easily meet friend for drink or dine alone at bar.

1 Thank SeasonedBizTraveler
Ashland, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Stopped by with family last Saturday evening. Great atmosphere, friendly/prompt service. My wife and I had the Fish (Cod) & Chips entree which was great! Served in newspaper, the fish was cooked perfectly and the combo sweet potato & potato fries were crisp and tasty. This is a "Cash Only" pub.

1 Thank UB91
Kenmare, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Absolutely loved my visit to Matt Murphys. I was recently in Boston on holiday and I ventured to Brookline to meet a friend. She me to meet her here and I was greeted with a warm cozy and friendly atmosphere. The staff were welcoming and inviting and very attentive. I had a gorgeous Vodka gimlet to start - so tasty... More 

Thank anzosullivan
South Pasadena, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Food was good, decent offerings on the menu. Place looks like a pub, but was not crazy on a Sunday night with people drinking. I went with my 16 year old daughter for dinner at 8 and it was calm. The place is really dark though. We actually thought is was closed, but then we saw people inside. Hard to... More 

Thank Liz D
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Matt Murphy's is a semi-Irish pub serving semi-Irish, semi-gourmet food. The people are nice and welcoming, and the prices, if not cheap, are certainly not elevated. The 5-7 Monday free oyster special is a winner, and can draw crowds when the weather's decent; in bad weather, the place is deserted, because it's well-nigh impossible to park in Brookline Village these... More 

Thank Christopher L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped here for lunch. When we walked in the Pub was fairly empty. There was only one waiter who also acted as the bar tender and the bus person. We placed our order and waited and waited and waited. Food was served sporacticly. Although the food was tasty not one of my party of 9 ate... More 

Thank Ed & Marie B
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Great spot for a drink and a bite. Small place, but cozy. Decent-sized bar. And good amount of tables. The food is mostly Irish, but with a little but of a twist. Shrimp sliders were awesome. And the shepherd's pie was really good too. Our server was the man, made a great experience. And trivia night on a Wednesday made... More 

Thank Bill S
Brookline, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We came at dinnertime on a Monday evening (when from 5-7 pm oysters are free to folks sitting at the bar) and were very lucky to be seated at the bar (to say Murphy's is 'busy' on Monday evenings is a gross understatement!) and somehow, despite the sheer volume and crush of customers, they quickly deliver surprisingly generous portions of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $35
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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: 617-232-0188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?