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Matt Murphy's Pub

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
617-232-0188
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank David Z
New Orleans, LA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free Oyster Monday's during happy hour. That's all I gotta say. It's a trendy place with interesting drinks and some really good dishes. Beware though that it is cash only.

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Thank KilgoreTrout4713
Boston
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

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Auburn, New York
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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

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1 Thank SeasonedBizTraveler
Ashland, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
21 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.

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1 Thank Don P
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 

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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 

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Thank Liz D
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $35
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?