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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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Cayo, Belize
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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174 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank David Z
New Orleans, LA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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.

Thank KilgoreTrout4713
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank biztraveler30
Auburn, New York
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank kgfarr19
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank SeasonedBizTraveler
Ashland, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 Don P

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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, Full Bar, 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?