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“Fish and Chips and History”
Review of Doyle's Cafe

Doyle's Cafe
Ranked #47 of 3,243 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fish and Chips and History”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Take the Sam Adams tour and you can leave Doyle's with a free Sam A glass!

The food was very good and the trip over to Doyle's on the Party bus was a blast.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Flemington, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great bar to end after Sam Adam's”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place was awesome! It apparently sold Sam Adam's first beer and they are very loyal to Sam Adam's Brewery. We got a free beer and beer glass for going to Sam Adam's. There is a ton of famous people in pictures that visited this place and its not wonder why. It has great food and the atmosphere was fun! Will definitely go back when I am in Boston again!

  • Visited May 2014
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northeast ct
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Slow service, Good food”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stopped for lunch about 215, the place was far from busy, so we were promptly seated. As quiet as if was we waited an inordinate amount of time for our server, then a longer wait for our 3 beers, then a longer wait for our orders to be taken. That was the low point, our waitress while slow to come around was very pleasant.

The place is older and has a true pub feel, it's comfortable, not forced.


We started with cheese puffs, deep fried in a pretzel better. They were over cooked, the sold miss of the meal. A cup of chili was hardy, with a sweet taste, it was served piping hot, but lacked a bite. It was tasty however.

I had the German plate, a large bratwurst and knock wurst, a sizable helping of sauer kraut was very good, the fries were plentiful but ordinary. My bride had the lobster salad special, a large portion of mixed greens, with tomatoes, peppers, and dukes. It was covered with a huge serving of lobster. My youngest had the grilled chicken, sandwich, it was cooked perfectly and came with sweet potato waffle fries, very good.

Total with 3 beers and tax, $70.

  • Visited May 2014
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Sam Adams' First”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

The place that sold the first Sam Adams beer. The Sam Adams Brewery tour sends you here to sample more beer and get a FREE glass! Service on a Saturday Lunch time visit was less than stellar. The appetizers were good!

Visited May 2014
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Most authentic Irish bar in Boston”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I were in Boston for St. Patrick's Day this year. We decided to go on the Samuel Adams Brewery tour (fun I might add). They encouraged us to go on the bus waiting outside to take us to F.J. Doyle's for some more drinks and some food. The ride to the bar was the most fun we had yet. It is a must!!!

At Doyle's we met the nicest locals, bar staff and wait staff. The beer was cold and the food was hot and tasty. The interior of the bar is something you must see. Old, solidly built and rustic. It is the oldest continuously open bar in Boston. This has to be on your "to do" list. You won't be disappointed.

Visited March 2014
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