We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Second Visit - Best Irish Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Matt Murphy's Pub

Matt Murphy's Pub
Ranked #13 of 202 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Level Contributor
127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Second Visit - Best Irish Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was the second time our family shared Sunday morning Irish breakfast. We started with bloody Mary's which were great. Most of us ordered the Irish Breakfast which included blood sausage, Irish sausage, country bacon, skinny sausages, great scrambled eggs, then along side were about 3 or 4 different grilled veggies. It's impossible to eat it all but we all gave it a good try.
We love going to Matt Murphy's, lots of parking in the parking lot across the street. My son also likes the place because when he is NOT with the family, it's one of the "drinking" pubs he loves to visit. The food is delicious and well priced. Looking forward to our next family breakfast.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank westford
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“good food and menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

The shepherds pie is one of our favorites here. Lamb burger, steak and salads also stand out. All of the food is looks and tastes good. As for price, it is a little steep BUT the portions are very large and you will be taking home a doggie bag unless you are starved. Service can be a bit inattentive but friendly and obliging when it's finally your turn. No trouble about splitting a dish.The deserts are also particularly good, not the old "Kentucky mud pie" cliche. The place is small and can get busy. The atmosphere may be a little dim but the restaurant is very clean and cozy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank tripjktrip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I got free dessert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

I came here once and they asked me if I wanted any dessert. I said no, but they brought some out anyway, free of charge. It was delicious. I felt like a king.

Visited January 2012
Thank hws4kt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Would have stayed longer but it's way too dark in here”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Dropped into Murphys during our holiday in Boston, from the start the lighting is so low it doesn't look open from the street!
We sat at the bar and ordered drinks, fair choice of drinks and we were served by friendly bar man.
However at this point the reality of how dark the place is hits reality and we decided that not been able to see your meal fully wasn't the way we wanted to have dinner. Shame as the food looked really good.....

Thank TermiBear
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

I have been to this place numerous times. Two weeks ago I recommended the place to my company to have a company dinner here. Bottom line is, I've brought a lot of business to this place and I was a loyal customer. But after last time I was there I will never go back.

We had one other person coming and the waitress seated us a four top. After a few minutes they sat two other people right next to us (ignoring that the seat was for the third person) and the manager/owner rudely told me to "move my purse" so they could sit the people right next to me at the same table. The "free" oysters on Monday nights are just their excuse to exploit their customers. They will most likely say "oops we're all out" AFTER you've ordered your food (which is not worth the money). We got there well time for the oysters and had been informed that they still had oysters when we got there, but then she informed us they were all out 20 minutes later. At this point I had had enough and told her I was not happy with the service and wanted to leave. The owner herself proceeded to threaten us and say she was going to call the police if we left because we had already ordered food. She threatened and harassed me worse then I have ever been treated by anyone. Do not come here and warn everyone you know not to come here.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
5 Thank hthryz14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Matt Murphy's Pub also viewed


Been to Matt Murphy's Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing