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John Harvard's Brew House - CLOSED

2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
+1 631-979-2739
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
7 Aug 2016
8 Jan 2016
“good beer on the island”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

They have been closed and out of business since the end of last year. Currently the stand alone building has been gutted and is in the process of being completely redesigned for a new business.

Thank ITCountM
Reviewed 9 January 2016

John Harvard's makes a decent brew, serves up some good bar food, and has a lively atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone looking to have a casual drink, and doesn't want to spend a ton.

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The food at john Harvard's brew house, a restaurant that is situated in the parking lot of the Smithaven Mall, offers good pub food which doesn't really complement its wide array of micro brewed beers. Meatloaf, fish and chips, Mac and cheese, shepherds pie, and...More

Thank danfriedmanmd
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Well established in a stand-alone building at the edge of a the large Smithhaven Mall in Lake Grove NY. The former retail space now brewery has high ceilings, dark wood furnishings but almost floor to ceiling windows on three sides provide ample light when needed,...More

Thank ITCountM
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I brought my elderly mother and aunt here. Nachos and wings for starters, all terrific, everyone in the party was happy. My wife and I got 22 oz beers, she a summer blonde, I got IPA. The beers were WARM! The glass was nice and...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Food is very greasy fatty and heavy. Nothing healthy about the food in this place. Service is below average and could improve alot. Beer is excellent.

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Food always good but this visit the service was exceptional. We were early arrivals due to our party consisting of our two 90 something parents, and were seated at a table in the bar. Our waiter Mike was consistently attentive; and even when he was...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 7 July 2015

They have a great selection of beers for the seasons. The food is ok, the staff is good. Their beer is excellent, now they should work on the food. I will try it again soon

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I generally go here once or twice a year around the fall to get pumpkin beer. It is usually very good from here. The food however is not very good, so we don't go to dine. While sitting at the bar last...More

Thank CandiceSNY
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a standard brew house/restaurant. My family dines there frequently when we want to go out to a nice place, but don't want a big fuss. There is a great variety of "home brewed" beer and we always find something new to try. The...More

Thank Arlene R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2093 Smith Haven Plz, Lake Grove, NY 11755-1209
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Lake Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 631-979-2739
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