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Jacob Wirth Restaurant

31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723
+1 617-338-8586
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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American, German, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Boston. Jacob Wirth's is a one of the oldest restaurants in Boston and it's like stepping back in time when you walk up to the door. It's a perfect dinner and drinks place any night of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I'm English but grew up in Germany. This is supposed to be a German restaurant but falls a long way short. It is what the owners think a German restaurant should be but I think they should perhaps visit the country first. I had...More

Thank spoons110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third oldest continuously running restaurant in Boston, and you can definitely smell the history there. However, the rumor has it that it has been up for sale, and you can tell that the place is struggling. First of all, this is NOT...More

Thank 6shot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Jacob Wirth last night in a group of six. We ordered a round of beer, and had a full dinner. The beer was lukewarm, but some people like it that way… Just not me! Since it is a German restaurant, We ordered...More

Thank BostonGuy99
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I was born in Boston in the ‘60s and grew up in the burbs just West of the city but I had never been to this highly regarded German restaurant. Even though I am a standard issue Irish Italian I confess that I’m a bit...More

Thank Vagoda
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Walked in and thought looks great , so sat for a couple of drinks and a great appetizer. Then got our bill for a Sam Smith stout draft.....11 dollars....wait a minute...a 12 oz stout should never be as high as wine....thought it was a misprint...More

Thank jhkruns
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We have stopped here 3 times when we are in Boston. It is old, but we like the décor. It is difficult to find German restaurants so we always get the German items on menu.

Thank Saxonburg
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The food was ok - certainly filling and the service was ok. The ambience would have been quite fun but when we arrived there were songbooks on the table so we could sing along. Luckily, nobody did but the music really wasn't our taste -...More

Thank FionaDC
Reviewed 29 January 2018

You won't believe that you are still in Boston once you step into Jacob Wirth's German restaurant in the heart of downtown Boston. The long bar, the sturdy old tables, the truly atmospheric decor take one back to the Old Country, or maybe Chicago or...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This place is definitely not fancy, but a great place for big beers, good pretzels, and fun times. If you can come on a Friday for the sing alongs with Mel, you will not regret it! He plays the piano, takes requests, and provides every...More

Thank Allison G
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14 September 2015|
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Response from Skepparkroken | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did drink wine but I do not remember what kind, it was some month ago. But I remember it was OK - much better than the food!
5 February 2015|
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Response from Meaghan F | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The only dish we can make without seasoning is our burgers. All other dishes are mostly pre marinated. Please make sure to ask your server about your request when you arrive!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
American, German, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723
    (Between Washington and Tremont)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-8586
  • E-mail
We are a historic German Beer Hall offering Jacob Wirth's traditional hearty family recipes with all American favorites. We have trivia Monday nights from 5:30pm to 7pm and Piano Sing-A-Long's Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights 8pm-Close.
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