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Galway House

Jamaica Plain
American, Bar, Pub
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710 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2516
+1 617-524-9677
10:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in JP and this is our go to joint whenever we're hungry or tired or don't want to cook or when we have a hankering for the best fish & chips in Boston! The fish truly is so fresh & delicious. The salads are wonderful - real bleu cheese dressing made right. The ambiance is unique - it's... More 

Thank mj h
Bath, United Kingdom
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529 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Classic Irish bar. Always busy on the times that we visited Boston and stayed in JP, could barely get a seat at the bar. Never tried the food but the beers were well priced for the states and the service was good. Many locals come here to watch sports, it is nothing more than a typical bar nothing particularly special... More 

Thank jackmoore93
Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great bartender, ok food selection if you care about food. If you don't care what you eat in terms of high quality but want quantity, this is the place for you. LOTS of local barflies. Kinda of fun once in a while.

Thank NellieBly1981
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My Husband and I came here with our son for dinner last week and it is the type of place we love. No frills, delicious food, large portions and a varied draft beer list with some hard to find beers on tap. Seafood platter and honey fried chicken were both excellent and the onion rings are a must have. The... More 

Thank aholla1
Sunrise, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can't beat the Galway House for the price, food and the portions. If you're in JP, it's a must! I highly recommend the Fisherman's Platter or if you're in the mood for a steak, the Montreal Ribeye. The onion rings are great too thin, crispy and delicious!

Thank Elaine H
West Palm Beach, Florida
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254 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Love the laid-back feel of Galway House! A fun, spirited spot for drinks and food. Irish tavern-inspired. Very convenient to walk from Taylor House Bed & Breakfast for a late-night snack--kitchen doesn't close til 1am or something like that. :)

Thank Skye1207
Hyannis, MA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stopped at the Galway House in Jamaica Plain for dinner the other night. It was a little busy, but we got a table in the front. They have a lot of choices on the menu (and board specials, too) ranging from burgers and sandwiches to full meals including fresh seafood. We shared a shrimp cocktail to start with. For... More 

2 Thank Alice M
Lisbon, Portugal
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This little bar/restaurant in Jamaica Plain, Boston looks weathered and worn, but serves up some great value food. Most mains include a soup or chowder starter in the price. Portions are ample and good quality. Always very busy so service can be slow at times, but great value for money.

Thank Belfast2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is such an amazing hidden gem. It is a dive bar tucked in the heart of JP. The staff are always so friendly, the food (huge portions) is always delicious and the overall eclectic crowd is inviting. Definitely a JP favorite.

Thank MIchael R
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This was a great find. Ww had fish and chips. Fish was so fresh. Wine qas $4.50 a glass! Nice service. Nothing special w decoration or atmosphere but great value for the buck.

Thank Gringuita19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-524-9677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.
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