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Matt Murphy's Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
+1 617-232-0188
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston
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320 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic "Irish Pub" experience, check out Matt Murphy's... The food was very good and the service was excellent. The ambience is somewhat understated but there is an overwhelming sense of "welcome" here. I enjoyed the fish and chips entree which was served in a newspaper wrapping package...nice touch! We enjoyed drinks, some delicious Irish... More 

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Thank ThinkingOutLoud
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lunch at 1pm on a Sunday. Nice hearty food -- not generic American fake-pub food, but hearty brown bread, ox-tail soup, etc. And not Ye Olde Anything decor, either -- slightly funky, and yet feels very down-to-earth and real. Too bad it was only lunch, so we didn't sample from the bar.

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Thank Brian M
Cayo, Belize
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I ordered a fish sandwich that came with french fries and a pickled onion. The fish sandwich was surprisingly good and the fries were very good. I washed it all down with a local vodka (one only). The vodka was very nice and the pour was fine. For lunch this was place was pleasant, quiet and friendly.

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Thank Gary S
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a small, intimate Irish pub with consistently good pub food and interesting cocktails. Note that they offer free oysters on Mondays 5-6:30pm and only accept cash.

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Thank 718Susan718
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having arrived in the area a few hours before and tired after our transatlantic flight we were looking for something nice and easy within the area. Looked up a few local restaurants in the sea and this read very well.Walked past a nice Thai restaurant which only had 1 couple in there and found Matts place further up , candles... More 

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Thank Michael W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Excellent pub with a good menu, great food and Guinness beer. Very cozy place for a romantic dinner.

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Thank Patsal2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I'm a Matt Murphy's fan and enjoyed a late dinner there over the weekend with a friend who'd never been. It was a summer Saturday night and Brookline Village seemed strangely quiet. However, inside Matt Murphy's, there was buzz and nearly every table taken. I like the small bar and cozy dining room. At night, the interior space feels warm... More 

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Thank David Z
New Orleans, LA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Free Oyster Monday's during happy hour. That's all I gotta say. It's a trendy place with interesting drinks and some really good dishes. Beware though that it is cash only.

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Thank KilgoreTrout4713
Boston
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I met a friend here for a drink on a Monday and was pleasantly surprised to find free oysters from 5 to 7 on Monday night. They were really good and the place was packed. Bartenders are very attentive and friendly and loved the overall beer selection. I would definitely come back here again.

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Thank biztraveler30
Auburn, New York
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Matt Murphy's Pub is a casual place with delicious gourmet food. Not your typical pub food. My grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and bacon was cooked perfectly on homemade bread. My husband had a juicy grilled chicken sandwich with fries and homemade ketchup. Service was friendly and attentive. We were there several years ago for an amazing Sunday brunch and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-0188

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