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The Publick House

1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
+1 617-277-2880
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mac and cheese” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (20 reviews)
“fries” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went with a group while visiting BC. Great food in a nice relaxed atmosphere. The wine drinkers liked the wine, the beer drinkers liked the beer and we all loved the lobster Mac and Cheese, the Mac and Cheese with Short Ribs and the Fish...More

Thank Kat F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love everything about it as far as vibe...beer ...food...staff....but just 3 beers each (not real fancy) and 2 simpler entrees and for 2 people was $110...kind of $$ for portion but would easily return so just warning....parking can be a pain btw...

Thank CoachK2525
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty good spot with cool beers on tap. Wait was a little annoying and it was a little hard to get the bartenders attention but I can't dock them for being popular.

Thank Harlan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tavern is located in a bustling area so parking is limited. We were seated promptly. The place is a little loud but it is a bar. My wife enjoyed her crab cake sandwich. The beer draft list is exceptional. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank RUTexan
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I'm not certain how anyone can give The Publick House less than four or five stars. We were a party of eight adults and two (well-behaved) small children. The restaurant has booster seats and high chairs, so it was perfect. The food was outstanding. Three...More

Thank CTRock
Reviewed 14 September 2017

One of the best tap lists in the area. Solid food. Only issue is that lots of people know it is great, which equals crowds and waits.

Thank Guy S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Their Mac n cheese is fantastic and there are plenty of beers on tab. Great find close to our hotel. Little bit loud at night but great atmosphere.

Thank yoyo y
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The food here is really great, atmosphere casual and fun, service fine. You can sit outside on picnic tables with your dog (!) or go inside for a cozy atmosphere. Mussels and frites are a great bet here.

1  Thank Bostonfoody
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Publick House was the perfect setting for a romantic date with my boyfriend. We loved the cozy feeling of the restaurant and the sweet candle-lit tables. I have a lot of food allergies so I was nervous, but they were so accommodating. I ordered...More

Thank BostonExplorer7
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I came to Salem for a day's visit. This place was located fairly centrally on the corner of the main walking street. Food was good as was the beer which was recommended by the bar man. The bar man was very friendly...More

Thank Dominique D
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Lois E
10 December 2017|
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Sorry no idea....didn't order...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-277-2880
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