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John Harvard's Brew House


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American, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Made with grains from our brewing process
Smokehouse Pizza
Smoked pulled pork, crispy bacon, barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, smoked gouda
Buffalo Chicken
Blue cheese dressing, diced tomato, scallions, mozzarella, chicken, drizzled with buffalo
Vegetarian Pizza
Roasted peppers & onion, crispy bacon, barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, smoked Gouda
Fresh mozzarella, julienne basil, parmesan, sliced tomatoes
Served with thick-cut fries or house salad
Grilled Bbq Chicken
Lettuce, sweet red onion, bacon, cheddar cheese, pickles, tomatoes, John Harvard's Stout BBQ sauce
Ridiculously Good Grilled Cheese
Fresh mozzarella, cheddar, smoked gouda, tomato, spinach, ciabatta
Pressed Creole Cuban
Slow-roasted chipotle pork loin, ham, pickles, swiss cheese, remoulade, baguette
Chicken Blta
Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, herb aioli, grilled naan bread
French Dip Beef Pastrami Panini
Smoked gouda, horseradish cream, beef jus, baguette
Pulled Pork
House-smoked pork, john harvard's Stout bbq sauce, coleslaw, crispy onions on bun
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Tortilla chips
Fried Pickles
Pale-ale and panko battered pickle spears served with chipotle aioli
Point Judith Calamari
Sliced cherry peppers, balsamic shallots, Parmesan, scallions, chili flakes
P.E.I. Mussels
Herb, garlic, white wine, served with focaccia bread
8 Piece $9.99
Chicken Wings
John Harvard's Stout BBQ or Buffalo style with celery, cucumbers and choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing
Kettle Chips
Crumbled bacon, chives, jalapeños, sour cream, cheddar and jack cheeses
Asian Chicken and Ginger Crispadillas
Drizzled with apricot ginger sauce and scallions
Tomatoes, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, parsley oil, served with warm pita
Chicken Tenders
John Harvard's Stout BBQ or Buffalo style with celery, cucumbers and choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing
Bavarian Pretzels
Served with house made pale ale cheddar sauce, whole grain/dijon mustard for dipping
Add protein to any salad: grilled chicken, fried chicken tenders or soy-marinated tofu $3.99; Grilled salmon, steak or shrimp $5.99. Dressings: blue cheese, creamy ranch, red wine vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, smoked tomato vinaigrette, honey ginger, cilantro-lime
Cup $3.99
Bowl $4.99
Soup of the Day
Cup $4.99
Bowl $5.99
New England Clam Chowder
Small $4.99
Large $6.99
Small $5.99
Large $7.99
Boston Beet
Baby lettuces, red beets, maple glaze, butternut squash, candied walnuts, goat cheese, smoked-tomato vinaigrette
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, avocado, corn, roasted poblano peppers, tortilla strips and our creamy cilantro-lime dressing
Baby lettuces, roasted portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, spiced artichoke hearts, green lentils, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, hummus, balsamic vinaigrette
Mixed greens, toasted peanuts, carrots, red cabbage, bok choy, mandarin oranges, crisp wontons, honey-ginger dressing
Fish & Chips
Ale-battered white fish, coleslaw, tartar sauce, thick-cut fries
"Shepherd's" Pie
Braised all-natural ground beef, root vegetables, whipped potato-parmesan crust
Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie
Tender white meat, english peas, celery, carrots, baby mushrooms, béchamel, fresh herbs, flaky puff pastry lid
Grilled Meatloaf
Beef and pork meatloaf, chive-whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, crisp onion ring, Cabernet jus
Lobster $17.99
Buffalo Chicken $14.99
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Cavatappi pasta, gorgonzola cream sauce, tomato, scallions, herbed bread crust
Bourbon & Ale Salmon
French green beans, roasted red peppers, baby spinach, chili glaze
Ranch Steak Tips
Char-grilled steak tips served over ranch mashed potatoes with broccoli florets. Finished with cabernet jus
Butcher's Flat Iron Steak*
Baby mushroom ragout, chive-whipped potatoes. choice of sauce: Cabernet jus or cognac-mustard cream
Chicken Parmesan
Garlic tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, penne pasta, pesto, spiced Parmesan cheese
Blackened Chicken Fettucini
In a cajun cream sauce with bell peppers and red onions
Baked Crab Stuffed Cod
Crab meat, Japanese bread crumbs, white rice, served with julienne vegetables, and garlic butter sauce
Vegetarian Stir Fry
Pan-seared bok choy, carrots, onions, broccoli, bean sprouts and sweet red peppers, tossed with tangy chili glaze sauce and accompanied with steamed white rice
Black Angus Prime Beef served with lettuce, tomato and pickles, choice of thick-cut fries or salad
American Classic*
Cheese options: cheddar, American, smoked Gouda, blue cheese, Swiss, feta
Ale-braised onion, smoked Gouda, bacon and crisp onion ring
Stout Bbq*
Smoked bacon, cheddar, red onion, John Harvard's Stout BBQ sauce
Brandy mushroom sauce, Gorgonzola, crispy onions
Pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, roasted red peppers, ale-braised onions and crispy blue corn tortilla strips
Cajun Turkey
Ground turkey meat, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar
Chickpea, sunflower seed and buckwheat patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles, herb aioli, wheat bun
Chive-Whipped Potatoes
Thick-Cut Fries
Wilted Spinach
Onion Rings
French Green Beans
Roasted Mushrooms
Sweet Potato Fries
Butternut Squash
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Reviewed yesterday

I've gone to JH many times over the years and been very satisfied however I met two friends there recently and it clearly has gone downhill. To be fair, they did have a sign posted that they were closing for renovations soon so at least...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank VacaLover2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Very surprised at menu change. Far less to choose than previously. The guys enjoyed their beer. Food was good. We felt rushed as waitress collected plates as we were still finishing.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MicheleH100357
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for kids, activities and crayons, food is good , service was fast and friendly and accurate. Fun time with granddaughters. After American girl shop.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank F1054OWmarym
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

This is a Harvard Square fixture with wonderful home brew and really tasty pub fare. The decor is great and waitstaff efficient. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BostonERdoc
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Associate loved the burger. Food was very good. Beer was real good too. Was a bit quiet which surprised me but it was a Wednesday night. Would definitely stop by again.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank naycox
Reviewed 2 February 2019

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday and had a great time. I ordered the Cherry Sour beer and my wife ordered the Old Willy Porter. Our server was very friendly and came right over with our drinks as well as the house made...More

Date of visit: February 2019
6  Thank DaveDuff
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We were actually trying to get to Jack Abbys which has a great reputation, but do to a lousy GPS signal and snowstorm we ended up very hungry at John Harvards. First it's located in a strip mall. Which is fine. I was immediately surprised...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gabrielglass
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Convenient location in Shoppers World, great atmosphere and history in the stained glass and storyboards. Can see the beer storage behind the glass walls and sometimes the brewer is at work in the room behind the bar. Typical pub food, good seasonal craft beer selection....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lsH9489QE
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Food is excellent brought to the table piping hot and delicious, they are a brew house also. I've never been disappointed and they change their menu slightly to keep going there a new experience. Try them out on Sunday with a brunch and get the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dh9777usa1
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Somewhat off-the-beaten-path, even though it is in Shopper's World Plaza. Stuck in a small corner, you might miss it but it is the only food establishment and brewery in the plaza. It's roomier that you will expect and it has 2 distinct sections -- the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Mala M
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Response from bette227 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think there is a separate kids menu but they are very accommodating and will will serve pasta, etc.
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