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The Tap Trailhouse

#271 of 2,368 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Pub
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19 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2406
+1 617-367-0033
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 02:00
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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247 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there to meet a colleague for lunch on a weekend and we were both disappointed by the limited offering and how average the food was. The restaurant has a larger general menu but the brunch menu offered on weekends only has six breakfast items. There were no other options available during that time. Had the restaurant not been a... More 

Thank EagleFlyer
Burlington, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to the Tap Trailhouse on Friday, December 30 at 4:30pm. It was very cold outside and we were interested in having a few cocktails, a snack, and warming up. We were very excited to see how attractive the restaurant was, how warm it was and that they had so many empty tables. There were four of us and... More 

Thank Carol V
Khartoum, Sudan
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558 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable meal here- wasn't the greatest food, wasn't the worst either. The service was attentive, but somewhat overrun (guessing someone called in sick).

Thank JCW703
Brookline, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there yesterday with a large number of coworkers. It was the day of our annual holiday party. I had ordered the prime rib sandwich, which came in some kind of pan, and was served on a bun so soft it couldn't be picked up. I cut it with a knife and fork, and it was delicious. So were... More 

Thank theresecallahan2002
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were heading towards Union Oyster House for lunch when we spotted The Tap. It looked good and welcoming. Turned out to be a good choice. Lots of choices of draft local beers, and a good lunch menu. Service was prompt and friendly. Salad with grilled shrimp was very good. (The shrimp could have been cooked just a bit less,... More 

Thank thorndyke
Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Tap Trailhouse has a pretty interesting restaurant in downtown Boston that fits its name and matches that All-American, especially when it’s right on the Freedom Trail such as 'I'm a restaurant along the Freedom Trail' theme. I have been here few times on bear tasting event in the past. This time, it was past stop in downtown while showing the... More 

Thank rusticalley
Brighton, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My wife and I stopped in for a flight of beers each. The bartender was knowledgeable and made good recommendations (I like dark beers, she likes light beers). The bar was not crowded like some others, so we didn't have to fight a sea of people. We also ordered the pretzel sticks which were yummy. Good beer, good snacks, good... More 

Thank Chris E
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stopped in for a beer and some pick food and thoroughly enjoyed it! Strongly suggest the bacon appetizer - to die for!

Thank daggie120
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you are in Boston, you should treat yourself to a real experience of local hospitality. The Tap looks pretty much like all the other pubs and taverns in the area. What sets it apart is an always smiling, always sure to please bartender by the name of Cane. His service, knowledge and willingness to learn new things is very... More 

Thank Jetjouster
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The food was pretty doggone good, not excellent, but good. Wait for food was, well, beyond reasonable. Great beer and wine selections as well as a pretty diverse menu. Unfortunately, the wait for the food overrode the possible high tier ratings the friendly staff would like to have had posted.

Thank db_dot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 31
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-367-0033

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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 Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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