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The Tap Trailhouse

#253 of 2,371 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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19 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2406
+1 617-367-0033
10:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 02:00
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

No, no, no turn around and go somewhere else ! Spoilt our last night in Boston clueless from start to finish sat waiting for 20 minutes asked for waitress the manager came and took order for food; then 10 minutes later a waitress took drink order which took 15 minutes to arrive ! Still waiting for food after an hour... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Trailhouse Tap is in an area of taverns near Faneuil Hall. I had the 'Trailhouse Toastie'- grilled American and Cheddar cheeses on a toasted brioche with braised beef short rib and apple-jalapeno marmalade- it was the best grilled cheese I've ever eaten! I also had a side salad with creamy vinaigrette. My husband had the Quincy Market (lobster) roll... More 

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Bethpage, New York
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went her while my stay in Boston. Got a burger medium well, came out slightly on the drier side and the bun was not moist also in the drier side. Drinks are costly but not bad. Service was eh, the manager walking around was better than the server. Don't think I would be back upon my return to Boston.

The Villages, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Chowder a must while in boston. Was ok...not spectacular. Arrived cool, not hot. Server did take back and reheat. Not much clams. Sad.

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?
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  • 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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