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Dogwood Cafe

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Jamaica Plain
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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3712 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130-3701 (Tower St)
+1 617-522-7997
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon 17:00 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is perfect...friendly, inviting...everything you'd want in a local bar. There's a separate section for dining and the waitstaff is great...knowledgeable, friendly, there when you need them, but not hovering all the time. The food's fabulous and the portions are huge. It's a large menu, so everyone should find something they like. Highly recommend.

Thank Jake59Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came after work for drinks and dessert. The place is behind the Forrest Hills T station. Very cute inside and ample seating space at bar and in dining area. Drinks were decent. The desserts sounded much better in writing than in taste. The Oreo brownie cookie with ice cream wasn't all I had hoped and dreamed about. Brownie was... More 

Thank lileemai
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a great atmosphere, FOOD, and live music, this is the place to be !!!!!! The manager/bartender is the (BEST). When you sit at the bar she will remember what your name is and what you like to drink after your 1st visit. This is a great place to bring your family, a date, a night out... More 

Thank dmo1111111
Watervliet, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went to The Dogwood Cafe on a whim from out of town on 4/7/17. We were amazed. Our waitress was awesome. She was taking care of what seemed like every table in the bar area and then some. The place was very busy but she did not get fazed by any of it. The food was great! I got... More 

Thank baum713
150 Great Wolf Drive
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Today the six of us ventured out to the dogwood cafe for lunch. We have a dinner club and every month we travel to a city or town that starts with the letter of the alphabet we are on. J this month and because of this restaraunts past reviews we chose Jamaica plain as our destination. The reviews were spot... More 

Thank 170allenc
Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I loved the fish and chips and the baked brie. It was one of my favorite place to go when snow in Boston requires to stay near home and stay warm. Although they have a traditional american menu, I found a great pizza. Maybe a little bit heavy with kilos of cheese and topping on it, but I know that... More 

Thank Isacomunication
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I go to the Dogwood for dinner all the time. The atmosphere is great, the food is always fantastic. You will never leave hungry, that's a guarantee. The beer menu is always rotating with different beer, so there is always something new to try. For those of you who like mixed drinks, they are always great and tasty. They often... More 

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome city style pub with great beer and a terrific menu. I had the chicken on a brick with a kale and cauliflower side dish that was amazing. Another family member had turkey tips which they said was delicious. Def going back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Berne, NY
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Immediately seated 7 of us @ 9pm. Attentive service. Fine selection of beers and other drinks at usual expense. All meals arrived at the same time, properly heated. Ready to eat. My chicken pot pie was hot, crisp crust, savory filling, topped with mashed potatoes. $15.99 Reasonable for Boston. Rest of food was comparable. Fish & chips, veggie burger, lamb... More 

Thank Ralph111
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just what you want for a bite of food, a good beer and some friendly people. Maybe just a bit expensive on the beer and wine.

Thank fdale3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3712 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130-3701
    (Tower St)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-522-7997

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

Staying in Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.
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