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Matt Murphy's Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Irish,
14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
+1 617-232-0188
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread pudding” (6 reviews)
“oysters” (9 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years ago it was our favourite. Returning again we were so disappointed. The fish and chips were the worst ever. The tastless fish, mealy coating, limp fries were not helped by the strand of hair. And adding insult to the gastronomic injury was not having...More

Thank Johnkris925
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great menu with many comfort foods, chicken, shepherds pie, meatloaf. Service is stellar. There are lots of regular customers and it feels like a very fun place. Just remember to bring cash. No credit cards though there is an ATM nearby.

Thank christina c
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We've eaten lunch here twice this week. Murphy's is thoroughly Irish but the chef must be French because the cuisine is outstanding. We shared the mussels appetizer in a coconut curry broth with more than 30 mussels for about $13. We also shared the pan...More

Thank bobbyintexas
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

After reading so many positive reviews, my retired husband and I ventured out on foot on this cold nite with vague hopes of getting a table in this authentic sounding pub. We lucked out that tables were being freed as we arrived! We were warmly...More

Thank CafeBetsy
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My wife's book club dinner. I'm outta there! Looking for a good "home cooked" meal. Behold! Free oysters before 7 pm. I was late but they had plenty late so here they were Good Beer and wine menu Fish and chips! Weird catsup. But I...More

Thank dryFlyfisher
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I had to do a last minute wedding and approached Matt Murphy's only a week before about 30 of us having a reception of sorts at their place. I spoke with the owner/manager Snowy and I can't even begin to tell you...More

Thank BarryTattle
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this truly neighborhood place. Great pub atmosphere. Try the poutin. Some of the best I've had including in Canada. Very cozy for a chilly evening. Surprise of free oysters on Monday and they were excellent. Great drinks and beer selection. I'll definitely return next...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic "Irish Pub" experience, check out Matt Murphy's... The food was very good and the service was excellent. The ambience is somewhat understated but there is an overwhelming sense of "welcome" here. I enjoyed the fish and chips entree...More

Thank ThinkingOutLoud
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lunch at 1pm on a Sunday. Nice hearty food -- not generic American fake-pub food, but hearty brown bread, ox-tail soup, etc. And not Ye Olde Anything decor, either -- slightly funky, and yet feels very down-to-earth and real. Too bad it was only lunch,...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I ordered a fish sandwich that came with french fries and a pickled onion. The fish sandwich was surprisingly good and the fries were very good. I washed it all down with a local vodka (one only). The vodka was very nice and the pour...More

Thank Gary S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 35
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-0188
  • E-mail
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