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John Harvard's Brew House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-5359 (Shoppers World Drive. 2nd entrance)
+1 508-875-2337
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great brewery and restaurant. I typically buy growlers from this place to bring the beer home with me. In addition, food here is great. Dinner menu has tons to choose from appetizers are fantastic. One of my favorite places. Great staff.

Thank Zachary R
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For ten bucks you can't go wrong fries were thick and delicious! A bit noisy near the pub but fun just the same!

Thank Jim L
Boston, Massachusetts
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295 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never had a bad experience at John Harvard. Their staff is very friendly, their food is delicious, but more importantly, their beers are amazing and since they are always changing, you can try something new! My girlfriend and I came here for lunch and, despite it being the busy lunch rush, we were sat at a table in... More 

Thank David D
Hamilton, New Zealand
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160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Obviously a popular place to eat on Saturday night but we didn't have to wait long for a table. It's a big place, a lot of people so not exactly small intimate dining. Don't go here if that's what you're after. It however is a great place for families, friends and not so noisy you can't have a conversation. Good... More 

Thank qofdnz
Natick, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Don't drink beer, all about the wine, so you can imagine brew house not top of my list. Two Chardonnays, house is water and other unoaked. Group of gal pals picked it, so I had to go...Decided to try another strategy. Went with a fabulous Malbec and got the steak tips with julienne vegetables! Whole different experience. The steak tips... More 

Thank Nancy S
Concord, Massachusetts
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222 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We ate here on a very busy Saturday evening so the wait was long to get a booth. Burgers were OK although the Gorgonzola was barely tasty. Can't say much for the dark beer with overwhelming coffee flavor. Downeast seasonal cider was just awful but they did give a refund on this. Used to be a good place several years... More 

Thank ilkkats
Arlington, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We happened to be shopping in the mall, it was close to 6pm & at the last minute we decided to grab a bite. Loud & noisy. TV's were on throughout the restaurant featuring sports. The burger was mediocre -the choice of fries or side salad was good. However, the fries were awful - super SOGGY, yuck. They were so... More 

Thank lbshap
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If you like beer then you will probably enjoy this place. If you like food then you will be disappointed. Although my wife really liked the meatloaf, my burger came out over cooked and tasteless. The kitchen forgot the bacon and even though I asked for the fries crispy they came out undercooked and soggy. The rest of the food... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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388 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We came here with a party of 15 and received great service. The food was pretty good with many different variations of burgers to choose. The anniversary burger isn't on the menu but is a fun challenge to eat. The atmosphere is fun and we all had a great time. The only challenge was all of our food didn't come... More 

Thank jamesdean29
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I spent a few hours here while the missus toured the mall nearby. The guys behind the bar were great. Tried a couple of the beer flights and really enjoyed all of them. They also had some unique offerings like quinoa whisky. Definitely worth a stop in for a drink. I didn't eat but the food looked and smelled really... More 

Thank ynwanfield

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-5359
    (Shoppers World Drive. 2nd entrance)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-875-2337

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?