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Elephant & Castle

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Pub
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161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1402
+1 617-350-9977
06:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 00:00
Sat 06:30 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its got a warm friendly vibe. Great food and drinks options. Very cool staff who do your cocktails with brisk efficiency.

Thank Bazked
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thrilled you had such a great time. Craig E&C Ops More 

Newcastle NSW
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After looking for almost an hour around Boston for breakfast that wasn't a sandwich, the concierge of our hotel in Franklin St recommended this place. We were quite hungry by the time we got there, but luckily we were seated very quickly by the friendly waitress. The eggs benedict was delicious and cooked well, and my son had the traditional... More 

Thank marchdreams
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

my daughter took me for my birthday, food , service was awesome. highly recommend.would definiely go back again.

Thank Beth L
Windermere, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

With my wife being british, we continued to look for more British atmospheres in Boston during our stay in Dec 2016. We ran across this little pub and decided to have dinner in it. Was pretty packed with locals being right after work on a Friday night...but the ambiance was very good and the food and drinks were very good!

Thank JDShaw523
Claymont, Delaware
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a very basic pub, and the food is exactly what you'd expect. My husband and I were staying at the connected Club Quarters hotel, and popped down for a late dinner. His drink was poorly mixed. The food was mediocre, which was expected and fine. The service was lacking. We had to ask the waitress for utensils, and... More 

Thank Amy W
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We've been to the E&C twice now. Both times in December and a fairly large group. Last year the food was nice, but cold. We put it down to a one off and the cold food was deducted from the cheque. Went again this year, food was cold. Not lukewarm but cold. My friend and I both sent our Yorkshire... More 

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Food delish worth he trip, just never seems to be enough staff... good service, just slow. Excellent brunch menu awesome fruit yogurt parfait. Will go back

Thank CapeGoddess
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks CapeGoddess. When we're busy, we're busy. Thanks for dropping by. Craig E&C Ops More 

Augusta, Georgia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Oh, boy. I don't think I've ever left a 1/5 review, but my experience at Elephant and Castle deserves it. After we were seated, we waited at least fifteen minutes before waitstaff visited our table. This was because our waitress had been standing in a corner talking on her cell phone (I noticed this and commented on it before I... More 

Thank A_Logan_W
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The hotel where we stayed recommend this restaurant on our last morning in Boston, wish we asked sooner. We were a large group (11) and they accommodated us easily. It seems they did not have many wait staff that morning, and our waitress did have quite a few other tables, but we still received great service (we were very patient).... More 

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Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Appreciate the feedback and review. Craig E&C Ops More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had several meals here and the service was excellent!! Elisa, Elisha, Melissa were attentive and efficient and friendly!! The steak meal we had was superb and we thank them for their hospitality and welcome""

Thank Lynn W
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Appreciate your review Lynn, and thank you for acknowledging our staff. Craig E&C Ops More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1402
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-350-9977
We are your favorite neighborhood pub for dining, drinking and gathering. We are famous for our fish and chips great beer and the warmth of genuine smiles. E&C's menu has its roots firmly planted in traditional English fare, featuring such pub classics as Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash and Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding. The menu is rounded out by a wide variety of North American comfort foods and sophisticated offering from around the world.

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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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