JJ Foley's Cafe
JJ Foley's Cafe

JJ Foley's Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jjfoleyscafe.com/
  • Phone: 6177289101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 1.30pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Ken McCluskey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join us Every Tuesday for Trivia, 8pm, Free to Play, 3 chances to win great prizes.
    PaintNite.com on Mondays.
    Live Irish Music Sundays, please check jjfoleyscafe.com for detials.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street & Harrison Avenue
  • Public Transit: MBTA Orange, Red & Silver Line and number 9 Bus Route.
    Orange Line - New England Medical Center
    Red Line - Broadway
    Silver Line - Washington & East Berkeley
    Number 9 Bus stop on East Berkley
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on East Berkeley street, Metered Parking 10am - 6pm,(Please note the parking ban on one side of East Berkeley Street 4pm -6pm Monday to Friday) free evenings after 6 and Sundays.
    There is a paid parking lot on East Berkeley street (cross over Washington)$12
A word from JJ Foley's Cafe
Welcome to JJ Foley's Cafe, a friendly Neighborhood Public House. Offering classic comfort food favorites along with a full children's Menu. We are open daily for Lunch & Dinner with a popular brunch on Sundays.
Over 13 Beers on tap, bottle beers, wine list & full liquor selection. Popular dishes include Jerry's Shepherds Pie, Fish Tacos, Grilled Steak Tips & Truffle Tater Tots. Try a juicy burger with handcut fries, fresh salads, house made pizza & desserts including Boston Creme Pie & Banoffi Pie.
Join us Sundays for Brunch 10.30am - 1.30pm, try our diner favorite housemade Corned Beef Hash, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Eggs Bennedict or Traditional Full Irish Breakfast. Our full menu is served everyday for Lunch & Dinner & available until late. Tuesday Night is Trivia Night! from 8pm - 10pm join us for free fun with great prizes.
Walk ins always available
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JJ Foley's Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great spot before show
    NFeld
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    This was a great spot before a show at the Calderwood though a little walk back to the theater..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new menu - great choices -
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    new menu - great choices - had the side of noodles and grilled veggies with my sandwich - excellent - who needs french fries
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • held neighborhood get together
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    held neighborhood get together there tonight - it was great fun service and food excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • met group of friends for sort
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    met group of friends for sort of a snack but then everyone ate and the meal was delicious, salmon dinner, turkey burger, Caesar salad. It was all terrific fresh and fast service. i love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration - best
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    birthday celebration - best chocolate cake at Foley's with a Guinness well, that's heaven
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great Irish bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    We normally go to JJ Foley's for beer after work on a Friday. We decided to have a full dinner recently. The food was "OK", but the waitress was great and the beer was good. I would gladly eat there again, but don't expect gourmet dining. I've always loved the place, great Irish bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • During a difficult week in
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    During a difficult week in Boston I spent lunch at Foley's - everyone was warm and comforting - I felt like I was in a safe harbor - the food was excellent - I had the Turkey Gobbler sandwich - total comfort food. With a side salad it was healthy but made me feel like I was home. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • game on, lunch at Foley's
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    game on, lunch at Foley's what could be better - love the Turkey Gobbler sandwich
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • I discovered the Turkey Gobbler
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    I discovered the Turkey Gobbler sandwich - delicious - I went back the next day and had it again. My new favorite. I love Foley's
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • early dinner - had a big bowl
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    early dinner - had a big bowl of Beef Barley soup and a Guinness - it really hit the spot -
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • worked all day came in because
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    worked all day came in because it was too late to eat lunch and too early for supper - staff was great, food was fresh - I had the fish tacos they were really delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • great lunch with the office
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    great lunch with the office - terrific service - the baseball game was on - it was heaven and the food was great - Fish tacos were fresh and very tasty
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • had a wonderful time brought
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    had a wonderful time brought large group-food was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • met friends for lunch excellent
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    met friends for lunch excellent - I had a turkey burger which was juicy and very tasty with a side salad again, excellent - fresh crunchy lettuce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • wonderful lunch with group
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    wonderful lunch with group of friends found the restaurant atmosphere friendly and moderately quiet. plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • So unhip it's hip
    SluggosixtyfiveVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    An old-school Irish pub with no pretense of hipness (which actually kinda makes it....hip.) well executes pub fare, great beer, and friendly Laos-back service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pub fare but they were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Good pub fare but they were out of quite a few of their entrees!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • wonderful meal I ordered the
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    wonderful meal I ordered the salmon - it was delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • spent a very somber evening
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    spent a very somber evening listening to President speak at CT memorial service. I like being in a place where people are so respectful and you can share your sadness - plus the food was great, new winter menu is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • A weird place at 9pm on a
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    A weird place at 9pm on a Friday night. Crawling with kids, ages ranging from 6-13, running around and screaming. Apparently they must've been together as one girl went from table to table eating the leftovers before they were cleared away. At least that's what I'm hoping. The food was good. Nothing spectacular but definitely worth it and reasonable. The staff were very friendly but could have been more attentive. Food took a long time to be served but that could've been because they were swamped with this large party of yahoos from the burbs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best corned beef hash
    whomecoachVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    The best corned beef hash I have had. The Irish Brown bread is the real thing. Best value for $ in the South End for brunch or just breakfast.
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    great for brunch
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  • nice little "special" lunch
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    nice little "special" lunch w kids and their special aunt. Outstanding afternoon. portions good for kids - we all had ice cream malt delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • took out of towner's for lunch
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    took out of towner's for lunch they were over the moon - really loved the burgers and sweet potato fries. All around wonderful ! !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • JJ Foleys is a great little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    JJ Foleys is a great little place tucked away in a seemingly random area in the south end. Their food is absolutely fabulous, service is always great, and the place in general is just cool. Really well priced for the quality as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Wonderful food and service at a very reasonable price. Friendly staff that was easily able to accomodate a group of 12. We have a fantastic time and will be back soon. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kale soup was terrific - I
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Kale soup was terrific - I was very surprised = it was just a great evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • It was fine. Close to theater
    jennkayVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    It was fine. Close to theater district with ability to reserve for large parties and kid-friendly. Neighborhood is up and coming, but I'd likely not go back until there's more happening around there. Food was fine for average bar-type food, but not going to excite a foodie.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was visiting Boston & wanted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    I was visiting Boston & wanted a casual place for dinner on a rainy night. JJ Foley's had good reviews. I can't say I'd recommend it. Maybe it was the night? Maybe it's a good to spot for someone that lives in the neighborhood? We had slow inattentive service & average food.
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  • greek salad is the best -
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    greek salad is the best - new vegetable curry is delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I had the greek salad - which
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    I had the greek salad - which was terrific. The dressing was full of flavor but not overpowering. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great Irish Pub with NE Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    JJ Foley's is a great Irish style pub with a New England style menu. Their lobster pie was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place to come with friends.
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    great place to come with friends. good portions and everything is fresh
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • our purpose was to meet but
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    our purpose was to meet but some of stayed afterwards to eat dinner - it was great, the salad was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We had our second large group
    jesseVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    We had our second large group family gathering there while visiting from out of town. JJ Foley's was great. They let us hang out there for as long as we wanted. The food was great and service attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • met the girls for lunch -
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    met the girls for lunch - we all had a different salad - they were terrific. excellent place to meet - watched the olympics - great great time
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • wonderful atmosphere food
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    wonderful atmosphere food was great-I'd go back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • great fresh salad with dressing
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    great fresh salad with dressing on the side - excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • great place - meal was terrific
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    great place - meal was terrific - had business meeting here - location is great close to Red Line, Silver Line and Orange Line. Everyone was on time and we got a ton of wok done. I had the Cob Salad - it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • had the lobster bisque - it
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    had the lobster bisque - it was just what I needed after sitting in air conditioning all day
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • wonderful dinner - everyone
    DoverStreet7VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    wonderful dinner - everyone was so friendly, we were sitting at the bar having a light dinner. Felt very comfortable and really enjoyed being there - and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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