Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant

4.4
254 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

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Emmet’s Irish Pub and Restaurant located at 6 Beacon Street Boston is one of the most authentic Irish Pubs in Boston, serving authentic Irish food along with Guinness and a large and diverse beer and wine list to choose from to compliment your meal. And, it's a great place for just a night out for drinks or your next Function or Event ! 6B Lounge martini bar and restaurant, located at 6B Beacon Street Boston, MA, is the place to be for the BEST nightlife and the most delicious martinis in Boston. We have a creative menu and a terrific vibe, and are located right on Beacon Street.
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MichaelT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff was great but seemed slightly overwhelmed for a bit. Not unlike everywhere else these days so not a big deal. Great little pub with good food. Will be back.

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AndrewP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Very pleased!

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vipBaselMike
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shepherds Pie and the onion soup were awesome!

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MarkT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A surprisingly hidden gem on the outskirts of Beacon Hill. Had a reservation for 6:30, was seated, ordered drinks and dinner, and dined with ample time to make an 8:00 concert nearby. Would definitely return....and take OpenTable with us.

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vipokchazmat
Oklahoma City
63 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great and the prices were reasonable. Very loud inside the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff with traditional Irish food very much like what I ate when visiting Ireland,

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RichB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for light dinner after a big lunch. Perfect spot and a very cool bar as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by with some friends to have dinner before flying out. Was great

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CarolB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our experience at Emmet’s was very enjoyable. My husband and I shared a Reuben and fries which was plenty for two. We had good service and the waitress was very pleasant and helpful. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The pub is quaint and in a good location. The food was really good, especially the Shepherds Pie and the Salmon Goat Cheese salad. We had two servers. One was fine but the other was not pleasant and quickly scooped up our food and drinks without asking if we were done or wanted anything else. However, if I lived locally, I’d go back and would recommend to others.

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viprenorich
Tahoe
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Server was only one on the floor. All in all she did ok. Food was ok but cold. Might return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here and no complaints at all. Food was awesome and the rustic Irish feel was real inside. Service was incredible and would go back anytime.

MB
MichaelB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Very noisy. Difficult to converse.

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2HNLguys
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Irish food served by a friendly and professional staff.

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vipGeorgiaK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good … especially the beef stew!

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vipDrea
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I usually have great service when I visit. This time, not so much. My server was inattentive. She walked by, looked directly at my empty drink glass, and kept walking. I literally yelled for her (it was LOUD in the bar) and she didn't stop. It took over 5 minutes before I could find a different server to grab another drink. She was a nice lady with glasses. Even though I wasn't her table, she checked in on me more than my actual server the rest of the night. My food came out luke warm and cold in some parts. I couldn't even find my server to say anything, so I began eating. After about 8 mins or so she walked around and I motioned to her. My veggie burger didn't have the red peppers as listed on the menu. "I'll check on that." A little while later she came back saying they were out, apologized, and before I could respond, she walked away again. I know places are understaffed, and they were busy, but this woman seemed like she was just going through the motions and I was somewhat of an inconvenience at times. It was disappointing. The next time I visit, I hope I have the lady with glasses as my server, or one of the other ladies that have been there in the past.

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SallieS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, but it was very noisy and hard to hear people talking next to you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good. Our service was terrible. We didn’t get our drinks (water) until after our food was delivered. Drinks were never refilled. Had to flag down a server to get our check. Tables were too close together, couldn’t sit comfortably.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks. Amazing food. Authentic dining. Loved the French onion soup and pot pie. Boyfriend loved the taste of Ireland.

GP
GeorgeP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience, the food and the service. Highly recommended.

DJ
vipDandJS
New England
100 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!!!

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Hockey12
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall was a great experience. I think the staff where short so service was a bit delayed, however, I think staff did the best they could. Will definitely be back. Great live music and upbeat atmosphere.

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TaraP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was very slow- more than 20 min just to get water and drinks. Food
Was okay. Nothing exciting.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In town for family vacation and we wanted a good Irish pub. Emmets didn’t disappoint! Food was good and service was great! Fries were incredible.

PJ
PonnyJ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Big disappointment, unfortunately. We understand that many places are struggling to find enough help right now, but this was really bad. 30 minutes plus before our our group of 7 was even acknowledged. No live music, as advertised. Food came out in stages and two of us waited for yet another 20 minutes after others were served for their dinners to arrive. Food was not worth the wait. Not how we imagined spending our solitary evening in Boston, and wish we had just gotten up and left. Waitress was clearly mortified and removed one of the dinners from the bill.

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AndreaK
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Vey cute and interesting pub. Off the beaten path. My fish and chips were average at best, my partner said his Shepards pie was great. Service was ok at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My table loved the Shepard’s pie, Guinness stew and fish and chips. We will likely return next time we are in Boston. We ended up with a great window seat likely due to booking through open table.

JM
JoeM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Irish pub, authentic food, and the waitress has a fantastic brogue. You definitely will like it

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing! Service was slow but the poor lady was serving the whole restaurant alone and the bartender was chilling at the bar not doing anything half the time (consequently we didn’t get our wine until our entrees arrived)

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vipHeath
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the place - second time there in a week. My only complaint is the music is way too loud particularly if you are seated right under the speakers. Otherwise great pub food.

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vipScottoInFoHills
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DEAR GOD, THE FISH AND CHIPS!!!
Usually, a great fish and chips tastes remarkably like all other great fish and chips. Not here! I don’t know what they do, but Emmet‘s fish and chips are far and above the best I’ve ever had.

I also ordered a side salad “to be good.” The fish and chips was so satisfying, I almost didn’t eat it. That would’ve been a HUGE mistake! It was fresh and delicious, and the pickled onions totally made it special!

On a personal note, I wasn’t feeling well and asked if they could bring me some bread to calm my stomach. They of course agreed but it took a little while… Why? Because they were WARMING IT UP!!! It was hot and soft and crunchy and delicious! Totally worth the wait!!!

This was my first trip to Boston. I would come back just to eat here again!

SM
SteelMagnolia
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not impressed. Warm goat salad was just ok. Calamari was overcook and horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was just ok. Host and hostess also will be your waiter or at least they were during our lunch visit. Never came by to refill our drinks once and alcoholic mixed drinks are loaded with ice; not worth the $10. Coleslaw is seasoned with garlic salt which gives it an unusual taste. Fries lack seasoning. Restaurant is very noisy making it difficult to carry a conversation with the people sitting at your own table.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was great…pigs in a blanket, curry chicken and beef stew were our family favorites from the evening. Server was nice and we had a cut table next to the front table. No complaints, would go again.

JF
JohnF
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Emmets has been our go-to neighborhood destination for years. Great to return after Covid. Food, service always good, although no specials so far.
Glad to see Emmets back and continue on.

LS
vipLizS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server was new, but he was so nice and worked hard for us. The food was good but my Irish stew had only 2 small pieces of meat. My husbands Irish stew had a small amount of meat as well, mostly vegetables. Our friends did the sampler, and loved it. The brown bread could really use some improvement, and was served cold, and was very dry, almost stale so the 4 of us all agreed it was pretty bad. Some improvements I would suggest is; having the servers know about the history of the pub, offer suggestions on the menu for customers, improve the brown bread recipe and serve warm w/meal. Ambience was nice! I would go back again and give it a second try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of six enjoyed a fantastic lunch here on a Saturday. The service and food were excellent. Highly recommend!

JL
JasonL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The fish and chips was huge!

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HensleyH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic food! We would eat here again for sure.

CC
vipChristianC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Emmets. We have become regulars. We go for dinner but also enjoy the brunch on the weekends.

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Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-8565.

Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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