Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant

4.5
240 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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vipDrea
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipSallieS
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.

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GeorgeP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DJ
vipDandJS
New England
99 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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KristinV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! Great food, service and atmosphere. They really do have the best Irish coffee!

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AndreaC
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with friendly service! We would definitely recommend to others.

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vipNicole
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great Guinness was great

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SharonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-fresh!
Great service-enjoyed the ambiance - midday so quiet.

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JeanS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Guiness stew and sheppards pie. Wiaters very attentive and courteous. Would definitely recommend.

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vippegster
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. And you guys do a great job with onion
soup and salmon. I order it every time
Can’t wait for the Irish music to be back
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I love it there
It’s old
And classy
And cool inside

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JANAKJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

If you're on beacon Hill, you must GO TO emmets and order a pint.

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vipshepj999
E. Tennessee
46 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I expected - good, fresh Guinness and hearty food. A worthy stop.

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MartinW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Onion soup great as always tenders not so great but an always perfectly poured Guinness is a great thing.

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vipDrea
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/bartender was excellent! She was taking care of the entire establishment by herself. She answered our questions and didn't rush us when we needed more time. I would def recommend the French Toast from their brunch menu. Looking forward to returning next time we are in the city.

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BarryK
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips. Proper pint of Guinness with the cloverleaf head.

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vipDrea
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first visit and I went bc they boast "Boston's #1 Irish Coffee." While I don't agree with being #1, it was pretty good. The ambiance was warm and inviting. My server was friendly, attentive, and answered all of my questions. The food was pretty tasty. I look forward to returning with friends.

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VincentT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. We have been here many times and it never disappoints. The food is good, service is great.

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David
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmet's is a great little irish pub a few blocks of Boston Commons. They were pretty quiet due to Covid, but still a great place. The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Guinness pour in town...reminded me of Ireland. love the ambience ..step into a real Irish pub ..hope to get the music back someday when covid dies❤️❤️.

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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 4.5 stars by 240 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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