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EVO Dining

4.4
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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About

Bootleggers Prohibition Pub in Worcester, Massachusetts celebrates the town�s history during a time when alcohol was illegal but far from out of style. The bar here serves gin, whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila and moonshine. There are countless specialty drinks that can be made from these liquors, too. The bees knees, for example, is Bombay Sapphire Gin, lemon juice, honey and orange juice.

There is some delectable food at Bootleggers Prohibition Pub, too. Try the Italian meatballs (you get three with one order), the clam strips or the pretzel sticks. If you�re too hungry for an appetizer, the fish tacos at Bootleggers Prohibition Pub will definitely hit the spot.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 11:00am to 9:00 pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(508) 459-4240
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Al Maykel, III
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Catering
Party platters (sandwiches, salads, desserts)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Avenue
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Parking details
There is a parking lot at the front of the building as well as the rear of the building. There is also street parking available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.0
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on November 28, 2015

Guacamole was delicious, burgers are large. Order a side salad with the burger and it's as big as a regular salad!

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2015

I have eaten at Evo several times and the food is always excellent. The menu is very diverse and no matter what entrée I have tried, it is always great!! I would highly recommend it for special occasions because of the atmosphere which is very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2015

My favorite place. Extensive menu, nice ambiance and great service

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

We invited friends who totally agreed. The food was yummy and we look forward to dining there again

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2015

We had a reservation and we were seated right away. The staff was cheerful, the menu was extensive with lots of options and the decor was modern/stylish.

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2015

I wanted to keep it simple so I opted for the Mac and cheese with chicken. It was delicious and the arancini for appetizers was scrumptious. They have a lot of vegetarian dishes so if your a vegetarian, this will be a good choice .

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2015

The food was great, the service was pretty good, the environment was nice. The only complaint: Ordered an iced tea, and unfortunately it tasted like coffee. I couldn't drink it, but the waiter gladly swapped it with a Coke (I was still charged for the iced tea which was 25 cents more expensive. A quibble, but still.)

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2015

Great food, service and not badly priced. Being lactose intolerant, they had a great selection for me. More dairy free desserts would be great though. 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2015

Only had time for a quick lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Menu has enough variety to please the family and diverse. I took the advice of previous reviewers and ordered the arancini appetizer...very good and not at all greasy. Ordered salads which were good portions and very fresh tasting. Looking forward to returning to try the quesdaillas, ciabatta sandwhiches and stone baked pizzas, even the gourmet mac and cheese looked enticing. Service was great and restaurant was very clean.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2015

Great place for a family, we have a vegetarian and non-vegetarians and everyone can find things they like.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2015

I always love EVO and the menu has SO many options, and tons of gluten free options as well! One of my favorite spots in Worcester!

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2015

Great menu selections, this place has something for everyone! Arranchini was the best I've ever had. Sheppards Pie was even better than my Mom's. Salad was fresh, sandwiches were so tasty and creative. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2015

My wife and I haven't been to EVO since earlier this year, so decided to check out Friday night. Luckily made an OT reservation and got a great table at 7:00. If want something "fancy" EVO is not your spot, but if want "over the top" food in a fun eccletic setting this is your place. Whether its "simple burgers or mac n cheese" (nothing simple about either gourmet is more like it) or a full course dinner ranging from fish to short ribs (specials menu had 5 choices, I had the ciabatta sandwich which was incredible).
If a fan of Triple D's this would fit the food aspect first hand and give you a"little" more upscale setting for dining.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2015

We had a fattoush salad and a pizza which we shared, and both were excellent. The salad was freshly made and we liked everything about the pizza, cheese, dough, toppings. The service was excellent. We were there quite early so it was nice and quiet.

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3.0Dined on August 15, 2015

Prior to a concert at the DCU, we had dinner and drinks at EVO. Everything was pretty good. The people were nice, it was clean and well decorated, and the food was good. Nothing was spectacular, but was not really expecting it to be. Roasted garlic bulb, Grilled Avocado Salad, Build-Your-Own Quesadilla, and a Vegan Parmigiano. Plus ice cream and a fruit cobbler for dessert. I would recommend as a good place to start if you are in the area for a concert/event.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2015

We didn't realize it was restaurant week, so got a bargain for the always great food. Good service even with the extra crowds.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2015

I love this place. It is my absolute favorite. Whenever someone asks me where to go for dinner this is the first place that always pops into my mind. Super consistent and fantastic food. I have been going for a few years now and their fantastic food has not changed one bit, it's still great!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2015

Dinner was amazing as usual. Good here is always high quality and made with care. Staff is usually good but during this last visit the level of attention improved greatly which was appreciated.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Wonderful experience! Everyone's food was excellent, service was great!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2015

great freshly cooked food, nice variety, a little pricey. Make a reservation. For dinner it gets crowded after 5:30 pm.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2015

Arrived with an open table reservation requesting to sit in main restaurant - not in entry way tables, host staff was very rude. Manager was accommodating but after waiting , having issues and then finally being sat, the manager never visited the table once (comped appetizers but frankly a personal visit would have gone farther - wasn't interested in anything free, would have meant more if she had checked in). They were out of several things on the menu - food and liquor alike (very frustrating)
. It's a shame, we liked the food, the server did a good job but the overall experience was negative due to the many issues we had. Would I recommend...not sure I would.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2015

We had a reservation and arrived a little bit early. Desat us right away and the service was very quick. Our server gladly explained all the items on the menu we had questions about. Everything that we ordered was deliciouswe would definitely return

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2015

Loved the food. Great drinks too. But man is this place noisy! I honestly couldn't hear my date sitting across from me. From now on, don't allow noisy people in! (Just kidding. But it was like a barnyard.)

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2015

We've eaten at Evo numerous times over the past 5 years and always had great service and food. However, we waited an hour for our lunch to arrive on our most recent visit. The place was busy but not packed, so it's difficult to understand why there was a holdup. Otherwise, it was enjoyable as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2015

Evo makes the most delicious salad and pizza. This is the second time I have eaten there and the Mediterranean Salad continues to be YUMMY! The dressing is so tasty and the salad is loaded with artichokes and feta cheese. The Greek pizza is also loaded with toppings, just like I would make at home.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2015

Food at Evo was outstanding. Had appetizers and dinner and both were delicious! Service was top-notch.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2015

(About 1hr) to get our food...at 3:00pm. Not a time where it was busy. And it was expensive. 5 people (4 burgers and a salad. One appetizer. 4 sodas & one well drink. 2 deserts and 5 coffees)..and the total with a tip was...$170.00

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2015

Knowing it was a busy Saturday evening I tried to cut them some slack. The greeting was abrupt and for a first impression, poor. Had to wait 20 mins for a reserved table. The table was set with no knives and we had to ask for them once dinner was started. Wine was $9 a glass, first glass had been open to long, second was drinkable. No hidden gems on the wine list. After an hour wait for dinner, the salad was fresh but only mainstream, and the entree of the special was fair but served barely warm. the ginger ice cream at the end of the meal was outstanding.

Not going back, I wanted to like this place, and tired. Just can't.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Love this restaurant for the interesting, delicious and well presented food. Being a vegetarian, the best part is the vegan/vegetarian option on many of the menu items!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Wait staff was helpful and attentive. Appetizers were great as was the pizza we shared for the table. Stir fry was incredible. Atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2015

Good food although the wait for the food was quite long. Also for some reason they put my girlfriend and I in the dining area near the entrance on a very cold night. There was plenty of seating in the main dining area which was much warmer.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2015

Had a very good breakfast here. I had scrambled eggs, bacon, homefries, & toast, which was good. My husband's bacon & cheese omelet was ok.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2015

I ALWAYS love EVO. My boyfriend and I both have gluten intolerances and EVO has so many awesome options. Huge menu and unique items.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2015

Makes it fun for us looking to eat vegetarian. It is a bit expensive for what you get, but I will be back to try more dishes.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2014

EVO gets lots of votes in local opinion polls about Worcester's best restaurant. Our review...good not great. It hasn't replaced any of our local favorites.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2014

Great variety of choices, knowledgable and friendly staff. This is one of my favorite places in Worcester, I go here very often and have yet to be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2014

EVO is like a neighborhoot gem as I listed in the recommendation. Very clean inside, modern, an excellent wine list. And they cater to people with allergies and/or gluten issues. Can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2014

We dine at EVO a lot. It's one of our favorite restaurants. The staff are always friendly. They are knowledgeable about the menu as well as guests food sensitivities and allergies. There is something for everyone on the menu; vegetarians, gluten free, and carnivores alike. EVO also does a nice brunch on Sunday. If you haven't tried it yet, you should.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2014

The food here was amazing and the service was top notch even with 2 kids both with allergies. There are lots of gluten & nut free options and everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

The three of us were out for an early dinner. We had three great meals. Steak,eggplant,and a burger. All were nicely prepared and there was plenty of eggplant for lunch the next day. Our server was pleasant and efficient. The staff had the restaurant sing happy birthday to the chef. A pleasant evening. We will definitely be back!!

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