224 Boston Street Tavern & Restaurant

4.7
263 Reviews
$30 and under
American
224 Boston Street is a neighborhood restaurant in Dorchester. Serving contemporary all-American comfort food during the dinner hour, it lets diners get anything from a great cheeseburger or salad to delicious mac 'n cheese and dessert. The most popular dishes at 224 include the homestyle meatloaf, tacos on homemade tortillas, and Short Rib Mac & Cheese.

At 224 Boston Street, guests can eat inside or outside at the beautiful patio setting. Diners on the go can also grab some takeout and enjoy it elsewhere. For people that have a busy night planned or don’t like waiting, 224 offers the option to make reservations.
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DonF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Service was great. Good was good but weak drinks!

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okaaay
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I had lunch and my friend had breakfast. Both good!

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NickC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with wonderful service. You would miss it if you weren’t looking for it…it’s hidden in plain site under beautiful vines! Definitely will go back!

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MeganB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I love the atmosphere is this restaurant, though it was a bit loud for my mom. We were there celebrating her 72nd bday and they gave us a table by the window, but it was still hard to hear everyone. Maybe because there was another large group there.
Everyone enjoyed their food - my mom loved the duck (but wished for more onions), my friend enjoyed the Milanese and we all enjoyed his Brussel sprouts in pistachio pesto. Another friend has the southwest salad and said it was good. I think I was the only one slightly disappointed in the shrimp scampi - the shrimp were cooked perfectly and the cherry tomatoes were whole but tasty, just found the sauce to be ok and the pasta a little boring. Probably my fault for asking them to go light on the garlic.
We also found the dessert kind of meh - the menu said there was orange cheesecake, we were told it was pumpkin, then told it was orange, then it turned out to be pumpkin. Waitress was kind enough to take it off the bill.
I had the chocolate gelato, which was tiny and a little freezer burned.
Overall, I would go there again. It's so cute and cozy and the staff is really welcoming and on top of their game (except for the cheesecake debacle). and give yourself enough time to park - it was a challenge finding a spot!

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Marjorie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome. Food was delicious!! Will be back for sure.

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Cowmurph2
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such a hidden gem tucked into a neighborhood and transports you to European feel!

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PizzaBlonde
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All I can say is why the f have we been going to Applebee’s and Chipotle before the movies when 224 Boston is maybe a 5 minute walk from South Bay’s parking garage? We got the dumplings to start, which were delicious although we could have used maybe one more for the two of us. For entrees we had meatloaf & bolognese and ate every last bite. We’ll definitely be back to try more of the menu!

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LauraK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib poutine was amazing, as was the burger.

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vipTasha
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful experience. This is such a hidden gem. Perfect for Sunday brunch with friends.

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HappyDiner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time as usual!

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vipJohnL
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I took two close friends to dinner. All of us had not been to 224 for almost 15 years. We were all thoroughly impressed. The service, food and vibe were fantastic. Thank you!

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MaryL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Will definitely go back. Only issue was noise level - think we would have been better to sit on the bar side. Overall great experience.

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amelia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere with casual service. portions were small but delicious.

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Houstonian
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this local restaurant! I highly recommend for sure.

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BridgetN
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t actually get to dine here. Inside was closed for private event.

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Randy
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

This was my second time getting brunch at 224. I made a reservation for 4 people indoors a week prior, however when I arrived they let me know they would not be able to seat us indoors as there was a party that rented out the indoors for an event. This wouldn't have been a problem if they had called ahead of time to let me know, but we weren't dressed to enjoy a meal outdoors in 50 degrees Fahrenheit so I spent most of the meal shivering and one person from our party left mid-meal to get a sweater from home. A bit dissappointing but wouldn't stop us from returning here on a nice day so as to not risk freezing. (:

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CherylJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the intimate setting combined with amazing food. Our wait staff was very attentive and personable.

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Jonathan
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service, food not prepared properly, no follow up and food was of poor quality and mostly overcooked

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vipBostonCE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was incredible, and the tables were perfect for all the food we ordered. Top level service as well!

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StevenR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food; innovative, but nothing crazy. Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. And the bread and salted butter is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff was all very friendly. Would absolutely go back!

Need to plan ahead as there’s no parking, and outside seating can get a little noisy.

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Tomm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always great food and a great atmosphere at 224.

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vipCKESboston
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, loved the patio.

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TanyaT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was first attracted by the exterior. The building is old, and I felt like I was stepping back in time to the late 1700s where some Patriots may have enjoyed a beer. They have lovely outdoor seating with twinkle lights and climbing ivy, it is truly charming. Our waitress, Victoria, was sensational. She was very patient while we made our choices, gave great recommendations, and checked on us just enough. The food was incredible! The basil pesto absolutely made the arancini--delish! I got the halibut special with broccolini, spaghetti squash, and a pepper sauce. I practically licked my plate it was so good! My husband had the lamb frites. I don't eat lamb, but I did try the fries and they were crispy and flavorful. We absolutely loved 224 Boston Street Tavern and we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Do yourself a favor and dine outside, the ambiance is very nice. We ordered the Butternut Squash Bisque, Scallops, and short rib mac n cheese - all very tasty. Would recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood spot.

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RobertO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great neighborhood spot, service is fantastic and food is A+. Highly recommend.

HD
HappyDiner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great burger and brownie sundae. Caroline is a charming waitress, very helpful.

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FoodieDiva
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such an amazing location and the owners are beyond friendly. The food and drinks were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Cute spot. Erg expensive for the amount of food you get. Very wear drinks especially for the price.

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RichardJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Noise level too high very difficult to hear party of five, food and service a 10

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vipEriF93
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden neighborhood gem. Great quality food. Casual atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Took 30 minutes to get our first drink order and one of the drinks was wrong. Then had to move inside due to rain, didn’t see our server for another 10 minutes. Ordered drinks that didn’t come for another 30 minutes. Left before our food came out. Was there for 70 minutes, got one set of drinks and an appetizer before running out of patience. Was comped our bill. We will give it another shot due to how excited we were to go and the rave reviews we’ve heard from friends

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner last night with friends outside under the arbor. Quiet enough so that we could have a conversation. Service was excellent and the food was terrific as usual.

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MichelleC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, drinks, and service in a beautiful setting with friendly and professional staff. Favorite restaurant!

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place! The outdoor patio and street seating areas are comfortable, beautiful, and spacious. The staff are all attentive and kind. The food was DELICIOUS and you can tell it is fresh! The portions are great, and the flight of mimosas are not only great tasting, but also great in price. Cannot recommend this place more!!

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vipSuffolk14
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The restaurant seemed under staffed.

ML
MargaretL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Great food, drinks, staff.

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You can order delivery directly from 224 Boston Street Tavern & Restaurant using the Order Online button. 224 Boston Street Tavern & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 265-1217.

224 Boston Street Tavern & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 263 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.