Elephant & Castle - Boston

4.1
75 Reviews
$30 and under
British
The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but spirits are soarin’. And why not? This is after all, a laugh-out-loud, slap-on-the-back, greet-you-with-a-roar, English-style pub. Where the traditions are as rich and warm as the Shephard’s Pie. And where the stories flow as freely from the tongue as the beer flows from the taps. Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a cracking good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team or chatting up your mates or simply savoring fresh made eats with a bit of jolly old England folded in here and there, this is the pub where you get your brit on.

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FelixT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to go with family and friends. Order steaks n chips and it was delicieus

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Jem was fantastic, I called and spoke to her about an allergy before and she was helpful and accommodating. The food was delicious and the drinks on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

bad service - took 45 minutes to get drinks so we left

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A proper British pub in the center of boston!

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our waitress was rude and we felt like we were being rushed out the door even though the restaurant was less than half full. We had to ask three times for our check

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Shib
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a good experience. They have good vegetarian options.

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Tree
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I sat at the bar. The service was excellent. However, the bar stools were a bit uncomfortable. I slid on my stool a few times. It could have been the material of what I was wearing. I had the steak and mushroom pot pie. It was delicious. I had the Bailey's cheesecake for dessert. It was a good size piece and I admit, I ate almost all of it!!

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DianaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was exceptional. The food was average.

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vipRobinB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for an early Sunday brunch. Food was good, nice breakfast selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Perfectly acceptable.

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LeslieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both on point. Huge portions, very reasonable prices.

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Kmeh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We made sure to Express we were in for a quick bite and a rush to go to an event. Our waiter was kind enough to take our orders quickly, and food was quick also. But it took 20 minites to flag down our waiter to pay, and another 20 minutes with him walking around with my card not returning for us to actually cash out. The majority of our time was spent trying to leave.

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BevW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place. Rather loud with the happy hour crowd. Food was great. Cocktail had more alcohol than my usual version in my hometown. Service was okay because of crowd size and number of servers. A fun place to try.

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vipcindy
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I ordered the side house salad. How much can you say about a salad except this one was wonderful. The dressing was perfect over almonds, cranberries, greens and cheese. I love French Onion Soup. Their version did not disappoint. I actually loved it. The crock in which it was served was so large that it was impossible to finish. My husband’s Shepard’s Pie was adequate. Service was slow but.. it is a time of staffing shortages so we will blame that. I would return for a large glass of red wine and their onion and ale soup any night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food. Atmosphere is casual. Service was great

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VictoriaLee
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not exactly traditional British food. Rather than English bacon, it was regular bacon and it was toast rather than fried bread. Pretty sure the beans are American baked beans rather than heinz tomato sauce beans. And they didn't have any irn bru or anything like that. Also no white or black pudding or marmite for your toast.

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vipTodd
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

They are listed as participating in dining rewards but then Geoff, the guy who seated us, said he “spoke with the general manager and they can’t take those.” He then brought the card reader over and it wouldn’t take the reward. As we left, Geoff wrote his name down and it says he’s the GM. He lied about who he was and what they could do and as a result told us to call open table.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on Holiday from Miami, and the service was excellent! Food was Excellent! This is a must when in Boston!!

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CalvinP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had Deluxe burger and Sheppards pie. Both were really good, but a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing mixed drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside due to fantastic weather Super cute outdoor seating with great service. Indoor dining absolutely a great option. Traditional pub atmosphere. Good was great. Our server was prompt, friendly and funny despite us being one of only 2 tables outside.

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RobertP
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was poor - burgers were clearly frozen and way over cooked. Service was incredibly slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Meh. Host made a big deal of letting us know all the Covid rules, then proceeded to sit us (only the 3rd table in the whole place) right between two other full tables. No way were we 6 feet from either table, and the place was full of empty tables. Waitress forgot our drink order and we had to ask for it again after our meals came. My husbands chowder was served at the same time as his meal. I got the fish and chips, and my haddock had a weird pink color to it. Waitress never came back to table so we could request ketchup. Then when we were paying, waitress hovered over the table waiting impatiently while I was forced to calculate the bill under her nose...as if watching and waiting for her tip. It was weird. Not in any rush to get back there.

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DAG17
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, spaced out well. We were very happy with our lunch!

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Skippy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pub in Boston. Right near our hotel. Waitress was wonderful very attentive. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food!

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Sandra02114
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive service. If you're looking for an English pub feel- this is your place. Standard pub fare. I had the chicken pot pie and it was perfectly fine. The side salad was drenched a bit in dressing... but I don't go to a pub for outstanding gourmet food. Lovely place to meet a friend casually.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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RobRuss64
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here on a sunday morning for brunch and it was terrific. We were seated right away, parking was easy and the food was great. I'll be sure to go again.

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TomD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought that I had made reservations for 7pm on the 13th. When we arrived we were not on this list and realized that I made the reservations for the 12th by mistake. Knowing that all of the restaurants in the area were full, we were sorely disappointed. The host told us to hold on while he reviewed their reservations and was able to find us a table!!! On top of that the food and drinks were amazing!!

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vipDaveyWavey
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local pub with better than average pub food. We had the mini pie samplers and there were all good. My favorite was the steak and mushroom. The fish butty sandwich was good too. Just the right amount of batter and crispiness on the outside. Would go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bartender/waiter professional. Host/manager spent the evening playing on his phone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Definitely the spot for a great date night

J
vipJenny
Calgary
71 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had been looking for a healthy reasonably priced breakfast near my hotel. Frustrated with what I found, I made the trek here on my last day. I wished I came here sooner. Prices are good, service is excellent. I was able to get what I like to eat usually without all the cream/cheese that is popular in most dishes in this region.

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LeilaniG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Think if they are going to try to promote breakfast and not just to serve the hotel above them then they need to expand breakfast options and improve the food they already serve.

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vipCr3ativegirl
Austin
75 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had fish and chips and a couple of beers on the makeshif “patio”. It was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the service and while we chose to eat outside the interior had a great pub feel ! Can’t wait to go back !

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Boston using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-9977.

Elephant & Castle - Boston is rated 4.1 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Boston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.elephantcastle.com/en/gift-cards.html.

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.