Elephant & Castle - Boston

4.3
59 Reviews
$30 and under
British

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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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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
3 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!!

CP
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
12 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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OpenTable Diner
Key West
8 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.

DA
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

RR
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.

TD
TomD
1 review
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!!

DW
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
5 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
69 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.

LG
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
73 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 !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good classic pub with great early dinner and snack specials! We had a really nice time here and it felt very safe with their covid procedures in place.

JG
vipJerryG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I was there fo trivia night with 8 co workers and our serve could never be found. She got drink orders for half the table then leave and come back 10-15 minutes later and then the same for the other half. By the time we got food it was over 30 minutes and reordering drinks was the same.

BJ
BostonJoe
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an all around great place for so many reasons.

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vipcrle56
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A nice place for lunch. Cozy atmosphere. Excellent pub food. I also wanted to compliment the server for attending to my special dietary needs.

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Mari
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This restaurant was a big disappointment as a British experience. The football game had no volume, the baked beans are American and not British (huge difference) and the bangers were not good. For a place that advertises as a British bar, it was quite lacking. We left to watch the second half of the Liverpool vs. Man United game at home, where we could hear the commentary and reactions of the crowd, a big part of the game. A missed opportunity for the many Brits and wanna be Brits in Boston.

DW
DavidW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Simple casual pub dining. More of a sit down atmosphere than most, especially since it was carpeted. I don't know why, but that made the feel so different. The staff needed to be more attentive to their customers and also work together as a team. Because of such we left a rather small tip.

CG
ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service very good.Glass of Wine a bit price.will return.

AF
AnnieF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good to eat at this Place!!! We always go there when we come to Boston

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Khh500
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

There on a break in Boston, and just looking for some good, but not expensive food. I would say that for 4 of us, we still spent $100 and the food was really not good. The fish and chips was soggy, the Yorkshire pudding was stale, and if you ask my wife, she doesn't remember what she even ordered. The beer came out pretty quickly, but when a friend joined us, it took 10 minutes to get a Guinness for here. I don't like to give bad reviews, and I have eaten at this same establishment in Chicago (which was good!). Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The atmosphere is very comfortable and the portions were reasonable. Service was solid, but the value is to be debated. A burger and side salad at lunch should not be $16.

N
vipNancy
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food and place are great. But everytime we go there service is poorly peovided. Not sure because they are busy and can't keep up or servers kuat aren't motivated to provide great service.

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Ctvisitor
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Michael’s trivia is the best game in Boston. Definitely the reason to visit.

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Ctvisitor
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

They have the best trivia game in Boston (perhaps America) on Tuesday nights. Michael chooses great questions and music and delivers them perfectly. He never says more than he needs to, unlike some games in which the MC likes to hear him or herself talk.

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vipFFabre
New England
52 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & fun place to go after work! I had the Salmon Burger and a rum based drink, both were delicious. We went on trivia night which was fun & it definitely added to the fun, boisterous environment, just a bit loud for a Tuesday night.

j
vipjumbo11
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

After work Financial District hot spot

BA
BARB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Server was good. Noise level was way too loud.

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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 4.3 stars by 59 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.