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Idle Hour Quincy, Quincy, MA

Idle Hour Quincy

4.8
4.8
348 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table

SHORT WALK FROM QUINCY CENTER T STOP!
Idle Hour features a made from scratch kitchen, unique craft cocktails, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Join us on Hancock Street-look for the green sign.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 845-5711
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sean Pelliccia
  • Private party facilities
    Hosting events for up to 150 of your closest friends family and colleuges
  • Neighborhood
    Quincy
  • Cross street
    Hancock st beween Granite and Cottage Ave
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available in addition to the Quincy Center Parking Garage on Hancock st, as well as the parking lot at the court house on Chestnut st.
  • Public transit
    We are located a few minutes walk fro the Quincy Center Red Line T
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 348 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Boston

    Best Value

  • Greater Boston

    Innovative

  • Boston

    Best Overall

  • Boston

    Best Ambiance

  • Boston

    Best Value

  • Boston

    Innovative

348 Reviews
  1. BEARLOVESFOOD

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have returned here a few times now and it has been great every time. Love the ambiance, friendly service and delicious food.

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  2. JonG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Idle Hour! The food and service was excellent! The restaurant team was very personable and friendly! Really enjoyed their drinks and small plates.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best spot in the neighborhood! Everything I've tried here is freaking amazing! The duck is divine and the short rib was heavenly. Friendly service, and the prices are extremely reasonable for both the neighborhood and the food quality.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, great service, stellar vibes

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  5. AlexandriaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Idle Hour is always an incredible dining experience, whether you are coming for brunch, dinner, or snacking your way through a night cap. Amazing food, great cocktails, and it’s right in the heart of Quincy Center. I can’t recommend this place enough!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing Drag brunch with DottieAve and Shakaren and Kori King! Very friendly atmosphere and food and beverage delicious! Thank You and accommodating host at Idol Hour!

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  7. StaceyG

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess for today, Dottie, was 10/10 fun. Great service and drinks.

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  8. Jess

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great! Definitely recommend for the food, drinks, and service!

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  9. mlbos

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A most enjoyable drag show and a delicious brunch. Recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed this place! Cool vibe. The music - and 80s and 90’s mix - was perfect! Our service was wonderful. Food was tasty and great selection of apps for sharing. Will definitely go back!

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  11. Alanac

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was EXCELLENT and I had the shakshuka which was honestly perfect. Everyone else had pancakes (seasonal and traditional, both delicious) and a breakfast burger.

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  12. StacyN

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cool ambiance, great drinks and music. The menu is small, but we enjoyed what we had, panko chicken sandwich, gnocchi and hummus with flatbread.

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  13. BrittanyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Small sharable plates, but the food had good flavor. Not really my vibe but an overall decent place.

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  14. BethD

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night and food

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  15. BEARLOVESFOOD

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Idle Hour The food and the atmosphere the service all top-notch. We loved it Will definitely be back in highly recommend.

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  16. SuzanneC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jose was a fantastic server. He was attentive and the drinks were good.

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  17. YesItsBruce

    Greater Boston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great craft cocktails and small plates. Great place for NYE or anytime.

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  18. Dirtsa

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The house burger was delicious as usual 😋. What a great place to eat good food and an attentive staff a recipe for success.

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  19. Eric

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were randomly in Quincy and swung by here for an impromptu dinner. Overall very impressed, the chef clearly knows what they’re doing. The menu is small but both of our dishes (the duck and the pork) were fantastic, especially at the price-point. Brussels sprouts to start were also standout. Interior and vibe were nice, sort of an indie gastropub feel, but the food turns out way better than you expect. Will return if we’re in the area again.

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  20. Glutenfreegirl

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food and drinks were delicious and fresh, as usual. Idle Hour consistently serves food that tastes really good and with really fresh ingredients. I have never had something I didn’t like from them.

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  21. PallA

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time having brunch at IH. My GF and I decided to sit at the bar because it was less crowded than the dining tables. She started with an espresso martini and I had a seasonal espresso based drink. She ordered the Shakshuka and I had the seasonal pancakes (brown butter apple). The drinks were excellent handcrafted cocktails and the food was freshly prepared and delicious. The pancakes were some of the best I’ve ever had. It’s clear the whole crew at IH takes pride in delivering high quality drinks and food in a laid back environment. Will definitely be back for brunch again.

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  22. AlexaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth a trip from the south end ! On a Sunday morning no traffic and it was amazing. Food great price ! Such a great place to go out to lunch/blunch, and we walked around some historical points on the trail. Only thing is they only have coffee. No decaf no tea. No cappuccino… and it was really cold in there so we wanted some warm things.

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  23. Christine

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, the atmosphere, the food, the drinks. Incredible every time. Go there tonight!

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  24. Webster

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance and noise level promoted easy conversations on Tuesday evening. The 3 different entrees we had were uniformly excellent. Drinks were well made.

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  25. LisaB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding on busy Friday night. The menu was inventive and everything was prepared so well! We’re looking forward to our next visit.

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  26. teresam

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal as usual- drinks, food, and service are all notch!

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  27. BryanM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time, food and drinks great. Great vibe, would recommend

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  28. teresam

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, and service are A+++ as usual! Could not recommend them more!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday drag brunches are amazingly entertaining! Love Dottieave and friends 👏👏👏👏❤️

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  30. StaceyG

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drag Brunch at Idle promises a great time, fantastic experience from staff, and delicious food. 10/10

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dottie and friends drag brunch was AMAZING!! The food was delicious , the service was outstanding, and the restaurant was charming. I'm looking forward to booking our next brunch here soon.

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  32. Kate

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Idle hour! Tasty food and crafty unique drinks. The fried pickles are to die for. Once of Quincy’s hidden gems. Super cool vibe and usually pretty easy to get a spot to sit and eat.

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  33. BetsyS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Idle Hour a few times and the food and cocktails are always top notch. The fried pickles are soooo good! They are crispy and very thin so they taste almost like chips. I tried the crab gnocchi for the first time and it was the best I’ve ever had. Very rich and with lots of crab! They also have a few small tables outside along the street during the summer. I highly recommend this restaurant in Quincy!

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  34. Salamander22

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went there for breakfast and ordered the duck hash. There was very little duck. It was mostly potatoes and that dish was $17. I paid $17 for a plate of potatoes with 2 eggs. The service was great though and the atmosphere was nice.

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  35. Mickey

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Idle Hour has a nice vibe. A limited menu, which I like, and the food we got was very good.

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  36. Ohword

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If you like bland food then this is the place for you. The food here is terrible. There wasn’t any flavor or seasoning in the food we order. I order the corn beef hash and my wife ordered the steak frites and it had an awful taste to it. Even when we mentioned this to the manager, he just said “Oh, sorry to hear that” and walked away. I wouldn’t recommend this place

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  37. Andrea

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had so much fun at drag trivia! Food and drinks were amazing. Great experience as always!

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  38. CrystalB

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch is great at Idle Hour. Delicious food and yummy cocktails!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food here. Everything is delicious. Great drinks, cocktails, Sour beers. Always an enjoyable experience.

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  40. Dontatme

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mediocre, the tables were uncomfortably close together, very loud patrons. Ceviche - 5/10 - the fish quality was very good, but the mango sauce was strangely thick for ceviche Pickle Chips - 6/10 - super thinly sliced pickles. good at first, but the increase in surface area of the breading ended up making it tough towards the end. Short rib gnocchi - 3/10 - i've made better braised short ribs at home

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Idle Hour Quincy using the Order Online button. Idle Hour Quincy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 845-5711.

Idle Hour Quincy is rated 4.8 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Idle Hour Quincy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Idle Hour Quincy

1464 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169-5203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hancock st beween Granite and Cottage Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Quincy
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available in addition to the Quincy Center Parking Garage on Hancock st, as well as the parking lot at the court house on Chestnut st.
  • Public transit
    We are located a few minutes walk fro the Quincy Center Red Line T
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sean Pelliccia
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 845-5711
  • Private party facilities
    Hosting events for up to 150 of your closest friends family and colleuges
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