Idle Hour Quincy

4.7
152 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Idle Hour features an ever evolving menu of creative classic dishes, with a focus on locally sourced and seasonality. From craft cocktails, New England based craft beers, and seasonal dishes, there is always something new to look forwaard to.

Support Idle Hour Quincy during COVID-19

Offers

  • LOOKING FOR JUST DRINKS?

    Multiple dates available

    Fri 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sat 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO JOIN US FOR DRINKS & LIGHTER FARE, WE ASK YOU VISIT LATER IN THE EVENING. Due to limited capacity, we kindly ask diners to order Dinner. At this time, we are unable to offer reservations for only drinks and an appetizer. Our menu is intended to be a shareable dining experience with a unique cocktail list. Thanks!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 152 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMattG
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meg was outstanding. Promote immediately.

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MichaelG
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to indulge in creative food and beverages in a relaxing atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Fried pork chop was worse than a hungry man TV dinner

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AmyC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idle Hour was great and very accommodating even though we were early for our reservation! We were there for my friend’s birthday and they made the occasion feel special. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was incredible, food was delicious, and I loved the clever drink names (and the taste of the one I tried, the Hot Boy Summer). Their thing is Farm to Table and you can definitely tell the food is fresh and well prepared!

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Karenloca
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Boyfriend and I have been here a number of times, since we're in walking distance, and the food the mozzarella sticks are huge, a fun twist on the usual small, bland with marinara variety. Drinks include something for every taste. Service is always friendly, if sometimes a little slow due to busy-ness. Music is fun, but never overwhelms the conversation, which tends to be boisterous.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pretty good food but the restaurant is VERY loud and we waited nearly an hour for our food.

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ColleenD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Creative dishes, farm to table, fresh ingredients. I would definitely go back. Not a place for picky eaters. Limited menu based on what's available from farms. Creative and delicious drinks as well. Highly recommend!

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David
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great... awesome drinks, delicious food and perfect service. Thank you!

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vipdr1024
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks, music was loud

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MelanieH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant for food and drinks. However the music selection was not family friendly and was quite loud at times. It almost felt like a night club in Boston towards the end of our meal where we couldn’t even hear each other to continue our conversations.

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Laura
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Idle Hour was a neat experience. My sister and I took my mother who found it a bit loud, which was accurate. It would have been nice if the music was a little lower so that it wouldn't have been so hard talking across the table. We ended up being much earlier than planned and the host graciously figured out a way to seat us early, even though it was pretty busy. Our waitress was on point all night, constantly checking in and bringing us whatever we needed.
The food was really good. We shared food as a table. The carnitas tacos were fantastic as was the gnocchi and the burrata with cornbread. The salad was super fresh and interesting. The grilled squash was just okay and a few of the pieces were charred to the point where they didn't taste good.
Cocktails were nice. A wider variety of beers would be good. Lots of names that weren't familiar so a brief description of the taste would be helpful. Our waitress helped me find one that matched my taste though. Overall we enjoyed the meal and the place. A nice neighborhood find!

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Pops
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great spot but currently understaffed so patience is required while waiting for service (which was great upon arrival.). Burger normally awesome arrived well done but ordered medium rare. Gnocchi was great, as were fried pickles and salmon tartare.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, and the service is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never had a bad meal at Idle Hour! Every time we go, the food is always fantastic, the team is always so welcoming and the atmosphere is the perfect setting for a fun night out. We sat outside and ordered a few dishes to share - grilled wings, asparagus and the house burger. They are so accommodating with special requests made to the order and even brought some water out for our pup! Definitely will be back again soon!

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CathleenC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our server forgot to place our order. We had to repeatedly ask for things. My food was cold when it arrived.

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EllieS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Idle Hour! The food is great and the people are chill. Totally worth the trip to Quincy. Make sure to try the mozzarella sticks!

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DGS3
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great overall experience with service staff and the quality and taste of the food - delicious, fresh, and different. Fun and quite loud. Not for outdoor dining.

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CatherineP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff/bartenders were incredibly welcoming and made the whole experience comfortable and enjoyable. The food and drinks speak for themselves - delicious!

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Bostonfoodie86
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service.

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Hurldogg
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Friendly, accommodating staff who offered great suggestions for food and beverages. While the menu seemed limited, the food we had was outstanding (try the wings). And, though we were on the sidewalk, next to a busy street, we didn't really notice the traffic. I definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service wasn’t the best but the food was good

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vipBostonian
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden neighborhood gem. Creative cocktails, delicious food, and friendly service. What else do you need?

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Best breakfast I have had in a long time.

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vipJacquiW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , fun decor, inventive drinks ! Went for brunch and will absolutely return! Be auto check out the bathrooms, each with their own unique theme- enjoy!!!

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Karyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try the burrata, delicious! Everything tasted so fresh!

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Smaxxie
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. My only tip - if you’re tall, you won’t enjoy the stools at the high tops. Your back will not be happy with you later.

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of my best dining experiences in a long time. The burger is a must. The service was attentive, friendly and on point. The drinks were delicious. If you’re looking for a place with great food, drinks, service and outdoor seating this is it!

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vipMattG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with amazing cocktails and food. Brian, the bartender was awesome. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the pop-up and definitely want to go back for their regular menu!

Cocktails aren’t sweet, and reasonably priced. Decor’s cool. The owner seemed really nice and cool as well!

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Hong
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The server or host or owner rushed to clean our table and gave us bill with his temper. He never know my second round drink arrived my table 5 mins ago, because the bartender forgot to make it. how can I finished a strong cocktails in a short time.

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MarianneD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. It was a little noisy outside with local traffic but overall a great choice for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Honestly everything was great except the fact that there are many items on the menu labeled gluten free that are not actually acceptable for gluten free allergies to eat. This was super disappointing since we choose restaurants knowing that they have food items for those with an allergy. Came home unsatisfied and hungry

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You walk in and immediately feel like family. From great service and vibes to amazing food. This time I tried the Ricotta Gnocchi, which was out of this world. Typically not a huge pasta fan, but after hearing about how good it was, I had to try it. Now if only I could hire the chef to cook for me all the time!

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AlexaR
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was amazing customer service was great, food and drinks were great. Came here for brunch, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my salad!!

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CarolineT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! Food was so good, fresh local ingredients, and our waiter was so cool. Ice cream sandwiches at the end were the PERFECT way to end the night! We will definitely be returning again soon!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, menu changes every couple weeks. The staff is always friendly and attentive.

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vipChristine
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idle Hour is perfect for any occasion! Night out with friends, first date, anniversary, family dinner or simply on a night you don’t feel like cooking! The food, drinks and service are incredible! Highly recommend!

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Kale
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Service was also top notch. Will 100% come back!

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 4.7 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Idle Hour Quincy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/idle-hour-quincy/giftcards.

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.