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About Jacob Wirth

We are the 2nd oldest restaurant in Boston and the longest consecutively running tradition in the city. The original round mahogany tables and bar have welcomed one and all both young and old for over 142 years. Share a meal and moment in history where the people who built Boston did. Where Larry Bird came after walking off the court his last night of being a Boston Celtic. Most recently where Hollywood has found inspiration featuring Jacob Wirth in "Knight and Day" and "The Company Man." Where Boston"s Big Dig was drawn on napkin... Hey when you're 130 years old see if you get everything right!
We strive for great service here but sometimes things do not always go as planned. Both good and bad we would like to hear your experience and feedback. These comments can be sent to mfitzgerald@jacobwirth.com Thank you in advance!

31-37 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Saturday: 11.30 AM - Close

Cross Street:
Between Washington and Tremont

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 338-8586

Website:
http://www.jacobwirth.com/

Entertainment:
25 Years of Sing-A-Long Fun! Friday nights hoist a stein with Mel Stiller from 8pm-Midnight!
Thursdays and most Saturday's Sing A Long with Patrick Durkin! 8pm-Close

Catering:
Please contact for further information- mmfitzgerald_83@yahoo.com

Public Transit:
Tuft's Medical on the Orange Line.

Executive Chef:
Mandeep Bisworkarma

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Jacob Wirth Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Music (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've been here several times, and it's always a blast to go during the sing-along nights!

Tags: Live Music, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The experience was disappointing. It was a Saturday night at 6pm before the shows and the place was only about 2/3 full, which seemed odd at the time. Our service was not good and I felt like the place was dirty. Every time we ordered the same drink, it came out in a different glass. We had to take our own utensils off of other empty tables. My husband had the German food and said that it was great. The rest of us had different types of salad which were just ok. My husband had gone here many times when he was younger and was raving about the place. The rest of us would not recommend it to our friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dinner was good, though they seem to have changed their clam chowder recipe and very energetic sound level!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Monday night Trivia man was WAY TOO LOUD, and we were originally seated at the table in front of him. Requested table change as far away as possible and he was still loud. Food was inedible unlike our past experiences there. Staff was friendly but service was very slow. We have been there in the past and enjoyed it but we will not be going back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First visit since 1985. Very disappointed in the food quality. My wife will not return after her chicken sandwich was difficult to cut and chew.
I will return for pre theatre drinks only.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect for pre-theater dining. Reservations are a must. Great German Food and Beer.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great Beer list. Our server was great, he was very friendly and attentive. We got our food in no time at all. The food was good. I wish the spetzel was more flavorful, and the veal was not quite as tough. Overall the meal was tasty, When I return I will definitely try something else on the menu.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a great date night! We will return! Thank you Taya!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Jake Wirth's has been around since before I was born. It is a lively, authentic German beer hall with many beers on tap. Wiener schnitzel, German mixed grill, hot soft pretzels for dipping, and many other German dishes are just delicious. Perfect for a casual get-together with friends.
The service was excellent. I've been going to Jake Wirth's for more than 30 years and I will certainly be back for more.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food, nice ambience. Great for lunch. The german food is authentic

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great German food & beer.
The wait staff were friendly. Drinks, appetizers and dinner were served quickly.
Our table was located was by the air conditioner and it was uncomfortably chilly. The waitress did turn off the ceiling fan but it was still very chilly.
We did see several tables for 8 that were free but were not offered to change from the corner we were seated.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great girls night celebrating a bIg birthday! Great sing-a-long with Mel on the piano!! Fun night!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic service and food! I live in Connecticut and I would make a future trip just here just for the food and drinks! This is a must go kind of place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fun, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good fun. Attentive staff. Nice atmosphere. Food good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have not been here for many years and so glad we went there for delicious German food!
Everything I had was cooked perfectly, the Wursts, German potato salad, red cabbage and sauerkraut. Delicious! And, the bread pudding with ice cream and caramel sauce was divine! Will definitely return!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love Mel on the piano!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fun Friday night Singalong With Mel Stiller. Place was rockin! Enjoy tasty food and belt out the oldies.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was decent to good. I was expecting that wiener schnitzel would have been pounded thinner since this was supposed to be authentic German, but it was thick. The selection of beer was good. Atmosphere is noisy but it is what I expected for a restaurant of this type. The service was a bit slow at the start but the food came out quicker with the help from the the other severs.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I love Jacob Wirth. A bar/pub environment for all ages with good food and a huge beer on tap selection. The only reason for a "very good" on the service is because I believe our server was new and was a little slow. Otherwise he was most friendly. As for value, it's the city so it is what it is. The food was great, the beer was cold & we left happy. Check out their website to learn their history and definitely get the pretzels!!

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Having eaten here several times before, we had a good idea as to what to expect with regards to the quality of food. They did not disappoint! The downfall here was the way they serve the food in that the waiter does not bring the food, and therefore may not know that you are waiting for something. This was the case when we waited over 20 minutes for basic dessert, and the restaurant was not quite half full. Once the waiter realized their oversight, he did not make it a top priority to rectify the issue and it took multiple kitchen visits for him to get two orders of strudel and a root beer float delivered. Hopefully we will have better luck next time, however given our last three visits it appears service is not a top priority here.....

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The restaurant was in a perfect location for the theater later on. The food was good and the waiter was good. The only glitch was with Open Table. I asked for a 5 o'clock reservation and got a 3:15 reservation! I had to call Jacob Wirth and get an actual person who changed the reservation to 5.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Wales)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Enjoyed our visit , staff very welcoming , food did what it says on the tin

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Live Music, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good German pub food. Generous portions, great beer list, and lots of memorabilia to look at in this historic building.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Terrible food, tacky atmosphere, overpriced.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I typically love Jacob Wirth's and brought colleagues here for a business lunch. I was disappointed. The waitress didn't speak English well, so we had a hard time communicating with her. They brought the food out quickly, but then no one checked on us and we waited a long time for the bill. I'll go back to drink with friends and order apps, but not for another business meal!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

First time there . Service, food was great and trivia time with Morgan was Really fun .

Tags: Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Sports, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our first time at this restaurant and we enjoyed the experience. A little noisy but it was a Saturday evening with live music.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were in the mood for authentic German food and this is the closest we have found to date.
Loud noise but otherwise wonderful

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We did not like our experience there. Did not like the food at all.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent German food and surprising affordable in that part of Boston!!
10/10 will go again!

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This place has been a location of choice for our group which is a college fraternity. We have two lunches a year here with active brothers and alumni brothers to facilitate communication and bonding among the generations of brothers. We also use this place for short planning meetings for our events committee. It is convenient for most of us, the food is fine, the service has been excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was low quality. BBQ steak tips are simply tops doused in BBQ sauce. Server was rushing is through dinner even though it was not busy. She never offered us coffee or dessert just quickly brought us the check.
Not a clean feeling restaurant.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I was hosting a friend from Cleveland and wanted to take him to a good German Restaurant. I had never been here before and thought with its longevity that it would be good. It wasn't..in fact it was a train wreck. We both ordered clam chowder, potato pancakes, veal viena schnitzel and apple strudel. The only thing acceptable was the clam chowder. The pancakes were mushy, the schnitzel was awful, cold and the spratzel tasted like card board. The strudel was cold and had little flavor. The waiter (Gene) seemed at best ambivalent and never asked if we were ok or if we needed more beer or if the food was good. My friend always takes me to an excellent German Restaurant in Cleveland and I was hoping to impress him. He wasn't and I would never go to this restaurant again or recommend it to anyone. What a total disappointment and waste of time and money.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We stopped in for dinner after reading other reviews online. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. The kids menu provided plenty of options for our youngest and the portions of the adult menu were perfect!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Visiting Boston and heard about Jacob Wirth. Good food: tasty sausages, tangy sauerkraut and equally tangy cabbage. We had their Hefe, pils and a stout...all were flavorful! Pretzel app was good, too. When we return to Boston, Wirth will be on our agenda, again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The Sing-along with Mel Stiller is worth the trip to Jacob Wirth's on Friday nights.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Jake Wirth's is a Boston institution. I was there last 40 years ago while I was in school. It does not appear to have changed much. Noisy crowd, good, but maybe not great, German style food. It was a very warm day when we visited and the A/C was having a hard time keeping up. It's not fine dining, or particularly relaxed, but it's a lot of fun. If you're visiting Boston, or new to the city, you should visit at least once.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I have loved Jake's for decades, and my wife and I have a tradition to go there on or a day or two before Christmas Eve for lunch. Fortunately, we had never been there for the piano sing-alongs, and won't be going back anytime soon. I guess she had an okay voice if you with three sheets to the wind, but way too loud for 10 o'clock at night when we were looking for a nice quiet bite and an adult beverage after an outstanding performance by Robert Earl Keen at Royale.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Birthday party, had a blast with a large group of friends

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went for the piano sing-a-long. It was so much fun! That Alissa Musto is so talented, friendly and absolutely hilarious. We just had drinks that were uniquely delicious, and I'm vegetarian and they even had apps for me...that were delicious. This place is a blast!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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