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John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House

3.8
3.8
104 Reviews
$30 and under
American
John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House in Farmingham is the place to go for a great happy hour experience. The location offers up a range of unique craft beers on tap, such as the strawberry ale and John Harvard's Ale. The look and feel to the place will leave you feeling that you have been transported to a London pub, and John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House is proud to serve up some of the finest food as well. The next time you are looking for a place to grab a drink and a bite to eat with friends or coworkers, consider the fish and chips at John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House to go with your favorite beverage.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 875-2337
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Juan Mejia
  • Private party facilities
    We thank you for your interest in John Harvard"s Brewery Private Dining! Our crowd-pleasing offerings are a delicious, convenient way to entertain large gatherings of 10 people or more in any setting. Whether planning a fun social event at home or an important business function at your office, John Harvard's is the perfect way to enjoy large-party portions of your hand-prepared dishes. John Harvard's function menu offers easy-to-order menu combinations as well as a variety of our favorite foods a la carte. We offer everything from exciting appetizers to our signature spent grain pizzas,comfort food, fresh salads, pastas and brewhouse favorites, specialty entrees to our current list of beer. Additionally, our team is happy to create a customized menu for private beer dinners and an insight on beer brewing by our brewer director and our executive chef.
  • Private party contact
    Bob Scott: (508) 875-2337
  • Neighborhood
    Framingham
  • Cross street
    Shoppers World Drive. 2nd entrance
  • Parking details
    Parking from both Route 30 and Route 9. Located between Marshalls and AC Moore in Shoppers World.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience

NoiseModerate

104 Reviews
  1. Cece13

    Greater Boston

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great spot directly in the shopping center which makes it a fun place to take a break while shopping or before heading to the movies across the street. Service is quick, but not rushed. Servers were very friendly and accommodating.

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  2. out2dine

    Greater Boston

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our Open Table reservation got us seated right away on a Friday night. John Harvard's offers several delicious comfort food choices and has a large selection to please everyone. The nachos are very good and a generous portion to share. Salmon was a large portion of fish and the sauce was delicious. The blackened chicken was a bit spicy, but not overpowering. Chicken pot pie is always a very good choice and looks homemade. We come here quite often and know that John Harvard's is a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. The servers always make sure you are well taken care of.

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  3. Mary

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a good spot for a "bite" when you just want some good beer and decent food. The bartenders will give you a "taste" of a beer or two if you can't decide. They also have wine, if that is your pleasure as well has hard liquor. For dinner I had a large Caesar salad with a decent sized piece of grilled salmon. Quite tasty and I felt I had enough. A chicken pot pie was enjoyed by another diner as was fish and chips and a BLT wrap. All in our group enjoyed our meals. Making a reservation is a good idea as this place can get crowded. I've been to this restaurant a number of times in the past and will return again. [It's a good half-way spot between Boston and Worcester]

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  4. out2dine

    Greater Boston

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our Open Table reservation was well worth it for a busy Saturday night and we were seated right away. The table for two was in a busy traffic spot. We tried the featured Tag Town beer which was good. Clam chowder to start was very good. It took a while for the entrees to come out after the soup. Bread with oil for dipping is served. The hamburgers were large and also very good. The prices are reasonable and they offer a lot of very good comfort food.

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  5. MetroWestFoodie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It had been awhile since I had been to John Harvard's. I had forgotten how good the beers are! Nice bar. The food is quite good and reasonably priced - nice portions - plenty, but not too large. We sat in a booth, which was quite nice. Some of the seating is a little too close to allow for good conversation, but no complaints. Nice atmosphere and friendly, helpful service. Need to add this one to the list of try more often. Nice evening.

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  6. Beach33

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I should have payed more attention to the reviews from previous diners ... this place is AWFUL. It is old, dingy and the food is a less than a step up from airplane food. We only went there because we were meeting family from different parts of MA and it was centrally located with a good beer selection ... McDonald's will be a better choice next time.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    115 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's a pub. They have pub food. It's decent pub food. The service tends to be consistently good even when there's a large party (and we were). We had brunch, and the options were good and the food tasty.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to John Harvard several times. The food is good, beverage choice very adequate, the atmosphere is fine and the service is also good. They do aim to please and we will be going back.

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  9. out2dine

    Greater Boston

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    John Harvard's is a great place to go for dinner and enjoy delicious food and great service. The menu offers a large variety of choices to satisfy everyone. They have a large selection of craft beer and usually feature a monthly beer. Our waiter Derrick gave us great service and recommended some very good beers to try. Their most popular dishes are comfort foods, such as chicken pot pie or meatloaf. The chicken pot pie was very good and hearty with many big chunks of chicken and carrots. The meatloaf is a very generous, delicious portion. I'd definitely recommend John Harvard's if you haven't been before or it's been a long time since you returned. The staff is very friendly and makes sure you enjoy the visit.

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  10. Shassi

    Greater Boston

    111 reviews

    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dependable, reliable, and a place you can trust. It was a while since we have been. Took my 76 year old cousin from Orlando and he was not disappointed. Server was very accommodating and available. Nice job.

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FAQs

John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 875-2337.

John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House is rated 3.8 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House

1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Shoppers World Drive. 2nd entrance
  • Neighborhood
    Framingham
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking from both Route 30 and Route 9. Located between Marshalls and AC Moore in Shoppers World.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Juan Mejia
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (508) 875-2337
  • Private party facilities
    We thank you for your interest in John Harvard"s Brewery Private Dining! Our crowd-pleasing offerings are a delicious, convenient way to entertain large gatherings of 10 people or more in any setting. Whether planning a fun social event at home or an important business function at your office, John Harvard's is the perfect way to enjoy large-party portions of your hand-prepared dishes. John Harvard's function menu offers easy-to-order menu combinations as well as a variety of our favorite foods a la carte. We offer everything from exciting appetizers to our signature spent grain pizzas,comfort food, fresh salads, pastas and brewhouse favorites, specialty entrees to our current list of beer. Additionally, our team is happy to create a customized menu for private beer dinners and an insight on beer brewing by our brewer director and our executive chef.
  • Private party contact
    Bob Scott: (508) 875-2337
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