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John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House

114 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (121)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (77)
  • Great for Lunch (60)

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(508) 875-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Mejia
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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.
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Private party contact
Bob Scott: (508) 875-2337
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Cross street
Shoppers World Drive. 2nd entrance
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Parking details
Parking from both Route 30 and Route 9. Located between Marshalls and AC Moore in Shoppers World.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2014

Some of our meals, such as the mac and cheese and the shepherd's pie, were terrific. The famous ribs were terrible, dry and rubbery. The chicken parm was just ok. Salad was tiny and not much but lettuce and carrot slivers. The bread served to the table was very good. Lots of beer choices.
Server was very sweet but seemed overwhelmed and was not attentive. Service was pretty slow.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 15, 2014

Lovely evening. Only issue - asked for a round table and guests were seated at a booth. Now know there were no round tables but a booth would have not worked. It was a BIG issue to us. The staff quickly moved us to a table for six. MUCH better.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

The food was not as good as we thought it was going to be. Definitely the kind of place you want to get a good beer though.

Cng391 (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

Went for dinner after picking up my sister a Logan. They had a great selection of beers and all the food we got was very tasty. We were not disappointed and would definitely go back again. We wish we got the bigger thing of nachos because they were delicious and the bread and dipping oil was as well. We had a great server who was very entertaining and kind.

Saturdaynight (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

Our waiter was top notch. The dinner was served warm and cooked correctly. A great experience.

DebBurke (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2014

I ordered the winter salad with grilled salmon = it was really delicious and different from alot of salads I've had.

love2wineanddine (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2014

good place to go before movie! we shared an appetizer and each had our own dish - quesadillas (with black beans added) and gorgonzola burger - which we both enjoyed. there is plenty of beer to choose from and the waitress even brought samples when we couldn't decide.

JDMFramingham (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2014

...EXCELLENT! Still my overall favorite place to go out for dinner...or lunch...or dringk

vipRinny (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 2, 2014

Was going to this area & found this restaurant through Open Table. Nice place with home brews there & good variety of menu items. Quick service & pleasant staff. The food was average.

Trisha (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2014

Great burgers & extensive beer selection. But varied menu also available. I ordered baked fish that was excellent.

vipPaul (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2014

Long time frequenter of the original Cambridge outpost, so I was pleased to see that the menu and beer list were consistent. Service was good and the food was great. Mediterranean with steak tips was fresh and cooked perfectly to my liking. Large space slowly filled at lunch, but it the noise level was moderate.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2014

The ambience was good an the service was only trumped by the amazing beer. The good was great and we had a very good experience.

Katie (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2014

Service was great, food selections were varied. Fun place to meet friends for a bite to eat an conversation. I made my reservation through OpenTable, but when I arrived I wasn't "in your system". The hostess quickly found us a table and said she'd contact Open Table about this glitch (I showed her my confirmation on my cell phone - not that she questioned me)
Most impressive move by the staff - my brother-in-law was adventurous in his choice of beverage, which he found undrinkable. Without question, our server asked him if he would like something else. Great public relations move! We will be back.

HWilliams (New England)
5.0  Dined on March 23, 2014

The staff were awesome, great service, delicious food, and John Harvard's has such an awesome and interesting decor and atmosphere. We will definitely go again and highly recommend it to all those we know!

Everett (New England)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2014

Quickly seated and warmly greeted at the table by a lovely and cheerful Lauren. Drinks soon arrived. My son asked if instead of the Cajun blackened chicken fettuccini, if they could make him a grilled chicken fettuccini Alfredo. Lauren told us that would be no problem. I ordered the fancy grilled cheese, my daughter had a burger to order. The food was very good.

We were talked into dessert. We enjoyed a beautifully presented apple crisp built in a mason jar and a huge chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich/sundae big enough to share.

The manager, Mike, stopped to ensure everything was up to our expectations. We confirmed that we were pleased and gave Lauren a well deserved compliment.