Town Tavern

4.6
152 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We're back! Starting March 22nd we will be opening up the dining room and the patio to service our guests! Looking forward to seeing you at the Tavern!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
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
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vipPhilEdiner
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambience, terrific staff. Love the outdoor seating and weekend live music. Food is okay but not amazing. Interesting mix of typical pub food and some Asian fusion.

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MarciaR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was friendly but a bit slow
Warm where we were sitting

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Donna
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dinner was good but not outstanding. Usual pub fare. Service was good however. Waitress worked hard to make sure we were happy with table and extras.

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Local
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service by Carina (?) was wonderful. All three of us enjoyed our dinners on a quiet Tuesday evening in the Tavern. The Indaba Merlot was a good, moderately-priced wine. We were seated near the windows and watched the thunderous rain fall and then the skies clear - lovely.

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HollyB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch on the fourth of July. The meals were delicious, attention to detail perfect. Waitress friendly and attentive. Wish you had one in Hopkinton, Mass.!!

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ElizaD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They didn't have my reservation for 4 people outside in their records so had to sit inside instead.

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Local
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a restaurant we can walk to, it is fine. The beer selection is small, but from good breweries. I wish there were bigger IPAs, but I am not in the majority. The wine options are good. Vegetarian options are routine - salads, bean burger. One of our dishes of the 4 was excellent - chicken bao, the others were fine. It was busy when we were there so our server was in demand and forgot a couple of things, nice fellow. We will go there again because it is so close. Thye kids' menu, which we did not use, looked like a good one. The restaurant is very friendly to families.

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BABS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our food was very good and our waitress was excellent.

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SallyS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lingered for several hours out on their sidewalk patio under an umbrella. Our lunch was delicious and the staff wonderful.

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Luv2Eat
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So glad this is my neighborhood restaurant! Everything I have had over the past several years has been so good: salmon tatsoi, their take on the Reuben sandwich, the fish sandwich, chicken bao, salad with steak added, and always their fries. Always good service, too. Nice to know their take-home containers are not plastic, too, but compostable.

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HilaryS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time last night at Town Tavern. It was so nice outside and both the service and food were great. She did very well handling everything with a smile and light chitchat. Made it enjoyable. So happy to see them busy.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burgers and fast service. Atmosphere is relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger!!

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot, perfect casual adult dinner or out-to-eat with kids.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful… a very efficient attentive young lady. Foid was perfect for a fairly quick meal before a show… will definitely go back with my friends

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NaomiS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food, freshly prepared. In the evening, Town Tavern is a great place for dinner (try the chicken paneed - it is delightful from the first bite to the last). This time I took my mom for brunch and we ate outside on the sidewalk. The service is thoughtful and kind.

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JanetD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lunch outside was great! Wonderful food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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vipDaveJfromNH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, and it won't be our last. I had the crispy chicken sandwich, which is now the rage just about everywhere. I'm telling you, this sandwich, with crispy, tender and moist chicken breast, served with an amazing mornay cheese sauce, is by far the best I have ever had anywhere. Even the fries were excellent, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This sets the new standard for crispy chicken sandwiches. Very friendly service staff, even the manager came over and chatted for awhile. It is an unpretentious, neighborhood style eatery, nothing fancy. But man, that chicken sandwich!

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LoriF
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was outstanding!

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Cadelo
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everything was just OK. Nothing wrong, although the music was too loud and made it hard to hear our conversation. The house salads we both got were underdressed, and you could tell the lettuce etc...were washed but still had too much water left in them which diluted the dressing to the point there was little flavor. For entrees, my wife had the Tavern Burger which she liked and which was cooked very well. Her fries were also good. My sirloin was cooked well also, but the meat was very tough and chewy. I don’t expect much from a sirloin, and was wishing they offered another cut like a strip. I had heard they offer sirloin to keep prices low, but it would be nice to have another option. The broccolini was fine also. So three stars overall. We would go back, but not in a rush to get back there.

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Lola68
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best! We had a very loud group come in next to us and she moved us before we even asked to.

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DanF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service was excellent. A great place for the first restaurant I've been to in 14 months.

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

Food was good, service was excellent, and everything was great.

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vipHeidiB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great spot!!! Server could have checked drink levels more often.

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Ladywholunches
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time eating out since the Pandemic began. My friend and I chose to eat outdoors. It was somewhat noisy on the busy street, but I guess we took that risk. The food was much better than we were expecting. She had the fish and chips (and she's English, so she knows fish and chips!) I had the veggie burger, which was very moist and tasty. I would go back, for sure.

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CathyC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and yummy super-thin steak fries. Great place to go with friends or for a family dinner

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SLMBoston
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner here with friends we hadn’t seen in a year! Wonderful wait person too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Busy for Mother’s Day but great eating out experience.

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vipRich
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just wanted something simple and good - thats exactly what we got! Excellent burger, excellent fried chicken sandwich. Shrimp poppers were a superb appetizer. Desserts were generous (!) and delicious. And the drinks were spot on. Service was attentive, informative, but not too much. Really - nothing to fault - we will be back for sure!

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ScottS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Town Tavern is one of our favorite places in Arlington. The food has been delicious every time we've been. We're happy to go there to get a delicious meal and keep our spending local!

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Dawn16
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Glad to be back at the Tavern. Good food and service as usual.

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dunster
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outdoors, and it was a great, relaxing evening of catching up. Great waitress.

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Dede
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job distancing the tables. The food is always fresh and delicious. The wait staff were cheery and accommodating. My husband and friends love the fish and chips. I enjoy the stir fry. My only wish is that the chicken dishes were breasts not all thighs.

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RPNo
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to go back since the pandemic. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to coming back soon.

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DavidG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was honored right on time for a very busy night at the restaurant. Our server was attentive and very helpful. Food was excellent. Not much more we could have asked for.

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LisaO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took my aunt to lunch for Mother's Day. It was not busy, tables outside were full and they had the windows wide open to the street. Very nice on a beautiful day! Service was a little slow to start, I think they were not sure who had our table.
Food was great. My aunt is picky about liking plain food. Her cheddar burger was good, nice soft bun, fabulous french fries. I got the stir fry with shrimp and was thrilled! So fresh and yummy.

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LaurieF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly great neighborhood restaurant; good atmosphere, great food, and good value for money.

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LaurieF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved their choice of cocktails and appetizers! Very friendly and attentive service too,

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AislinnM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Town Tavern using the Order Online button. Town Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 859-5413.

Town Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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.