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True West Brewery

4.2
4.2
243 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True West Brewery is a family-owned village-supported scratch-kitchen restaurant and craft brewery in Acton, Massachusetts. But we’re also so much more. As a Community Supported Brewery (CSB), True West Brewery is a hub for the best of Massachusetts. We are a gathering place to share the skills of culinarians and craft brewers – an intersection of passionate local farmers and Bay Staters. True West Brewery seeks to collaborate with the brightest of our community.

The Massachusetts-local crossroads that is True West Brewery culminates to a rich sharing of stories, a place of play and celebration. Our food: seasonal and handcrafted – sourced, from the finest of the season’s fruits, by our local farmers, growers, fishermen, brewers, distillers and artisans. And our beer: well, it flows a mere 30 feet from our 10 barrel craft brewery to your pint.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Brewery, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (978) 206-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Gagnon

  • Neighborhood

    Acton

  • Cross street

    Spruce

  • Parking details

    We have convenient covered parking, onsite lot as well as ample on street parking in the village.

  • Public transit

    We are a 1.2 miles from the South Acton MBTA stop on the Fitchburg line. With a new bike share being installed at the station AND right outside the brewery you can make it a great trip without your car!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 243 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. AL

    AnthonyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there before a soccer tournament to pass time and watch the World Cup. Great beers, staff friendly, nice bright decor. Really good experience
  2. f

    foodie

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We requested to sit in the back room. We were seated there. But after a short time, a few people came in and stood at the bar, and began to talk to each other at high volume. Soon, the people in our party could not hear each other at all. It was awful. We won't go back!
  3. AJ

    AppleJaq

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for drinks after work with a group and ended up staying for trivia night. Lots of fun, great food and drinks, would definitely go again!
  4. JS

    JonS

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad to be back! Top notch friendly service, no rush even with a busy lunch crowd. Quality food and drinks. Definitely recommend!
  5. GW

    GarW

    New England

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Yeah it’s a brewery, but don’t discount their cocktails, quite good! The food was nice as well, the fish in the fish and chips was a little bland but the batter was good. Overall a great casual place to hang out!
  6. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was very good. Server was very attentive and we were served drinks/food more quickly than expected given our previous, recent experience there where service was slower due to staff shortage. Food met our expectations and mixed drinks were well made and tasty. Overall good value for a neighborhood bar with great ambience.
  7. KE

    KittyEats

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Couldn't rate the food since we left after 40 minutes with no drinks, no food, no service. Diners all around our table were complaining.
  8. QL

    QnLaineyJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I have not been here for several years. I remember a more extensive entree menu. Now it seems mostly like any other bar food. The beer is good. The biggest thing about the evening is that we waited almost an hour for an appetizer. People that arrived after us got their appetizer and meal before we did. We ordered salads with a protein topping. The waiter was not helpful when we inquired about our meal and the "manager" did not seem like a very experienced manager and did nothing to help us, either. After waiting an hour and a half for dinner, we paid for what we received and left. I have never in my life done that. It was awful.
  9. KK

    KitKate617

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for a first date. Sat at the bar and had some drinks and apps. Overall an enjoyable place!
  10. BS

    BethanyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was just lovely! Thank you for an enjoyable first time at true west!
  11. D

    Dale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were outside on the terrace (perfect evening to be outside!) Great food and drink, great service, the live music was good but a tiny bit too loud. It seemed like the musicians were trying to play for the folks inside or in the next town ;-)
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Waited 20 minutes for the Beer, only to be told what we ordered was not available. Appetizers were served cold, and had to send it back. Had to ask for plates & silverware to eat, and had to ask them to be cleared for desserts to be served. And even had to ask for pens to sign the checks!
  13. C

    Cardinal

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Unfortunately, the Menu is fairly limited and not the priority for this restaurant. Online ‘seasonal’ menu we were told was out of date, so my portobello burger was not available and most of the options are burgers. So I ordered the strawberry goat cheese walnut salad and added grilled chicken. It was a plate of baby spinach wit a few strawberries and plops of creamy balsamic. Chicken was dry and whole thing unappetizing. 2 of the party hit the salmon burger which they liked but complained it was very messy. Our other friend got burger and gave it an okay. It’s too bad because the restaurant has some good vibes and outdoor seating. The conspiracy deck is great spot, kind of secret as you can’t see it from outside and I didn’t see any good pics on the site. I can’t say anything anything about the beer as I don’t like beer. Sorry. But there’s a good selection.
  14. PC

    PeterC

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    True West's beers are great...The cocktails are well made! The setting at the bar is excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the friendliness at this local brewery!!!
  16. P

    Phantom

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wonderful staff, they stood out. The food was fine, but not stand out in a way that would draw us back. Spicy queso great but served with stale chips - in fairness it could have been humidity, but not appealing. Four small crab cakes a bit over cooked - would have been better as two larger ones. Chicken wings were ok, tasted frozen to fryer. Burger was fine. Pulled pork sandwich was a small portion, was ok. Drinks were good. Our first time here, won’t rush back for any of the food items. Would come for a flight of beers and food would not be the draw. Nice ambiance, lots of great hustling staff!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Sat outside and had a lovely meal but so many mosquitos/bugs. My legs looks like I was in the deepest part of the woods
  18. MV

    MatthewV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had tots and Irish nachos for apps. Recommended. Fish & chips and Beef on Week also very tasty. Great selection of beverages of all kinds.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Quite a few items on the menu were not available.
  20. BC

    BeccaCora

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    First, let me start by saying the meal was excellent. I had the fried chicken sandwich and my friend has the quinoa bowl with chicken and we were both very happy. Also, the hostess was willing to accommodate our need to be in the shade, which was appreciated. The waitress was friendly and came over quickly to take our orders. Unfortunately, she took mine down wrong. When the bus boy came out a short time later with our food and we pointed out that mine was the wrong dish he looked confused, hesitated, then took it back. He came back shortly and said the kitchen would get my order out as quickly as the could. That was the last we saw of any serving staff for about 20 minutes when the bus boy came back with my meal. The waitress then popped up, asked how things were and disappeared again. Once I was done she came to clear the plates and bring us our check, which was incorrect (still had the wrong dish on it). My friend had to chase her down inside and ask for a correction (as the dishes were different prices), which was apparently the first notice she had that anything had gone wrong with my order (the bus boy took care of the correction entirely himself, taking the fall for her). The waitress then came back with the new check, apologized, and said that my meal had been taken off the check. I thanked her, left a standard tip on the remaining check and we went on our way. I appreciate the restaurant going above and beyond to apologize for the mistake (more than necessary, really, as I wasn't upset), but if you're going to have 2 fried chicken sandwiches (one "fried Chicken sandwich," the other "Spicy Korean Fried Chicken sandwich") on the menu, you may want to make sure your serving staff knows so they don't just assume it's one over the other and end up making a really unnecessary mistake.
  21. b

    bflorob

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Saturday night. 6 of us outside. 4 adults, 2 kids. Young male waiter. It became obvious he lacked training and direction over time. One of us had a food allergy-he struggled to deal with the question. Eventually the only food that come out was the food for the person with the allergy even though they ordered last. We waited and waited and he never showed up. Eventually I went and found him and told him only person got their food. His response: "yeah, I noticed that." I asked him to check on the rest of the food. Pretty soon thereafter it showed. We concluded it was likely he only put the order in for non allergy food-but the delay was never explained. There were no call backs to check on us for more drinks-several of wanted 2nd drinks. The final straw? bringing the check before the dessert. And then checking back to see if payment for the check was available before the dessert. We were there for almost 3.5 hours. Atrocious service. But this is the manager's fault for putting someone out there with no training or help.
  22. PD

    PatriciaD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and delicious meal, coupled with a refreshing True West beer and house cocktail. We will visit again for sure!
  23. SA

    ShaheenA

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was hopping with lots of people attending quiz night. It was clear that everyone was having a good time. The vibe matched my mood while I hung out with old friends. We had drinks and appetizers. The home made chips were awesome.
  24. JL

    JavaLibrarian

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We ate outside which was lovely, but they seemed to be short staffed with servers and/or in the kitchen as it took approximately 45 minutes for our 4 meals to arrive to our table.
  25. DR

    DavidR

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    I have always loved the Buffalo wings at True West, but not this time. I ordered Buffalo wings and got Kentucky Fried Chicken wings with no sauce on them, and had to ask for more sauce. They were hard to chew, and they were nothing like Buffalo wings. Nothing at all. This formerly very good restaurant has gone downhill fast.
  26. JE

    JamieE

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Terrific food, great staff, and among my favorite appetizers, sandwiches, and of course beer! Big fan of True West Brewery!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The candy cane beet salad was very disappointing. A pile of arugula & a few paper thin slivers of beets.
  28. R

    Reviews

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    As usual, the wait for our food was excessive, compared to the relatively small crowd in the restaurant. Food was average. Waitress service was good.
  29. CR

    ChristineR

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The beet salad was too small ,for the price some additional greens should be included. My salad palled in comparison to my dining companion’s who got the caprese salad . I added salmon so it was not the cost that was at issue .
  30. DK

    DavidK

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great casual spot for Mother's Day celebration; reservation was last minute as plans changed and they couldn't have been more accomodating.
  31. JS

    JoshuaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True West -- Always outstanding food, drinks, service, ambience!
  32. BV

    BobV

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Main course was very slow, and took about fifty minutes. Hamburger was unseasoned and bun was not toasted. Fries must have been frozen. Our server about avoided us for 20 minutes while we waited interminably.
  33. AM

    AMS2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh delicious food, great menu, friendly service!
  34. TL

    TammyL

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    just ok--- seemed to be rushing us out of back room area
  35. s

    sherryw

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Good atmosphere. Seated right away for reservation but service was slow. Appetizers arrived with entrees and waitstaff seemed overwhelmed. Beer was good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Made reservations, was first seated at the most awkward and uncomfortable booth that was conveniently located in between two other parties. When I asked the hostess if we could be moved she said there were no open tables, although we were looking at 5 other open tables. Our server came over and we asked again to move and she very happily without hesitation moved us to one of the 5 open tables that hostess walked us by while leading us to the corner booth. Anyways, after that we hardly saw our sever. Took about 20 minutes to get our first drink, someone else dropped our food over to us. When she did come back to check on us we ordered another round, after waiting another 15 mins and watching the hostess and servers hanging out around the bar I called my server over and asked her to cancel our drink our since we unfortunately did not have all night to hangout and wait (mins you we also finished our food before she asked us if we needed refills). Definitely not the best experience, maybe we will have better luck when they seem to not be so busy.
  37. MB

    MaryB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service fine. The restaurant was full or close to it; so, the noise level made conversation difficult at times. Making up for that was the gracious waitress and the good food. This is our third or fourth visit to True West, and we will return but not on a Saturday evening.
  38. JE

    JamieE

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Modern, welcoming brewery with excellent choices for beers!
  39. ER

    EladioRafyC

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service, good food, extra good beer! Will be back and will recommend to friends.
  40. MI

    MIchelleB

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food took a while, which was no big deal, we weren't in a rush. But my fish tacos were lukewarm when i did get them which was disappointing (tasty though). Husbands meal (risotto) was good, not cold like mine. Sangria was yummy. Busy night, so they were out of all desserts when it came time to order.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from True West Brewery using the Order Online button. True West Brewery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 206-1600.

True West Brewery is rated 4.2 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for True West Brewery

525 Massachusetts Ave Unit 107, Acton, MA 01720

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce

  • Neighborhood

    Acton

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Brewery, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have convenient covered parking, onsite lot as well as ample on street parking in the village.

  • Public transit

    We are a 1.2 miles from the South Acton MBTA stop on the Fitchburg line. With a new bike share being installed at the station AND right outside the brewery you can make it a great trip without your car!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Gagnon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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