True West Brewery

4.4
141 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 141 people are saying
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ShellyR
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was extremely slow and there were two different waitresses one was okay the other seemed as if it was a hassle waiting on us.

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vipKMac
New England
50 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped in with friends after snowshoeing at Acton Arboretum. What a nice find! The Roggenbier is spicy and malty. The Black Watch is a good example of Scotch Ale - not many breweries off this anymore. Wicked Pretzels are always good and the jalapeno beer cheese and sweet mustard that came with it was delicious. If we didn't already have plans for dinner, we would have sampled more of the menu. We hope to be back.

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JudesInTheMood
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good selection of well crafted beer. J wish they had a couple more options for wine varietals. Service was a bit slow however it was nearing last call when we ordered so it may have had a lot to do with the kitchen and staff doing side work to prepare for closing. I would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Went for Valentine’s Day. Trying to support local. Food was good. Service was extremely poor. Seemed to be a lot of tension between the staff creating an unpleasant environment.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beer selection was excellent, atmosphere was very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The owner/ma

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Wings, burger and fries. All were cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. We LOVE this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was really good, better than expected. The service was good, a little slow considering the small number of people there at the time. The beer was very good, not overpowering in flavor, so trying something different was easy. Atmosphere is great, will definitely go back.

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Paul
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome beer, terrific atmosphere and superb staff.

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NateW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great beer.

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CarolynF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The sandwiches we ordered were very fatty which was pretty gross. Towards the end of our meal, a server opened the door to the outside patio and left it open. It got so cold inside that we decided to cut our lunch short, payout, and leave. The beers were excellent but otherwise, the overall experience was not so good.

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oldDDM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The patio is the perfect place to eat outdoors! We've eaten a number of places outside during the pandemic, and True West is the best of them.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ate in the "beer garden," which is really just the sidewalk outside the restaurant, but it was still nice! Wasn't thrilled that the sound from whatever game was on the televisions indoors was being blasted to the outdoors, but a small complaint. I had the fish sandwich, and it was delicious, as was the pumpkin/yam beer.

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Moose
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Every time we've gone here, most of the food menu isn't available. If we come back, it'll be for drinks only

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PeteG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GO BILLS. Great food and staff. Good TVs

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vipwendyw
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining so great. Beer selection is good. Good is tasty

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oldDDM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is maybe the single best place around for dining during the pandemic.

The outdoor patio experience is excellent. Tables are scattered about. A few of the high tops are under cover.

There are a number of good food choices from the menu. I always find more than one thing that temps me. This time I had the schnitzel with German potato salad, which was very good. My spouse's choices are a bit more limited, since she can't have dairy, but she always finds something desirable as well. Sometimes we make a dinner from the appetizers, which is also fun.

Maybe this should have been first, since it is after-all a brewery: the beer is excellent. I had Mr. Kipper this time, which is a traditional English bitter -- the best that I've had outside England.

Make reservations, because it gets filled up in nice weekend weather.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!!

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sandra
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great local spot! Always a pleasure to stop by True West. Great pub food and nicely crafted beers. Very accomodating staff and in general, prompt and organized service.

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vipCrankinSteve
New England
79 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to get a simple bite to eat. The dry rub wings are the best around. Of course, the beer is wonderful.

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Iheartfood
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was really nice. The outdoor seating was great and the kids could see the train which they loved. The food was great the beer was great and the service was great. The location is the best we got lunch and beer and then went to get ice cream and went to the park across the street.

The coolest thing was they had wikkisticks for the kids which my boys loved they usually don’t enjoy the coloring pages most places have and very quickly lose interest but the wikkisticks kept them occupied and we brought them home. Really cool to see a different thing at a place for kids to enjoy. We will definitely be back!

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HollyE
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and the patio is dog friendly. Pumpkin brew was great and we had a mix of fries, wings and pulled pork for dinner. Street corn was also delicious as an app.

Service was quick and the food came right out. Overall good experience and would come back again for sure!

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MaryM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside dining was pleasant! The staff was friendly and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decor in front of the house needs some work, but we like it there and will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the West Coast Burger and Tots!!

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Miketon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place if you are in Acton. The new beers currently available are great, especially the Hollywood IPA.

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Audrey
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

After being sat half an hour passed before a server came to our table. Shortly after being sat a server dropped 3 pretzels at our table, which we hadn’t ordered but assumed were complimentary as we had just sat and were waiting a while for service. When we flagged down a server she asked us if we had sat ourselves at a dirty table somewhat rudely (we had a reservation) and didn’t acknowledge our question about the pretzels. We ordered drinks and a round of waters and the drinks came out in an appropriate amount of time but without waters, so we asked the server who brought them for a round of waters with our food order. A good amount of time passed before we got our food, and still no waters so we went inside to ask for them from the bar tender, at least an hour after we initially sat down. The meal itself was fine, but in the end we were charged for the pretzels after no one working there explained what happened, and we just paid the bill as is because we didn’t have time to wait another half hour for her to return to the table. For context not getting waters is obviously not a huge deal but we had been planning on drinking and also we were sitting outside and it was 80 degrees. All in all a very subpar experience but the hostesses were very nice and helpful and the vibes were good

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SueH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we discovered the joy of outdoor social distancing dining, we have visited True West five times. They take reservations and have many outdoor tables well spaced. Thet are a solar brewery with many choices to please even the non-beer drinker. Chef's seasonal menu is full of delicious selections and I haven't had a disappointing meal yet. Their "TOTS" and fried pickles are to die for. We'll see them next week!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall great! They were just a little backed up because they had a crowd for the first time in a long time, which we were happy to see!! Tons of really good beers, really good food. We happened to be in the area and randomly found this spot. Would definitely go back!

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Paul
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beer, great atmosphere, awesome staff and by far the best Buffalo wings in MA.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great back porch. Amazing fried pickles! Salads are great too!

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2katlady
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went for apps and beers. The fried pickles were delicious and the pretzel was also very good. I wish the cheese sauce was a little better/bigger portion. Highly recommend their IPA's though!

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NateW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor deck, great service,

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MelissaZ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My boyfriend has a gluten allergy, so the fact that True West has a gluten-free fryer is enough to keep us loyal FOREVER. He was able to eat restaurant chicken wings for the first time in 10+ years (and they were DELICIOUS). Our only complaint is that no one took our drink order for almost 30 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The servers were very unwelcoming and didn’t even greet us! Never even asked asked us for water.

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MarkH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were greeted and seated immediately (advance reservation made) on the outdoor front deck, which we chose. The servers were friendly and helpful getting us acclimated to menu choices. Full COVID-19 safety practices were evident. We started with a flight and an appetizer (fried pickles recommended) that helped narrow our beverage selection for lunch. The True Bleu burger was incredible and the Summer BBQ Ribs done to perfection. Parking was convenient along street or in adjacent side parking lot. We had no complaints during our visit and would visit again and try some different menu choices.

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Colby
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did an excellent job given the current regulations and we sat outside in the patio area while still generously spaced apart. Food was excellent as always and it helped that it was a beautiful night weatherwise. Highly reccomend!

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RiOu
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent beers, nice staff, great vibe. Very much recommend!

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DebbyF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True West has made a wonderful transition to outdoor dining over the past few months. Their tables are very well space and the outdoor space has great atmosphere. Our server was very helpful and attentive. The food was on point. I splurged and got the french fries with truffle oil and [parm cheese - delightful and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back porch was perfect and we had it to ourselves for most of our visit.

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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 4.4 stars by 141 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.