True West Brewery

4.4
193 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 193 people are saying
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vipsomethingoranother85
New England
41 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It was cold as the door was open. Small menu. Server never came back to ask us if we needed anything, or ask how our meal was and we needed to flag her down for another drink. Out of an item on their 4 entree menu. Portions small. Good for beer, cocktails were good… but so many other options to choose from. Not returning.

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DianeZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great beer at True West. Our table of 4 ate outside. The temperature went down to 39 degrees by the time we left, but with the outdoor heaters (and our warm clothes), we were just fine. Thanks True West for serving our Acton community.

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CoHo
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot - food was fantastic and so was service.

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DebbraM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True West is the perfect place to gather with friends.

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MMMM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food that our whole family enjoyed. The front porch is lovely and the service was great!

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williamh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service is excellent. The beer is excellent. The appetizers are very good (esp. fried pickles). The entrees were just ok. Veggie burger was fine, but a little dry. The fries were very good. The portobello sandwich wasn't great. Surprised that the mushroom/patty was cold. So, go for the great service and beer and appetizers. Not sure about the entrees. Nice local place.

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vipLoriL
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

No issues but variety of food was just ok . Side salad was just some mesclun thrown on a plate with nothing else …veggie burger was bland and would not order that there again

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Gilda
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Good menu. We were a party of ,7 and we enjoyed our visit. We all came from 1+ hours away and all said they would do it again. Beers 👍, specialty drinks 👍

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vipJose
New England
60 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Had high expectations. Heard great things. No ambiance music to be had, shrimp po boy was all bread little Tabasco aioli. Try putting it on last instead of first. Beer, margs, and rest of food was delicious. My kid loved the Mac and cheese, and my wife loved the portobello sandwich.

LEAH was TREMENDOUS and was on top of everything!. When and if we go back, we will be requesting her!!

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summacooks
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we had made reservations thinking we would be seated inside, we were led to a very quiet back deck, which was open to a tree filled space. The railings were subtly screened so there were no bugs. What a delight! The food was delicious as always, the servers attentive, and the beer was excellent. We loved the hidden deck!

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LoraD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beer. Sat on the back porch and it was lovely.

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mansib
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both exceptional! We had a very good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had out of town guests and was hoping to sit outside in the back with our reservations, but was not able to. Other than that, good food and good beers as usual.

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TinaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great spot for a little get together. I’m not a beer drinker, but the food and other cocktails were very good. Sat outside, great bar and waitstaff. Perfect summer night.

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Bob39
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outdoor evening sun is tough. Maybe tilting umbrellas.

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vipDingerandTenaatTITS
New England
61 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

So, our trip there will definitely lead to another. Food was great, service was pretty good, water, hot out there do not forget to bring a water refill... We were sat street side, good for people watching. We asked for the "Speak Easy" but was told a party of twelve with children had reservations. So we didn't get to sit up there. Oh, one thing, if your ordering beer I guess the Wheat comes in a 14 oz glass. Their menu shows 12 or 16 but you can't have it like that. Splitting hairs here but the 14 oz Wheat, is real good but they charge the 16 oz price. Like I said no biggie. They do have it going on there and I do recommend you give it a ride. Good beers, good range of tastes.

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MarkS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I realize we were coming out of Covid and I had expectations of slow service but its seemed to be buzzing with plenty of staff :
- It took a while just to get the first connection with water and getting our orders in
- My wifes order got screwed up and wound up having to take most of it home as we had been done for a while. My expectation was to get some kind of apology or the order removed from the check and that didn't happen. Very disappointing for sure.

We have gone here a bunch in the past and never had that happen - I guess we will stick with beer growlers to take home as how we leverage TrueWest and not so much a family restaurant in the future.

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Bbbbbb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre and overpriced compared to a few years ago. My friend’s burger was way overcooked and the waitress didn’t bring waters until we had our order. Disappointing.

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DianeZ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True West is a great place to eat and have terrific freshly brewed beer. Their IPA's are always outstanding. We ate at an outside table and enjoyed the ambience very much. The service was prompt, the server was friendly and helpful, and the food -- fish and chips with coleslaw -- was delicious. Highly recommend.

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vipSLR44
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My cocktail was the best thing from the experience. The wings were undercooked, the salad was overdressed, and the service was slow. Our waitress was lovely and did her best but they were short staffed. I will not be returning unfortunately.

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summacooks
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

True West was the first place my brother was able to go to while recovering from ankle reconstruction surgery. After18 days of being copped up, we brought him to have dinner. The restaurant was very accessibile for him, and we enjoyed our meal. We were very happy to see that "Light in the Sky" was still available. We'll be back!

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Isabelle
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for my mom’s birthday. Lovely ambience, service was great and timely, and the food was perfect- simple yet delicious.

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to sit outside. We were early and happily they were able to seat us. Burgers and beers were just what we were ready for after being stuck inside for so long.

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ElizabethD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sophia was wonderful! She gave excellent suggestions and was perfectly attentive.

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KristenD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and very accommodating

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vipConnieT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back dining at True West since COVID began. We sat outside and our server, Amanda, was great. Also the best burger I’ve had in a long time!

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ChristineR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect!
Only one issue .Just wasn’t happy that the back deck is considered “outside dining” as per my reservation request . The hostess moved me at my request after she seated me there because I was not comfortable ,it seemed more “indoors “ than I want at this point in my reentry.

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CarltonS1234
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We’ve been often. So clean. Quality food. Local
Brewer. Kinda ideal.

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vipkevinsmom
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the fish tacos and a main course green salad. The salad really should have something more than just greens and shaved onions. very bland for $12. Maybe throw in some season fruit (strawberries) or other veggie or cheese? Fish in tacos was good, but again, just topped with one leaf of lettuce. Maybe some kind of Asian slaw would help? Lovely outdoor patio, but party with three children should have kept them in their seats instead of letting them run around in the planters and around other tables. The server was great! Courteous and attentive. Love the brews!

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EllieH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love True West! We feel so safe and comfortable every time we go! The food, beer, and service are outstanding!

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sandraws
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always a pleasant dinner in a pleasant place! Great service, excellent beer and a tasty menu.

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Jennifer
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is an ok option, which aligns with a lot of others’ impressions. The food needed more - more salt, more flavor, etc. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. The service overall was slow and our main course came minutes after our appetizers finally made it to the table.

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SeanH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were very good. We were seated outside however on a back deck in shade. Would have preferred in front with sun. If shade and quiet are your thing, ask for rear deck seating. Server was attentive, engaging and quick.

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vipAnAmericaninFrance
New England
48 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice looking place. We ate outside, and it wasn't too loud. Disappointing food...and a spacey server.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food delicious and the staff was friendly and efficient! Perfect afternoon with nice music too!

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vipMAM2
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It is dog friendly and has outside dining. Staff is very welcoming and helpful

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DanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! So friendly and comfortable. My wife loves, and orders every time the fish tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table outside and when we arrived people seemed confused as to how to use the reservation system. After being seated we waited for 25 minutes for a waitress but no one ever came to our table so we left and went to Twin Seafood A waitress walked by us at least three times, and served people at the table beside and in back of us. She didn’t even acknowledge us. The only thing we had was water because we asked the hostess who brought it over. Horrible.

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KimH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

This place has SO MUCH potential. But service is AWFUL. I made a reservation for 6 PM on a Tuesday night. It was not busy at all. We got seated at 6:10...did not receive our first drink until 6:40. Did not receive our meal until 7:30. IT TOOK FOREVER.

I would have been more understanding if the staff was nice/friendly, but no one ever came over the acknowledge how slow the service was. I work in customer service industry, so I do understand stuff happens. But this was not a good experience. I will not be going back anytime soon. Do not recommend.

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 4.4 stars by 193 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.