Stone's Public House

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Stone's Public House, in the time-honored tradition of New England and the old country of Ireland, invites you in for a pint, a conversation and, of course, some of the finest cuisine Metrowest has to offer. Our Public House prides itself on a rich history of fine food and drink, friendly service, camaraderie and, perhaps, a whisper of spirits not to be found anywhere else!
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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were quickly seated at a comfortable table. Our waitress was warm and welcoming. She also let me know that there was only one order of one of the specials available when I said I wanted it, she put in the order immediately. It was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a family brunch for our son’s 25th birthday. Totally blind pick as the family is spread out and we looked at a map online to try and find a place that was roughly equidistant for travel. Allie at the bar got us started while waiting for the group and Tori was our server. Both were very helpful and social, we couldn’t have asked for nicer people. The food was very good and everyone was pleased with their selection. I would recommend this location to anyone looking for nice place for a family get together.

c
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what you are looking for! Irish Pub food with a twist. Whole experience worked for us. Parking, Server, Bartenders. All on the top of their game. Chef, nice job with the food, most importantly.

T
New England
53 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and delicouse and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

E
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I hadn’t been to Stone’s Inn in years and years. My sister’s and I decided to take my mom there for her birthday. The 4 of us ordered sandwiches. When they came the waitress had mistakenly ordered mine on wheat toast. When I told her about the sandwich being on the bread she said that I in fact ordered that bread because that is what she wrote down. When I said again that is not the bread I ordered she again said it was because that is what she wrote down. She offered to have the bread switched. My mom and I decided to split her sandwich because they were so big neither of us would have finished the ones we ordered. I was very satisfied with this and let the waitress know it was okay and she didn’t have to bring the sandwich back. The next thing we knew is the manager is at out table with the sandwich that I ordered on the correct bread. When I told the manager that I had told the waitress that I didn’t want the sandwich that I was splitting the sandwich with my mom she came back with, “Well, she told you it would only take a few seconds to switch the bread.” I told her I didn’t need the sandwich at this point but she would not let it go and said that the waitress had written down that the sandwich had been ordered on wheat bread. I was given such an attitude about this order. I wasn’t upset by the mistake because the half sandwich was plenty. But the treatment from the waitress and then the manager was rude and unnecessary. I will think twice about going back.

RR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by our favorite waitress, Jennifer. Food was good. We ordered two of the nightly specials and were pleasantly surprised.

R
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff. Very good service. Delicious meal!

CP
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and great service. Shepard’s pie with lamb delicious. Haven’t been to this restaurant in years and will definitely go again soon.

AK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to the area and this was the first place we checked out. We absolutely loved it! We sat outside and aside from the loud trains, the patio was lovely. Service was friendly and accommodating (we had our 1 yr old with us), and our server was very attentive. Food was Delicious and menu had a good variety of options. The rest of the staff we encountered were very outgoing and friendly. We can’t wait to check out the fire place in the Winter!

MW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pub food; consistently good quality. Wait staff is always pleasant and cheerful. Excellent neighborhood spot. We always enjoy.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and Great Food!!

NF
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been out favorite local restaurant for years. It never disappoints!

LB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The Mac and cheese was like soup. Awful. But the rest of the food was delicious! Waitress was pretty good too

JT
New England
33 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We haven’t been there in awhile. There is a new menu with all the old favorites. There is a greatly expanded craft beer list which seems to be a focus of theirs The wine list is interesting with enough choice to satisfy a Wine lover. I had a special, a lobster roll. A grilled brioche roll filled with lobster meat from 2 claws and the tail. Given the size of the claw meat it had to be from a 2 pounder. There was no “filler “ material and it was a bargain at $22. The dining room had several large parties and the noise level made it hard to have a conversation. The food and service made up for it

MN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is great! We traveled 45 minutes to listen to the Irish Session music. We enjoyed the music, service was great. Friendly comfortable place.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Service was wonderful. Irish bread was good, not exactly as my grandmother made it yet nice flavor. Portions good size. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I use to go to John Stone’s Inn when we were attending college at Framingham State. After “ many” years, we decided to meet for dinner at the now Stone’s Public House. The food was excellent and the waitress (Kim) was very helpful. I had the salmon and my girlfriend had the fish and chips. Both were cooked just right. I highly recommend the French fries as a side! The only thing missing was the “2 for 1” drinks that use to be offered every time a train went by, which ultimately was the reason we use to go the Inn in our earlier years. I found myself still getting excited at the sound of the train, but perfectly fine with the fact that it didn’t mean a second free drink. Thanks for the memories.

KJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Brunch had a good selection of breakfast or lunch food. The omelette was tasty, home fries were bland. I was delighted to see there was live music scheduled during our meal, however the singer was so loud it interfered with conversation

JP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was amazing. Quaint little gem. Braised pork shank was perfect and incredible. The lamb was very good as well! We’ll definitely be back!

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great selection of mix drinks and wines excellent service. 👍👍

H
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Stone’s is a fun, casual, easy place to go with friends, especially on a summer night. The patio is terrific, especially when a train passes through. Where else can you get that? It’s a unique local thing.

The food is reliable if not spectacular. The drinks are very good.

RR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was not up to the usual standards we experience and expect at Stone's. The food was OK.

c
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and value for the money, service was very attentive and friendly.

w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always are favorite restaurant in the area!!!!!!! Tried the lamb stew for the first time and was blown away!!!!!!! Plus servers are always the best see you soon William Martin

BM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! The food was terrific and Claudiany was a delight! Fantastic service! We can't wait for our next visit! Thank you!

JJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Anytime we go out with the kids, ages 1 and 3, and a restaurant is as accommodating and friendly as they were gets high marks. I think it also helped my one year old boy was flirting with the hostess.

TE
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

This is our 4th time to Stone's and the worst. Service was outstanding. The food really not good. The calamari which is usually served with red sauce, was overly sweet. The Lamb was sauced with this odd tasting sweet sauce. Lamb should always be served with a NON SWEET sauce. Overall, not good. 3 Previous visits were good. This one will keep us from going for years until we hear of a new chef. Just really odd food. Again, no problem with service.

t
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Didnt appreciate being next to a table of very loud little kids. Waitress seemed to forget about us at times. Food was good.

MW
New England
134 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

One of the best things about Stone's is the variety of offerings, all of which are good. In our party of three, one of us had a bowl of chili, one had a salad with chicken, and one had the mussels starter. All three of us enjoyed our meals.

The only downside was slow, inattentive service. I've been to Stone's enough to know that this was an unusual situation, and it wouldn't affect my plans to return in the future.

C
New England
79 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

My husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary this week.
I had requested a table in the dining room next to the window and near the fireplace when I made the reservation and when I called to confirm.When we got there there were only two other parties there and they were going to seat us near the stairs at the small table. They had to ask and did move us.

The service was not great! We never hit refills of water until we were paying the bill.

After our drinks came the waitress disappeared and we had to glad her gown to plAce our order.

My seafood stew was amazing!! I always get that when I go because it’s do good.
My husbands fish and chips was very small and extremely salty! Like someone spilled the salt on it.

The beet salad was super good.

But nothing special given to us for our anniversary. Usually restaurants at least bring a dessert!!!

Also there was no beer tasting and it was Thursday . Guess it’s not every week. Sure wish the menu and website said that.

Wish the service was better!!

PC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and prime rib was excellent..I would recommend Stone Public House to my friends and family.

LJ
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The historic atmosphere is lovely and a bit retro. Our server was delightful, keeping a good eye on us and our needs. We all enjoyed generous portions.

MF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great surroundings and attentive service
Thanks m

MA
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

I was late due to traffic but some of my party arrived on time and was seated. When I approached the hostess she could not find my reservation. Luckily members of my party saw us at the hostess stand and flagged us to our table. They had already ordered an appetizer of fried calamari. There were while calamari and the rings. The breading was delicious and the sauce was sweet and spicy. Unfortunately a lot of the bread rings were missing the calamari. It was just breading and no rings. Our waitress was not very attentive to our table. when she finally did take our order she did not seem pleasant. It almost seemed like we were bothering her. After taking our order she took the dirty dishes off our table. She left the menus there. I realize she could not take both at that time. It took her about 10 minutes before she came back to pick up the menus. Way to long. When she came back to pick up the menus she brought a basket of bread. She also brought bread to 2 other tables at the same time. After our bread was delivered 2 of our meals were delivered by the kitchen staff. There was no mention of the rest of the meals. About 30 seconds later a different kitchen staffer came out with 2 more of our meals. Once again no mention of the final meal. About 30 seconds later again the final meal came out with one of the waitress. The food was very good. Our waitress came to check on us when we had finished about half of our meal. I just felt like she should have come over when our meals were delivered to check on every thing. After our meal, one of our party went to use the restrooms. I asked the waitress if she had gotten the request for a special dessert for one of our party for her birthday. She said she did not but would get something for us. She came out in a short time with a piece of chocolate cake with a candle. It looked very nice and tasted delicious. After we paid our bill, we went out to the patio to have a drink. The waiter out there was very friendly and attentive.

w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was wonderful, this is my family’s go to restaurant in Ashland hopkinton area. Ps your grill guy is always spot on with the steaks!!!!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Father’s Day brunch and it was fantastic! There was live music that was perfect. The food was yummy and the staff was great. Definitely recommend!!!

C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and atmosphere! Roasted chicken is one of the best ever.

N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They didn’t have enough servers on ( at 6:30!) and were told we would have to sit in a place which was very loud

RG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for dinner and was seated. One of the servers took our drink order and brought our drinks. After a while, Our waiter said he had to take something to a different table and he would be right back. After another 10 minutes, I finally asked a waitress if she could be our server. Tori took over our table and was awesome. It should not take the waiter 25 minutes to show up. Thank you Tori! We had a toddler with us so it was important to get him eating. We ordered an app, curry fries, but they came out with the meal. Food was good, but they were really off their mark that night and not really that busy. We go to Stones pretty frequently, and this was out of character, but still disappointing. All kudos o Tori for taking on our table, she was flying around the patio and you could just tell she was good. When I told the hostess that we changed waiters long after being seated, there was no real concern. I did tell the manager on the way out who apologized.

GP
New England
45 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a party of six on a recent Saturday night and had a nice night out. We were able to get a table outside (please note that the outside is first come first served) and enjoyed the food, craft beers and fresh air.

The food was good as was our service. We always look forward to coming back.

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