Town Tavern

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79 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Scratch Casual Kitchen with a thoughtful Potation Menu.

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KerryC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wait staff were very attentive, knew the menu well. Great for families too. I highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

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SarahT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and helpful. Oyster mushrooms were delicious. The chicken pasta dish with broccolini was yummy! Hand sanitizer everywhere and waitstaff was mindful of COVID-19 protocol. Glad we went. Will go again.

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CTA102
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Town Tavern has been around in Arlington for some number of years, so you'd think they had enough time to figure it out and get everything right. Well, they did! My team has been there three times in the last nine months (always for lunch) and we've always been surprised at how well everything worked out. The menu selection has a variety of things so there's almost always something for everyone. The servers are pros and recently handled the partial opening or whatever we're calling it with great skill and ease. Big windows open wide onto Massachusetts Avenue so even if you're inside it's much like being outside, minus the rain. But there is also a bar with enough screens to keep sports enthusiasts happy or at least (these days) hopeful. Town Tavern has a feel to it that can't exactly be described other than finding yourself thinking about the next time you'll be able to go.

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Natty
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and location. We eat here all the time

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PattyM
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great! Our server was terrific!

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Emile
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We didn't have a great experience here. After ordering $70 of food, got rushed out after 45 minutes (the reservation was at 5pm, we were asked to place our last round of drinks at 5:50pm) and told they had to clear way for the next guests, because I guess COVID? But having spent a bunch of money to be rushed out after less than an hour is pretty silly, considering we made reservations in advance through OpenTable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great “home “ bar. Perfect for any day of the week. Nice cocktails and the food is great quality.. Fries!!

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Betsy
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coronavirus hurting small businesses. Town Tavern is trying to get back up and running. Small Neighborhood restaurant. Happy to help them get back to their new “normal”.

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vipChuckB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Overall,3 Stars. Big disappointment was $11 for a pint of Lord Hobo Boom Sauce beer - Ridiculous.

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ChristineC
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing burgers and fries for most of our party!
One salmon which was also yummy
Friendly server and very friendly accommodating owner.
All around it was a positive experience

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ZenaidaG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, the service was great. I will definitely go again. The drink was also good.

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Anonymous
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time!! The servers and owner was great and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Food is excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Couldn’t have been happier with our server,Roberto. Food was amazing. Very deceiving from the outside. Had apps, dinner, drinks & dessert at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend & definitely going back. Can’t wait

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JennieC
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The staff was accommodating to our large party. No one gave us a hard time about having two small children in our party. In fact, the cook doted on them and brought them extra treats. I would totally recommend eating here.

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MichaelL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal at Town Tavern and always feel welcome. Staff are polite, attentive and professional. Look forward to going back soon.

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vipFoodie4sure
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is very eclectic. We ordered a mix of appetizers and all were better than expected; some very good. Seasonings on everything were interesting and often a bit spicy, which I like. Taquitos were my favorite. My husband especially liked the French Dip, served in a steamed bun. We also had their hot and spicy BBQ wings and a special they call toppers, which had a nice mix of basil, squash, mozzarella and other things on individual little skewers. Our waitress was very helpful and enthusiastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

the food is excellent, the service is spotty. we waited 15-20 minutes for our drinks and it was a long time before a server checked in on us.

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PaulaV
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was outstanding.

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MarieK
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner for eight at Town Tavern. First time there and I will most definitely be back. All eight diners loved their meals and the service couldn't have been better. Our waitress was Jamie (fantastic) and she was supported by a terrific team. Can't wait to go again!

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KristineB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We had a bad experience our first time. Extremely unfortunate

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vipCelerychow
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Nothing good about it, I’ve eaten there two times and food was not good, I won’t be going back

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JoshG
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good addition to the neighborhood. they should open another location in Lexington - there is a suitable property at Waltham and Mass Aves.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 5 loves Town Tavern! They are always welcoming and the food is delicious!

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SallyS
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, several wonderful vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, the band was great, and it was a really fun atmosphere. We had fun playing darts too.

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vipSaltwater01890
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great neighborhood place to grab a burger or dinner. The vibe is super chill and service super friendly. Food was pretty good but nothing to write home about. We’ll be back but probably will try something different on the menu. I love that this a locally owned establishment and they constantly check up on how we were doing.

Grab a bite and head across the street for movie.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and accommodating waitress who I believe also mixed my drink ( was there for a late lunch - meeting a friend for some Bday love) made a great Manhattan and was super attentive without hovering or rushing us. Brought out a dessert that I requested when I made the reservation through the app without me having to remind them and ruin the ‘surprise’
Good job!

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Tavern Burger is my favorite. i order it every time. Ask what the tap beers of the day are.

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FromArlington
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The people in my group were not thrilled about the food. My son got the sausage and egg sandwich and said it was too greasy and didn't finish it. I got the grilled veggies and thought they were too tough and flavorless. The sauce on them was gross, like cheap salad dressing. My daughter got the pasta with chicken, and although the pasta was fine (how do you mess up pasta?), the chicken tenders were battered yet in sauce, making the outside of them soggy. My husband got the pastrami sandwich, which he said was boring, and wished it had had sauerkraut on it. My mother got the fried chicken with salad and thought the salad had little flavor. She gave most of the chicken to my stepdad. My stepdad got the Chicken Bao. It was very little food, more like an appetizer, but I think he liked it okay. In general, the descriptions of the food sounded interesting, but the food itself was not good, especially for the higher prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food a good prices. Steak fries are awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The haddock itself was amazing, but the flavour was diminished by putting it on a bun. The shrimp poppers were nice, but lacking in distinct flavour and spice (mostly tasted of salt). The Town Tavern burger was fantastic. The fries are a must. Service was great. It is a noisy place, but the food is worth the visit.

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Murray
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Labor Day lunch, restaurant slightly understaffed, excellent food

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GrtDin3
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food was OK-not great.
Service was poor. A simple lunch order for 4people took nearly 2 hours!!👎
Unacceptable.

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Connie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice service. Fries are great! Cooler by the windows.

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Renee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything about Town Tavern except for my food. I got the fried chicken sandwich and did not like it all. I didn’t like the sauce on the chicken and the chicken itself tasted weird (like it was undercooked even though it wasn’t). However, my dad got the ratatouille sandwich and really liked it so I would definitely go back and get something else. The service was good, our waitress was friendly, and the food came very quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great hamburger and fries—finally tried other entries and equally tasty!

MS
MarieS
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a slow night and staff was very attentive. The ladies at the bar/front were great.

I had one of the best burgers I’ve had in a long time.

Definitely will be back.

LR
LexaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner with a large or small crowd. The food was delicious and the portion size was perfect! Great staff that was able to accommodate a stroller and wheel chair. Will definitely return next time in the area!

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vipKimO
New England
85 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unusual quiet Saturday night. Service excellent and very attentive. Portions generous. Varied menu.

KO
vipKimO
New England
85 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Band was loud Food excellent

FAQs

Town Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 859-5413.

Town Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.