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Buff's Pub

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American, Bar, Pub
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317 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458-1613
+1 617-332-9134
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Somerset, United States
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Buff's is quite good, especially for a small bar, and the prices are right. I would definitely try the wings, as each of the sauces I tried were very good. The beer selection was okay. There was certainly a small variety, particularly IPAs, but one of the beers I had seemed to be a bit old and... More 

Thank Robert Z
De Soto, Kansas
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding Mac and cheese. I had lobster Mac. There are several other choices. Wings are good with a variety of sauces. Caution a couple daisies are smokin' hot. Wife had large tasty Greek salad. Great bar seen. Worth seeking out.

Thank robert314
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This pub is always busy and buzzing. It's not surprising as the beer is good and varied and the food is plentiful and tasty. And it is reasonably priced. Clam chowder and the house burger with a few pints of local beer did the trick. Thanks Buff's!

Thank TimJMein
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Few places get it right when It comes to wings. Buffs definitely has the right formula by making the wings very crispy before adding the sauce. Had the standard buffalo hot wings and also the maple hot which was very unique -- the perfect blend of sweet and hot. We also had the onion soup which was fantastic. If you... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Buff's Pub is a small bar/restaurant just off the MA Pike in Newton. It has won awards for its wings so I had to try them. Warning. Cash only. We sat ourselves in the only remaining booth. Service was good with the waitress coming over within a few minutes. We tried the jalapeño poppers. They are average, nothing special. We... More 

Thank lisadZ9727KY
Milford, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Was expecting something better. The buffalo wings had very little flavour and were quite dry. I'm thinking they sat under a heat lamp. The potato skins were really good, but a really skimpy tub of sour cream took from the dish. The burrito bowl had nice flavor, but lacked pizzazz. The service was average. It was a busy night, but... More 

Thank Conor R
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It was typical bar food nothing great. We had wings and burgers. They were just ok. If you are looking for bar food it is good

Thank Dleverty
Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Buff's Buffalo Wings are the best in the greater Boston area and likely the state. They are not greasy. They are never over or under cooked. The buffalo sauce is spicy but not overpowering. The sauce has a great taste that survives the heat. Buff's Pub only accepts cash which should be changed because at times it is not convenient.

Jupiter, Florida, United States
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275 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped over for lunch and had some outstanding wings. It is a small, simple place, no frills, just great wings. Be careful with the spice level! Mostly a bar setting, not really a family place but it would be okay.

Thank Nupester
Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It was a Friday night after a long week, and our Irish exchange student from a few years ago was visiting; when the thought of making dinner was not very appealing! We decided to head down to our local neighborhood pub, Buff's Pub! The atmosphere was lively, sort of a had a Cheers like feel to it, where everyone knows... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458-1613
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-332-9134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?