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The Porter Cafe

#707 of 2,436 Restaurants in Boston}
££ - £££American, ,
1723 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132-1550
+1 617-942-2579
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
££ - £££
1723 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132-1550
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is my second time here in the past few weeks and it's just lovely. The outdoor seating is perfect on a nice day and not many places have it! Service is always with a smile and is always prompt. I have gotten appetizers and...More

Thank EmP79
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This place was awesome. I met up with a friend for dinner and drinks at the bar. Great service and the food was delicious. I then came back on a gorgeous day and enjoyed an outdoor cocktail. It does get busy on Thursday - Saturday...More

Thank RA1313
Reviewed 6 March 2017

3 of us went out to eat about 6:30 pm and got seated quickly on a Tuesday night. The selection was good. I got Fish and Chips and was disappointed in the quantity of fish: 2 small pieces. The quality was excellent, but for the...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We tried this place because we were told the burgers were amazing, but they were just ok. The seating is pretty tight inside, but it was adequate for the type of place it is.....small, quaint and comfortable. The bar selection is what saved it for...More

Thank Tooch81
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Porter Cafe is a small but cozy neighborhood pub! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. I started with the Simple Mixed Greens salad which was absolutely delicious. Loved the roasted tomatoes and amazing tarragon dressing. For entrees my husband decided on the Mississippi Chuck Pot...More

Thank Dianne O
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I live in the area and whenever my fiancé and I decide to stay local, Porter Cafe is our spot. I love the Brussels sprouts side dish and the half chicken is my go-to meal. It's an awesome spot to grab a couple drinks and/or...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had some drinks at the bar earlier this month. If you're looking for a local neighborhood hang out, this is the place. Its pretty small but I saw that they also have outdoor seating all along the side of the building which which is a...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a local modern Irish restaurant / pub, and it's awesome. They have great drinks, and really tasty food. Fish & chips and the burger are especially awesome. It's well prices and a comfortable, friendly spot to grab a drink and a meal.

Thank Eliza D
Reviewed 31 May 2016

My husband and I went for dinner here on a busy Sunday night. The atmosphere was fine though like many other places in Boston you do feel a bit squished in (we were about a foot away from two different sets of couples). It has...More

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is a great neighborhood pub. The food is consistently good and good variety. We love the mussels and the burgers. Their fish tacos are also good. Shrimp scampi, risotto and chicken bahn mi sandwich are all good options.

Thank AJFregal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1723 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132-1550
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Neighbourhood: West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Phone Number: +1 617-942-2579
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