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Purple Shamrock - CLOSED

1 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2408
+1 617-227-2060
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
25 Jul 2014
“Great pub food!”
6 Feb 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
1 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2408
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

My wife and I stumbled across this humble place whilst trying to escape from the Boston snow (something we don't get in Melbourne, Australia!). There as only 1 thing we were in the mood for... seafood chowder and it didn't disappoint. Yummy and warming, I'm...More

Thank HowellyBear
Reviewed 6 February 2013

I'm glad I experienced it while it was open. It was a fun place to eat and their "special" on lobster (how can you call something a special when you always offer it?) was a pretty good deal. I have one of their place mats...More

Thank MerelyATourist
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This your typical Irish pub/tourist trap/meat market bar and restaurant located near Quincy Marketplace area. Rumor has it that this place will be closing soon. Good food but rowdy crowd, sometimes including a bar fight.

Thank graham072442
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We came across The Purple Shamrock, while walking to another restaurant, a blackboard out front had, Lobster $15.00, so we went inside. We were seated by the open window, a great table position, to watch the world go by. We had our lobster each, a...More

Thank MitchMitch52
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Just blocks from the center of Boston, we were pleased to find an Irish style pub for lunch. It was very busy, but we were able to get a table. It did appear they were a little understaffed, but our waitress was doing the best...More

Thank MrFun77
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Stopped here after seeing the Blue Angles fly on the 4th of July. Sat by the window which is so worth it. I ordered the turkey wrap, my friend the lobster special. My wrap was good..solid. The lobster was fine. Drinks were enjoyable, I had...More

Thank Martinigirl45
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Wandered in here our 1st night in Boston. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Ther service was good and the food was excellent. I had the shepherd's pie with carrots. tasted great and was filling. Husband had the beef tips and they were tender and good as...More

Thank sandj1850
Reviewed 1 July 2012

While the Purple Shamrock is a good place to eat as far as the food and service are concerned, we were very disappointed to find that they have swapped out Magner's Cider for a poor tasting domestic cider.

Thank mecelt73
Reviewed 23 June 2012

Need a Beer on a usual hot June Boston day, then this is the place to stop. Their clam chowder is excellent and filling as is their fish and chips. Of course they have a varied menue with some good appetizers also. Next to Quincey...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 17 June 2012

This place is ok but not one of the better Irish pubs in the area.

Thank JerryDecatur_ILUSA
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-2060
  • E-mail
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