Doyle's Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 3484 Washington St

    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Cross street: at Wiliams St

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  • 617-524-2345

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I went to Doyle's because they have a deal that if you go after you tour the Sam Adams Brewery you can get a free glass when you order a beer.

The beer and the glass were great, but the service and food were terrible. First the waitress was not friendly and kept coming back over to the table because she couldnt remember what we ordered.

Then they messed up my friends order and it took a good 15 minutes for them to fix it, when all they needed to do was bring her something they forgot on the dish!

I ordered nachos, which came with cheese whiz on it. Who puts cheese whiz on $8 nachos??

They also messed up on our checks and when i checked my bank statement after coming home I saw they over charged me.

I'd only go here for beer, and to be safe, pay with cash!!

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Doyle's because they have a deal that if you go after you tour the Sam Adams Brewery you can get a free glass when you order a beer.

The beer and the glass were great, but the service and food were terrible. First the waitress was not friendly and kept coming back over to the table because she couldnt remember what we ordered.

Then they messed up my friends order and it took a good 15 minutes for them to fix it, when all they needed to do was bring her something they forgot on the dish!

I ordered nachos, which came with cheese whiz on it. Who puts cheese whiz on $8 nachos??

They also messed up on our checks and when i checked my bank statement after coming home I saw they over charged me.

I'd only go here for beer, and to be safe, pay with cash!!

Pros: Good Beer!

Cons: Bad Service, Bad Food

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Great beer selection, and pizza that is inexplicably good (don't be fooled by the Irish bar appearance, order a pie). The decor recalls a different time not so long ago where local politics were ruled by charismatic (and mostly Irish) leaders. Letters, photos and memorabilia line the walls. The food is great, and the service is even better. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

Great beer selection, and pizza that is inexplicably good (don't be fooled by the Irish bar appearance, order a pie). The decor recalls a different time not so long ago where local politics were ruled by charismatic (and mostly Irish) leaders. Letters, photos and memorabilia line the walls. The food is great, and the service is even better. Highly recommended!

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The brunch and pizza are excellent and the beer selection is good. I would definitely recommend the eggs bellange, which is eggs benedict with hash instead of ham or Canadian bacon. I used to go to Doyle's all the time but have stopped going as often because the service is consistently terrible. The servers are slow, even when the place is not crowded. It can be tough to get a refill on water or order another beer.

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★★★☆☆

The brunch and pizza are excellent and the beer selection is good. I would definitely recommend the eggs bellange, which is eggs benedict with hash instead of ham or Canadian bacon. I used to go to Doyle's all the time but have stopped going as often because the service is consistently terrible. The servers are slow, even when the place is not crowded. It can be tough to get a refill on water or order another beer.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Terrible, slow service

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This place is an institution, but don't go solely for the cuisine. The menu is substantial and you'll assuredly find just about anything you'd want, but the quality is just so-so. Do try the special Sam Adams brew on tap jsut for Doyle's, though. It's one of only two restaurants in the world with a Sam Adams beer all to itself.

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★★★☆☆

This place is an institution, but don't go solely for the cuisine. The menu is substantial and you'll assuredly find just about anything you'd want, but the quality is just so-so. Do try the special Sam Adams brew on tap jsut for Doyle's, though. It's one of only two restaurants in the world with a Sam Adams beer all to itself.

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The Guinness was the best I have ever had in the States. If my eyes were closed I would swear I was in Ireland. The most perfect pour and the best tasting. Glad to see you all know how to clean your lines.

The French Dip was very good and excellent for the price. The meat was moist and full of flavor. The bread was fresh also.

The bartender and staff went out of their way to make one feel at home.

I will be back. GUINES

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★★★★★

The Guinness was the best I have ever had in the States. If my eyes were closed I would swear I was in Ireland. The most perfect pour and the best tasting. Glad to see you all know how to clean your lines.

The French Dip was very good and excellent for the price. The meat was moist and full of flavor. The bread was fresh also.

The bartender and staff went out of their way to make one feel at home.

I will be back. GUINES

Pros: The Guinness was the best ever.

Cons: Should be more Pubs

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Doyles has one of the best brunches in town-- especially tasty corn beef hash! Great prices, but the cash-only policy can be a bit of a pain. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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★★★★☆

Doyles has one of the best brunches in town-- especially tasty corn beef hash! Great prices, but the cash-only policy can be a bit of a pain. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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I am from New Hampshire visiting the Boston Area and was urged by my colleagues to visit the esteemed Irish Pub in J.P. With the tin ceilings, oak bar, and political memorabilia hanging on the walls it easy to see that Doyle?s is ingrained in its Irish heritage yet very much attuned to today?s popular culture. When I visited, a local Frisbee team was having dinner after a game and people were gathered around the bar watching the Red Sox game. The lively atmosphere, service, food, and tap selection exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend a visit to Jamaica Plains Doyle?s Cafe.

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★★★★★

I am from New Hampshire visiting the Boston Area and was urged by my colleagues to visit the esteemed Irish Pub in J.P. With the tin ceilings, oak bar, and political memorabilia hanging on the walls it easy to see that Doyle?s is ingrained in its Irish heritage yet very much attuned to today?s popular culture. When I visited, a local Frisbee team was having dinner after a game and people were gathered around the bar watching the Red Sox game. The lively atmosphere, service, food, and tap selection exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend a visit to Jamaica Plains Doyle?s Cafe.

Pros: everything

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I was there on St. Patricks day. I am from So. California and visiting friends in Boston. As soon as I walked in everyone was staring like I was from another galaxy. The staff was not welcoming. I got horrible service from the bartender to the waitress. ( She couldn't bare to look at my dark skin) I felt very out of place and knew that I was not welcome. The food was bad( Boiled dinner?) and it my bloody mary was horrible. I wish these people would welcome all cultures as I was to be celebrating a great irish tradition.

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★★★☆☆

I was there on St. Patricks day. I am from So. California and visiting friends in Boston. As soon as I walked in everyone was staring like I was from another galaxy. The staff was not welcoming. I got horrible service from the bartender to the waitress. ( She couldn't bare to look at my dark skin) I felt very out of place and knew that I was not welcome. The food was bad( Boiled dinner?) and it my bloody mary was horrible. I wish these people would welcome all cultures as I was to be celebrating a great irish tradition.

Pros: Great lookin gplace

Cons: Service is not good unless you're irish

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Good relaxing place to bring the family. 95% of time very satisfied.

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★★★★☆

Good relaxing place to bring the family. 95% of time very satisfied.

Pros: atmosphere, pizza, value

Cons: changing too much

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Used to be an awesome local bar/pub, now ex-locals and others keep it going. Sort of resting on its laurels, but still a good example of a Boston-Irish pub. Great Guinness and Sam Adams Family beers on tap. Huge single-malt scotch inventory. Very good hearty food. My favs are the Sweet Potato fries and Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl. Service can be slow, and it can be very noisy and crowded at night. NOT the place for intimate conversation, but a good place to meet for drinks and fun. Very close to the Green St T stop on the Ornage line.

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★★★★☆

Used to be an awesome local bar/pub, now ex-locals and others keep it going. Sort of resting on its laurels, but still a good example of a Boston-Irish pub. Great Guinness and Sam Adams Family beers on tap. Huge single-malt scotch inventory. Very good hearty food. My favs are the Sweet Potato fries and Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl. Service can be slow, and it can be very noisy and crowded at night. NOT the place for intimate conversation, but a good place to meet for drinks and fun. Very close to the Green St T stop on the Ornage line.

Pros: Good food, Good beer selection

Cons: Slow service, noisy

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This bar/restaurant on JP's Washington Street is a great place to watch a game, have a date, or hang out with a group of friends. Doyle's has good pub food and great night life. Despite its small size, Doyle's can fit a lot of people. Liquor prices are reasonable and bands are usually pretty good. Fairly extensive menu for a pub - great grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.

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★★★★☆

This bar/restaurant on JP's Washington Street is a great place to watch a game, have a date, or hang out with a group of friends. Doyle's has good pub food and great night life. Despite its small size, Doyle's can fit a lot of people. Liquor prices are reasonable and bands are usually pretty good. Fairly extensive menu for a pub - great grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.

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Doyle's used to be a great bar. Perhaps it's been featured in too many films and David E. Kelley dramas, because in the past couple of years the service has hit rock bottom. I was there with five friends this past Sunday. The place was half empty. The server got an order wrong and by the time it was corrected, half the table was finished eating. No apology. No free drinks. (p.s. better off ordering all of the drinks you plan to consume up front, because you'll never see your server again.)

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★★☆☆☆

Doyle's used to be a great bar. Perhaps it's been featured in too many films and David E. Kelley dramas, because in the past couple of years the service has hit rock bottom. I was there with five friends this past Sunday. The place was half empty. The server got an order wrong and by the time it was corrected, half the table was finished eating. No apology. No free drinks. (p.s. better off ordering all of the drinks you plan to consume up front, because you'll never see your server again.)

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Excellent. A truly Bostonian experince. If you're in town, be sure to stop in.

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★★★★★

Excellent. A truly Bostonian experince. If you're in town, be sure to stop in.

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Everyone is welcome here! great place to meet and hang out. I found the waitstaff very friendly. The chowda is better than Legals! The Sunday brunch is awesome ..they stock up on the Sunday papers for patrons to peruse while awaiting the delights from the kitchen. You have to try the hash. .and pancakes to die for. Also,stop in on a weekday evening for the charms of the night bartender -Seamus? He'll listen to what ails you while pouring you a scrumptious ale. Thumbs up!!Way up! :)

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★★★★★

Everyone is welcome here! great place to meet and hang out. I found the waitstaff very friendly. The chowda is better than Legals! The Sunday brunch is awesome ..they stock up on the Sunday papers for patrons to peruse while awaiting the delights from the kitchen. You have to try the hash. .and pancakes to die for. Also,stop in on a weekday evening for the charms of the night bartender -Seamus? He'll listen to what ails you while pouring you a scrumptious ale. Thumbs up!!Way up! :)

Pros: friendly staff, great prices, welcome feel

Cons: only one Doyles

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This Jamaica Plain institution has been around since 1882. During their infamous Senate battle, John Kerry and William Weld shared a beer here, as has every major pol for decades on end. And why not? There are 29 drafts available. The food…

 

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