Town Tavern

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$30 and under
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American
Scratch Casual Kitchen with a thoughtful Potation Menu.
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, several wonderful vegetarian options.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 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!

LB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

FA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food a good prices. Steak fries are awesome

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 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.

M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Labor Day lunch, restaurant slightly understaffed, excellent food

GD
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 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!

KO
New England
74 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

KO
New England
74 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Band was loud Food excellent

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding band played, “What She Said”

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lunch was fabulous!!!

EP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I thought the menu was good as well as the beer selection, however even though the restaurant was less than 1/2 full we felt very rushed by the waitress.

MO
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were so amazing. Everyone in our party was blown away by the quality and taste of the food, it was obviously everything was made fresh!

d
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We came with a group of people, all of whom enjoyed their meals and the musical entertainment that began around 9 PM.

LB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service. I suggest the steak dish! Soo yummy.

b
New England
44 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elevated sports pub with food that falls between inventive fusion and comfort, nicely presented. Excellent fries - thin cut steak style, extra crispy, served with malt vinegar if you like. Great fried fish. Shrimp poppers a perfect appetizer, shishito peppers stuffed with bits of shrimp arranged on a nice sauce. Fantastic French 75's, better than much pricier restaurants. Good beer selection. Our server, Hailey, was super friendly and responsive. Large TVs are viewable all around, but sound is kept down. Only minuses were so-so coffee and a forgotten doggie bag with 1/2 a meal had been thrown away within 10 minutes of our departure.

NL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

my husband and I went on Mothers' Day and expected it to be boisterous and it was but in a nice way. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My salmon tatsoi was very tasty and with a very generous piece of salmon. So we plan to go back as he enjoyed his beer and the atmosphere was very pub-like!

CM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There were four of us for a casual lunch. All meals were different and we all really loved what we had. (Steak, stir fry, fish and chips, pastrami sandwich.) We also shared shrimp poppers and fried mushrooms which we very good. No loud music which we also loved so we could have a conversation without screaming. The waitress was great. We wanted to talk and she was not pushy about ordering (maybe because it was not busy). It was clean and comfortable.

Y
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A must try place. Interesting Asian twist on some American dishes.

We will go back again.

Mark

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cas local place with good food and service. We just saw the jazz fest there and it was awesome!

TB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They were slow with the food but very quick to remove plates even when food was still on it. The food was good but we felt rushed through dinner. Very noisy.

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a table of 7 there for the first time to hear our son’s band play on a Friday night. Delicious food, great service, fun night!!! We’ll be back.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Could not understand the vibe in this restaurant or the food selections. My dish was called Chicken Bao. But the buns were small and the accompanied rice was served in a strangely-shaped dish, such that it was really hard to eat rice. The Thai cream in the dish was the only thing that kept me eating.

CS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

If you love loud bars with a gigantic TV screen every 10 feet, this is your place to go. Too loud for me, and the waitress was barely civil. She made the whole experience unpleasant. I will not return. The food was good and the presentation fine. Nothing exciting though.

FF
New England
100 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had, the burger, the pastrami, and the brunch sausage and egg were excellent. Great fries, too.

D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite pub in Arlington. Food is great and service is friendly. Our go-to restaurant on Saturday nights when they have live music.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

3 High tables should be staggered by back register.

KO
New England
74 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Varied menu. Fun atmosphere. Food was very good. Will definitely be back to try something else on the menu. Nice addition to Arlington dining options.

LC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Town Tavern. The owner greeted us as we entered and sat us right away. The restaurant is nicely laid out with a few different rooms and a bar room. Our room felt like we were still part of the nice restaurant vibe but quite enough to have a conversation. We ordered the house special Town Tavern Burger and the Haddock sandwich. Both were huge and delicious. Not to mention the fat french fries that really held up to malt vinegar. We came for dinner and ended up staying for the music. There was a live band!! Loved it!! The service was good and the owner came by to check on us several times. Town Tavern is a place we will make our local hang out!

LE
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was fine. The experience was OK. I would recommend this place to a friend if they had a different wait staff. Our waitress (the older woman) was somewhat abrupt. We ordered tea after our dinner and she acted like she did not hear. When she brought the tea, she brought no milk or sugar and never asked if we wanted any. Our bill was $32 and we wanted to pay half cash and half credit card but she would not allow that, like it was an impossible request. We were not demanding customers. I expect a more pleasant interaction with the restaurant staff when I dine out.

OT
New England
53 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Much more than pub food. Great meal and dessert