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The Grill Next Door

Not Rated.
The Grill Next DoorThe Grill Next Door
very good

17 Reviews
Reviews: 17
Visits: 33
Avg: 3.82
pDev: n/a
Taps: 36
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

653 Broadway
Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01832-1205
United States
phone: (978) 241-7337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @grillnextdoorma

Place added by: JimFalzone on 12-10-2009

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Reviews: 17 | Visits: 33
Reviews by gameface23:
Photo of gameface23
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2

I have visited The Grill Next Door twice in the last month and I definitely plan on going back again on a regular basis. The tap list has broad ranging selections that seem to offer something for everyone's tastes. I have ordered a Brooklyn Double Black Chocolate Stout, Delirium Tremens, and a Troeg's Mad Elf. The beers were served in appropriate glassware and at appropriate temperatures. The prices are very reasonable.

The food has been decent so far. The pulled pork sandwich was flavorful, but it was SMOTHERED in barbecue sauce. I do plan on ordering it again, but the next time I will ask for light sauce. The chicken parm is pretty good. My wife ordered a chicken caesar wrap that was nothing special, but the second time we went, she ordered the grilled chicken panini which was much better.

Edit: 04/13/2011 - The beer selection is still above average for the area, but the food the last time my wife and I went was below average.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of ALM329
4.88/5  rDev +27.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Great place with a large selection of craft beers

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

My third trip here yesterday for lunch on a surprise day off. Big open square room with a square bar off to the right as you walk in. Local almost diner vibe with well worn booths and contractors drinking lunch. 36 taps all quality with many available at the one stop next door. Macro bottles and decent pub grub make up the rest of the menu. The 5 tap sampler is a great deal. A burger a sandwich and wings were mostly enjoyed by our group, gravy drizzled fries oh hell yeah. Service seemed attentive. Pricing is a bit high but kind of expected nowadays for a quality tap selection in the area. I'd go back.

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Photo of Drel
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rekrule
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Jim_has_wings
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Beer selection is diverse, quite a good selection for casual and seasoned beer drinker. Beer menu is changed/updated every two weeks for new beers to rotate in keeping each visit fresh, while still have a few menu staples. The food is outstanding, from the burgers to the specialty fries, you'll come back for more.

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Photo of swalsh666
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

36 craft drafts. Most of them rotate. 1 cask. Standard pub grub, but good quality.

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Photo of rjp217
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cusefan4420
4.8/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of TWStandley
4.7/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

What can I say about this place other than AWESOME. Delicious menu (even breakfast) and amazing beer selection that consistently changes. My personal favorite is the Pork burger with apples baked right into the meat, topped with swiss and bacon and smothered in maple syrup. A ridiculous concept for a burger but one of the tastiest creations I have ever had. The place may not look like much from the outside but the food and beer are incredible.

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Photo of emottram
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SuperHop18
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of sliv
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of harsley
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of 172av8r
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Drpfpbuck
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of rmatos
4.24/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Great Neighborhood type pub. You see families having dinner here most nights. As other reviews have stated there are plenty of big TV screens showing all the games but doesn't really come off as a sports bar destination. I think people are there for the exceptional beer selection and atmosphere and to a lesser extent the food. Not a huge place but not super small either. Decent sized bar in a U shape. Plenty of dinner seating and a number of pub tables along the back window.

Food is more than serviceable for pub type fare. Comparable to chain type pubs, I guess, not great but good usually. I do like their burgers quite a bit.

Great selection of European Import beers and very good domestic craft beers with plenty of choices on tap. I find the bartenders and waitstaff very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers and have gotten good recommendations from them.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of brewdart
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of MattyInMass
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great selection and friendly, knowledgeable barkeeps; quite the family bar; Can't stay away from the La Merle on tap, much less the 35 others. The package store 'next door' also has a great selection (plus dart supplies and dusty, old-looking homebrew supplies)

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Photo of Skeeter206
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

One of my favorite places in the area to go to. 36 beers regularly on tap, about 5-10 new beers every other week. They rarely run out of beers too which is great, and if they do they always have new beers ready to be rotated in. If you go to bars with larger beer selections there is always 10-30 beers which aren't available. They always choose a great selection as well, imports and micro beers only, none of the on tap listings are watered down by macros. Guinness is the only AB beer most of the time. Prices on some of the beers can get a little high, but you can always get a flight to just try some of the more expensive options.

Food here is good, nothing out of this world but everything I've ever gotten from here has been decent at the worst. (I've been a regular for the last 2 years or so) The menu was recently upgraded and now has a few new items, also some of the prices went up which is too bad. Either way it is still very reasonable when it comes to cost of food.

Atmosphere is good, not too big or crowded, a few TV's but it doesn't come off as a huge sports bar. The service is really hit or miss, some of the waitresses that have been at the restaurant since its open are great and rarely miss a beat, but some of the newer people that work here have been lackluster. The bartenders are very much the same way, some of them are great at what they do and can tell you all about the beer and food, others you just shouldn't bother asking, the only way to find out is to be a returning customer.

Overall if you are in the area and enjoy beer then I highly suggest trying the place out, they are expanding now for a reason. I continue to go here for a reason and can only remember one or two bad experiences.

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Photo of Cord018
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I really like The Grill Next Door. A very good selection of beers and I am impressed with their efforts of bringing in new and hard to find brews. They have "tap takeover" events where a particular brewery's selection of beers are the focus. Great way to get introduced to different styles of beer, different breweries and their interpretation of a particular style. The food is pub fare but they do a good job with it. Great prices, very good portion sizes as well. They do have clasdic entrees as well. Love sitting at the bar but it is not a very big place so that is hit or miss. Usually busy but after 7 or so the families clear out and there isn't a problem getting a seat. Never had to wait there. Service is very good as well. One stop shop is next door and owned by the same family. Good selection of beers there as well.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Decent restaraunt connected to a slick little craft beer store. I stopped by one day on the way home from work, and I was impressed by the 30+ tap list. They have a pretty decent and varied selection of breweries and styles on the tap list, and it appears that the taps rotate fairly regularly. The menus was pretty decent, as well, with a good variety of pub style food. Prices were very reasonable for both the brews and the grub. The bartender was not the most knowledgable of folks in terms of craft beer, but she was willing to ask if she didn't know an answer. Also, she said that the staff generally tries all the new beers as they come in, so they have a reference point for recommendations to customers. Great atmosphere in there, with a typical pub feel. Big, horseshoe shaped bar, with plenty of general open seating all around. I will absolutely make a return trip to this place.

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The Grill Next Door in Haverhill, MA
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.