John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

BEER AVG
3.58/5
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701
United States

(508) 875-2337 | map
johnharvards.com

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84
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Avg:
3.68
pDev:
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Reviews by beer2day:
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Located in the corner of the large Shopper's World. Kind of tucked away.

Very large restaurant with a nice visible brewing operation. Menu is pretty extensive with sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and pizzas. Apps were a huge hit for our kids. Nice kids menus too.

8 beers going the day we visited, with a decent range. Nothing dark, though. I get it's summer, but it is NE. One beer on cask and quite tasty.

Service was very attentive, even though they were crowded. Professionally done.

If you are in the area, worth a stop. Decent place to catch a game. Great way to kill time while the wife shops.

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4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
2.66/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.25 | food: 3.75

The place was solid, but this is some of the worst beer I've ever had

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2.85/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Two reasons to like this place:
The bar area with all the TVs is separate from the dining area. The best of both worlds. You can go watch your game, or you can bring your family and sit in an area that's relatively quiet.
The food is quite good, at least what we were eating. The veggie burger, Greek salad, and vegetarian pizza were excellent.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If I'm going to drink in Framingham, this is really the only place to go. Prices and poor draft maintenance keep me from BBC.... and that's about it. Not too many options in the immediate area, though I still haven't been to the Framingham beer works due to the fact they were delayed in brewing on the premises

The beer is at the worst always true to style and a respectable representation of style and on occassion they hit one out of the park, some of their IPAs are worthy of more praise and the rotating cask selection has recently been a lot more experimentive and fun.

The service cannot be beat. I'm generally here on Sundays after work and it is usually the assistant brewer bartending, "Baggles". Always on top of everything, never waiting for a pour and is quite passionate about brew, the best attributes in a brewpub 'tender

Food is alright, typical american grill/pub style, but the cheap late night offerings are what give it a bump

Quality spot in a bit of no mans land for beer in Framingham.

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Framingham, MA
3.58 out of 5 based on 941 ratings.
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