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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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3.57/5
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948 Ratings
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701
United States

(508) 875-2337 | map
johnharvards.com

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BA Score:
3.65/5
Reviews:
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Ratings:
51
pDev:
12.88%
 
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Reviews by tigg924:
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4.38/5  rDev +20%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I like John Harvard’s in Framingham and it has improved strides since I was there last. The atmosphere strikes me as an old time bar with the addition of several tvs. There was a good mix of people there for the last half of the Patriots game. They featured about seven different beers on tap, yet their selections were very impressive. A saison, dubbel, and October spice beer among others. Very solid compared to stout, ipa, etc. The beers were high quality in my opinion, but not the best I have had. Certainly none was one that I would not gladly order in most microbreweries. The service was excellent. Our server let us try the beer before ordering and dropped off additional bread when she noticed we still had some hummus to get through. I really enjoyed my hummus and pulled pork sandwich, although my wife’s buffalo chicken wrap left something to be desired. The food by in large was good, but not great. I would certainly come back here if I was in the area. I was really pleased with how much better this place is over the last time I was here.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mickyge
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of MilaMila
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of emottram
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of dwatulak
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
2.66/5  rDev -27.1%
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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Photo of kettleandcask
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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 -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
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
Brewery rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 948 ratings
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