The Salty Pig

The Salty PigThe Salty Pig
The Salty PigThe Salty Pig
Bar, Eatery

130 Dartmouth St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02116-5118
United States

(617) 536-6200 | map

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Ratings by bostonbeans:
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Rated by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Aug 15, 2015
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Small-ish restaurant with a small bar. focus is on the food - charcuterie, wood fired pizza, pasta. draft list has a decent selection of craft beers. service at the bar was good. and the meat/cheese/bread board I had was very tasty.
Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by PhillyStyle from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25
Can't say that this is necessarily a beer destination. The night I was there they had 2 Half Acre brews, a New Belgium, an Allagash and a few others that I can get practically anywhere. So average selection are best. The food on the other hand is the reason to go. Really good neapolitan style pizza and meat and cheese.
Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by jtk21351 from California

Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by SunDevilBeer from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Been meaning to visit for a while, finally did after a conference at the nearby Marriott Copley.

Nice vibe to the place, casual/industrial with drawings on the walls resembling pigs and pig parts. Far Side cartoons serve as newspaper in the restrooms.

Tight food menu of house-made charcuterie, and other stuff made with pig parts (pasta, pizza, etc.). Food was very tasty and though a bit pricey, still a decent value given the downtown Boston location and the high quality.

Beer list about 10 deep of local/regional/national crafts, well-curated and thought out.

Service was sweet and friendly. Enjoyed the few folks who waited on our table, were even surprised with a free dessert of house-made doughnuts.

Great spot to seek out for an interesting meal and beer while in the back bay/south end area.
May 02, 2017
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Reviewed by atigerlife from Hawaii

4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Glad I went here on my last trip to Boston. Amazing.

First, anyplace that has Founder Breakfast Stout on tap has got a warm place in my heart!! Amazing!!

While not huge, their beer selection was full of quality. Maybe a dozen on tap and another bottles/cans.

Food is qite something. We ordered a variety of meats, cheeses, etc and they brought it all out on a cutting board. Nice presentation. All amazingly tasty!!

Overall, this is a must stop if you are in Beantown!!
Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by BKotch from Texas

Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Solid taplist right across the street from the Back Bay T stop. Location is definitely the biggest draw for me. I've heard about their charcuterie and cheese plates but I've never indulged; I'm sure they're delicious with a cold beer. The tap selection (~12) is solid and rotates quite often. I've enjoyed Breakfast Stout, beers from Foundation and Trillium all on tap at various times. I believe KBS is known to show up every now and again during the Spring and there have been some events hosting out of town breweries during festivals. Vibe is downtown-Boston-post-work; I'm more of a casual slob but it's welcoming. Easy spot to post up and chat. Bar tenders have almost been attentive and professional. Good spot for a beer. Personal pet peeve that you can find their cocktail and wine menu online but not the tap list.
Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 4 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by TBonez477 from Vermont

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by StoutSnob40 from California

May 24, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by SimcoeKid from California

May 24, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by mothman from Minnesota

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by TNeedles from California

Nov 02, 2015
Rated: 4.88 by keithletty from Massachusetts

Jul 27, 2015
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Reviewed by morebeergood from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Stopped in for lunch on Saturday afternoon. There's an outdoor patio for seating, which must be nice in the summer. Inside, it's a bit cramped, but not bad. Open kitchen with a huge pizza oven at the front. We started with a round of beers and the Salty Pig charcuterie plate. Beers never came, so we had to ask for them. Just about finished with the plate when they arrived. Next course was pizza. Thin crust, not huge, but enough to share. Very tasty food all around. Beer selection was good, with only craft on the menu. Prices were a bit steep for beer. I'd recommend coming for dinner next time, as the lunch menu is already set for the meat platters, so you cannot customize the order to your particular tastes, as our waitress said you can at night. Overall, a fun stop for lunch.
May 04, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2015
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Rated by MrBoh from Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
Really solid place. Awesome food menu with great food. The pizza is killer. Well crafted beer menu. Great service.
Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2015
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75
This may be the best beer eatery in the Boston area. Think restaurant first, beer location second. As the name suggests, this is more about the charcuterie than anything else. The meats and cheeses are as close as you will get to a European picnic in the US.

The beer is top end but limited. Great variety by style, but not within the style. So, you can pair your beer with what you eat well, but if you interested in trying different versions within the style, you'll have two choices at most. That said, this is the place I like to take non-beer folks visiting Boston to have a great meal and perhaps expand their libation palate.
Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by TheBungyo from Washington

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by ivyman from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by meb3476 from Massachusetts

Nov 05, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by ThatPerson from Massachusetts

Sep 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by KHops79 from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Dicers from California

Jul 21, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by RKing44 from Massachusetts

Jun 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by doremite from Vermont

May 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by lwbyrne from Massachusetts

Apr 11, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by poisonpythons from Massachusetts

Mar 31, 2014
Rated: 5 by Stodpub from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by afi4lifer from Massachusetts

Jan 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by hoppymcgee from Maine

Jan 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by Bilco from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2013
The Salty Pig in Boston, MA
Place rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 44 ratings