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Eagle Brook Saloon

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8 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

258 Dedham St
Norfolk, Massachusetts, 02056-1558
United States

(508) 384-7312 | map

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by albern:
Photo of albern
3.86/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is a very nice saloon on rte. 1A. They have about a half dozen or more contract brews with Mercury Brewing Company. I tried the Oatmeal Stout which was very good. One of my friends tried the blueberry ale, and they put fresh blueberries on the bottom of the glass. Another tried the bock beer, another tried the baggy legs light. Everyone seemed pleased. This is probably the best place of its kind in the area and is well worth trying out if you are in the area. As for the food, we only had an appetizer so I couldn't comment on this part of it. The atmosphere is pretty family friendly, in part because it is only a few doors down from an indoor sports facility which is popular with kids.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.94/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of andylipp
3.9/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped for lunch on a Wednesday. It's a dump, but a charming one. The saloon motif is on point, right down to the cobwebs and the smell of stale beer. The IPAs I tried (contract brewed at Mercury) were okay. Guest taps were Firestone Walker, Wormtown, Blue Moon, Bud and Yungling. The burger I had was tasty, too.
Biggest complaint: IPA served in a shaker pint covered by 1/8 inch of ice. You might want to ask for a room temp glass.

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Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Eagle Brook has an extensive selection of craft beers with many unique beers brewed for them by the Ipswich brewery.

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Photo of CLeayThompson
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WreckingBrew
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DerekPhinney
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Great place to have a few pints and food. 2 for 1 pizza every Mon-Thurs after 5pm is an inexpensive way to get a bite with the family. The free pizza is a cheese, but perfect for children.

Food other than pizza is very good. Cool atmosphere with the looks of a saloon inside. My family usually make it our spot every Friday night. Plenty of brews on tap including their own brewed off-site.

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Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

The Eagle Brook Saloon is a fine establishment. Hadn't been here in a coupla years, as had my friends, but we always liked the place. The house brews were outstanding. The server told us they were Eagle Brook recipes brewed at Ipswich Brewery. Definitely Ipswich quality. And guest taps of high quality as well - Jack's Abby, Boulder, etc.

I had the Dog Breath Bitter, Oatmeal Stout and Patriot IPA. All very fine ales.

We all ordered bar-type food. Pizza, chili. And it was fine and reasonably priced. The Eagle Brook is a kinda Texas saloon. And sports bar. If I was gonna do some prelims fer a Patriots game, this is where I'd do it.

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Photo of Pondfish
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

the interior is themed like an old west saloon and it's been that way forever...draught beers are good quality...craft made, don't know who brews but it's not on premises. service at the bar is good and there's a corner bar ambience. I would not recommend this place for it's food, mediocre and uninspired at best....if they ever improved the food the place would rate much higher. So, back to the beer, about 10 on tap and these are pretty much the same brews that have been there for many years but they are pretty good, I recommend the Buzzard's Beak an ESB. This place is worth a visit at least once. For the Boston area it is unique inside.

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Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Stopped here for a late dinner after shopping, looking for craft beer with decent food, reviews looked decent so we tried it.

Pretty good selection of beers on tap, I didn't inquire while I was there at the Saloon, but it looks like they're brewed by Mercury; that would explain why their "Outlaw Oatmeal Stout" was so damn good, it was probably highly rated Ipswitch Oatmeal Stout. So a bunch of Mercury taps, and a pretty good choice of craft and import bottles, though no lack of BMC either.

Atmosphere is cool, this is indeed a very old house with creaky floors and evidence of several remodelings. But upkeep is decent, and kept clean. Motif is generic saloon style to go with the name, with a large bar downstairs with some restaurant seating and more restaurant and a small bar upstairs. Huge TVs everywhere, hard to get away from them if that's not your bag. I imagine they get a big football crowd at the location.

Food was served hot and was perfectly prepared. Salmon Salad had an enormous slab of fish on it, really good. Cheeseburger didn't look great with its conventional bun and stamped bacon medallion, but it tasted delicious.

Price was excessive. Shula's this ain't; yet their prices are, let's say, very profitable. The yummy burger I had would have been bigger and presented better (and with real bacon) at a chain, for the same price. Steaks were stupid expensive, so I passed. Salmon Salad was a fair deal, though.

Server was lame: shooting the breeze while my pint sat empty, bringing me fries when I ordered mashed.

Draught was served ICE cold. I had a really delicious Outlaw Oatmeal Stout, but it was giving me frost bite. Started very roasty, and finished chocolately. Good to the last drop, but even the last swallow was still colder than cellar temp. Have to ding on quality for that even though it was a superb beer. Had their BotM first, it was a forgettable pale ale.

Recommended if you're in the Foxboro/N. Attleboro/Wrentham area--I'd go there again over a Rock Bottom (which I like by the way, that's not a slam)--but not worth seeking out, probably.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.7/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I absolutely love the appearance and atmosphere of this place! Looks like a old western saloon. With mirrors and stained glass, old wood paneling and railings. I over heard that it used to be a biker hangout. Must have helped to give it that lived in look. Fresh Brewed Draughts....house brand names... for beer brewed for them by Ipswich/Mercury....9 tap lines. An ESB,a Pale, a Scotch, Dark Ale, Strong ale, Oatmeal Stout, Lager and a light ale that I remember. I had the Dark, Scotch and the Pale, all were tasty and fresh. Nothing startling but refreshing none the less. Pretty diverse menu. I had the beef stew and the Nasty Nachos ( just chips with chesse and japalenos). Every thing hit the spot nicely.
I would suggest this place to anyone who's wife want to shop at the Wrenthem Outlets.

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Photo of MattBrooks
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I went here recently with a buddy who has been many times before. But for me, it was my first time. Great location, easy to get to from Rts. 1, 140, 495. Very cool decor with an old-time saloon look to the place inside and out; and the fact that it has an upstairs means that they can certainly get more people in-which is a good thing. The service wasn't anything to write home about-we waited at the front for a while before being seated in the upstairs section. Once there, it took the server quite some time to get around to us and take our orders. On a side note, there were several families seated in our area, which shows the value ratio of the saloon, good prices on food-aveage on beer.

They have their own beer, for which they are known for-I was told by my friend that you can get growlers of their beers downstairs, so I'll have to go back and try that sometime. He had the Blueberry and I had the IPA. Very hoppy, almost english in style, but seemed dry on the finish. Had a couple more for good measure. As predicted, the food was good. Not great, but very good considering the main focus is the beer and atmosphere.

Certainly worth a look see if you're in the area shopping or going to a sporting event at he stadium, and maybe a revisit if you live in the area and are looking for a good place to take the family.

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Photo of Estarrio
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

If you are a local than this place is definitely worthwhile. I make a trek a couple times a year.

The old-fashioned saloon decor is nice, though not the cleanest establishment.

The food is average to above average quality for a saloon setting. In addition to the normal bar offerings, Mercury brewing co. supplies some decent beers.

I honestly don’t remember anything about the service, which means it, was neither great nor poor.

Again, a great place if you are local, though I wouldn’t travel too far out of my way to eat there.

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Photo of tboom29
4.18/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We hit the Eagle Brook Saloon for some much needed beer and food after a day of Outlet Mall Shopping down the road in Wrentham. The atmosphere was very comfortable. The place really looked like a saloon. TV's were around the bar and dining area, but they didn't feel intrusive. There was also an upstairs, so the place looks like it could hold a large crowd. There were a few tables full, but the bartender said the bar was usually busy at the time, which was around 3 pm on Saturday. The service was prompt, but probably not real knowledeable. The bartender did give us a few samples w/no problem however. They had a nice selection of beers, at least 8-10 on tam but I didn't count. I tried the IPA and English Bitter, the wife tried the Blueberry and Porter. All were very good. There is also a full bar and some macros on tap, but they have a craft light ale, so why bother with Bud? . The food was good, nice size burgers and very tasty (although request fries extra crispy). The beers were $3.75/pint, w/one beer of the month at $3.25. Overall a nice place to knock a few back. If you are in the area, a must visit!

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Photo of Franchise
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The "brook" as the local call it is located in Norfolk right off of 38 coming from Foxboro. It is kind of out of the way unless your making a jonte there. The atmoshpere is good, very casual. Alot of locals in this place, but the food and beer are worth it if your in the area. There was about 10 beers available on tap, but they also have commercial beer available as well. The blueberry ale is there signature beer and it is very nice. The food was good, I know the cooks so I have to say that ;-). But they had great variety and some good showings to pair up with the beer, which I love. Definatly recommended.

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Photo of bobbybou
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Food is solid. Buffalo wings were $9 for a dozen or so.but they were crispy,hot, and the sauce was not bad.Chili was goodServed in a big hot bowl,plenty of beef..Fish and chips were good,too.Salad was fresh and crisp.
Freshly brewed beer on taps were great,. I think there were 8 or 10 on tap.each one was tasty and well built. There were 32 beers all togather,bottle and tap.Di loved the Blueberry Ale.Very aromatic.The Pumkin Porter was good but I couldn't pick up on any spice flavors as they were overpowered by the chocolate/smokyness of the malt used.
Athmosphere is nice and cozy at the bar.Great place to hang out with friends or bring the kids.Wish I had more time to hang out here.

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Photo of mschofield
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Yes it does look like a house from the outside, and maybe you'd be turned off by the country store it shares a building with, but this is a fun little restaurant/beer bar.
Old Western type styling, I think this actually used to be a house because it's full of nooks and crannies that add to the atmosphere but would be out of place in a pre packaged joint - like the little one table rooms on the second floor, or the balcony that extends over the stairway with a table. Disney-eqsue or British pub in a box type establishments don't have that much detail.
Two bars - a larger one on the first floor, and a smaller one upstairs - both are full service, it's not just a service bar upstairs.
10 or so beers on tap, with seasonals and $3.25 ale of the month. Mercury brewing (Ipswich, Stone cat) does their contracting - a Dark Ale (dark Mild? or a Brown ale?), Dog's Breath (bitter), Buzzard's Beak (ESB), Paint Pony (Pale Ale), IPA, Dog Pound (Porter) an Oatmeal Stout.
I haven't drank Eagle Brook and Ipswich beers close enough in time to say whether they're the same brews or not, but if you know Ipswich you know this place has high quality English ales.
Throw in a few extras like a light beer, a blueberry beer, and rotating seasonals.
Friendly - quick service (for some reason I really liked it when our waitress kept asking me 'another bitter?' instead of 'another beer')
, with good food (the portions look on the small side, but I walk out stuffed).

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Photo of twelvsies
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place looked sort of like a nice old house or something, very wood-oriented with lots of nice wood statues and nooks and crannies everywhere. Almost looks like a saloon you'd see in a Clint Eastwood flick. Quality and service seem great to me, we had no problems there. Decent selection of beers, mostly their own, and then some crappy macros, but they offered a wide variety of styles, perhaps only lacking a Belgian selection, but that's pretty typical for an American brewpub. I couldn't find it on this site, and I couldn't add it because this place isn't listed as a "brewer" on the add a beer form, but the Dog's Breath Bitter was great, a big twist on the bitter style, kind of edging towards being a strong ale. For food I got a veggie pizza which was very good, I only knock the food a little bit because there weren't many vegetatian options, though I guess that's not fair really, or of any concern to meat eaters, but the meat eaters I was with also liked the food. Pretty much all pints were $3.50, which I'd say is inexpensive for quality beer. All in all a great place to go, I wish I wasn't so tired or I would've ordered a few more beers.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Eagle Brook Saloon looks like something out of the old west. It has a rustic appearance from the outside and the inside features a wide open middle with a second floor that rings around the open space. The bottom floor is half bar/half dining area with a lot of tv's all around to watch the latest game. I found the bar area a bit crowded, but really liked the pine wood decor.

While I was there I tried several beers with my friends. We had the ESB, bitter, blueberry, pale ale and dark ale. All were excellent and properly poured. I was not taking notes about the beers, but would recommend any one of them. There is usually a beer of the month which costs $2.95 , compared to their regular price of $3.50.

The food was excellent. Portions were just enough to fill you up without needing to bring extra home in a doggie bag and the prices were average or a bit cheaper than comparable restaurants. They have a varied menu which includes pasta, burgers, seafood, chicken, steak, etc. We all had burgers and the soup of the day and finished every bite.

The only complaint I have about the Eagle Brook is that I don't live closer or know how to get there. I'm going to have to drop in on my friends again sometime soon so we can head down for some more brews.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

From the outside you might guess this is a shot and a beer or biker joint.The inside is cozy and comfortorable.The walls are done in pine and the whole place throughout has a wooden or saloon look to it.Theres a dining area off the bar and an upstairs dining area as well.

I have eaten there twice and have been for beers as well.The "house brews" are all brewed by Mercury Brewing Company (ie Ipswich etc.)At any given time there are 8 to 12 brews available.The Outlaw Oatmeal Stout is OUTSTANDING!!!The Dog Pound Porter is great.The Eagle Brook Blueberry Ale-the flagship-is a nice refreshing change of pace-even during the fridgid spell when I visited.The Xmas/Winter brew was along the lines of Sierra Nevada Celebration.All in all theres a huge selection of well made craft brews for any palate.

As far as the food goes the chili is "kickin like Bruce Lee in a bad movie" to steal a phrase off my brother.The hunks of ground meat are almost like meatballs.Served with cheese and onions and multi-colored tortilla chips on the side.Man that was good.The specialty pizzas are very good as well.Many combinations to try.One night a week is 2 for 1 pizza night as well.

All in all a very pleasant experience whether to grab a meal or a few brews and a bowl of chili.You might want to ask for your beer in a non frosted glass.Impulse demands the staff grabs one out of the cooler I guess-too bad.I hate ice bergs in my oatmeal!!!Still,an excellent place to try.Check it out.

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