Doyle's Cafe, Boston

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3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 617-524 2345

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    Doyle's Cafe: An Irish-American Institution

    by sarahandgareth Updated May 26, 2004

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    Doyle's of Jamaica Plain has been serving up food and drink since 1882, and along the way it's become one of Boston's best-known hostelries.

    It has hosted all stripes of dignitaries over the years, and is an essential stop for any area politicians - especially on St Patrick's Day. Several of the rooms have been named for well-known Boston leaders (usually of Irish-American background).

    The pub is huge, with several large rooms spilling into one another, so it's perfect for large groups. They have a pretty extensive beer list, and a good selection of the usual bar-food items. The sandwiches are extremely cheap by local standards, and come with large portions of thick-cut French fries, which are delicious. They also do great sweet-potato fries. The service, by contrast, is not the best here: you may well have to pester your waitress repeatedly to even get a menu, and there's not much smiling.

    The bar itself is unusual in that there's no TV - this is where you come to chat, not stay glued to whatever ballgame is on.

    Dress Code: Very casual.

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    doyles cafe: where do the locals eat

    by ayers_rock_where Written Feb 9, 2003

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    great menu covering a wide range from pizza to rainbow trout loads of great draft beer too lol like i should no ..... didnt even have to leave the bar for more money its got an ATM guys and girls

    Dress Code: cant remember i was far to oiled to be interested

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  • Doyle's Cafe: Doyle's Cafe

    by erin79 Written Aug 26, 2002

    The oldest pub in Boston (which almost all pubs claim in Boston). It stills has a bartenders union, which I thought was pretty cool! There is a great selection of beer and the locals are great to talk to.

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