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Jacob Wirth Restaurant

) #312 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, German,
31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723
+1 617-338-8586
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“sauerbraten” (35 reviews)
“strudel” (9 reviews)
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American, German, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soooo. As my title reveals the German food was not what I'm raving about. Having been to Germany, the food does not measure up. However....we had fantastic apps, fried brussel sprouts with siracha dipping sauce, pototo pancakes....ask for the sauce and apples on the side....,...More

Thank maggie4036
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location and restaurant was beautiful inside. The choice of beers was wonderful. The food and specifically the seasoning on old German classics that we ordered left a little to be desired. It was a little bland, which was very surprising to me. I ordered...More

Thank mikeag96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the German beer garden atmosphere sounds appealing, the reality is not. The service was indifferent and the Wiener schnitzel with spätzle was just awful.

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Jacob Wirth almost twenty years ago on our honeymoon and enjoyed its traditional German menu. Goodness knows what’s happened to it – poor Herr Wirth must be spinning in his grave. All you have here now is a basic, regular restaurant with a...More

Thank Diximix
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I used to enjoy this restaurant and was eager to try it again, but it turned out to be quite a disappointment. There are traces of the old atmosphere and a large beer selection, but the food is mediocre at best. The uninspired quality is...More

Thank marker_press
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Have been to the restaurant several times over decades! It has always been consistently good, the food and the service. Most recently my daughter and I had reservations at another restaurant prior to a show at the Opera House. When we arrived people who had...More

1  Thank DLNH1202
Reviewed 20 May 2017

German restaurant with a large beer and other drinks menu to pick from. Service is speedy. Bring a passport to prove your age before they will serve you a drink. I still needed one despite being 40.

2  Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Where do I begin? Well, we were a party of 4. We were seated and got 2 pieces of cornbread. We asked for more cornbread and were told there would be an extra charge for additional cornbread. We informed our server we only got 2...More

3  Thank MGD02135
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We had the wiener schnitzel and weisswurst and both were pretty good. The service was also good. If you're looking for German fare I would give Jacob Worth a try.

1  Thank Lois E
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Boston Theater district grew up around Jacob Wirth's (which was there first.) I wish I liked sausage, because I am always intrigued by the variety & aroma, but when we were recently there, I stuck with the sauerbraten. The "small plate" is more than...More

2  Thank Pauline M
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Questions & Answers
14 September 2015|
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Response from Skepparkroken | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did drink wine but I do not remember what kind, it was some month ago. But I remember it was OK - much better than the food!
5 February 2015|
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Response from Meaghan F | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The only dish we can make without seasoning is our burgers. All other dishes are mostly pre marinated. Please make sure to ask your server about your request when you arrive!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, German, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Stuart St # 37, Boston, MA 02116-4723
    (Between Washington and Tremont)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-8586
  • E-mail
We are a historic German Beer Hall offering Jacob Wirth's traditional hearty family recipes with all American favorites. We have trivia Monday nights from 5:30pm to 7pm and Piano Sing-A-Long's Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights 8pm-Close.
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