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Elephant & Castle - Elephant & Castle - Boston, Boston, MA

Elephant & Castle - Boston

4.2
4.2
105 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but spirits are soarin’. And why not? This is after all, a laugh-out-loud, slap-on-the-back, greet-you-with-a-roar, English-style pub. Where the traditions are as rich and warm as the Shephard’s Pie. And where the stories flow as freely from the tongue as the beer flows from the taps. Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a cracking good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team or chatting up your mates or simply savoring fresh made eats with a bit of jolly old England folded in here and there, this is the pub where you get your brit on.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 350-9977

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Cross street

    Milk and Devonshire

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Closest T stops are State and Downtown Crossing.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Boston / New England

    Unspecified

  • Boston

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. GB

    GrB1066

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time meeting up with old friends and new at Elephant and Castle. The food was great and the drinks were good. Service was a bit slow, but not too painful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place and the food was great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was fine, but service was not good. Waiter forgot items more than once.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great food!
  5. m

    middletonfoodies

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Absolutely horrendous service and food was just ok. Enjoyed fish tacos but the pies they r known for were not the greatest as we got the sampler for an appetizer. Everyone else in our party were underwhelmed with food and again service was atrocious. Basically begged for more water and took forever to get our check despite informing them we had a show to be at
  6. KC

    KC15

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as was the beer! Great spot for a British vibe.
  7. BK

    BetsyK

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was fine - came out a little too fast if anything’s they put crunchy onions on top of the shepherds pie which I thought was weird and added an odd texture to the dish, but it tasted fine. What really was weird about our experience was that we ordered two Tito’s & sodas, and they tasted…very strange. I’m not an expert but I’ve had plenty of T&S’s in my life and these ones were so weird. They were flat & very bitter. I’m not convinced they used Tito’s, and it almost seemed like they used tap water instead of club soda. I wouldn’t be surprised if I found out they served us Rubinoff & water, that’s what they tasted like. Very odd.
  8. T

    Tar10

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lone server who was a marvel. So personable, pleasant. Made the dining experience very special.
  9. A

    Andy

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Shortage of help and long waits for service are expected these days, especially when seated outside. But when you ask server for a condiment at the time you place the order so he doesn’t have to make an extra trip, and then have to ask twice more and still not get until the meal is almost done does not make for good service.
  10. JL

    JoyeLuckClub

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lovely waitress, limited wine menu, good fish and chips but mediocre shepherds pie…it was a convenient location to the Orpheus and parking.
  11. TK

    TKPV

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Everything was fine but there didn’t seem to be any identity. The music was an odd mix (5 year old top 40 sort of) and kind of loud. There were a few tvs with the bruins game on. The waitress didn’t know what was on tap. It’s not really a pub, or a sports bar, or whatever.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great!!
  13. c

    chesapeake

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch service for our group of eight was nothing short of spectacular! Our server Melissa was patient and efficient. She helped to organize the tables so we could all see each other. The entrees came out at the same time and were delicious. Oh, and the appetizers were fabulous, too. Highly recommend.
  14. TS

    TSLS

    New England

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant visit.
  15. LP

    LPM8934

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We made our reservation after seeing the 4.3 star average rating on OpenTable. Unfortunately, we were very, VERY disappointed. The service was pretty bad. We ordered apps for the table and when they arrived we asked the waitress for small plates, utensils and napkins. After 5 minutes, we got some plates but not enough for our party of 6 and we didn’t get our utensils or napkins. After reminding the waitress that we also needed utensils and napkins (she didn’t even check), we had to wait another 5-10 minutes for her to come by again - while our food was on the table. When she finally made it back she only brought 5 forks, 3-4 knives and 4 napkins. My mom cut her paper napkin in half to share with my teenage son and my daughter pulled the cocktail napkin out from under the appetizer dip. We shouldn’t have had to do that but we were tired of waiting. The food was blah at best. The chicken tenders (adult and child sizes) were overcooked (dark brown), the pie flight was blah (she did warn me that it was a small portion), the fish & chips were blah, and the Sunday Roast tasted like they were from last Sunday. The chicken wings were way too salty. The whipped feta cheese dip with tomatoes was the best part (but we couldn’t eat them because we had no utensils). After we got our food, it took us a while to wave the waitress down for refill on our water and drinks. She never stopped by to check in and wouldn’t even look our way. And although I’m a dessert person, we decided to give it a hard pass. We couldn’t bear another disappointment and we just wanted to get out. I don’t know if there was a shortage in staff, if she was new, if she was having a bad day or just very overwhelmed. We looked around and saw a total of two servers, a runner, a bartender and a manager. And although this is a pretty large restaurant, it was only at about 20-25% capacity. I really hate posting these types of reviews, but tonight was so bad that I had to share.
  16. W

    Worldtraveler

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    The restaurant was not very clean, service was slow, and one of us got the “pie flights” which were terrible- no salad, dry, and compared the the other main courses, only 1/3 the size for the same price. We complained to the manager, and he did not care either. We won’t be back. What a shame. We had four friends with us and were embarrassed.
  17. JJ

    JerrieJ

    San Antonio

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there on St. Patrick’s Day. Irish Maiden (drink) and pretzel bites with beer cheese dip were great! Our waitperson was great even though was super busy that night! Was lots of fun to people watch and eat and drink!
  18. KB

    KBMB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Overall we would go again.
  19. AK

    AprilK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was really enjoyable! We were able to get in and seated right away, the waitress was attentative and pleasant! I wish we had one of these restaurants in my neck of the woods!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pies were amazing!! Every single person enjoyed their meals - tasted like a hug.
  21. SP

    SandyP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for early Sunday brunch while watching the soccer matches! Delicious food, fun atmosphere, and free on-street parking on Sunday morning!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite dining place while in Boston!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from SC and this is our go to restaurant every trip to Boston! We love it!
  24. MB

    MaureenB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun place spent my bday here on NYE it’s a great concept, they should open another one in Stamford CT lots of development here corporate as well….
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house made sausage is amazing!
  26. B

    Bernadettev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great food and very friendly staff. Happy that they had great options for vegetarians.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall a great pub, nice to have a good beer and whiskey selection in downtown and they even have a food happy hour!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Felt like a pub night. Really busy with Friday crowd per service and food still awesome.
  29. JZ

    JudyZ

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good as was the service. We really enjoyed the atmosphere, very conducive for friends to meet. We will definitely go back.
  30. ST

    ScottTNC

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a good experience. Despite being a busy weekend night, we were seated right away. It may have been a little louder than normal because of the Alabama game. The service was good and the waiter was good at checking on us, despite the Elephant & Castle being understaffed. The food came out in a reasonable time and we all enjoyed our dishes.
  31. FT

    FelixT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to go with family and friends. Order steaks n chips and it was delicieus
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Jem was fantastic, I called and spoke to her about an allergy before and she was helpful and accommodating. The food was delicious and the drinks on point!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    bad service - took 45 minutes to get drinks so we left
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    A proper British pub in the center of boston!
  35. SC

    StevenC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Our waitress was rude and we felt like we were being rushed out the door even though the restaurant was less than half full. We had to ask three times for our check
  36. S

    Shib

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was a good experience. They have good vegetarian options.
  37. T

    Tree

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I sat at the bar. The service was excellent. However, the bar stools were a bit uncomfortable. I slid on my stool a few times. It could have been the material of what I was wearing. I had the steak and mushroom pot pie. It was delicious. I had the Bailey's cheesecake for dessert. It was a good size piece and I admit, I ate almost all of it!!
  38. DW

    DiaW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Service was exceptional. The food was average.
  39. RB

    RobinB

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for an early Sunday brunch. Food was good, nice breakfast selection.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Perfectly acceptable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Boston using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-9977.

Elephant & Castle - Boston is rated 4.2 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Boston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Boston

161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Milk and Devonshire

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Closest T stops are State and Downtown Crossing.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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