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jm Curley

#212 of 2 525 Restaurants in Boston
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21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
+1 617-338-5333
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (75 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
“bacon popcorn” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Saw a write up in a Globe review and some on line write ups. The place is OK, but not one of the best cocktail bars in Boston. Drink menu was not appealing. What we got was good. Had a couple of appetizers, duck poutine...More

Thank NHDad86
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We entered this plays at 09 pm and it was full of people eating and drinking. The music was great but little but too loud. The beers selection is fantastic and same is the food and snacks. Really great place to have a beer or...More

Thank Misha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Note: this review is solely for FRIED CHICKEN fanatics. I think it was back in 2017 that I read a "best of" article in the Improper Bostonian that focused on where to find better-than-decent fried chicken in the city. jm Curley was on their list....More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great staff and open late for grub. Awesome lobster mac and whiskey sours! Easy to get to in the center of multiple restaurants and the prices were very good.

Thank Lou D
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We came here for some drinks and appetizers to kick off my Bachelor party on a Saturday afternoon. Our server was great, friendly and joked around with us. The food is delicious and their beer menu is extensive. We had a great start to the...More

Thank DaveDuff
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We took a chance and tried out jm Curley's. As everyone says, the burgers and fries are excellent. Be ready, this place is very noisy. This is more of a locals place, so it is a great way to experience "real" Boston. For us the...More

Thank ScottS5965
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Family of four had dinner here one night on our trip and we were very happy. Great food menu and great drinks. Service was good and the atmosphere here is quite nice in Central Boston. Highly recommend.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 1 April 2018

My fiancee and I came here for their Duck Poutine and drinks. Cory, the GM, was very friendly and explained how the restaurant got its name. They have a great beer list as well as unique cocktails. Their Duck Poutine was delicious and we enjoyed...More

Thank DaveDuff
babak b, Owner at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks so much for the amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and appreciated our extensive beer list and staff, we do too! We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We really craved a burger. Our last night in Boston and hadn’t done a burger!!! JM was just what we required. Great burger and fries. Chicken also great and eldest child enjoyed the pulled pork. Pity was no hard shakes, but beer filled that gap.

Thank Sam T
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks for your kind words, we are so happy that we were able to meet your burger needs while you were in Boston. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Was so excited to come here and taste this “Boston-favorite” burger. Ended up very disappointed, as I soon discovered that Boston’s burger taste is on par with its taste in women— horrible. The tots were passable.

Thank Detsaw
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

i have heard that there was a study done of "guys" who's tastes in burger gets totally altered when they believe a woman's look is all that counts! i think bostonian women and all women in general are beautiful. you just gotta scratch the surface!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-5333
  • E-mail
A Secret & Speakeasy-style space offering select steaks & old-fashioned libations in a reservation-only room.
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