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The Gallows

Gastropub, American Restaurant, and Snack Place$$$$
South End, Boston
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  • Christi K.
    "Scotch egg, poutine, plow man charcuterie (bone marrow)!"(29 Tips)
    Ashley B.
    "scotch egg and burger for dinner"(11 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "The "Brazen Bull" is the most amazing cocktail I've ever had!"(4 Tips)
    Mike C.
    "Try the Pulled Pork Corn Muffin - Great"(5 Tips)
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  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 14, 2011
    "Killer" brunch options: "Your Last Meal", which comes chock full of eggs, baked beans, pork belly, and Canadian bacon or the bluefish pate/ smoked salmon everything bagel "Swimmin' With the Fishes" Read more
  • Patricia
    PatriciaSeptember 17
    Stoner's delight is all you could ever want in a dessert: melty chocolate & peanut butter, banana slices, and a heap of toasted fluff. It's super rich (as is everything here), so share with your pals.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayOctober 7, 2013
    The Gallows features a delicious seasonal menu that changes weekly, depending on what’s fresh, plus some amazing cocktails. We recommend the Marge Tyrell (tequila, kiwi simple, lime, and red wine). Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2012
    Scotch egg, suckling pig tacos & at least three kinds of poutine: pub food 2.0. The dark humor in the name and decor continues through the menu. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Dav B.
    Dav BelliveauJanuary 4, 2012
    One of the best restaurants around Boston. Very eclectic food and it is all amazing. I wish I had a bigger stomach so that I could just sit there and continue eating all the delicious food.
  • Nicolas N.
    Nicolas NezhatApril 26, 2014
    Poutine - it's what you come here for. The classic is absolutely superb, but if you're feeling it, check out the "Out Of Control" offering of the night. Pair that with the "Wildfire".
  • Robert B.
    Robert ByrneDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This is the kind of a place where the people who run it, the people who cook, mix cocktails, and serve love what they do....and it shows. Good food and good times are easy, great is difficult. Do it.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HApril 19, 2013
    Get the special poutine of the day (we got sweetbreads), the arugula and artichoke salad, kimchi shirt rib tacos, and the lamb shank. Two of you will be stuffed!
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comJuly 24, 2012
    The "Our Way Burger" is a griddled patty, thin but not dry, on a buttered, griddled roll, with American cheese, grilled onions, iceberg lettuce, and house-made pickles. More: http://bo.st/Om5bAZ Read more
  • Abby L.
    Abby LJuly 8, 2015
    Had the My Way burger- excellent! Be sure to try the house ketchup! Poutine with corned beef was a bit heavy but delicious. Great beer selection.
  • 👸Cindyrella
    👸CindyrellaNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They do magical things with both Brussel sprouts and turnips. So you can imagine how good the burgers are. View of the Cathedral is pretty special too.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 3, 2011
    New menu featuring winter vegetable curry with thai purple sticky rice & fiery pineapple chutney, & grilled garlic sausage with braised sauerkraut, brown bread & mustard. Read more
  • Boston Magazine
    Boston MagazineNovember 11, 2011
    The folks behind the gastropub understand that people go out for fun, but when it comes time for more-serious eats, they don’t mess around. Try their wedge salad and Fluffernutter dessert. Read more
  • Neal J.
    Neal JainApril 7
    Great burgers and gastro-food. Be prepared for calories galore. And have the carpetbagger burger with the fried oysters and well done fries.
  • Ed F.
    Ed FlynnAugust 7, 2014
    Nice little gastro pub with a decent craft beer selection. Perfect spot for lunch on Thursday & Friday. Blatant Brewing DIPA pictured.
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin SedgeNovember 16, 2014
    Trendy spot in south end with great cocktails and a unique menu. Everything I've eaten here has been awesome. Must try their burgers.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 16, 2014
    Pulled Pork Corn Muffin! Yes, please! With a side of Thai Style Chicken Wings! And the Ploughman Board! Then order your entrée!
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 11, 2010
    the South End's 1st gastropub, building a menu around artisanal cheeses, house-made salami & pickles, & carefully-chosen local produce, meats & seafood. Other modestly-priced fare available. Read more
  • Emily B.
    Emily BergquistMarch 27, 2013
    Absolutely amazing! Stellar service, and great cocktails. Had the poutine, corn muffin, farmer board, and cauliflower. Everything was wonderful.
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixAugust 19, 2010
    This kitchen can execute. Anything from a plate of local heirloom tomatoes cut like sashimi to a divine braised brisket (insert to-die-for joke here), fantastic appetizer platters, and classic Quebec Read more
  • T C.
    T COctober 26, 2013
    The out of control poutine with house made cheese curds and seared foie gras is amazing. Get it while it's on the menu.
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KulkarniNovember 13, 2011
    Food is delicious. The service? Not so much. Get the poutine, duck confit, fried oyster burger and sweet potatoes and it'll make up for the obnoxious waiter.
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2010
    The sunrise poutine off their breakfast menu (scrambled eggs, fries, gravy, cheese curds, canadian bacon) will make short work of that Sunday morning headache. Read more
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GaskillJanuary 25, 2013
    The burger options change. If they have a burger with an egg on it, that's the one you want, since it pairs so well with the buttered bun.
  • BDCwire
    BDCwireOctober 19, 2013
    Forget any idea of a light brunch at The Gallows – if you go, you’re in it to win it. You either exit this place feeling like the Octomom or you fall into a food coma-induced sleep and never leave. Read more
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PurdyDecember 2, 2013
    The burger with the fried oysters on top is like an appetizer and main course in one. Tasty as all get out, too.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaMay 12, 2015
    Pro tip: the owners also own Blackbird Donuts, so here you can have your brunch AND a delicious featured donut.
  • xina
    xinaMarch 12, 2014
    Amazing cocktails and superb kitchen. Bring your omnivore and veggie friends who like a well-balanced drink.
  • Pat A.
    Pat AddamsAugust 22, 2014
    get a fried egg in a pint glass and have your favorite craft beer (pale ale, ipa) poured in, do it!
  • Winnie J.
    Winnie J.June 10, 2013
    The tacos here remind me of the Kogi truck from home. Poutine is delicious, and the soft shell crab makes me want to eat the ocean.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    Go for their take on poutine, drenched with house-made gravy and pillowy ricotta curds. Also offers excellent cocktails and charcuterie. Read more
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BleimesJune 19
    Been here 5+ times
    Great gastropub, poutine for brunch, scotch egg and burger for dinner, topped with fantastic cocktails
  • JP
    JPAugust 29, 2012
    greatly-balanced food here, and very knowledgeable staff. ask for a spicy cocktail and they'll actually make it spicy.
  • Eugene S.
    Eugene SAugust 20, 2014
    Shared heirloom tomato, tuna crudo, cheese board. Then had incredible ribs.
  • Tate W.
    Tate WilliamsJanuary 2, 2015
    Sit at the bar during sunset for a nice view of the church across the street. Excellent cocktails.
  • Todd M.
    Todd MundtSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great plates to look for: beef short rib tacos, pickled vegetables, pork bun, any of the burgers.
  • Carl S.
    Carl SchwartzMarch 31, 2015
    Great drinks. Burgers, pouting, and awesome food. Love the people who work there. My go to place.
  • Ziyan C.
    Ziyan CJune 20, 2013
    get the off menu dessert: fluffernutter peanut butter chocolate banana. amazing!
  • David H.
    David HaberJanuary 21, 2012
    The classic burger is really solid, as is the one with the egg on top if you're feeling extra decadent.
  • Erica A.
    Erica AyotteAugust 17, 2011
    For nibbles try the poutine and the scotch egg. There are some interesting savory cocktails, but I prefer Lady in the Ashes
  • Jon D.
    Jon DMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not leave without getting the burger! It's made with niman range beef and is the juiciest thing in Boston!
  • Yvonne Y.
    Yvonne YJanuary 15, 2013
    Try the pork belly hash! It just melts in your mouth.
  • Ziyan C.
    Ziyan CJune 20, 2013
    Best cocktail ever: the brazen bull. Jalapeno infused vodka with lime. Will blow your mind away
  • Mike F.
    Mike FrayneAugust 9, 2014
    Burgers are incredible, great draft beer and a cozy atmosphere. Loved the place
  • Julie L.
    Julie LangevinApril 8, 2012
    The grilled cheese is tasty, and the $4 wine described as "malibu beach air, glitter, and lip gloss" is amazing.
  • Matt28800 @.
    Matt28800 @January 14, 2011
    Absolutely amazing. Their secret soft serve dessert is to die for, and the perfect compliment to their complexly flavored food.
  • Lauryn B.
    Lauryn BennettSeptember 21, 2013
    If you leave without ordering the bluefish & bacon pate, I hope you regret it for the rest of your life.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 10, 2013
    Try the Sunrise Poutine - Scrambled eggs, fries, gravy, cheese curds and Canadian bacon. Whoa.
  • Kara G.
    Kara Gallagher CromackJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch ever! The huevos rancheros or sunrise poutine are good choices.
  • Rachel
    RachelOctober 26, 2014
    Tends to get a little crowded but has a unique atmosphere. Has specialty cocktails
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