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The Gallows

Gastropub, American Restaurant, and Snack Place$$$$
South End, Boston
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  • Matthew P.
    "The poutine and corn bread are delicious!"(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
  • 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.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaSeptember 17, 2016
    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]
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Neal J.
    Neal JainApril 7, 2016
    Great burgers and gastro-food. Be prepared for calories galore. And have the carpetbagger burger with the fried oysters and well done fries.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Vaughn A.
    Vaughn AllenApril 29
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place, most of the food is good, which is why it's so surprising that the corned beef hash is like Hormel canned bullshit.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BleimesJune 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great gastropub, poutine for brunch, scotch egg and burger for dinner, topped with fantastic cocktails
  • 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.
  • Sebastian S.
    Burgers are good and beer too. Try the BBC Beer (Coffeehouse Porter). Good ambiance, good attention!
  • 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.
  • JP
    JPAugust 29, 2012
    greatly-balanced food here, and very knowledgeable staff. ask for a spicy cocktail and they'll actually make it spicy.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FrayneAugust 9, 2014
    Burgers are incredible, great draft beer and a cozy atmosphere. Loved the place
  • 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
  • Yvonne Y.
    Yvonne YJanuary 15, 2013
    Try the pork belly hash! It just melts in your mouth.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 10, 2013
    Try the Sunrise Poutine - Scrambled eggs, fries, gravy, cheese curds and Canadian bacon. Whoa.
  • 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.
  • Christina K.
    Christina KourkoulisSeptember 12, 2011
    cant say enough good things about this place. everything was perfect. try the farmers plank and the my blue boy burger <3 Read more
  • Ziyan C.
    Ziyan CJune 20, 2013
    Best cocktail ever: the brazen bull. Jalapeno infused vodka with lime. Will blow your mind away
  • 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.
  • Rachel
    RachelOctober 26, 2014
    Tends to get a little crowded but has a unique atmosphere. Has specialty cocktails
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MaudeJuly 20, 2014
    Overwhelming number of beer choices & funky food. Perfect for a low key night with friends.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzFebruary 23, 2015
    Solid gastropub! Great cheeses, cured meats and beers. Or food in general.
  • 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.
  • Kara G.
    Kara Gallagher CromackJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch ever! The huevos rancheros or sunrise poutine are good choices.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HanMarch 20, 2015
    Of all I had, poutine, scotch eggs, pork pulled corn muffin are the best.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 10, 2013
    Try the Sunnyside Burger - House smoked bacon, American cheese and sunny egg.
  • Angela S.
    Angela SmalleyDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    While it's still on the menu, have the goose. It's amazing! You might as well since you're feeling like Bob Cratchit anyway.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMay 30, 2015
    It a OK. Service definitely needs improvement. Food is good, on pricier side. Share a board and have a poutine or a burger
  • John L.
    John LeMaireAugust 7, 2014
    Soft shell crab was absolutely amazing, so much flavor and great presentation!
  • Mik V.
    Mik VanceOctober 28
    Try the biscuits and gravy. Everything is amazing.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 10, 2013
    Try the Southern Belle French Toast - Fried chicken breast, jalapeño jelly and BBQ butter
  • Zac A.
    Zac AghionFebruary 15, 2015
    Scotch eggs are the perfect bar food. Good drinks and grub.
  • Onur Ö.
    Onur ÖzgünJuly 27, 2015
    Carpet Burger. One of the best in Boston according to boston.com.
  • Joyce
    JoyceOctober 7, 2014
    Plough man board gives you a bit of several appetizers also scotch egg
  • Dav B.
    Dav BelliveauJanuary 4, 2012
    They also have a Poutine section of the menu which I highly recommend trying.
  • Gail S.
    Gail SloanOctober 7, 2016
    Scotch egg, hot fried hen, stoners delight. Perfection. Shared
  • James D.
    James DiMartinoMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The duck ham cannot be missed. Perfect first course. April makes fantastic cocktails!
  • Peter S.
    Peter StreibigJune 14, 2016
    tots! not your usual potato based tots but oh so good in a citrus aioli
  • Julian M.
    Julian MorrisMay 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for the JB Burger. It is an off menu special.
  • Chanz M.
    Chanz McManusOctober 7, 2010
    The Tar & Feather cocktail is amazing. Super refreshing and a little tart with some bite from ginger tea.
  • Wylie F.
    Wylie FisherJuly 10, 2015
    Very loud, but the house burger is great!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DiNataleApril 26, 2014
    On the expensive side and the portions aren't the largest, but the food is very good.
  • Matthew P.
    The poutine and corn bread are delicious!
  • Lizzy F.
    Lizzy FlanaganJune 27, 2012
    just a nice glass of red before heading out for dinner elsewhere. decor was lovely. a tv over the bar seemed out of place. (isn't it OKAY to go tv-free sometimes??)
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CoutuAugust 22, 2015
    Good gastropub with nice cocktails and a good menu
  • James G.
    James GashOctober 30, 2014
    Exceptionally tasty seasonal small plates & moody atmosphere.
  • Kelsey W.
    Kelsey WalkerFebruary 24, 2013
    Huevos rancheros was legit and our waitress was really sweet!
  • Christi K.
    Christi KimMarch 3, 2014
    Scotch egg, poutine, plow man charcuterie (bone marrow)!
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaJuly 6, 2016
    Great bloody, AMAZING burger
  • Favecast
    FavecastOctober 17, 2013
    Check out this review - "Great burgers, cool ambience." Read more
  • 👸Cindyrella
    👸CindyrellaNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Southern comfort...How burgers should be. Totally fantastic.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HartJanuary 18, 2015
    Greay ambience, great food, but the staff makes this place worth going to.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MarchantAugust 23, 2014
    Best burger I've had in Boston. Great service too
  • Evan F.
    Evan FalchukJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great cocktails and awesome burger. Get the corn dogg - you will never have a better one.
  • Dav B.
    Dav BelliveauJanuary 4, 2012
    The Fluffernutter Banana's Foster is ridiculous. This is a must have dessert.
  • Abby L.
    Abby LJuly 8, 2015
    Excellent burger, try the homemade ketchup!
  • Marissa G.
    Marissa GreenSeptember 18, 2011
    Get the sweet potato pork belly hash please and thanks
  • James D.
    James DiMartinoDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the Smoked Salmon and Apples while you can! Amazeballs
  • Mike P.
    Mike PikeApril 13, 2016
    Try the Frankenburger. Maybe the best Burger I ever had.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BearnotOctober 4, 2014
    All about those scotch eggs. Loved my burger too!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SchrameckApril 1, 2012
    The "Brazen Bull" is the most amazing cocktail I've ever had!
  • Evan F.
    Evan FalchukMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Weekly changing menu rocks - try something new knowing you can't go wrong.
  • Scott Z.
    Scott ZakrajsekSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Their burgers, the best. Their homemade ketchup, the worst.
  • John V.
    John VinesAugust 4, 2012
    The brazen bull is extremely potent, be cautious in ordering it
  • Skye S.
    Skye SchulteJuly 21, 2010
    Danielle is the best bartender. Try the "Skin and Bones" martini...delicious!!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HasenplaughJuly 25, 2010
    Get the vegetable poutine and the 'Skin N Bones' - watermelon and tequila coctail.
  • Leah
    LeahApril 14, 2011
    Recommended: Lady in the Ashes. Ouzo, grapefruit, mint, and honey.
  • Julian M.
    Julian MorrisMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for the Notorious Burger. Not normally on the menu but they make make one for you.
  • Anita T.
    Anita TandonNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The brazen bull is amazing if you like a little bite
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 10, 2013
    Try the Pulled Pork Corn Muffin - Great
  • Blauer serious Pro! B.
    try some of the old time RYE drinks- feel like your in the old west...
  • estelle r.
    estelle riversMarch 17, 2012
    The place is fab I love it I'm having a romantic meal
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillsJune 15, 2015
    Cocktails were pretty good, but who the hell puts ricotta cheese in poutine? That was weird.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BishopFebruary 26, 2016
    Their poutine is so good!
  • Ann R.
    Ann Ricker1 week ago
    Cola-braised beef and polenta, mmmmmmmm, yum
  • Ben Z.
    Ben ZweigJanuary 29, 2014
    Don't miss the amazing cocktails.
  • Ydelfonso R.
    Ydelfonso ReynosoSeptember 3, 2011
    Great, mellow atmosphere. Great beer selection.
  • Mimi H.
    Mimi HenryMarch 15, 2015
    Poutine is unreal!
  • Tainah M.
    Tainah M.August 9, 2016
    Poutine in a cozy environment.
  • Olivia K.
    Olivia KeavenyApril 27, 2015
    Pulled. Pork. Corn muffin.
  • Ayodeji M.
    Ayodeji MarquisJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The soft shell crab .... awesome!!!
  • J T.
    J TompkinsJune 4, 2010
    Great cheese platters and solid beer selection. Good local food.
  • Brenden B.
    Brenden BullockAugust 18, 2014
    Good selection of local beers.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SklensMarch 12, 2011
    Eat here. End of story. Just do it. P
  • Red F.
    Red FabbriAugust 9, 2014
    Game of Thrones meets farm-to-table
  • Julian M.
    Julian MorrisSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Double Burgers!
  • Tammy Z.
    Tammy ZhouJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You must try the vegetarian poutine!
  • spiro p.
    spiro pappadopoulosSeptember 16, 2012
    Get the wedge salad. It's perfect.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LSeptember 23, 2015
    Amazing burgers and POUTINE!
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 26, 2013
    Try the Scotch Egg
  • Justin C.
    Justin CambriaJune 27, 2010
    Courteous and gorgeous staff! Love this place.
  • Julian M.
    Julian MorrisJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Make your burger a double for a few extra bucks
  • Olivia W.
    Olivia WhittonNovember 15, 2016
    Stoner's Delight dessert. That is all.
  • John G.
    Everything is Good
  • lauren j.
    lauren jordanMarch 28, 2015
    Burgers are amazing!
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TroutmanFebruary 4, 2012
    French Toast, coffee, Averna. Rinse and Repeat.
  • Long
    LongMarch 29, 2012
    Must try the eddie powers burger !!
  • Sharon B.
    Sharon BishopApril 14, 2014
    Still my favorite burger ever!!
  • Eric J.
    Eric JohnsonAugust 31, 2013
    Awesome food and drinks!
  • Sharon B.
    Sharon BishopFebruary 17, 2014
    Our way burger. 💕
  • Chris H.
    Chris HalliganFebruary 3, 2016
    Poutine and Pork belly
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    Ginger-soy-glazed Berkshire pork ribs.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CipolloMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Be a man. Drink the red beer.
  • Derri K.
    Derri KennedyMay 25, 2016
    The Burgers, YUM!
  • JMH 4.
    JMH 4200August 4, 2010
    You always have to inquire about the "Out of Control" poutine!
  • Javier L.
    Javier LlamasJanuary 26, 2014
    oxtail poutine!
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FayOctober 19, 2013
    I hear Jennifer Lum comes here a lot
  • Julian M.
    Julian MorrisNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Seth's are awesome!
  • the g.
    the gallowsJanuary 28, 2011
    we have a secret burger menu...sshhhh.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CaldeiraDecember 4, 2011
    Too gimmicky...at least for brunch.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 13, 2010
    Try the Duck Breast
  • Aysu O.
    Aysu OzgurAugust 26, 2016
    Food was good but way too dark inside. If I have to use my phones flashlight to read the menu then it isn't for me.
  • Diana R.
    Diana RodApril 9, 2014
    Off the Menu Soft-Serve
  • Julian M.
    Julian MorrisApril 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Double "Our Way" Burger, all day
  • Jordyne W.
    Jordyne WuAugust 1, 2010
    Great early 90's mix of music!
  • John G.
    Pork belly tacos
  • adam f.
    adam fullertonJuly 22, 2010
    Apparently they serve "Natty Light 22's and Boone's Farm Watermelon" super high class!
  • Bre M.
    Bre MillerApril 8, 2014
    Good Burger!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DavisOctober 13, 2014
    Get it 'Our Way'
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 26, 2013
    Try the Poutine
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BisicciaNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Very quality limes here
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JohansenJanuary 13, 2012
    Maureen is the bestest ever!
  • Dart D.
    Dart DartAugust 11, 2010
    Hmm try SKIN & BONES cocktail, tasty!!!
  • Jonah L.
    Jonah LopinJune 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the buffalo trace. Trust me.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CochranOctober 16, 2011
    Vodka soda cran - good choice
  • Hilary B.
    Hilary BonaccorsiSeptember 11, 2014
    Scotch egg
  • Dana D.
    Dana D'AlfonsoJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Erik the Red!!!!!
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 14, 2014
    Drink menu is just okay.
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby McCarthyApril 12, 2012
    Carpetburger FTW
  • Michael T.
    Michael ThompsonAugust 3, 2013
    Just eat here!
  • rewod p.
    rewod phlipMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Guys...Do NOT use the ladies room. The manager hates that.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CarrascoJune 19, 2010
    Try the poutine!
  • jess m.
    jess mayoJuly 10, 2011
    way too pricey and loud.
  • Paulina C.
    Paulina CGJanuary 11
    Veggie burguer... spectacular! ❤️
  • Sergio A.
    Sergio ArrFebruary 4, 2011
    San lorenzo
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