About Us

The Ironside Grill in Charlestown is


The Ironside Grill is one of the few original bars remaining in Charlestown. It has been owned and operated by the same family since April of 1950. Originally known as McLaughlin’s Café the name has evolved over the years to include The Big Potato, The Sweet Potato, and finally Ironside Grill.


Ironside offers an array of food from basic pub grub to a traditional comfort meal. Our diverse beer selection boasts 20 ice-cold drafts, 18 bottles and special options offered each month. With 5 big screens, Ironside offers prime viewing of local sports games within the comfort of a long-established pub setting. We feature a second-to-none outdoor patio in Charlestown accommodating up to 40 people from mid-April to mid-October. Our City Square location puts us with-in walking distance of the TD Garden and the North End.


On the left is a photo of the 1st generation owner, Paul Wilkening, (far left) walking with 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman, (middle) and President of Brandeis University, on the Boston Public Garden Bridge in 1957. On the right is a photo of McLaughlin’s Café in the 1970′s.

25 Park Street Charlestown, MA 02129 - Phone: (617) 242-1384 - Email: ironside@ironsidegrill.net



Kitchen Hours:

Monday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thursday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Saturday: 12 PM - 12:00 AM

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

1AM Saturday Bruins' Games we open @ 11 Am


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