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Worthen House Cafe

141 Worthen St., # 147, Lowell, MA 01852-1821
+1 978-390-4468
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
8 Jan 2018
“Some nice history and unusual hardware on the ceiling.”
5 Jan 2018
“Piece of History”
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American, Irish, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
141 Worthen St., # 147, Lowell, MA 01852-1821
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1. Wonderful Food
"Great little gem in a historic building."
Jeff M
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2. The Best
"oldest tavern in Lowell and still offering the best beer and burgers. "
Renato L
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3. Restaurant icon in Lowell.
"Truly unique atmosphere, exceptionally friendly staff and guests,"
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Stopped in for lunch on our normal date day. Truly unique atmosphere, exceptionally friendly staff and guests, food was a good value and the drinks were well poured. Had the specials Chicken Parm and the Chicken Melt really well made and filling.

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Fun place to check out and grab a cold one. The historical belt-linked fan system is nice to witness after all these years. Make sure to bring cash, there is a ATM though on site.

1  Thank sarahmchastain
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great little gem in a historic building. The steak sandwiches are really good and under $10. Service folks are really nice and friendly. They also have ceiling fan system that is original from the mid 1800's that is worth seeing. Burgers start at $6.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 21 November 2016

One afternoon, I stumbled into the Worthen. The drinks were cheap and they have a great beer list. I liked it so much that I brought my boyfriend the next time and we had a lot of fun. We plan on making this a local...More

Thank chan928
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I saw this restaurant when walking close by to the old city hall and library. The oldest tavern in Lowell and still offering the best beer and burgers. Ordered beer, sweet potato fries and burger for a quick lunch. The building is original and check...More

Thank Renato L
The W, Owner at Worthen House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hi Renato, Thank you very much for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again in the near future. If you do happen to come in please ask one of the girls for Penelope as I would love to...More

Reviewed 9 May 2016

The dark street level bar is packed with regulars who know each other. The second floor bar and entertainment area is supposedly haunted by a ghost named Matthew who holds court when one least expects it. Drinks are cheap...the burgers are hearty. It was good...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We recently visited Lowell to watch our son play a baseball game for the Riverhawks. We are from Maryland so when we travel we like to explore unique restaurants/bars that have a story behind them. This place is truly a hidden gem. Starting with the...More

Thank ppra
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The Worthen...Great place when there is a festival going on in Lowell. It's historical. I love history & preservation. This establishment looks like it when it was in the 18oo's. If you go there when there is not a festival & droves of people...I think...More

Thank seasnowcs
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The best two things about this place, is the old-fashion fans, and they boiled their hot-dogs in beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even the people that hang around there, will actually tell you about other great places to go. They have bands that play there on the week-ends, and...More

Thank Godfather54
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We had lunch at The Worthen House Café, which is more a bar or tavern with tables than a traditional “Café”. THE PLACE The ambience is wonderful. The building was built in 1834 and this tavern has been in operation since 1898. The place looks...More

3  Thank Califdan69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Irish, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Worthen St., # 147, Lowell, MA 01852-1821
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-390-4468
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A well known family run business that is full of history and character-- one of the oldest bars in the country.
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