We’re on Fire!

Book  Private Events now in our newly-curtained party area: Parties, Weddings, Pig Roasts, Meetings. Just email: info@tapandtrotter.com for a quote, complete details and party planning pack.


Welcome to The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Maws’ inviting and funky interpretation of a neighborhood joint.  KT&T’s food is simple, hearty and approachable. It’s how Tony cooks at home for friends and family. At the center of the kitchen is a hard-core hardwood grill where you can watch as we grill meats, fish, vegetables and other fare.

Tony has designed an affordable menu plus many weekly specials: Join us for Award-Winning Hot Dog Mondays. On weekends, enjoy Saturday & Sunday Brunch  10:00 am-2:00 pm and Burgers, Tacos, Sausages, Salad, and Fried Chicken  2:30-5:30. Every Sunday, there’s a special for just $16.  Remember that Kids Eat Free (and healthy) Sunday-Thursday 530-630.

Check out our expansive beer list, straightforward & delicious house-made cocktails & wines by the glass (with our  preference for wines with a bit of funk)!


Kirkland’s Making News…

Tony Maws & Kenji Lopez-Alt  on Innovation Hub share Thoughts on Importance of  Home Cooking 

Chef Tony Maws competes on “Chopped”! Check out links: Meet the Grillers and One on One with the Chopped Grill Masters

Our  “Top Dog Seriesrolls on with team from Eventide in Portland on Mondays Sept 12-26. Think KTT DOG with a few new twists. Benefits “Share Our Strength” to reduce hunger.

Thanks Wall Street Journal for featuring our own Carl York & his Frozen Whiskey Smash creation. Check out recipe. 

Zagat showed us some love!
“Thanks to its 60-plus variety beer list, w, plenty of large-format & rare “cellared” suds, we recently named KTT one of 30 killer spots for beer in Boston. “Drink this Now: House-Made Bottled Fernet & Rose Cola” – Says Boston.com

Harpers Bazaar says: “Sweet trifecta of substance, nostalgia & innovation…key to Maws’ success.

Chef Tony Maws Returns to BDC Wire:Talks Food, Chef Life, Passover & more. Listen up!

Tony Maws “A Genius” – Says Spoon University

Tony Speaks Out on Pet Peeves – No Shows, Bacon Cocktails etc

Food Republic’s Design Details Video Series Highlights KTT

Boston Common Names 6 Hot Dogs That Will Make You Forget About Fenway Franks (hint: one is at KTT)

Food & Wine named us one of the 5 Best Spots for Brilliantly Upgraded Hot Dogs

10 Must-Try Somerville Restaurants (thanks for the love, Zagat!)

KT&T has one of Boston’s Best Group Dining Scenes. (we love you too, UrbanDaddy)

Zagat named our Kirkland Dog one of 8 New Classic Dishes in Boston