The Tavern menu offers some great American favorites, as well as some non-traditional meals. We make each meal to order, so if you like your steak a specific temperature, or don’t like a select vegetable, just let us know! Our servers and kitchen still will be happy to adjust the meal to your liking. Don’t forget to check out our drink menu, including our beer list and tasty specialty/seasonal drinks. We’re open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.

Lunch Menu

Stop in on break and grab something from our lunch menu, running 11:30AM till 4:00PM.

Dinner Menu

With new spins on classic American favorites, our dinner menu has something to offer everyone.

Drink Menu

We have 12 or more beers on tap at any given time, a full bar, as well as frozen and mixed drinks.

Also check out our







Tavern Poker Night
Oct 24 @ 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Tavern Poker Night

Try your hand in our weekly poker tournament, hosted by the Eastern Poker Tour. Grab a beer and chow down while playing for nightly prizes! A $15.00 entry fee covers your food and gets you free chips to play! Poker takes place every Monday night starting at 6:30pm.

25¢ Wing Night
Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
25¢ Wing Night

On Tuesdays we love to spread our wings – literally. Grab yourself a plate of wings, available in 7 different delicious flavors, and pay only 25¢ each wing that you eat in the restaurant. Available every Tuesday starting at 5:00pm till our kitchen closes (10:00pm) *Wing night is for dine-in customers only, with a minimum order of 5 wings.

Musical Bingo
Oct 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Musical Bingo

Mighty Music Bingo is the hottest new entertainment form the bar/restaurant and private party industry. We play the songs, you mark em on the Bingo cards to win fun and prizes! Stop by The Great American Tavern every Wednesday, starting at 7PM, to play and win.

$1 Oysters
Oct 27 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$1 Oysters

Yep. Fresh Oysters for only a buck each! Get 5, get 10, get 20. Oysters go fast on Thursdays, so come in early because we can run out! Get them every Thursday night starting at 6PM, only at The Great American Tavern!

Plant Night
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Plant Night @ North Reading | Massachusetts | United States

Create a tabletop garden with friends at The Great American Tavern. Your nite will bloom.

It all started with Paint Nite®. In May 2012, two friends went to a party that paired painting with cocktails. They were struck by how unique and creative the night was, but they also saw that it could have been so. much. better. With an idea beginning to take shape and entrepreneurial ambitions, these friends set out to transform the typical night out into something new. By inviting Local Artists to team up with popular bars and restaurants to offer customers the opportunity to get artistic while they get social, Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail introduced Creative Entertainment to the world.

Enter Plant Nite: Awesome social, often rowdy, and sometimes cocktail-fueled terrarium-making events at the most popular bars in your neighborhood. You’ll hang out, you’ll drink, but you’ll also get your hands dirty, because we put succulents, sand, and tiny dinos (yup) in the mix to give you an even better reason to leave the house.

We can dig it: You don’t want to spend every night out doing the same old thing. At Plant Nite, you’ll mix it up (and mess it up).

If you are coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive 30 minutes before to secure seats together. If you arrive early to eat first, please tell the host that you are attending the Plant Nite event. Head over to secure your seats, then enjoy your dinner!

*Please note, this planting party is only for adults age 21 and older and is NOT a BYOB event–all food and drink must be purchased at the restaurant. No food or drink is included with your ticket price.

Stump Triva
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Stump Triva

Gather up a team and come to the Great American Tavern to test your skill at an assortment of trivia questions – from Anatomy to Literature, Movies to History. Stump! Trivia is a live team trivia contest played in bars and restaurants all over the country. First place winners get great prizes. Limit 5 people per team.


One of our greatest features is our function room, adjacent to the dining area. 7-foot mirrors and elegantly-decorated walls enhance your pleasant dining experience. Live entertainment takes center stage at 9pm on Friday, and Saturday evenings, featuring bands, DJ’s and comedians. Swing on by and listen to our talented musicians, dance to the beats of our DJ’s, or share some laughs with friends on our comedy nights!

At the Great American Tavern we love functions and private events. We are fully equipped to handle events up to 150 people. We have a ceiling mounted projector to set up presentations to staff or clients, or to show a slideshow of a loved one or coworker on a special day. We can offer a full range of food options, servers & full bar service for your guest to enjoy.



The Great American Tavern is a casual, fun, dining and entertainment establishment conveniently located at 303 Main Street (Route 28) in North Reading, Massachusetts. The open-concept floor plan, complete with 19-foot ceilings, modern lighting, and comfortable seating, helps set the tone for a casual, fun evening out – whether you choose to post up on a seat in the bar area, or relax in one of our over-sized booths in the dining area.

Our modestly priced menu offers large portions with options to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, and the extensive drink menu features a list of specialty martinis, as well as 14 draft beer selections.

Need a spot to through an event or party? Look no further; our function room can fit 200 people cocktail style, has a full bar and staff, as well as a full catering menu.

Sports fan? Can’t decide which game to watch? Don’t sweat it! With 13 50-inch TVs in the dining and bar area alone, you’re guaranteed to spot your favorite game!


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MONDAY - Poker - 6:30pm registration, game starts at 7:00! Burgers & Beer! $20 entry fee covers food & free chips!

TUESDAY - 25 cent wings! Try all of our flavors! Honey glazed, buffalo, sweet chili, teriyaki, garlic parmesan & plain.

WEDNESDAY - Musical Bingo at 7pm! Buy One Pizza, Get one FREE!

THURSDAY - $1 oysters! Freshest in town! Trivia Night! PLANT NIGHT at 7pm.

FRIDAY - High Five Fridays! Select apps for $5. Karaoke 8:30-11pm!

SATURDAY - HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY! Live Music by Rocking Mothers at 9pm!

SUNDAY - Patriots! $5 apps & raffles to win a Shock Top grill! Kids Eat FREE!

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Contact Us

Address: 303 Main St. North Reading, Ma. 01864 Get Directions
Phone: (978) 207-1240
Fax: (978) 207-1657