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Cambridge Common

$$ - $$$American, ,
1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
+1 617-547-1228
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good54%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“curly fries” (8 reviews)
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice when revisiting Harvard. Still great atmosphere and amazing food. It seems the food was even better than before, especially the clam chowder, chicken and steak tips. Always a pleasure!

Thank Eric1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here all the time for lunch on our days off, usually during the week. The daily specials generally offer something that we'd try (either a homemade soup or one of two sandwich options) and the staff is consistantly on point. Today (22 Aug)...More

Thank LondonBunnies
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, great beer selection and good food, with big portions. Definitely would recommend.

Thank VAI3064
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a fine place to grab a delicious quick bite. The servers know their beer and there's a great variety. The menu offers items expected in a neighborhood restaurant, and the NE clam chowder may be the best I ever ate. Definitely a go-to...More

Thank HikerBob66
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is our go-to lunch space. The servers are familiar and friendly. It's not a tourist spot as it's a few blocks out of Harvard Square and there's free parking in the back. Good burgers, good sandwiches, a super Caesar salad, a really decent array...More

Thank LondonBunnies
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

First time visit and can see how this could be a go-to neighborhood place. Nice selection of beers and siders. The Middle Eastern appetizer platter was a big hit. It is huge, more than enough for two, and a real treat. The barbecue meatloaf was...More

Thank Hammbrook
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our party of 5, including a toddler, dropped in for an early dinner at this convivial restaurant. Even though the colleges are on holiday, there was a lively crowd of students and local residents. Service was excellent, and the food hearty and tasty, if not...More

Thank Jaytara
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect place to feel the heartbeat of Cambridge MA. Large selection of beer on tap. Full bar and wonderful menu. Staff is knowledgeable and quick.

Thank Melina G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Quiet afternoon before the 4th of July. Stopped in for late lunch. Lazy feeling day. Soft music playing. Not too busy and service was wonderful. The Clam chowder is a must. Calamari no longer on menu and burger was tasty.

Thank NottageCottageHawaii
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We stopped here on a whim. Immediate first impression - it was excessively noisy which was further compounded by the fact that they seated us directly under a speaker which was playing music at an obnoxious volume. While we entertained the thought of going elsewhere...More

Thank Robert A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-547-1228
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