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Grafton Street

$$ - $$$American, ,
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-497-0400
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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1 - 10 of 299 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience! Managed to provide a traditional meal, a burger for a teen and a vegetarian option! All served very quickly and with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was great. The food was fantastic and the service was ideal. This was just the place that we were looking for that made our trip to Cambridge worth it. The Shrimp cocktails and raw oysters were fresh. The chowder was great and the...More

Thank JakeGunnerHarley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful location near Harvard Square for a decent meal, but the place is a little loud. We dined here with a friend, and had a great time. The menu is upscale pub food. If you have dietary issues or allergies, you might have to work...More

Thank Dean P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great Location, wonderful food for a decent meal but this place has something unique going on..great customer service

1  Thank courtneysaupe
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Great location near Harvard Square for a decent meal, but the place is a little dark and loud. We dined here with a friend, and had a nice time. The menu is upscale pub food. If you have dietary issues or allergies, you might have...More

Thank Jfaunce77
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We stopped here on a busy rainy Sunday for lunch. the atmosphere is not really "pubby" but a bit nicer. We had the cup of NE clam chowder, chicken Caesar salad, and a great Grafton burger. My friend had the Nicoise salad and they included...More

Thank CJPJ
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We dined at Grafton Street on a whim and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere of the restaurant is classier than a pub but still casual. We enjoyed our food in general, but we're disappointed by a few things. Our service was a little spotty...More

Thank C W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for beer recently. They have a nice selection, but I'm not sure why it took them so long to serve when the restaurant was not even crowded.

Thank Vindik
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Went for dinner. It took a while for anyone to pay attention to us in a not very busy restaurant. Once we had a server, she was fairly attentive. Found the menu mundane and rather uninteresting. Food was OK but not memorable. One very annoying...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I were are in Boston and stopped by for a pint and a quick lunch. Great service by a very friendly bartender!!! He helped us with a seafood dinner reservation and kept us rolling with humor. Food was great!!!

Thank kyjames
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
    (Bow St.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk away is the Harvard Square Red Line train stop. There are also several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0400
  • E-mail
Description
Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for almost two decades. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin's famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant. During the summer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Grafton Street's spacious sidewalk patio. The restaurant offers full bar service and boasts a seasonally-changing wine list with over 75 varieties, as well as a robust selection of craft beers from several local breweries.
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