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Newtowne Grille Food & Spirits

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1945 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1405
+1 617-661-0706
11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I've been going to the Newtowne since the 70's - had my first eggplant parmigiana there back when that was a somewhat 'exotic' dish. Now friends meet there for great pizza, wings and draft beers. This place is a neighborhood institution, but it's also right on Mass Ave. in Porter Square, so not out of the way for budget conscious... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch/happy hour. One of the appetizer specials was Onion Rings. Excellent with a tempura-like batter. Very light, crunchy. Thin sliced, not like some of the monster, wear it as a bracelet onion rings you get at some bars. While the turkey burger was just kind of average with cheese, tomato, lettuce, the sausage sandwich was... More 

Thank DaCookman
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Newtowne Grille has served me time and time again, and has never failed to impress. Friendly staff, quick turnaround times for takeout/delivery, and great food has kept me coming again and again. Has a bit of the "hole-in-the-wall" look that a lot of people are enticed by nowadays, and the experience within only serves to deliver. Can't go wrong with... More 

Thank Forschberr
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

This place is a great place to go when looking for good wings! The service is great with good conversation. The 90's music will take you back and allow you to relax and just let the time go by. Love love the wings, did I mention that?

Thank Lesscat
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 8 December 2013

This place is great for experiencing the local scene. The bartenders and waitresses have thick Boston accents. The food is great. The menu is cheap. I love this place and am a frequent visitor. My only warning is that that you may need to walk in with thick skin. If you are easily offended by banter, friendly insults, and politically... More 

Thank Brendon P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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528 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Had been to Newtowne before but went again recently with family. This place is in Cambridge but is definitely more of a "locals" spot, or "townies" as the previous reviewer stated. The prices are great and so is the beer and drink selection. Great place to watch sports as they have a number of TV's. If I lived in Cambridge... More 

Thank tjmoney44
Boston, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

If you know what "townie" means, then you'll know what kind of place this is. Great drinking spot to shack up with some friends in a booth and put down pitchers of your typical beers. Also a great place for trivia on Thursday nights, where a pitcher of domestic and a large cheese pizza will cost you $10 or so.

Thank walls2009
Somerville, MA
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2011

Great spot for dinner and drinks. amazing value for the $ and fun atmosphere. Bartenders are also awesome!

Thank tropicalkelly
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Reviewed 12 June 2008

this is review is for the billerica one. Worst service ever, but it was their first week. I'll maybe go back in like 6 months when they get the kinks worked out.

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Reviewed 14 December 2007

Great neighborhood bar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1945 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-0706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?