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Grendel's Den

89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
+1 617-491-1160
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“hummus” (7 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to frequent Grendel’s when it was “upstairs “ many years ago when I was a young and carefree student. While I still miss that great salad bar, Grendel’s Den in the “downstairs “ location did not disappoint. The affordable casual menu was still...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This long time Harvard Square favorite offers 1/2 price food from 5:00-7:30 as long as you buy a drink. The food is good and varied, and prices are low. The setting is casual and comfortable.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I stopped here specifically because they advertised a Happy Hour on the web. I was solo, so I sat at the bar when I arrived. There's a sign hanging that says Happy Hour prices are only good for table service, but it was busy and...More

Thank jessaugusta
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The atmosphere was fun loving inside and peaceful on the patio area. We had wonderful vegetarian food. Service was great until it was time to get the check which took forever.

Thank Skimompa
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner here, great service, dealt well with gluten free and good selection of beers. If you eat earlier food half price which made it excellent value.

Thank ZCC414
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Nice weather and garden appeals to go for terrace and outside table. Good food and beers. Go for it!

Thank Topi P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The beers - Harpoon IPA - were really nice, the humus was nice, and the wraps had little taste. The receipt for 3 people came to $56.50.

Thank CMSilfverberg
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We found this place after taking the Harvard tour. It was a nice laid back place with good food and good drinks. We had a variety of things to eat and it was all good.

Thank Lynn221972
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends as we saw that food was half price during happy hour. It requires that you buy beverages for 4$ or more, which is not a problem if you biy alcoholic beverages. The food was good, service was quick and friendly...More

Thank Henriette F
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Four of us grabbed a table outdoors. We chose this place because it was pet-friendly (one of us brought the dog). Very nice location overlooking a little park. Nice menu selections. The Salmon Gravlax Sandwich was especially delicious, as were the few salads we ordered....More

Thank archman8
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23 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KIKIg28 | Reviewed this property |
I was in Grendel's last night (Wednesday) and they advertised "Half Price APPETIZERS" from 9:30-11:30. Their *website* does advertise 5:30-7:30 Half Price FULL Menu nightly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-1160
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