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The Hourly Oyster House

15 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
+1 617-765-2342
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“crab louis” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy, buzzing vibe in a great location with good service. If you like oysters then their dish "A Tale of Two Oysters" is your go-to choice with 2 of each oyster variety for you and your guests to sample. If 16 oysters in one sitting...More

Thank Bondi_Phil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is cool, a mix of old and new. There is an old bank vault turned into a service beverage area as well. We ordered lobster rolls with a side of half salad and half fries. Obviously, I ate more of the fries. The...More

Thank koheve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a new place to eat after our movie, and discovered The Hourly Oyster House in Cambridge. This is a wonderful place with a good selection of oysters from all around New England and Eastern Canada, as well as other items that...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at the Hourly on April 11 and this was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was great and the decoration is very nice. The oysters were very fresh and tasty. The entrées are also very good. We had the lobster roll and the...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 7 April 2018

They were open late for lunch and we had just finished business on the campus...what a great meal...excellent variety of oysters, great lobster roll, and very nice pique. Assuming my party enjoyed theirs as well since no one spoke as they ate.

Thank cb1_10
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Hourly twice. Both times, the food was excellent. The oysters are fresh and nicely described so that we were able to choose the types we thought we would enjoy....and we did! For an entree, I had the tuna nicoise salad....More

Thank packedlite
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

A trendy, small restaurant in downtown Cambridge. Elegant and tastefully decorated with an abundance of white subway tiles and low lighting. It's quite cozy, but can be a little on the loud side. We had a table of 8 and the server handled us with...More

Thank FlyMeToTheMoon429
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while in Cambridge for a symposium at Harvard. Really good food. A definite must if you love oysters. The lobster bisque was very good and not too rich. You get lots of food for the price-couldn’t even finish all of mine....More

Thank FineFeatherTravel
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Some co-workers and I went for restaurant week! Great location, right by the Harvard T-stop and next door to Mike's Pastry. The ambiance and look of the restaurant is classy and inviting - with a distinctly new england/nautical feel. I tried an appetizer (charred octopus),...More

Thank agibner
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Excellent new restaurant in Harvard Square. Very nice atmosphere, with bar, high tops, and regular tables. Nice mixture of seafood and other menu items. The crab cakes and salad were excellent and more than enough for a meal. Very attentive service as well

Thank Robert K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-765-2342
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