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Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
+1 617-497-5511
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“tasting menu” (68 reviews)
“pork” (50 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came without any expectations for a wed night dinner, and what a treat! The ambiance is cozy and relaxed but very neat. Everyone we interacted with, from the hostess to the waiters, were cheerful and attentive. We sampled a number of dishes and I...More

5  Thank bobmatnyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Craigie on Main has been hard to get into, so we were pleased to find a spot on fairly short notice on a Sunday evening. We had a nice waiter, trying very hard, and the service was good - despite a bit of wait between...More

Thank pierr0tg0urmand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A high-priced local restaurant with a limited choice menu. Although the service was excellent, we could not help but feel that this was an over-priced but underwhelming meal.

Thank Acvelo
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Unclear what the fuss is about this place.. or why reservations are tough to make.. the restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived for dinner, and although the bar area seemed busy, there were 4 empty tables in the dining room throughout the evening. Food...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Wonderful octopus; overcooked halibut, pork belly dish was pure fat. Excessive noise when seated near kitchen; inconsistent service.

Thank gsrs
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Halibut prepared perfectly and Vermont 3 Pork awesome. Enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Walkable from hotel. Loved it and will return on next visit.

Thank JIFE2013
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Did you know that Craigie servers only 18 hamburgers per day? I didn’t. I didn’t see it on their website either. I should have paid better attention to reviews in TripAdvisor 😊 I read absolutely mouth watering reviews about Cragie’ burgers and made a reservation...More

1  Thank OlaMayer
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This was by far one of the best burgers I have ever had. However, supplies are limited so if you want one you have to go early. Go right when it opens, sit in the bar section, and tell the waitstaff right away that you...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Food was good, and service was great. They also have good options of drinks. I would come back to this restaurant.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Probably one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. It is off menu and they run out so order early :). Definitely recommend. My friend ordered the veggie burger and said it was delicious.

1  Thank Blaine R
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Questions & Answers
24 August 2017|
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Response from Rayn H | Reviewed this property |
Yeh you should be fine, Sept 1st is actually a burger lunch with Notch Brewing if thats the weekend you can still get tickets.
17 February 2017|
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Response from TravellingUnic0rN | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. I have a pineapple situation that they accommodated with all the patience in the world.
17 August 2016|
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Response from Rafael B | Reviewed this property |
There is a 5 to 8 tasting meals. Starts from around 40-70$ a person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
    (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511
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