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Grafton Street

) #30 of 434 Restaurants in Cambridge $$ - $$$ American, ,
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-497-0400
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple sandwich took more than 30 min to arrive when the bar was half empty! Will not return. Food was decent

Thank Luk V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good ambience, music not too loud, service ok, good beer selection, food with a bit of creativity (loved the spiced-up mash!), good value for money.

Thank HenrikHalkier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we have been there just a couple of weeks ago, the food was amazing and the service was welcoming and very kind. definitely worth a visit and also very reasonable on prices. my favorite so far in Cambridge.

Thank andrea_tlln
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Wandering through Cambridge on a summer Saturday evening looking for a covered patio as rain was coming, and Grafton Street had a perfect table open under a large awning, great for watching the passing parade. Helpful staff got us settled (even talked with the manager...More

Thank motraveler90
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Every time is a good time. The servers are always attentive, the food consistently good, and people watching is the best, whether sitting inside or outside. We alerted our server that we had tickets to the ART, and she made sure our orders came to...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Correct and good in all sides. Delicious food, great service and quick delivery. Perfect for lunch on the go visiting the university. Sit outside in summer, its a bliss the urban landscape.

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Grafton Street is in the heart of the Square and very open to the street. We could not resist the cozy booths or the appealing menu. Some of our party enjoyed their burgers (fries were delicious) but standards like calamari and pizza were downright awful....More

Thank YourLadyMother
Reviewed 28 April 2017

After visiting the Harvard Art Museums, we stopped in at Grafton Street for some liquid refreshment. The weather was pleasant so we sat outside, had our drinks, and enjoyed people-watching. The service was friendly. I'd certainly return based on my limited experience.

Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

They left two big bottles of water on the table for the five of us, which earns extra points in my book! The buffalo cauliflower was something I would go especially back for! Wow! Had some kick, but the cauliflower was cooked perfectly. Rueben, chicken...More

Thank O-Lora-O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
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
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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