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John Harvard's Brew House

) #51 of 435 Restaurants in Cambridge $$ - $$$ American, ,
33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
+1 617-868-3585
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here during a course so I did not pay, but the food was good, nachos, pizza, buffalo wings, hummus and other finger foods. It is downstairs so come with people you want to talk to since their is no view.

Thank LoveVirginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many years ago I was a regular at the Cambridge JH because my best friend was a brewer/waiter there. I recently came home for a Catholic funeral of a relative, and couldn't wait to get some real New England clam chowder. Part way through eating...More

Thank KoreyCH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Cambridge and finally went to the place that was 33 Dunster Street. I brought a friend from out of town. The staff should be taught the history of the place, the reason for the stain glass windows, and the architecture of...More

Thank travelingteacher51
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Joined some friends who had eaten and had a drink before we arrived. Server was so rude and more interested in flirting with other customers, didn't get his name but had a beard with dark hair in a man-bun, wish I had got his name...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I went here for dinner one night. It wasn't particularly busy, but I sat at the bar and watched a little bit of baseball. The staff helped me decide between my options for my main meal (I had their chicken pot pie - which apparently...More

1  Thank kjerstinjl
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I've been a local customer, always going there everytime I go to Boston area, I loved this place, it hás been changed many times the management over the years, but is consitently good. Great Beer and delicious food.

1  Thank Claudya P
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Went several years ago, loved it. Returned a couple years later, closed for "renovations". Went today, open for business, no renovations ever occurred to the naked eye. Quality took a dip, but still pretty decent. If I didn't return, no tears would be shed, and...More

Thank plz2meatu
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My wife and I went here for dinner at the recommendation of a waiter at the Hyatt in Cambridge. You always run a risk with brew pubs since most of them serve so-so beer and below average food. That is this place. My wife had...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Just had a couple of beers at the bar. Staff was neither friendly nor unfriendly. Just did not seem to care a lot about the early evening crowd. Beer was average - coming from a German that's quite good for the place

Thank KristoferER
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had lunch at this location during a recent visit to Boston, the Pastrami french dip sandwich I had was outstanding.

1  Thank kayak_traveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
    (Massachusetts Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-3585
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