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Address: Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-349-6238
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich...

Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich heritage, visit this central meeting ground in the heart of historic Cambridge.

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Awesome buffalo

Really great buffalo wings. This isn't a sophisticated environment. The outdoor seating and location are awesome. It is good for after work drinks with people that like beer. (Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
colerose412
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Common is a green area that is boring and lacks beauty. there are not enough seats and it has no interest for families or adults. The buildings in Garden st or Concord are not that pretty to make-up for the lack of beauty of this area. It is such a waist since it sits in prime land in front... More 

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Thank Danuza
Cambridge
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The children's play area in the Cambridge Commons was redone about 10 years ago and it is WONDERFUL. It spurs the imagination and is not so big that you have to trail your kid! Great place to let them release energy as you wander Cambridge. Definitely worth seeing.

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New York City, New York
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834 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,469 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This historic park borders Harvard University and has fields and a playground. It was under construction this summer so hopefully it will be nicer when construction is complete.

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Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Such awesome history took place here. The cemetery for Paul revere is close by. Freedom trail tour we took was awesome and informative

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Cambridge Common is near Harvard square and borders the University in some spots. It's a pretty cool historic area with some interesting things to see. It's also a good spot to hang out in as well.

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Mendham, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Enjoyable area to walk in historic Cambridge. Eclectic choice of eateries and the Harvard campus only a few blocks away. Much of it is a bit pricey, but well worth it. You have to stand under the Washingon Oak!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

locals eat here for lunch, students frequent in the evening. Great pizza and cool setting in the heart of Harvard Square. Inexpensive, good food.

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Reykjavik
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Renovations are going on right now (summer of 2015) and they were needed. This famous old public park, where George Washington summoned the US Army for the first time under a tree that died in the early 1900s, had become quite outdated and outgrown. But given some attention from the city council this will be a gem right in the... More 

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Massachusetts
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Cambridge Common is a smallish park with soccer field and playground near Harvard Square / the Sheraton Commander. It is currently under construction and a good portion of the surrounding walkway is roped off. Not attractive. People tend to picnic here in the summer and there are a few benches along a paved path thru the park, but given its... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really great buffalo wings. This isn't a sophisticated environment. The outdoor seating and location are awesome. It is good for after work drinks with people that like beer. (Not a date place)

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