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Halfway Cafe

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American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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394 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-2244
+1 617-926-3595
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A burger with an egg on top. What more can you ask for?

We found this place only because we wanted something that was open after 10:00 pm. The wait staff was friendly and it was pretty empty so seating was not a problem. I got the Maynard but switched the jalapeno bacon for regular bacon and asked for no pickles but it came with them anyways. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
rayjay12002
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Providence, RI
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Providence, RI
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We found this place only because we wanted something that was open after 10:00 pm. The wait staff was friendly and it was pretty empty so seating was not a problem. I got the Maynard but switched the jalapeno bacon for regular bacon and asked for no pickles but it came with them anyways. I asked for the burger medium... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went tonight with my wife and a friend. We were interested in trying the new fall menu. As far as "going out for a quick bite during the week" goes, Halfway doesn't disappoint. We split the nachos for starters. Well cooked, plenty of toppings and cheese, no complaints. My wife and friend both had the cheeseburger club, they were very... More 

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Newton, Ma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I went out for dinner with my wife to the Halfway Cafe, based on a recent positive review on the Phantom Gourmet. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our Cafe Calamari was one of the best presentations we've had of the popular appetizer, with an excellent admixture of sweet chili sauce, carrots, cashews, cilantro, and green apple with Sriracha aioli.... More 

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Belmont,Ma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We went at 4:30 on a tues with a birthday coupon, no wait for a booth. They bring popcorn when you sit down,waitress very friendly,I ordered baked schrod w mashed,&green beans, my husband got chicken wings & clam chowder, everything.was Great,free meal from email club. they remodeled, & added. A double sided bar, & more round tables, more open feel,... More 

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Not sure what some of these reviewers are talking about! Been a pretty regular customer of Halfway for many years. Yes, this was my go to place for a good burger an fries, and several other good menu items. Not any more! Over the past year or so, menu changed, prices have gone up, size AND quality of the burgers... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Been in a few times and its always busy, some times too busy to get a seat or even in the bar. Always a friendly atmosphere and the food is basic but tasty and cheap for what you get.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to other locations and this one really exceeded my other experiences. So many vegetarian options I was overwhelmed!

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Randolph, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

That was an unsolicited quote from my girlfriend midway through the meal, and I agree. So I have been to plenty of locations of this chain ( canton Dedham, Holbrook and others ) this is my first Watertown visit and I am not disappointed. Great food as usual that came out quick. Service was very good, several staff assisted us... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We watched a Bruin's game here. It a good place to catch a game TV’s in the dining room are always a bonus. This is close to my brothers house and I should have gone with his recommendation. As he had the turkey tips which were quite good. I had the pulled pork but it didn’t have that slow low... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and I went for dinner last night (Friday), and were overall quite happy with our experience. It was crowded, but not so noisy we couldn't talk, and the TVs didn't dominate the room. The food portions are amazing, and the fries are some of the best we have had. The waitstaff did seemed overwhelmed (and understaffed) as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 394 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-2244
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-926-3595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?