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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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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I did not have food, only beer, but the beer was good! The staff are also very friendly and welcoming :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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English first
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100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not have food, only beer, but the beer was good! The staff are also very friendly and welcoming :)

Thank Pieman79
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Jen and Jess are two of the best bartenders. attentive, friendly and always a pleasure to see. This place is awesome I would highly recommend it.

Thank James U
Newton, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While in search of a local place that serves steamers, The Halfway Cafe in Watertown was recommended to us. It is located just outside of Watertown Square and is a small restaurant favored by what appears to be a local crowd. We ordered three (3) pounds of steamers and, after eating the first one, realized that our search for steamers... More 

Thank BobofNewtn
Susan C, Front Office Manager at Halfway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your steamers! Please come and visit us again soon so you can try the steamers with beer and garlic! More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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266 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

You can't beat the burgers and fries here if you are looking for good pub food! You can't go wrong with the turkey tips either. Drinks are reasonable and staff is very friendly. We like to sit at the bar and they have done a nice job with that area. We hadn't been here in a while and were pleased... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012
Susan C, Guest Relations Manager at Halfway Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you back soon! More 

Providence, RI
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Thank rayjay12002
Watertown, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank ShawnieMac23
Newton, Ma
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Thank bestdentist
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank KAD56
Wilmington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank Rick0055
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

Thank Somouk

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Pub


Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?