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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: Dinner, Late Night, 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
Ridiculous wings!

Great wing spot/bar. Quality chicken matched with excellent flavors and preparation. It has a great hole-in-the-wall atmosphere too. Definitely worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So this evening my roommate, boyfriend and I walked over to the Halfway Cafe in Watertown as we do about once a week. As usual we got some burgers for dinner and a round on drinks to start. Over the 2 hours that we were there along with food, we consumed 4 beverages. But upon asking for our 4th beverage... More 

Thank Devon S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Great wing spot/bar. Quality chicken matched with excellent flavors and preparation. It has a great hole-in-the-wall atmosphere too. Definitely worth a stop.

1 Thank ML7915
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105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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

1 Thank Pieman79
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank James U
Newton, Massachusetts
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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 

1 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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289 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
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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 

1 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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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

1 Thank rayjay12002
Watertown, Massachusetts
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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 

2 Thank ShawnieMac23
Newton, Ma
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

1 Thank bestdentist
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

1 Thank KAD56

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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: Pub, American, Barbecue
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?