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All 101 Watertown Restaurants

Halfway Cafe

394 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-2244
+1 617-926-3595
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Ranked #16 of 101 Restaurants in Watertown
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Watertown, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 review
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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226 reviews 226 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great sauces came with the fried pickle app. I had an $8 special -- harvest salad -- and that was really tasty. Lots of fat and fried food so not that healthy but very comforting. Very generous pour on the glass of wine.

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