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East Side Bar & Grill

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561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent seafood....oysters, shrimp and grits, mahi mahi

Had a terrific meal for four with each of us getting a different type of dish that was well prepared and delicious. Corn on the cob with pesto and parmesan was a favorite. Scallops - outstanding. The mahi mahi included a mango salsa and plantain - just great. And a fun atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Had a terrific meal for four with each of us getting a different type of dish that was well prepared and delicious. Corn on the cob with pesto and parmesan was a favorite. Scallops - outstanding. The mahi mahi included a mango salsa and plantain - just great. And a fun atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After the wonderful reviews, we were eager to try East Side Bar and Grill. The food was good, but not great. We ordered ribs, steak tips, and pasta. Portions were large, but not quite sure what all of the hoopla is over the steak tips? There are not a lot of choices close to this restaurant, so certainly a good... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went in for a pizza, it was huge! Great atmosphere with the owner walking around talking to everyone. Pizza only comes in an 18" round. It was VERY GOOD! Portions are huge, you will not go away hungry! A good value.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We walked to this restaurant, only to find it closed, no sign, mail on the floor. Went to Courthouse Seafood up the street. Was happy with that choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went to the restaurant because of the good reviews and we were not disappointed. It was not a busy night on July 3rd and we were seated right away in the front. Salad was fresh; NY tenderloin was just perfect; beef tips were good; chicken masala was very delicious. Clam chowder had a bit more potato than I liked.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Staying in Cambridge on business and was referred to Easy Side by the hotel. Wonderful service. Would have had a second or third martini if I wasn't driving. Greek salad was great and the pasta was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a piece of heaven blended into a community! Get there early most nights....people line up early for a seat. We chose to eat at the bar and enjoyed a full menu plus an extensive wine list. Try the fried meatloaf or the baked scallops. Yummy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After arriving in Cambridge from a long day of travel from the west coast, we asked for a recommendation of a restaurant close by. We were told that East Side Grill was close within walking distance and the food was geat. We wlked in and were worried we wouldn't get a seat. It was a Tuesday night and the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Friendly fun staff were more than willing to guide us through the menu, giving us suggestions on food and drink. Amazing seafood, great atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went with family for a graduation dinner. Staff were friendly and well trained. The steak tips, chicken parmesan, blackened chicken pasta, and eggplant parmesan were delicious. Save room for dessert, we had the limoncello cake and it was great. We'll definitely be back when our travels bring us to Cambridge.

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Additional Information about East Side Bar & Grill

Address: 561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number: (617) 661-3278
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 661-3278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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