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East Side Bar & Grill

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561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
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1:00 pm - 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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
North End in the Neighborhood

We've had the good fortune of dining at the Eastside several years in a row, usually as we are getting kids installed for the fall college semester. The Seafood Extravaganza is to die for! Couple the great food with a fun atmosphere and attentive but 'local' staff, and you've got a great night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Brian C
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We've had the good fortune of dining at the Eastside several years in a row, usually as we are getting kids installed for the fall college semester. The Seafood Extravaganza is to die for! Couple the great food with a fun atmosphere and attentive but 'local' staff, and you've got a great night in Cambridge. Warning- the cannoli is addictive!

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I spent last week in Boston and ate twice at the East Side Bar and Grill.... from the outside it's nothing special but once inside the waitresses and workers were super exceptional... De De was my waitress and she was one of the best representatives you could have at a nice restaurant..... the food and service were exemplary!!!!! I had... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Recommended by reception at my hotel this was a short walk and a walk worth making, In fact I went twice in my 4 night stay. A vibrant local restaurant with a really New York rat pack feel. The food was great. On the first visit I had clam chowder and clam linguini, both excellent. The second visit I had... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited from Ontario Canada and found this place while staying at the Holiday Inn Express. We decided to walk up Cambridge St and found this pub style restaurant. Overall a really good meal at a fair price. You can find the menu online. Try the chicken parm if you are really hungry. Wait staff was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

East side is a good spot for BBQ and seafood in Inman Square. While a bit pricey, the crab dinner and the ribs are both good!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband went to the nearby ER at 10:15am. At 6:30pm, the docs decided to admit him for an early morning procedure. He was starving and implored me to find him an eggplant parm dinner. He quite happily wolfed it down. Wasn't like his mother's recipe but it hit the spot! The meal came w salad, garlic bread and ravioli.... More 

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DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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San Diego
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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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Restaurant Details

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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