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1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338 (Prospect St)
Cambridge St @ Prospect St (69) Cambridge St @ Hampshire St (69) Cambridge St @ Springfield St (69)
617-491-6568
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eats,drinks,& merriment

This joint rocks; noisemakers,merrymaking,laughter,enjoyment. The vibe is rambunctious and loud- reminiscent of a pirates galley. The staff is friendly and attentive. The service is brisk. Seafood is the speciality with a less than successful foray into Thai and fusion cuisine. The portions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
eatafood
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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Staff was friendly but the food was not good. I ordered soft shell crab and my husband had beef. The fried crabs were siting on top of brown bock choy that was cooked to death and was swimming in about 2 cups of brown liquid that made crabs soggy. My husband's beef was like a shoe leather. Should not be... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I see the great reviews for this place and I can't comprehend how it is so. The service was awful, from the host calling my child "it" and seeing me struggle with the door and him just standing there smiling, to the end of the meal where they kept coming to take everything they possibly could off the table so... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had just spent hours battling traffic in the NY and Boston metro area to get to our destination in the Boston burbs. Looking for something funky and fun and NOT a chain I searched and found this place. First hint that it was special was that it specialized in both seafood and BBQ. Not an orthodox combo, but hey,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We planned to have a group discussion as a breakout session for a conference close by but that turned out to be ill-advised. Could hardly hear ourselves. But my dinner was great- a tuna steak cooked med rare, just to my liking.

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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A friend and I had a truly terrible meal here last week. The fries that went with his fish and chips seemed as if they had been pre-cooked, then frozen, then badly reheated. They were soggy and cold inside. My Kansas ribs were so tough as to be almost inedible and were slathered in a sickeningly sweet sauce. The beans... More 

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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This joint rocks; noisemakers,merrymaking,laughter,enjoyment. The vibe is rambunctious and loud- reminiscent of a pirates galley. The staff is friendly and attentive. The service is brisk. Seafood is the speciality with a less than successful foray into Thai and fusion cuisine. The portions are gigantic; the staff on request will provide numerous containers. There is a fully stocked bar with that... More 

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fira
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

had a lovely pre thanksgiving afternoon here.. great variety of raw and cooked food..high point .. hell jerk wings !!! impressed !!! low point sangria was v weak far too much ice :-( but over all great place..

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I looked at the menu for this restaurant and it looked a little expensive at first glance. We arrived with a large group, my first impressions were it was a little snug and more casual than I expected. HOWEVER, we ended up having a such a great experience I will walk you through it...First off we had a reservations at... More 

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Halifax, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After seeing the East Coast Grill on the Phantom Gourmet the week before, we just had to try it. We had dinner their last night with friends and it was great. It is loud and energetic as others have mentioned and was quite busy on a Saturday night so expect a little bit of a wait. Parking in Cambridge can... More 

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Macon, Georgia, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This friendly neighborhood seafood restaurant and bar is popular with college students and local families. It is a smaller restaurant and can be a little noisy but this Halloween night. The Snow Crab legs were delicious as was the Texas brisket; the quantity was generous. However, the Wild shrimp (from the Atlantic Ocean off South America) cocktail for $3.50 consisted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
    (Prospect St)
  • Public Transportation: Cambridge St @ Prospect St (69) Cambridge St @ Hampshire St (69) Cambridge St @ Springfield St (69)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-491-6568

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?