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East Coast Grill

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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 - 10:00 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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 14
    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
Outstanding food, lively buzz

Warm welcome, high energy atmosphere and great, down-to-earth food. Grilled scallops were pure heaven on earth. My dinner companions offered equal rave for their dishes. Book early. This place is popular

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
MassArchitect
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Massachusetts
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Warm welcome, high energy atmosphere and great, down-to-earth food. Grilled scallops were pure heaven on earth. My dinner companions offered equal rave for their dishes. Book early. This place is popular

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A bustling seafood hangout, loud for sure. We got the buffalo fried shrimp as a starter. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and the batter was light, spicy and great. The Grilled White Pepper Crusted Tuna and Steamed PEI mussels were great, no complaints. Raspberry Margarita is tasty! This is not the place for a romantic couples date night. However, it's... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Service was poor, food was too salty and not cooked well. And. - too loud for conversation. All this and overpriced. Not worth the visit.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We came here on Saturday night and the food was great, we had ribs, the pork platter and the trio platter - all of it was tasty, tender and delicious! The only problem was that I couldn't finish it all! Great sweet potato fries too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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199 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We enjoyed a nice brunch at East Coast Grill. Food was very good. We loved the Make your own Bloody Marys. Seating is a bit tight and the service was good. Our main courses took a little longer then we would have preferred but it wasn't a terrible wait. Our favorites, Starters - Black and Blue Tacos, Hash fries and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The quality of food here has deteriorated. I had a late Friday night dinner after an international flight and even I noticed the poor quality. They do have Harpoon IPA so not all was lost

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Boston
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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?