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East Coast Grill

1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
617-491-6568
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Ranked #114 of 539 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Prospect St
Transit: Cambridge St @ Prospect St (69) Cambridge St @ Hampshire St (69) Cambridge St @ Springfield St (69)
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English first
bethesda, md.
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This neighborhood fish and rib restaurant offers great drinks and outstanding food fare. Waiter was efficient and friendly. A small issue with one appetizer was addressed promptly and effectively by the staff. Homemade ice creams are to die for. Very crowded on weekends but worth the wait.

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We sat at the bar for dinner as we didn't have reservations and the place was bustling. Got an up close view of the guy preparing the fresh seafood/raw platters. Looked like he was just out of high school but he kept up with the pace. We found the staff gregarious and friendly and hope that the issue that goodadvice... More

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Cambridge
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Boston for a wedding and met my grandson here for dinner....seafood and barbecue - what's not to love. Ironically, my son is leaving for Israel next week so shellfish and pork won't be on the menu anytime soon. The raw oysters were so fresh with the taste of the sea. No complaints on the pulled pork, Texas brisket or... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Vegetarian (huge platters of salads and grilled delectables): Yes Large variety of grilled fish: Yes Best BBQ in Boston (well, honestly, in the top 5): Yes Raw Bar (oysters, clams) - Not Grilled: Yes

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stoneham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food served here is outstanding. I arrived for dinner early and it was not busy at all. Plenty of tables empty. i noticed an older couple that were sited under a fan. The gentleman could have been 80 years and he wanted to sit at a table that wasn't as cold. The server immediately informed them that all the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great neighborhood spot for fresh fish in styles that range from Caribbean to Cajun. Standouts include the raw bar, seared tuna, and fish and chips, but you really can't go wrong. If you can tear yourself away from the seafood menu, the barbecue selections are also pretty outstanding. The restaurant does get crowded, and latecomers might get... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I wish we could take our tip back. We finished a dinner with a large party and most of us had left. A few of us stayed back to finish watching the end of the game, which had about five minutes left. Unfortunately the bar tender turned the TV off and when questioned he told us "talk to the manager."... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Fun atmosphere & ambience,nice savory flavors,but they don't quite get grilling fish as well as they do meat & vegetables. We asked for the scallops to be cooked through, but they came undercooked. Also, the waitress either resided in a different world. or had a terrible memory as she forgot the standard cornbread, the pickles, & 1 item we ordered.... More

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Saskatoon, Sk. Canada.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We ate at East Coast Grill on a Saturday night. It was busy... real busy! But it was energetic, and fun. We had to wait for about an hour and half for a table, but were able to mingle inside, in front of the bar area. It was a very fun atmosphere. Once we did finally get to eat, we... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

East Coast Grill is in Inman Square in Cambridge. Fish is fresh and nicely done. Could be a little spicy for some. Friendly and great service. You can see the cooks from one of the dining rooms.

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