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Cambridge Common

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1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
(617) 547-1228
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Good place for casual burger

I can't say it's fine dining but sometimes, you just want to have a decent burger or nachos without a fuss. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, food is solid but unspectacular--a good thing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Boston, MA
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say it's fine dining but sometimes, you just want to have a decent burger or nachos without a fuss. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, food is solid but unspectacular--a good thing.

Thank Oville
New Hampshire
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called ahead for our six member combined families dinner. Not really a "reservation" but the CC held us a table knowing we were coming Fun crowd; mixed ages; Loud but still could hear our conversations Various beer selections - even sangria on the list . Pub Grub menu with unique items. I had the Turkey club ( real turkey-not... More 

Thank Panama1955
Fortson, GA
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437 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Two good friends, my wife & I had a late lunch here on Sunday 9/27. We all had an outstanding experience in what's basically a bar/pub with creative, tasty food. I especially recommend it if you like draft craft beers. Our server, Johanna, was attentive, friendly, & VERY helpful. I REALLY enjoyed my beer sampler: four 5-oz samples, for one... More 

Thank RalphSchmitt
San Antonio, Texas
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Yummy Cambridge eats before we set out exploring Harvard. Very good service. We went for lunch and were satisfied with our sandwiches. They have a good menu with plenty to choose from, as well as a full bar.

Thank KS8687
Cedar Park, Texas
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a fun place to eat and full of life. The food is of the comfort variety. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful.

Thank HappyTexans76
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice spot to grab a drink and/or some food. Bar has plenty of seating. Dining area inside looked like a decent size and there are a few outdoor tables to choose from as well. Lots of beer options as well as a rotating tap menu. They had some options that you just don't see everywhere which I like. I got... More 

Thank Dan07715
Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Had lunch outdoors. The setting -- flowering plants, wooden tables and benches, the required big umbrella to provide some shade--was very suitable for hot summer Sunday. The menu was varied and the service top rate. The clam chowder was divine, served with bag of oyster crackers. The Cambridge Common burger was customized with fresh vegetable salad (instead of fries) and... More 

Thank eatafood
Chengdu, China
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202 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The commons, this is were you went to put your cows behind a "common" fence, well in the the parc close by, but its a historical reference. Before the English set up their Oxbridge here this was cowland. The bar is great, full steam from the kitchen and service is OK, not superfriendly, but crowd is good. Beer is good... More 

Thank AnotherKlaus
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Cambridge Common has outdoor picnic tables with umbrellas which are very pleasant. The service is always excellent and their food is homey and good. They have great hamburgers and I have had the fish tacos which are very good. Their salads are generous and always tasty. It is an excellent restaurant/bar for a quick bite and cold beer. Nothing fancy,... More 

Thank packedlite
Maynard, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had a bowl of watermelon gazpacho, which was the soup of the day; it was great. Also a Caesar salad, with dressing (without eggs) on the side, and with anchovies. Also very good.

Thank stwagner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 547-1228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget


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