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Cambridge Common

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$$$
American, Californian, Pub
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1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
(617) 547-1228
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food in the patio

It was a lovely evening which was 50 degrees and we sat outside and had our meals. The lady who served us was very ice and energetic. I ordered the chicken sandwich with pickles and fries. It was really good and filling too. Good food for a reasonable price. I like the restaurants to be a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
mrsdanushkajayatunge
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ate at Cambridge Common last week (Mid-May)...busy town apparently all month due to lots of schools graduating. Had lunch inside, as the outside patio had a waiting list to sit out there. Busy street so is a little noisy with vehicle traffic. Service was attentive and not overbearing. It is a bar/atmosphere but open for brunch too. Had the fried... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was a lovely evening which was 50 degrees and we sat outside and had our meals. The lady who served us was very ice and energetic. I ordered the chicken sandwich with pickles and fries. It was really good and filling too. Good food for a reasonable price. I like the restaurants to be a little quiet, so I... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent beer selection and something for everyone on the menu. Trusty neighborhood standby - we go once a week.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice neighborhood bar, with a very good beer selection and reasonably priced good food. They can accommodate large parties, we had 11 and didn't have to wait long. Service was good, friendly waitstaff.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very cool setting, great beers on tap & DELICIOUS BURGERS. Their cheapest burger is $5! How can you beat that in Cambridge?! I got the Turkey Baja Burger and it came with avocado and pico de gallo! I can't wait to go back & try more of the food on their menu!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cambridge Common has a very relaxed neighborhood vibe (if your neighborhood has a lot of Harvard Law students, anyway). The beer and cider list is huge, the cocktails are decent, the food is standard pub grub -- we've mostly had bar snack type stuff and it's all been ... what you want from your giant plate of nachos. Most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stopped in for a burger and soup on a cold night. Food was very good and price was reasonable. Service was fast and fridndly. They have an extensive beer list too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This pub seems to be packed night after night, with a great selection of ales and lagers ("30 beers on tap"). This time we came in for lunch. It was freezing cold outside, so we got a cup of the soup of the day, and an Angus beef burger. Surprisingly, I found the burger somewhat tasteless, but the potato and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

And the staff knows their beers-- ALL the advice I got there over a couple of visits was spot on. I didn't like the televisions, but they were easy to ignore. Wifi from a nearby Starbucks worked, oddly enough. looking forward to the next chance to stop in!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We returned to this restaurant after a 2 year break and found it still VERY loud. We were unable to hold a conversation with our son. It also may be under new management. The menu was very limited to lots of burgers. I opted for the BBQ meatloaf and found it tasteless except for the sauce. The onion ring loaf... More 

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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, Californian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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