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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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Reliable Neighborhood Place to Eat

Since Cambridge Common is near to where I work, I've eaten here a number of times; and while it's not fancy or elegant, it's a reliable and comfortable place to go. The menu focuses on comfort foods like burgers, macaroni and cheese, and various kinds of sandwiches, but you can also get pasta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
DevorahLeah
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Boston MA
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a really lovely Green but it's under total reconstruction and then you'll enjoy its sylvan shades and benches and landmark signs of the various Greats that were harbored here from George Washington to Mister Bridge to the various soldiers of the American Revolution. Thing is, it's just next to Harvard Square and the Harvard University Yard -- another... More 

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Boston MA
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Since Cambridge Common is near to where I work, I've eaten here a number of times; and while it's not fancy or elegant, it's a reliable and comfortable place to go. The menu focuses on comfort foods like burgers, macaroni and cheese, and various kinds of sandwiches, but you can also get pasta, meatloaf, and fish tacos, as well as... More 

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Thank DevorahLeah
Boston, MA
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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.

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Thank Oville
New Hampshire
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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 

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Thank Panama1955
Fortson, GA
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460 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 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 

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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.

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Thank KS8687
Cedar Park, Texas
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

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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 

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Thank Dan07715
Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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58 reviews
38 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 

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Thank eatafood
Chengdu, China
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206 reviews
105 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 

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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups

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