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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic Harvard place

The commons, this is were you went to put your cows behind a "common" fence, well in the the parc close by, but its a historical reference.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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
AnotherKlaus
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Chengdu, China
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Chengdu, China
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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The commons, this is were you went to put your cows behind a "common" fence, well in the the parc close by, but its a historical reference.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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've eaten here at least 10 times. The food is always really good and the staff always has answers to your questions about the menu. Whether you prefer bud light or some double IPA they have a wide range of beer at a good price.

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Cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cambridge Common is our go-to place for burgers and beer. Rotating taps give many choices. The burgers and salads are great. Service is friendly and quick. It's a busy place, often with large groups coming from work, but the staff manages well.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I stop by for an early dinner and some drinks. Nice selections of beers, we had the sampler beers. The food was good and the prices better. I highly recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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, Large groups, Bar scene

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