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Cambridge Common

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American, Californian
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1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
(617) 547-1228
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Great neighborhood bar

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Laura C
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Medford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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302 reviews 302 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
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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Beijing, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Back in the day, my friends and I used to grab dinner at Cambridge Commons a couple of times a week. It was to us as much a hangout ground as it is a place that serves quality food. Dishes always came in generous portions. One of our old favorites is the spinach and artichoke dip, which is among the... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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149 reviews 149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Let me start by saying we have passed this pub many times and just decided to stop in for dinner and a drink. It is a pub - judging by a lot of reviews for this place I should have had a burger. My husband had the blackbean burger and enjoyed it very much. I ordered the cobb salad which... More 

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Florence, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

been there a couple of times, and always liked it. good number of beers on tap, nice appetizers and snacks, good quality meat burgers, sliders and beer samplers. daily specials are a must as well.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Cambridge Common has a nice atmosphere, it is a great relaxing place to get proper pub grub and comfort food. It has a very good range of ales!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?