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Grafton Street

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1230 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Bow St.)
Just a short walk away is the Harvard Square Red Line train stop. There are also several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square.
+1 617-497-0400
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution...
Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for almost two decades. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin's famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant. During the summer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Grafton Street's spacious sidewalk patio. The restaurant offers full bar service and boasts a seasonally-changing wine list with over 75 varieties, as well as a robust selection of craft beers from several local breweries.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than average pub food

We eat at this place regularly - maybe once a month, so we are fans. I'd call it a good quality pub with grub that is a grade above what you expect in a pub. The other night we had the Ploughman's platter- nice selection of prosciutto, pate, terrine, salami. The mussel appetizer was good, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite spot for lunch or Sunday brunch in Harvard Sq. The food is very good, the Sangria is the best I've found in the area, and the regular daytime bar tender is funny, attentive and makes great drinks. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We eat at this place regularly - maybe once a month, so we are fans. I'd call it a good quality pub with grub that is a grade above what you expect in a pub. The other night we had the Ploughman's platter- nice selection of prosciutto, pate, terrine, salami. The mussel appetizer was good, and huge for an app.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love Grafton Street. One of my go-to spots for a quick lunch or a nice dinner right in the heart of Harvard Square. Food quality is consistently high, service is fast and efficient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A group of us stopped by Grafton Street for dinner. They were really busy and we didn't have a reservation but they were very helpful. We sat outside and enjoyed the people watching. We kept things casual and had fish and chips and burgers but they had lots of options including salads and seafood. The fish and chips was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food was ashy and filling, there was a great range of refreshments to wash your meal down with snd ample seating both on and outdoors. They lost our food order for only a few minutes and the manager covered the cost. Impressed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on a summer day. Inside seating was still open air with a nice breeze. Service was fast and friendly. Food was terrific. Prices were reasonable. A great lunch spot near Harvard Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

siiting in Harvard square, the place is big and people were filling it. I really loved it. The server was very friendly, food was tasty though not the average huge american plates. But it was enough. My husband had steak over mashed potatoes and salad of greens and mushroom, I had a plate of sea food in a verygood sauce.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The ploughmans board is one of the best charcuterie selections I've ever had. Fantastic staff, great decor and atmosphere. A perfect lunch or pre dinner stop on your way to the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our server was really great. She had suggestions on what was good and she didn't disappoint. I got the fish and chips and it was delicious. It was great for socializing and unwinding after a long day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Menu variety is limited however taste is very good in all dishes. Prices are moderate. For a lovely night atmosphere is very nice and friendly. You should order different starters like tapas way and order one main course to share. I recommend ecommend this restaurant in Harvard Square.

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Additional Information about Grafton Street

Address: 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-497-0400
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Pizza, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (Bow St.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk away is the Harvard Square Red Line train stop. There are also several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for almost two decades. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin's famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant. During the summer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Grafton Street's spacious sidewalk patio. The restaurant offers full bar service and boasts a seasonally-changing wine list with over 75 varieties, as well as a robust selection of craft beers from several local breweries.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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