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45 1/2 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-349-0071
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's gone down hill

There are a few places in Cambridge that have always been my go to place when I want good reliable food. Daedalus was one of those places. The food isn’t fancy, and it isn’t pretentious. That’s what I liked about it. Yes, you did read the past tense correctly, and for very good reasons. Now I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
DJ Shata H
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wandering around the town enjoying the day. Decided to eat and asked some passerbys where to eat. They were college kids who suggested this place because it was literally across the street. It looks just okay from the outside and nothing special inside. The people were friendly enough but nothing out of the ordinary. Then the food came. WOW the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There are a few places in Cambridge that have always been my go to place when I want good reliable food. Daedalus was one of those places. The food isn’t fancy, and it isn’t pretentious. That’s what I liked about it. Yes, you did read the past tense correctly, and for very good reasons. Now I need to preface this... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I had heard that brunch is hard to score in Cambridge, due to popularity, and wanted to try this place because it's listed as a 'hometown favorite.' I think it is popular with students and those visiting, the vibe is young. We went at 10:30 am and didn't need the reservation we'd made, it was almost empty. The food was... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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235 reviews 235 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Within a short walking distance of Harvard University on Mt. Auburn Street, is this wonderful restaurant. It was a sunny day, so we enjoyed lunch up on their rooftop dining area. It was a great place to enjoy a brunch. Though there was plenty of space inside to dine, we chose to eat outside. We joined many others eating outside!... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very nice restaurant. Indoor is nice, but rooftop is even better. Very tasty food, I loved the salmon. Easy to reach by the T. Reservation recommended, in particular in the weekend

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Food average. Bar vibe not as nice as the Boathouse. Student hang out . Lacked the vibe of the Boathouse which felt like it had a different energy.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I really enjoyed the rooftop bar.. very chilling place..its AWESOME!! Great place for dates (I was there with friends) I have ordered just nachos and beer. Amazing nachos

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Freeville, New York, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The location is the best part of this restaurant. The rooftop dining area on a warm summer night with the views of Harvard below make this just perfect. Our son took us here on the first night visiting him in Boston. It was a great was to start our vacation. The menu was not elaborate but had enough to choose... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a kind of English pub with additional outdoor seating on the roof. The day we were there in November it was just warm enough to sit outside. There was a wide selection of ales to go with typical pub food. We liked the quirkiness of the place; we were happy that we stumbled upon it.

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Cusco Region, Peru
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place leaves me each time I visit it with mixed feelings. I believe that it is the best patio in Cambridge, however the rushness of the staff (as mentioned in another review as well) and the not so clean environment makes me to doublethink about going there or not. Good for a beer or a drink every now and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 1/2 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-349-0071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
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
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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