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

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  • 13
    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
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food, service and rooftop location were all top notch. The entire tavern was a beautiful setting. The prices are very reasonable and the quality was fantastic. Thanks Laurence and you staff for a super experience. Mike and Maura

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San Francisco, California
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I ate brunch here this past weekend with my girlfriend and a friend and we had a great spot on the roof deck. The weather was perfect (July) and the food was very good as well. We split the eggs Benedict with salmon and the highly recommended breakfast burrito, neither of them disappointed. My friend ordered the huevos rancheros which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

we moved from France since 2011 and Daedalus is the better restaurant in Harvard Square. The food was so tasty, we ate a Roasted Porkloin and a Chicken kabobs. No extra fat or sauce just the real taste of meat and vegetables, they find the perfect matching taste with vegetable fruit and meat. Keep the Roasted Pork loin in your... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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267 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 restaurant reviews
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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Additional Information about Daedalus

Address: 45 1/2 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-349-0071
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 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: American, Irish, British

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?