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John Harvard's Brew House

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33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002 (Massachusetts Avenue)
Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
617-868-3585
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyable meal

The service was pleasant and professional. The portions were large and the food was very good. The lobster avocado club was a nice addition to the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
Rny321
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New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The service was pleasant and professional. The portions were large and the food was very good. The lobster avocado club was a nice addition to the menu.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Went there last night with my friend visiting from Ireland and we had a great time. The decor is awesome, the food was pretty good & the beers were awesome! A wonderful pub experience. I stuck to the pub theme & order (GIANT) fish n chips, my friend good mac n cheese with buffalo chicken. The menu is very diverse,... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Enjoyed the selection of beers offered. Winter salad is top notch and the Turkey burger was very tasty (with a side of jalapeños).

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great beers, very nice food and warm atmosphere! Went for late lunch and had a shepherds pie and my husband had meatloaf! Both were delicious and reasonable big portions! Loved it! Hardly recommend it!

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Like many chain restaurants the food is ok at best. While definitely a step above national chains the food is still for the most part bland and uninspired. The quality is mediocre and it's overpriced for what you get but then again that's common these days.

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Troy, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Visited for my 40th birthday. There beer is very good as is their food. My husband and i both got salads and they were fresh and very good. Since it was my birthday i got a dessert for free and i chose the flourless chocolate almond torte. It came in a jar with vanilla ice cream. It was heaven. It... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been to this restaurant twice over the past three years. The food and service has been too awful to forgive. The only good thing they do well is brew beer. Although, they were out of half of their options during the last experience. Harvard Square has many better options for spending your time and money.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great quality food. So not only great beers but the food is great too. I had the pressed Creole Cuban sandwich. It was perfect. The fries were perfect too

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Boston, Massachusetts
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120 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The atmosphere here is great - dark walls, lit stained glass, brewing tanks. The beer is good. The service? Okay. I remember the food being a lot better. I went recently and was underwhelmed. The Caesar salad was really good but the salmon was served in some kind of candy apple red sweet sauce that completely overpowered it. It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice ambience, good variety of food, spacious, and very courteous staff. Beer menu is limited, and not the finest of the crafts, however very good. A lovely place to hop into for drinks or dinner if you are around the Harvard area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
    (Massachusetts Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-868-3585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?