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John Harvard's Brew House

33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
617-868-3585
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Ranked #104 of 548 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Massachusetts Avenue
Transit: Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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171 reviews 171 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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State College, Pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I found this restaurant while wandering around Harvard. It was great!! The atmosphere was really cool-it looked like an old church on the inside. Unique stained glass throughout, and just a really neat pub feel. We tried a few of the house brews, which were really good. The food was hearty and delicious, and the service was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Always come back since graduation....great beer, food, service....times. no frills dinning on solid wood tables

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I visited the Brew House during conference trip. The steak was really good and beer excellent. A perfect ending for a walking tour around the Cambridge before heading back to the Boston city.

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Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Enjoyed tasty and well prepared burgers and the 'ridiculously good grilled cheese sandwich' which was in fact great. Beer was interesting and tasty and ambiance just what we hoped for. Glad we came.

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Scotts Valley CA
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175 reviews 175 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

so we had to have a brown ale instead which didn't very good ... it was just okay ... so a bit disappointing there. As for the food, it was pretty good. A burger, the 4-cheese and the lobster/avocado club were shared; bacon was placed on the side as requested. I like to judge the food prep by the quality... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visiting Harvard Square with family, we were looking for a dependable place for lunch. Remembering the Brew House from student days, we went over to see if it was still there. Not only was it there, but nothing had really changed. The beer was still very good, the food was basically ok and the service was a little too casual.... More

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surfinginflorida
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413 reviews 413 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our family had such a great time the first time we visited here we returned twice during their last visit. The first time was only for beer; the second time we had lunch. If we return, it will only be for beer. On our lunch visit, the restaurant was empty but the service was non-existent. Because we were a large... More

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Additional Information about John Harvard's Brew House

Address: 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
Phone Number: 617-868-3585
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American

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