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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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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Bar and Restaurant

My husband and I recently attended a party at this restaurant. They featured great appetizers --- sliders, crab cakes, quesadillas, etc. the entrees were also good --- beef, salmon, ravioli, etc. The desserts included apple pie and scrumptious brownies. Drinks at the bar were generous and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Buffalo, NY
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  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently attended a party at this restaurant. They featured great appetizers --- sliders, crab cakes, quesadillas, etc. the entrees were also good --- beef, salmon, ravioli, etc. The desserts included apple pie and scrumptious brownies. Drinks at the bar were generous and delicious. This restaurant is worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The lobster macaroni&cheese and the cuban sandwich are excellent. The atmosphere is fantastic and the service even better. I highly recommend a visit if you are in the vicinity of Harvard Square.

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Reinach, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pleasant interior with colourful stained glass windows. New England clam chowder as it should be. Rich and creamy. Really filling substantial plate of tasty macaroni cheese with lobster & some chili-sauce spicing it up perfectly. The shepherds pie is tasty enough but a disgrace to pies. It is just mince with mash thrown on top. The best part of a... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

From the moment you walk down the stairs to the restaurant you feel like you are entering a old time brew pub. Great atmosphere. I enjoy sitting in the bar area to eat as the service is excellent there and the beers come fast. Great range of beer selection and all are great. Not sure...ask for a taster. The staff... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good food and in a good location of Harvard square. Great burger and meatloaf. Beer was good also. Good service. Nice place after walking around.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Convenient to the T, great environment with friendly staff and good service. Great selection of their own beers with some new additions periodically. Excellent pub food and reasonably priced for the area.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The food was excellent. The beer was tasty. The servers were friendly and patient. We were pretty tired and a little silly by the time we reached food. The waitress gave us plenty of time without forgetting us when we needed more time with the menu. The perfect end to a long day of site seeing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok, nothing special. Wait staff was excellent. Atmosphere is fine, but again nothing special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mediterranean salad, best ever. ...beer excellent, location great, interior clean. ..not like some pubs

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My family went here for lunch on a recommendation. I should've gone with my gut when we saw an almost empty restaurant at noon. The service was slow, the sandwiches were average, and the lager was syrupy and unfinished. On our next trip to Cambridge, we will find a different lunch spot.

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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, Pub

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?