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

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  • 48
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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 11
    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
Good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
camjam04
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a dinner & drinks get together with old friends from my childhood this past week @ John Harvard's in Harvard square. We have gone to this place several times over the past 15 years. It looks the same and for the most part the menu hasn't changed either. The service was good but the food was a bit lackluster.... More 

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Limmen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Came here on a very hot day in May. The restaurant was almost empty so we could sit anywhere we wanted. The waiter spoke Dutch since he used to live in Holland, so this was kind of a funny thing. The food was good, ofcourse for us the portions were way too big but oh well :) Large choice in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amateur of craft beers, I was happy to get a sampler of 5 delicious beers. Not all of them were kinds I usually like but there tasted good to great nonetheless. Food was good, typical brewhouse food. Our server spoke to us in French all along, which to us Quebecers was welcoming and very much appreciated.

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After a long walk to Harvard, we had lunch at John Harvard's in Harvard Square. Friendly service and good food. Our only complaint, we ordered a pitcher of beer and it wasn't very cold. We asked for cold frosty glasses and they didn't have any. Prices were surprisingly good for this area.

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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, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, 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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