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East Side Pocket

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278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
401-453-1100
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Top 5 Restaurant on College Road Tour

A Brown alum told us to "eat falafel at East Side pockets (requirement, not a suggestion)" and he was right. My daughters have high standards for middle eastern fare given their Egyptian heritage, and East Side Pocket did not let them down! The falafel was the best any of us had in years (and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
EMO0219
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A Brown alum told us to "eat falafel at East Side pockets (requirement, not a suggestion)" and he was right. My daughters have high standards for middle eastern fare given their Egyptian heritage, and East Side Pocket did not let them down! The falafel was the best any of us had in years (and we've tried many), and my eldest... More 

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Backpacker83
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a small gyro place right near Brown campus. It's quick, it's cheap, and it's amazing. A lot of times the cheap places near college campuses get great reviews but mainly because the food is cheap. For this place, the food is also excellent. One of my favorite places to go when I lived here and one I always... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Yes it is just a gyro and falafel shop, but with pride and good taste. He insisted that I try his cucumber sauce in addition to the tsatsini, and he was right. Generations of hungry Brown students can't be wrong

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Summary - food was so-so. No reason to eat at the facility (booths) unless you just want someplace to sit. Price for 2 x gyro + side of hummus was expensive for a "take-out" type restaurant. - Gyro made from re-heated lamb slices (not sure why - maybe left from lunch) - Veg seemed pretty fresh - tomatoes limp -... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great middle eastern food here in downtown providence. The chicken kabob and falafel are the best. The baba ghanoush we ordered didn't taste like one though.

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Rowland Heights, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place was packed with people during lunch time. The food was good and plenty, and the staff was very nice. I would recommend this place if you are hungry. The sitting area is very small, but people eat and leave, so wait a little, then you should find a place to sit.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I love to get the falafal appetizer here. They are delicious! If the line is long, they will offer you a sample. Just give me some falafals and hummus and I'm a happy camper!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The grilled chicken wrap was amazing. Portion and prices are great and the service is very friendly. This is clearly a favorite with the Brown University students. Wonderful middle eastern food. Everything seems homemade

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This place knows what it takes to make its customers happy and keep them coming back. The best falafel around. The best wraps. Everything on the menu is delicious. Plus, the people who work there are always pleasant, especially the lady at the register. She's really nice to customers. Do yourself a favor and give this place a try. You... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The flavors of the Gyro and the sauces that go with them are by far the best in Rhode Island. All of the ingredients always seem very fresh... I have also had salads here and find that they are consistently fresh and tasty. Their is very little seating... so you may want to take your food to go and grab... More 

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Additional Information about East Side Pocket

Address: 278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
Phone Number: 401-453-1100
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighborhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: 401-453-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 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?