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East Side Pocket

278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548 (College Hill)
401-453-1100
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Ranked #4 of 731 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: College Hill
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English first
Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had lunch here. It was fine but nothing noteworthy. It certainly can't be the 3rd best Resturant in Providence? It is in the college town, and cheap: 2 ate for under $20, as expected. Parking was a challenge as well.

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New York
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were visiting Brown University, and went here based on all the positive reviews. Middle Eastern food is not something we eat every day, but it's nice to try something different once in a while, and I'm glad we did. It was very good. It's basically counter service where someone assembles your wrap with lots of unique and interesting fillings... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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121 reviews 121 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ordered a gyro pocket and Kafta kabob pocket with the works. Make no mistake, these wraps are huge, and are filled with a cornucopia of flavors. I am blown away by the fact that they charge less than $7 for each of these. I will definitely be back again.

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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I ordered a Falafel pocket with hummus, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and tsatsiki sauce. It was probably the best falafel I ever tried - highly satisfying. Couldn't ask for a better lunch!

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Middletown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great middle eastern food from a nice small Syrian family owned restaurant. Great food and great desserts. I only wish they had shwarma!

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U.S.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

So I agree with all the positive reviews I read before selecting this place for lunch last week. For a fast food joint it's perfect! Staff was fun and friendly, ambiance was cool and low key, food was magnificent! I ordered a chicken kabob pocket and it was very substantial and fresh. The chicken is kabob-type chunks of meat (not... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Most people get their orders to go here, but I prefer sitting at one of the small array of tables and booths at the back to eat my felafel pita wrap, jammed full of not just their superior felafel, but also hummus, tabouli, lettuce, tomatoes, hot peppers if you want them (I don't), hot sauce (I do), and a yogurt... More

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Los Angeles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Excellent food and service. Quick friendly service. Good prices. Ordered the falafel wrap and the chicken wrap

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Skaneateles, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Syrian/ Lebanese place was very very delicious on Thayer Street right near the Brown campus! I had the falafel pocket and definitely would recommend! The baklava (spelling) as well as grape leaves are a must!

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We checked out this place while visiting Brown on the recommendation of students and were really impressed. They move the line FAST and everything is very freshly prepared. Consider sharing; the portions are huge!

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