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East Side Pocket

278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548 (College Hill)
401-453-1100
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Ranked #8 of 734 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
Neighborhood: College Hill
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Writing this review while eating here at noon. First in, and line almost out the door now. They gave me free falafel with my Hummus & Tabouli wrap. All very tasty. Such nice staff. go enjoy.😊

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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161 reviews 161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Even though this is more of a fast food place, the food is fabulous. We were a large group so we had a variety of everything and we pigged out, but it's was so good. Everything was fresh, the salads and the home-made sauces. The only drawback was the lamb, it wasn't so fresh, therefore it didn't taste so good.... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I can't say enough about this tiny place near Brown University. The line to order is long, the food is made in front you, and it is fabulous. We had gyros, and the size was so big we should have shared it. We also got an appetizer of falafel given to us gratis while we waited for our wraps. This... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Ethnic food shops are known for their mirror like cleanliness despite serving good food. This place has it all. Food is excellent. The falafel and kubbeh are amazing. I was helped by the chef through the process of ordering. He is candor and told me when to stop ordering as it was exceeding the limits. Portions are generous. I just... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stopped in here a couple of times already for lunch. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, keep walking. If you are looking for a fast, fresh lunch, you've come to the right place. East Side Pocket is a small cozy restaurant with limited seating and pretty good lunch time crowds. I would suggest you make up your... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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