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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Yummy!

Yummy food, reasonable price, and served quickly. This is a great place to eat quick and inexpensively. Staff is also very friendly,

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
The_Traveling_Bs
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy food, reasonable price, and served quickly. This is a great place to eat quick and inexpensively. Staff is also very friendly,

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1 Thank The_Traveling_Bs
providence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I love this place. All the food is delicious, very reasonably priced, and fast. The staff are all super friendly. This is one place I always try to visit when I'm back in town. You can't go wrong with the gyros, falafel, dolmas, or anything that they serve.

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1 Thank Chris S
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

They make definitely decent, acceptable pita sandwiches. I got spoiled by incredible Lebanese owned/run spots in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York so it's hard to be super enthusiastic about something that is only good enough. I ate here 2 months ago for the first time and have been back twice. It's cheap, and okay. I didn't like that... More 

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Thank Culinary-widow
Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Superb fresh food of Middle Eastern variety. Excellent family service. Clean. Well organized. Easily accessible. Somewhat limited seating.

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1 Thank Anthony C
Providence, Rhode Island
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Been going to East Side Pockets for years. The family that owns it is just the best. The falafel is the best I have had since living in Jerusalem. It is always fresh and a big portion. I have a fave dish called jeddah which is a grain. That with some of their hummus makes for a great meal. I... More 

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1 Thank kMH714
Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When I need a taste of the middle east, I must go to East Side Pockets for my falafel fix. Always fresh, generous portions, and the line keeps moving. You never have to wait very long to order or pick up your food. If you choose to eat at the counter in the front window of the store, the people-watching... More 

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1 Thank Heidi M
Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I can't say how much I love this place. The service is fast and the food is always fresh. They have the best falafel in the state.

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1 Thank Emkayde
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Hands down, my wife and I's favorite spot to eat in Providence. We never had anything from here we didn't like. It is authentic middle eastern food that even is good for those picky eaters who don't like ethnic food. I love their hot sauce! I even recently emailed them and they got back to me with items that were... More 

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1 Thank Andrew A
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Being a creature of habit--I love going to a restaurant and having my favorite meal taste amazing EVERY time...Great place for food, clean and friendly.

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1 Thank SeveredJordan
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

BEST FALAFEL IN THE STATE AND AWSOME GRAPE LEAVES!! HUMMUS WITH BREAD AND TABOULI.... GYROS... YUMMY BAKLAVA!! Small restaurant with limited seating and often long lines.... don't let that deter you!! Order as take out and go sit on campus! Really good, fresh food!

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?