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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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Today
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, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Incredible

Chicken kebab wrap fantastic. Falafel excellent. In the nice weather the line can be long but it moves quick and is worth the wait. Service is fantastic, yogurt dressing is fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
jeff c
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chicken kebab wrap fantastic. Falafel excellent. In the nice weather the line can be long but it moves quick and is worth the wait. Service is fantastic, yogurt dressing is fantastic.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Everything is fresh. The gyros fantastic. The chicken kebab sandwich and salads are unbelievable. You have to get the yogurt dressing. You might see a long line when you arrive but it moves very quickly. The people are very very friendly.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Riverside, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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 1 - 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?