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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 - 2:00 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, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
So good!

What a place! Wish lived in Providence so I could go more often! Great warps and amazing salads. Don't be put off by the long lines to order - it's worth the wait and the line moves along quickly. Wish my grilled chicken was so tasty and juicy! Eat anything - it's all good although the hummus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Shelly I
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a place! Wish lived in Providence so I could go more often! Great warps and amazing salads. Don't be put off by the long lines to order - it's worth the wait and the line moves along quickly. Wish my grilled chicken was so tasty and juicy! Eat anything - it's all good although the hummus isn't my favorie... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a great find. You walk-in and feel like you've stepped into a different country. The employees are very happy to see you and extremely pleasant. Food is fast and flavors are wonderful. I highly suggest a gyro with everything on it!!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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139 reviews 139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have been to Eastside Pockets on several occasions and the food is always great. I tend to stick with the felafel but have gone with others who have ordered different dishes and everyone has raved on how good it was. Line is long around lunch but worth the wait.

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Bronx, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Love this place. Decided to take a drive to Thayer St. from the OMNI hotal where I was staying over last weekend. I couldn't resist after seeing all the great reviews online. Perfect location, on Thayer Street. A lot of bars and social places where tons of college/university students flock to. Its always good to have a consistent, cheap place... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This little spot is by far one of the best "fast food" type restaurants we have ever been to. The food is authentic, delicious, served fast, large portions, good prices. The line was long but moved fast and we were able to get a table on Friday during lunch. We ordered a gyro, falafel pocket, and grape leaf appetizer and... More 

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New England
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215 reviews 215 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
794 helpful votes 794 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ordered the gyro wrap and it was excellent. I was offered a falafel sample as I waited and it was delicious. The ingredients tasted fresh as well as the salad fixings for the wrap. They know what they're doing here and they do it well. Lots of choices for lots of tastes.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Small,casual eatery-mostly take out. Great wraps and falafel. Very authentic-lovely staff-definitely would visit again.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful choices for your gyros. Felafel is crunchy. They can be a bit rushed - but that's probably because of the line going almost out the door. Very friendly people. Stop by Mike's Calzones up the street for a change - Mike is part of the East Side Pocket family. Oh, and they'll give a felafel ball if you ask.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great place in Providence to get quick, on the go Middle Eastern cooking. Cannot find Ayran in many places but they have it. Love the falafels and the cucumber sauce. They even tolerate my horrible Arabic.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best chicken falafel combo I have ever had! get everything on it, I deal with the traffic and parking on Thayer just to have one as often I as I can.

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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?