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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
The best Gyro and Kabab on Thayer Street

The flavors of the Gyro and the sauces that go with them are by far the best in Rhode Island. All of the ingredients always seem very fresh... I have also had salads here and find that they are consistently fresh and tasty. Their is very little seating... so you may want to take your food to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Chris S
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The flavors of the Gyro and the sauces that go with them are by far the best in Rhode Island. All of the ingredients always seem very fresh... I have also had salads here and find that they are consistently fresh and tasty. Their is very little seating... so you may want to take your food to go and grab... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We've been going to East Side Pockets for years now and have yet to be disappointed. They have all sorts of Middle Eastern food to try when you are sick of the same old thing. Falafel, hummus, gyros, wraps, etc. made to order. The people who work there are always friendly and the music and whole vibe makes it almost... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Delicious, made to order wraps. Gyros, chicken kabobs, falafel, stuffed grape leaves. Wraps are made right in front of you as you watch. We went here after a college visit to Brown. Only a couple blocks from campus.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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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 20
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?