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Halfway Cafe

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394 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-2244
+1 617-926-3595
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Great burgers and beers. Their burgers are 1/2 pound burgers with every topping imaginable. Their fries are fresh cut and delicious. Service is always friendly and fast. Great local feel.

Thank Janice B
Niantic, Connecticut
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The kids love it. Very good value for kids. The portions for adults are small, but affordable and tasty. A little tricky for vegetarians and gluten free people to enjoy.

Thank Forest H
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Food is made mostly onsite. Onion rings were fabulous as was the cape cod Reuben. Good beers on tap both local and national pulls. Popcorn comes out for you to nibble while you wait. This is the cheers of Watertown!

Thank Kelley M
Waltham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Kids menu is amazing...service was great and food filling. Great place for a quick meal and relaxing sports fun!!

Thank David K
Waltham, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Great place to eat worth the trip. Have chicken tips with vegetables and rice when eating there. Nice full feature bar and TV's. Wait staff are very good. Not too much seating so get there early to get in. Really enjoy the restaurant. Very clean place and plenty of parking.

Thank n1rlo
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

So this evening my roommate, boyfriend and I walked over to the Halfway Cafe in Watertown as we do about once a week. As usual we got some burgers for dinner and a round on drinks to start. Over the 2 hours that we were there along with food, we consumed 4 beverages. But upon asking for our 4th beverage... More 

Thank Devon S
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

Great wing spot/bar. Quality chicken matched with excellent flavors and preparation. It has a great hole-in-the-wall atmosphere too. Definitely worth a stop.

1 Thank ML7915
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138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

I did not have food, only beer, but the beer was good! The staff are also very friendly and welcoming :)

1 Thank Pieman79
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Jen and Jess are two of the best bartenders. attentive, friendly and always a pleasure to see. This place is awesome I would highly recommend it.

1 Thank James U
Newton, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

While in search of a local place that serves steamers, The Halfway Cafe in Watertown was recommended to us. It is located just outside of Watertown Square and is a small restaurant favored by what appears to be a local crowd. We ordered three (3) pounds of steamers and, after eating the first one, realized that our search for steamers... More 

1 Thank BobofNewtn
Susan C, Front Office Manager at Halfway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your steamers! Please come and visit us again soon so you can try the steamers with beer and garlic! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-2244
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-926-3595

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?