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East Side Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
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561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Petersburg, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hospitality was unparalleled! Great food and excellent service. Felt like a regular. Real local flavor 'Nuf said.

Thank GoBrowns1
New York City, New York
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497 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, neighborhood restaurant on Cambridge Avenue. Bar area and dining room in back. Very friendly and fairly attentive service. Mostly Neopolitan cuisine, but a notch up from pizza places. Massive portions. Reasonable wine list and bar.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here after reading the reviews and noting its TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" designation. After sampling the hamburger, fries, onion rings, clam chowder and baked scallops and halibut, we were truly mystified by the high ratings. The food was flavorless. The seafood disappeared under the bread crumbs and the hamburger and the clam chowder were unremarkable. We... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because our order didn't come more then 30min, and people who come after us receive their order before us, I asked the situation of our food waiter told me to talk this in outside. He want to fight with me... ridiculous....

Thank Cem G
Marietta, Ga
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Friday night for a Family dinner My wife had the grilled salmon, Best she ever had, while my brother in law and I both had the Blackened Salmon. Again VERY Good ! All three of us had steamed broccoli as a side We stayed at the Fairfield Inn and it was about a 10 minute walk... More 

1 Thank Jim007
Mount Vernon, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small and loud but the food is really good. I would eat here again. Their red sauce is really good. Not sure if it came from a can or it was made fresh but really good.

Thank tejaymyers
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal...or drink...at the East Side Bar & Grill! A full menu with lots to choose from! The decor/ambiance is Rat Pack-ish, as is the music. The staff is friendly and attentive. Have been dining here twice a week since February and have tried many entrees....all are excellent and portion size has had me taking leftovers... More 

1 Thank _bealber
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We tried this restaurant while we were staying in Cambridge area. The restaurant was clean and atmosphere was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had chicken marsala, tomato mozzarella, cheese burger and chicken tenders and they are all good. If we lived nearby, it would not be an issue but portion was too large for us and there was... More 

1 Thank RM7601
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I asked the desk staff at my hotel for a local restaurant within walking distance and they suggested this restaurant. I would have walked right past it if I wasn't looking for it. Very good, local Italian food. I sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed my experience talking to the bartender and owner, Chris. I took another patron's recommendation... More 

1 Thank mskenney
Rainsville, Alabama
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I had a wonderful experience here. Food was great, atmosphere wonderful and staff was out of this world! DeeDee was our server couldn't ask for better. If you miss eating here you will have missed a real good time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 661-3278

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