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Cambridge Common

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
(617) 547-1228
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I absolutely love this place! The food is terrific! Try the tots! And the cocktail menu is fun and creative. I love the atmosphere. The Lizard Lounge, which is connected to it, has live music! Really great place to relax at the end of the day and to enjoy hanging with friends.

Thank mags120
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a difficult blog to write. I want to like Cambridge Common, I really do. It’s close to home and I like the feel of the place. The menu is varied and looks amazing. I have tried and tried again over the last six to eight months to like this place, but to be honest, I can’t and here’s... More 

Thank DJ Shata H
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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Solid, no monkey business, no frilly and goofy hijinks. Burgers are A+, everything is steady and good.

Thank nobodyhomenow
Natick, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Cambridge Common sits just between Harvard and Porter Square and it embodies its location. With an unpretentious vibe and simple ingredients on the menu, this place can accommodate all types of diners. The large choice of beers and nightly specials guarantee a fresh experience with every visit. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and prices are fair. Amidst restaurants... More 

Thank KIKIg28
New Delhi, India
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Great place to be in, though the service and is slow and the veggie sandwich was oily....still the place was fun and we enjoyed!nice bar too

Thank Shalu2127
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great place. Good Service Friendly people Excellent food It has a great bar with 30 different brews on tab, which appeals to the college students, recent grads and adults. It also has lots of tables and seats for the families.

Thank Jay K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service Good friendly people Excellent food There are 30 different brews on tab, so that's a plus for the college, recent graduates, or adults. There are also kids menus for the kids. Usually about 10 to 11 people working each shift. This is a great place.

Thank Jay K
Lyndonville, Vermont
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Busy, family and college friendly spot. The turkey cheddar sandwich and the BLT are wonderful (the BLT has a wonderful kick)! The Common Burger is great. The straight and curly fries are frozen product, but they are still a quality offering. We will be back.

Thank ChefCasey
Eastern USA
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Dinner with another couple - ordered four different meals. Food was OK, but definitely average/sub-par. Seriously under-cooked beef, terrible (frozen/microwaved?) fries & bacon, cool soup, over-cooked chicken, tired salad greens. Upside - drinks & beer selection were great.

Thank Schrodinger Cat
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We came here for a friends meeting and we were glad to see the great variety of draft beers available, which is undoubtedly one of the main pros of this place. Moreover, it has a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Some of us ordered burgers and people were more than satisfied, both in terms of quality and quantity, with noteworthy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 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 - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 547-1228

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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?