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Grafton Street

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1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820 (Bow St.)
+1 617-497-0400
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Orange County, California
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240 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in for a quick pre-theatre meal, and we were seated quickly, served attentively, and enjoyed our early dinner before the usual crowd of diners arrived. Always a high energy place, with an active bar scene and sidewalk seating to people watch if the weather allows. Many celebrations and happy people seem to be drawn here, as well as students... More 

Thank anita w
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here for lunch on the recommendation of a Harvard tour guide. Super friendly and prompt service at the bar as we waited for a table, which was available before the drinks were delivered. The bartender brought our drinks over and the server was pleasant about returning since we took awhile selecting our choices. My partner had meatloaf and... More 

Thank DeeDee P
New York
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356 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us ate here today and we all ordered the burger. It's excellent. Perfectly cooked, nice size, good brioche bread, plenty of fries and salad. I arrived early and our server was friendly and patient. Will definitely return when in Harvard Square.

Thank skgbos
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this place, they have good food and drinks. My favorite so far are the fish tacos, sometimes they are not in the menu, but it's one of their best. The pizza with the mushrooms is also really good! Usually crowded, make reservations if you have a big party.

Thank pinacolada2017
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mediocre at best but very few dining rooms near Harvard Square. Food was cheap and lacked taste or finesse. Medium rare steak ordered without butter came with butter and was replaced with well done steak (with butter scraped off). Bathrooms need attention. Wouldn't be back by choice.

Thank Sheila K
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw the plates coming on the terrasse it looked good. We reserved and were pleasantly surprised. I had the burger it was very tasty. My friends had the irish breakfast and that was a delicious treat! Impressive discovery on the go! Enjoy!

Thank fullbella14
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here for lunch before leaving for the airport - we figured we'd rather not eat airport food. We got seats outside, and got the clam chowder and clam pizza. Both were VERY good, with plenty of clams and nice smoky bacon. They also had a good variety of beer and wine. We would definitely come back next... More 

Thank kreischer88
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here twice now. The food is very good, and reasonably priced for the area, and it has a nice range of options so burger lovers and vegetarians can both be happy. But both times my daughter and I have been seated in the same very cramped and noisy table. The first time I understood -- it was a... More 

Thank FairlyFrugalTraveler
Singapore, Singapore
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150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After wandering around Harvard Square for a couple of hours, my husband and I decided to stop at Grafton Street for a glass of wine. It was a beautiful day out, so we sat at the open-air bar, giving us a better view of the people walking by. By the time we sat down - mid afternoon - the place... More 

Thank BrendaB247365
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106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a mid-afternoon drink at Grafton Street Bar. Earlier lunch was packed which always a good sign. Decent selection of wines. Great place to people going to Harvard Square.

Thank jackmandl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
    (Bow St.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk away is the Harvard Square Red Line train stop. There are also several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0400
Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for almost two decades. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin's famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant. During the summer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Grafton Street's spacious sidewalk patio. The restaurant offers full bar service and boasts a seasonally-changing wine list with over 75 varieties, as well as a robust selection of craft beers from several local breweries.

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