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Grafton Street

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1230 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Bow St.)
+1 617-497-0400
11:00 am - 1:00 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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Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go to place in Harvard square for dinner with our son. Outdoor seating and open bay doors give this restaurant a great feel in the summer. Burgers and sandwiches are great and so are the appetizers and most entrees. We particularly like the fried calamari with fried hot pepper rings, but often get the cheese board and... More 

Thank James D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is really good. Love the ambience. Love the outside seating. Been here several times. I will say however the portions are rather small. This is not pub food and yet for the price you only get two fillets on the fish and chips that's kind of odd. KC was my waiter he was great!

Thank Dennis D
Oslo, Norway
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132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a couple of beers here, and the waiter had an excellent knowledge of the different beers and the service was also very good. Nice place, facing the pavement and watching the people passing by. Did not try the food.

Thank reisefan
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on my own and walked into it as it is very attractive from the outside, it has outside seating. It is large inside and very nice. The menu is quite large and offers delicious food! I had oysters (really good) and a glass of wine. There is a a bar and has a very friendly atmosphere. I really... More 

Thank VictoriaCardoner
Severna Park, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us had a business dinner at Grafton Street. It was a lovely evening and their is outdoor dining as well as indoor dining. The menu has enough offerings to please most any pallet. Great location across Harvard Square, attentive service, good food, reasonable prices and alfresco dining. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Laurie H
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a friend visiting from Australia and heartily recommend this place - it has a very nice atmosphere and the service is good. I had eggs Benedict and my friend had a ham and cheese omelette. Both were excellent - in fact I cpuld not finish mine, Lots of coffee. Will definitely go back.

Thank Remy D
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went in for dinner. This was the first time in this restaurant, when I go to a restaurant for the first time I ALWAYS order the basic or most simple item on the menu. that tells you all you need to know. My daughter ordered a virgin Mojito. What she got was a glass of lime juice and some... More 

Thank Kris K
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate on the outdoor patio before going to an author reading at Harvard Bookstore down the street. It was a lovely night in bustling Harvard Square. The food is good, the menu offers varied fare from salads to mussels to pizza to salmon dinners at reasonable prices. But the service was outstanding from waiter Kai. He was attentive, polite... More 

Thank Experiencenista
Wilmington, North Carolina
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349 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We chose to have dinner at Grafton Street because of their dog friendly seating on the patio. They had a good beer selection with local beers, and their dining menu was equally as diverse. The food was solid - we really enjoyed the beer salad and calamari. My brother got the burger, and they split his side option with a... More 

Thank Stephanie F
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I did not like the food; it was tasteless. I did not want to write this, but, all the plates needed a special magical ingredient. Everything was too plane. The lamb's flavor was lamb, not a delicious lamb. The shepherd's entree was too dry. The ground lamb should be instead more moist. Btw, the potato did not have salt. The... 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
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, 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 Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?