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East Side Pocket

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278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
+1 401-453-1100
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Providence for the day and went to East Side Pockets based off a recommendation. On arrival there was a line and the place was packed (which for us was a good sign for us). The line moved fast and orderly. The falafel pocket/ wrap was one of the best falafels I have ever had. It was massive as... More 

1 Thank Peter G
Tampa, Florida
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in the area of Brown University we stopped in at East Side Pocket. Everything was so good and the portions were huge. I had the chicken caesar pocket and it was great. It is very casual and limited seating.

Thank Mark P
New York City, New York
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is a small store front Thayer street but the taste inside is BIG. We tried a few different items and all were great. The food was fresh and warm. The Gyros were large and stuffed with goodness. The only food I was not really impressed with were the grape leaves. They were cold and a little dry but still... More 

Thank gregmNY
Naples, Florida
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213 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Don't let the looks fool you. Wow! Gigantic and delicious gyros. Enough for a second meal. A must try. Not too much more to say.

Thank whollows
Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The most awesome falafel wrap have ever had. The place is clean, the food is fresh. Everything is delicious.

Thank staceyfinn
Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Just loved this place. Tried kafta kabob plate. The amount was huge and the taste was awesome. We went very late at night but the place was very crowded; most likely as it's in the heart of Brown University. Reasonable price. Great options. Worth it. Always a middle eastern cuisine fan.

Thank Navid J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Had a gyro late one rainy Sunday and it was great. Did not have to wait long and there was enough room in the place to find a seat. When traveling, I usually opt for full service restaurants but due to poor planning and weather, I ended up just looking for something near the RISD museum to fill my stomach.... More 

Thank gonuts4donuts
Richmond, Rhode Island
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a quick place for a good meal, and once again Trip Advisor did not fail me. With about 30 minutes for lunch, we walked to East Side Pocket and spent a few minutes perusing a delicious looking menu. We both ordered Falafel wraps and got everything on them. They were simply delicious! The falafel were crisp... More 

1 Thank Luvamoose67
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Great lunch - falafel pocket was awesome. All prepared fresh, including freshly grilled meats. Highly recommend.

Thank Tumblebrutus
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This place is perfect for an excellent lunch prepared quickly at a cheap price for someone on the go.

Thank Bill S

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighborhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-453-1100

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