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East Side Pocket

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278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Inexpensive yet outstanding Syrian take-out restaurant; very limited seating. Popular with locals including Brown students and staff, and tourists. Absolutely delicious hummus, baba ganoush, tabouli and grape leaves.

2 Thank beach2desert2forest
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was excellent food. We had a combo chicken / gyro platter. The rice and bread are both fantastic. We also had the kibbeh and Middle Eastern platter. Everything was very tasty. The falafel was really special, very light and almost like a savory cake. The sauces were mild but tasty. I could live on this food!! I called in... More 

1 Thank Michelle D
Oakland, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Once we ordered our own food, the server handed us two falafel circles with a little hummus, for our toddler. It was very thoughtful. Your kids might need to be slightly adventurous eaters, but the rice with lentils is simple and the hummus isn't spicy or in other ways off-putting for small humans. As for the adults, we both had... More 

1 Thank surcingles
Dover, NH
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a swim meet break, we took a break at this restaurant, and were not disappointed. Fresh ingredients, cozy seating, and a light, comfortable atmosphere made this experience one to remember, and a place to visit again when we are here for a future visit.

1 Thank Scott W
Jacksonville, Florida
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great gyro then call in order and pick it up at the cash register. Often the customer line extends out of the restaurant because the food is delicious and reasonably priced. East Side Pocket is close to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design so grab a pocket and walk around the beautiful... More 

1 Thank Gatorartlady
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the mood for a quick Mediterranean food around Thayer street, East Side Pocket is the place to be. Both the chicken kabob and the gyro pocket are delicious. You may find a long line, but the food is definitely worth the wait.

2 Thank Yitaek H
North Carolina
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were in the area for a medical appointment I had. I love Mediterranean food and this place had great reviews, so we drove out to find it. The line was long, which is always a good sign. My husband got the combo plate of beef and chicken and I got a grilled chicken wrap. The wrap... More 

2 Thank WishingIWasTraveling
Miami, Florida
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193 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Good food and value on Thayer Street. Large tasty portions. Kabob plates, salads, and wraps are excellent. People were lined out the door on our visit, Sunday, June 19. We were lucky to find a seat at the bar by the front window.

4 Thank Retired_Miami
Providence, Rhode Island
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393 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The food here is amazing. The service was prompt and friendly and it is in a great location. I will be back again on my next trip to Providence

Thank Faloughi
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My daughter's favorite spot on the East Side. All the food is made right in front of you. It is all fresh and very reasonable. I had the Chicken Caesar Wrap, however all the wraps can be made to your liken.

Thank John R

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 401-453-1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?