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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Counter service with tables inside and out. It was nothing fancy, but it was clean. We ordered a chicken caesar wrap and had to split it because it was so big (but we are older, so we aren't very big eaters). The sandwich was just delicious though and it's hard to beat lunch for two under $8!

Thank LisaMarie61
Cape Coral, Florida
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319 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a business meeting, so drove down from Boston, and had time for lunch. Turned to Trip Advisor for recommendations and this ranked high. For good reason. Authentic falafel, hummus, tabouli, and many others. In a wrap or as a platter. I had the excellent, huge, falafel wrap. Stuffed with homemade falafel, and fresh veggies, all wrapped in a giant... More 

Thank Dan B
Malone NY
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place. The chicken and rice were absolutely fantastic! Portions large but not a large price. If I lived in Providence I would be a regular here. Can't wait to return. Desserts were also delicious. Long line but it moved very fast.

Thank Pam N
Warwick, Rhode Island
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

YUMMY... great food. great service. convenient to other small shops. very clean and family friendly..................................................................................................................

Thank Evelyn C
Johnston, Rhode Island
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite place. Buffalo chicken wrap is amazing. Every time I go, I take home about $30 worth of Baklava - they are the best!

Thank Brady_ADV
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

East side pocket gives you great food for a very good price. Lots of veggie options. At noon it's very busy though.

Thank Curlygirlabroad_1
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Michelle D
Oakland, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 

Thank surcingles
Dover, NH
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

Thank Scott W

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?