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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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Chicago, Illinois
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160 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My title says it all. This is the BEST place in the Thayer Street area by far. The falafel is very good, nicely cooked with good flavor and texture. I had a combo plate, so I got to try the chicken, humus, and rice with lentils. It's all very tasty and reasonably priced. My son goes to school near here... More 

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New York
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349 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us really enjoyed our take-out from here, and the price was right. The wraps were huge, as was a combo platter, and a spinach and feta pie was also very good and more than enough. We waited in line about 15 minutes to order, and everything is put together quite efficiently. My only complaint is that they wrapped... More 

Thank skgbos
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The so-so review is for the service/ambiance rather than the food, which we didn't actually get to try. We stopped in on a rainy day hoping to enjoy some great falaffel based on good reviews here, but we could barely squeeze into the tiny, close space and ended up moving on. The location leaves much to be desired, sadly, though... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place if you are very hungry, and don't want to spend too much money. I ordered the gyro plate which comes with rice, lentils, meat, yogurt, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and olives. I appreciated the low salt in the food. The meat was tender and thinly sliced. No need to use a knife. The place is small and a but... More 

Thank eclair_ramon
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Kabab place around! They have amazing falafel and the freshest ingredients. The chicken is grilled right in front with all these fantastic spices. Love this place. They're fast too, right on Hope street at Brown.

Thank jmac0126
Douglas, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here for lunch at least a couple times a month as I work in the area. There is always a line out the door because the food is so good. The ingredients are always fresh and the chicken skewers are delicious!

Thank Laurie1980
Hamden, Connecticut
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends went to school around here and used to frequent East Side Pocket. Since we were in the area for a conference, they took us to try it. At first, I was overwhelmed by the small space, but was pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff. I got the falafel wrap(I think that's what it's called) and loved that everything... More 

Thank Christina R
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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326 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 August 21, 2016

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

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?