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East Side Pocket

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278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Richmond, Rhode Island
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98 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Bill S
New York
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a quick bite on the way to Cape Cod. It was fairly close off I-195. The menu is extensive, and we opted for two wraps: a chicken pocket and steak pocket. The wraps are made with your choice of fillings. We also had two pieces of baklava which were outstanding. It was after the lunch crowd, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank ProfandMom
New York
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235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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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: 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?