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“Average Everything”
Review of Cambridge Common

Cambridge Common
Ranked #71 of 627 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Average Everything”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were disappointed to find that everything at this restaurant was just average...the food, the service, the atmosphere, the cleanliness...all average. There are much better choices in this area.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank panarama222
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English first
Brooklyn, NY
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great beer list”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

They had a great selection of draft and bottled beer, as well as outdoor seating. We did not eat there, though.

Visited October 2012
Thank ashliejeff
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Ballybofey, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Jumping Restaurant in Cambridge”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

What a great place really buzzing with a cross-section of age groups - professionals, families, students, lecturers. Fast service and decent food. A great introduction to the US on our first night.

Visited October 2012
Thank JoydeJong
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Delaware USA
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Massachusetts Avenue oasis for car-dependent visitors”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

After moving our son into his dorm, we balked at a $20 fee to park in a garage for the rest of the day (since we wanted to eat lunch and hit the road.) Cambridge Common has a parking lot in the rear which was the reason we chose it, but the service and food were very good too. There is a great variety of craft beers, all offered as an option in a road-friendly 9 oz size for those who prefer it. Outdoor tables on Mass Ave are a treat; the inside is dark and pub-like. The daily specials recommended by our waiter were excellent. Sauteed fish was done perfectly. Future visits will take us to the appealing chaos of the Harvard Square area, but with the handicap of a car and tired bodies this was a great choice.

Thank Bill K
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Covington, KY
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510 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“Great selection of craft beers - and the burgers are good, too.”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

First, this is not a place for intimate conversation. It's lively and loud but not oppressively so. Friends took us here on our recent trip back to the Boston area. The selection of beers is huge, with a revolving set of (many) specials each night. If you can't decide which beer to try, get the sampler. The food is basic pub fare you'd find in many college towns in urban settings. We shared a basket of fried pickles and Mac & Cheese Bites. We all had a different burger for main course, with fries, of course. In spite of the noise, we were able to have good conversation over good food & drink. There's free(!) parking in the back.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank CovingtonCat
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