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East Coast Grill - reopened - CLOSED

1271 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
(617) 714-4662
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1271 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ifyou enjoy mussels with a flavor twist, order the coconut curry mussels. They are good to the last drop, literally, as you won't leave any of the tasty sauce in the plate. The bbq sandwiches are tasty, spicy and juicy. The Burnt Ends is served...More

Thank Augusto L
Reviewed 1 June 2017

My wife and I arrived and had a drink at the small bar. The interior has hard walls that bounce the noise around. We both had Margaritas and frankly the supermarket premix I have at home in fridge is better. There is a good beer...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It was a sad day when they closed their doors, and we loyal customers have been anxiously awaiting the recent reopening. It was worth the wait. No, the volcano no longer erupts, but it is beautifully painted and the decor has been spruced up nicely....More

1  Thank ebsullivan27
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This busy, always-crowded restaurant has some of the most interesting -- and very spicy -- dishes to be found in the Boston area. The cuisine is original, intriguing and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this place; it's not romantic or quiet but the food is hands-down...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I love this place. When my son lived in Cambridge and I was visiting, we went there at lease once a week. The food was killer, especially the Shrimp and Grits. To die for.....

Thank KathyJ999
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We've had many amazing meals there for many years, friendly staff, best fish on the East Coast! and the most amazing vegetarian platter. They will be sorely missed.

1  Thank ebsullivan27
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We wanted one last sentimental journey to the East Coast Grill before it closes later this month. (We don't live in Cambridge, but we've enjoyed this place as visitors over the years.) It wasn't really worth it. As ShelleyM pointed out, the ribs were tough,...More

Thank Quietness
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Oyster lovers will be happy here. The oysters were delicious! Rib lovers will be disappointed. The meat is not tender. They have what are called "damn good fries" which do no not live up to the expectation the name sets, nor does the @real key...More

Thank ShelleyM96
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Make a reservation early! Had dinner here on a very busy Saturday night & we had to take a reservation later than we wanted but so worth it! Very casual atmosphere and parking can be difficult. Once seated, we had a selection of raw oysters...More

Thank otrs
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Being a foodie from Dallas, Texas and having excellent restaurants, we have high standards. First time here and all of us had great meals! The grilled endive salad with pears and crispy goat cheese was fabulous. We got the grilled focaccia bread with a baked...More

Thank NancyV1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$45
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1271 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
    (Prospect St)
  • Public Transportation: Cambridge St @ Prospect St (69) Cambridge St @ Hampshire St (69) Cambridge St @ Springfield St (69)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 714-4662
  • E-mail
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