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John Harvard's Brew House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002 (Massachusetts Avenue)
+1 617-868-3585
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after visiting the Natural History museum. The wine was very nice. I had the pulled chicken Cuban sandwich which was generous in size and a delicious combo of flavors. A great place to grab a beverage and something to eat

Thank Deborah K
Duluth, Georgia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit to Cambridge involves a local brew from John Harvard's. Conveniently located by Harvard Square, it's a short walk for students and faculty. During several courses at Harvard, my class chose John Harvard's for food, drinks and conversation.

Thank Scottclark100
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nice laid back atmosphere. Food was good. Please try the Brattle Blonde it was delicious. Will definitely be back.

Thank jesdvs
New Delhi, India
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of the key landmarks near Harvard Square. Must visit place for a great time. They have a live band that plays awesome music. Nothing comes close to the experience. Do try some of their Ale's.

Thank VikramJitSingh7
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We have dined at other Framingham area restaurants but this one is head and shoulders above the rest. While we only ordered fantastic Burgers at the bar we were treated to the very best flavored bread and oil treat a free appetizer. I could have made a meal of this awesome bread with a craft brew my friend Brian the... More 

Thank rnash10419
Eastchester, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't go back for the beer, didn't try the food though. Very large, probably good for large groups.

Thank Adrienne G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Double IPA was good but fries were plain and uninspiring. Burger was cooked perfect to me but was real greasy. It was just ok. Seek better stuff in Boston.

Thank Todd H
Lynn, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I enjoy going to the Brew House, staff is good and very attentive. Servers well informed and can answer any questions you might have about preparation of food. Live music is a plus.

Thank zenelxx
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Came for drinks and although we were a bit disappointed by a somewhat small selection from their brewery their beers were delicious. Atmosphere was great.

Thank Line P
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Lively place at dinner time. Food is great, especially the mussels, and beer's just as good, too. They do offer a flight sampler where you can choose which beers you'd like to try. Wait staff very friendly and courteous. Haven't been here in several years and they didn't disappoint. Believe they're also open for lunch.

Thank Frequent_Traveler500

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
    (Massachusetts Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-3585

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?