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Grendel's Den

) #95 of 431 Restaurants in Cambridge $$ - $$$ American, ,
89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
+1 617-491-1160
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwich” (11 reviews)
“tuna melt” (3 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with a group of friends and were admittedly sucked in by the happy hour (half price meal when you buy with a drink). We were quite disappointed - the portions were small, they looked like they had been halved along with the price...More

Thank Harry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleague and I both ordered a salad each and nachos to share. We definitely didn't need the nachos as the salads were huge! Everything was delicious and we sat outside in the sunshine in a nice court and watched people go by. Right by...More

Thank Alice A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch after our Harvard Tour...perfect spot as it was quiet and the beer was cold and the food was great. We all had the "Express Lunch"...great value!

Thank cclaver1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kind of a run down student hangout it appears. Service was quite slow. Understaffed - needed one more waiter.

Thank sandopdx
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on our bike tour and loved it. A nice park and local music playing in park made it special. Their in house Ale was superb as was the Mezzo plate. The inside bar looked great. Service was perfect.

Thank Shane P
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were lured in by the Happy Hour pricing - 1/2 priced menu food options with the purchase of an alcoholic drink, all week 5 - 7:30pm. The menu is decent - standard bar food. There is also great patio seating available. The restaurant itself...More

Thank bbyckes
Reviewed 30 May 2017

stopped by for an after dinner drink. havent been here for years and the place hasn't changed a bit. easy going staff and quick to bring drinks. nice bar with friendly people.

Thank Daly64
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We stopped in for lunch while doing some sightseeing around Harvard Square on Easter Sunday. It's a laid back, hole in the wall type of bar/pub. They offered brunch items and lunch, and I opted for a sandwich. The food was good, and we had...More

Thank HuskerTriMomof3
Reviewed 12 April 2017

While local liquor laws prohibit alcohol from being discounted in Massachusetts for happy hour, a few places in Cambridge/Boston have great food discounts, and this is one of them. All food is half off from 5-7:30 if you order a drink. Their turkey burger is...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I've been avoiding Grendel's Den for years for some reason, and I'm sorry I have, because it's a really nice, laid back local bar and restaurant. I can't vouch for the food as I only had drinks, but service was friendly and the ambiance was...More

Thank Dimitrios D
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23 June 2016|
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Response from KIKIg28 | Reviewed this property |
I was in Grendel's last night (Wednesday) and they advertised "Half Price APPETIZERS" from 9:30-11:30. Their *website* does advertise 5:30-7:30 Half Price FULL Menu nightly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-1160
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