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Tavern in the Square

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Bar, American, Pub
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1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
+1 617-354-7766
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here with friends, enjoyed the Turkey Tips, served with Mashed potato and brocolli, all very delicious altho the mash was on the salty side, and as a Brit, I would have liked some brown turkey gravy to go with it. I have also come here with my meetup.com craft (knitting) group, but I found it too dark to... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a good value for brunch this is the place. The assortment varies and changes frequently. The tavern is also full of TV's if you want to catch a weekend game.

Thank KevinAGould
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

they have half price burgers on Tuesdays. worth a visit. otherwise the lunch menu is pretty extensive.

Thank marybeth02140
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Tavern In The Square is a local favorite. The food is good, the prices are reasonable. We've gone for Sunday brunch twice now and have not been disappointed.

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Madison, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Where to start? I ordered a cheeseburger medium rare due to a dietary issue. I received a well done burger, so I explained to the waitress I wasn't trying to be picky, but I really needed it to have pink and be more tender. I received a second burger cooked well done. I told them not to worry about it... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We are regulars at this restaurant as well as the Burlington location. They have a lot of great gluten-free options for the celiacs in our family including french fries and really excellent fish and chips.

Thank Kristin N
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Traveling to a wedding in Boston Area on the weekend from out of state. We were looking to see if there just happened to be a meeting place for Michigan alumni to meet to watch big game between in state football rivals MI and MI State. Sure enough Tavern on the Square, Porter Square was the restaurant. After much difficulty... More 

Thank rands222
Syracuse, New York
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This is a great place to come with a group, for drinks with food, trivia contests. This is clearly mostly for beer although they have a small selection of wines. The variety of food choices is what you would expect in a beer joint. We had the truffle, grape and goat cheese pizza, nachos, clam chowder, salad with steak, and... More 

Thank Nigerdave
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323 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I might not have chosen a tavern, but we were with a five year-old whose mother picked it out as a smart option. We all had burgers (veggie and otherwise), and I have to admit that my veggie burger was completely delicious.

Thank steventobolsky
Somerville, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I visited this past week with my boyfriend. We were seated by the open window (on a very nice day out) and really enjoyed what seemed to be a new menu (I'd last visited about a year ago). I tried a random cocktail and loved it (sorry I don't remember exactly which one)! Our entrees were great, very nicely crafted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-7766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?