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Grafton Street

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American, Bar, Pub, International
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1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820 (Bow St.)
+1 617-497-0400
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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368 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They left two big bottles of water on the table for the five of us, which earns extra points in my book! The buffalo cauliflower was something I would go especially back for! Wow! Had some kick, but the cauliflower was cooked perfectly. Rueben, chicken soup, panini, chick pea veggie burger & chicken milenese were good. Clean enough bathroom.

Thank Coomsey
Cary, North Carolina
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250 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in 'cause it's close to Harvard Square and looked like it had a great vibe & ambiance..and it did. Service was ok...felt like several times we had to wait to find a server come by in order to call ours over. The food was ok...I ordered a burger on the recommendation from a bar keep and it was just... More 

Thank pmmnc
Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Grafton Street, because it is so centrally located, and has a menu that can please all--from pizza and burgers, to excellent scallops and vegetarian options

Thank 380AndreaW
Winfield, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grafton Street has pub food much more than a notch above what you typically would get at comparable restaurants. Portions are generous and our entrees were very tasty. The drinks were excellent and the waitstaff very friendly and attentive. This establishment has reasonably priced, GOOD food in a nice setting. Highly recommended.

Thank Dennis H
Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When Grafton St opened it was my go-to lunch spot if I wanted a reasonably priced, good meal and be able to talk to friends or work colleagues. The menu was not inventive, but there was always something just a little surprising. But lately it has become predictable and mundane. This restaurant is part of a group with four Harvard... More 

Thank bangsibear
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187 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the first warm Sunday at the end of winter, Harvard Square was filled with people. We selected Grafton Street for an early (5:30) dinner before we headed to a concert. Every outdoor table was taken, but there were still some available inside. Two wait people assisted and both were professional and friendly. My wife and I enjoyed our meals... More 

Thank newengland50
Vermont, USA
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396 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait person here was especially friendly and attentive, with an enthusiastic approval of everything that we ordered, making me wonder about how one could maintain such a positive attitude. The draft beer hit the spot for me and we were all pleased with our orders: a mushroom strudel, pizza, and fish and chips. Only complaint is that the place... More 

Thank VermontTeacher44
Somerville, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress had a lot of pep, and was very effective. The food was fine: not as good as I remember. My pork was fatty, and the shrimp came out so quickly it suggested that it had been pre-prepared and was waiting on a shelf somewhere for someone to order. Not a bad meal, but not great (and, given the... More 

Thank Andrew W
St. Marys, Georgia
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Low key busy. Glad we had reservations, 815ish. By the time we left 930ish the crowd had thinned and it appeared a second wave was entering. The food - we started with two drafts allagash white and Kentucky bourbon barrel. Two starters the beet salad gold and red beets sweet, light dressing, goat cheese, and candied nuts (large and shareable),... More 

Thank G M
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I was really looking forward to the Duo of Pork on this cold winter day. Our meal started off well with yummy bread, perfect winter sangria and a friendly waitress. When my dinner came it was cold and the pork was tough and covered in paprika. You could not taste anything else besides paprika. When a menu says braised I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
    (Bow St.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk away is the Harvard Square Red Line train stop. There are also several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0400
Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for almost two decades. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin's famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant. During the summer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Grafton Street's spacious sidewalk patio. The restaurant offers full bar service and boasts a seasonally-changing wine list with over 75 varieties, as well as a robust selection of craft beers from several local breweries.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?