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Grendel's Den

) #87 of 435 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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American, Bar, Pub
89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with some friends as we saw that food was half price during happy hour. It requires that you buy beverages for 4$ or more, which is not a problem if you biy alcoholic beverages. The food was good, service was quick and friendly...More

Thank Henriette F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us grabbed a table outdoors. We chose this place because it was pet-friendly (one of us brought the dog). Very nice location overlooking a little park. Nice menu selections. The Salmon Gravlax Sandwich was especially delicious, as were the few salads we ordered....More

Thank archman8
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 26 June 2017

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 22 June 2017

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 19 June 2017

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
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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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