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East Side Pocket

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278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
+1 401-453-1100
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely the best Greek place I've been in the last year! Fresh, fast, friendly, and budget friendly! I've had combos, plates, gyros are delicious

Thank Athena H
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was without a doubt, the best gyro meat pita I have ever had! The pita was fresh and thin, the meat sliced and then heated in a pan before being put in the pocket! Add lettuce, tabouli, tahini, tzatsiki sauce, and yum!! The falafel were also really good. Can't wait to go back my next time in Providence!!

Thank Cagi2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is easily the best "fast food" option on the East Side and it might be my favorite falafel in the United States of America. It's affordable, fresh and delicious and there are options for Vegetarians and Vegans which is enormously appreciated. Try everything :)

Thank Annie M
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100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

East Side Pocket is a small place that packs a huge punch. If you go at lunch time on a weekday there will be a line, but it moves fast and it's definitely worth it. There are a few small tables, but almost everyone is coming for take out. The place is run by a Syrian family (let's all be... More 

Thank Crito0
East Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

East Side Pocket is one of my go to stops whenever on Thayer street! You can't go wrong stopping in for a bite! Always fresh ingredients, fast and friendly service...what more could you ask for!?! I highly recommend making a stop in next time you are in the area, you'll be glad you did.

1 Thank Kevin M
Beijing, China
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've gotten the chicken gyro, the chicken salad, and beef salad; my favorite among these three dishes is definitely the chicken salad. I love how you can customize your order; I usually ask for extra lettuce and tomatoes, hold everything else, and hummus-tahini dressing on the side. Once, I was waiting for a few minutes while my chicken was grilling... More 

Thank kding2
Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a small restaurant that you may miss unless someone takes you there, more of a to go place - which is what happened to me, my Lebanese friend invited me to try it and its very good, prices are average, but the food is next level greek and mediterranean. Best to order and take home than eat there... More 

Thank CarlyR17
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Was in Providence for the day and went to East Side Pockets based off a recommendation. On arrival there was a line and the place was packed (which for us was a good sign for us). The line moved fast and orderly. The falafel pocket/ wrap was one of the best falafels I have ever had. It was massive as... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

While in the area of Brown University we stopped in at East Side Pocket. Everything was so good and the portions were huge. I had the chicken caesar pocket and it was great. It is very casual and limited seating.

Thank Mark P
New York City, New York
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427 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a small store front Thayer street but the taste inside is BIG. We tried a few different items and all were great. The food was fresh and warm. The Gyros were large and stuffed with goodness. The only food I was not really impressed with were the grape leaves. They were cold and a little dry but still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Fast food, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighbourhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-453-1100

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