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East Side Pocket

278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
+1 401-453-1100
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gyros” (23 reviews)
“wraps” (24 reviews)
“baklava” (15 reviews)
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many things have changed on Thayer St... businesses come and go, buildings get torn down and more modern buildings are added, and the unique flavor of the street disappears. One thing that has remained consistent is East Side Pocket. It is authentic Mediterranean in every...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My go to place for middle eastern food in providence. There's always a line. I've eaten here so many times and usually get just the falafels, falafel pocket or falafel gyro pocket. They're open till 2am which is awesome. I'd say they're usually good 8...More

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were on our way to a lecture at Brown, and in need of a quick bite on Thayer St. We dropped in at East Side Pocket around suppertime. Our Falafel Wrap (with everything) was put together as we watched; lettuce tomato, peppers, pickles, tahini...More

1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The place has been around for ages. It is a hole in the wall that does one thing well: pockets. Middle Eastern food. Falafels. Baklava. Fast, friendly, tasty.

Thank Avilner
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place is legendary. I had always wanted to check it out but never had the chance til this weekend. We went on Saturday around 2:30- not a very busy time- yet there were still people there- I have never seen it empty. The food...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Food is always fresh, love their Mediterranean dishes. Restaurant is clean, friendly staff- if I lived close by I'd order from them all the time.

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Tried the combo pocket and oh my, at first I was skeptical of how good/filling it would be but it worth its weight on gold, excellent service, and very clean place. Would definitely try another one. Just be aware that parking might be a bit...More

Thank Ignacio E
Reviewed 20 December 2017

My daughter and I were in Rhode Island to tour RISD. We were looking for a place to eat for a good sit down meal. We are Middle Eastern, and were looking for some authentic Middle Eastern food. We were welcomed graciously from the moment...More

1  Thank AnthonyThomas2015
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I was there most recently on a Friday night and the line was wrapped around inside, but it moved quickly and everyone behind the counter was so friendly! A lot of people take their food to go, so we had no problem getting one of...More

2  Thank panama2000
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious and very fresh! The falafel was crisp and freshly fried, the meat was juicy and flavorful, and all the toppings were fresh tasting. There was little seating but well worth the trip. It was also extremely reasonably priced.

1  Thank Carrie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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