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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gourmet Shop
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“Gourmet grocer with lots of interesting stuff. They also sell fresh pasta (as the name indicates) and delicious, hearty sandwiches”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Todd English (famous Boston chef) restaurant. Terrific pizzas and salads. Great service. A local favorite to visit again and again. Food is very high quality but casual. Reasonably priced and not expensive. A great stop in meal.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
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“Casual restaurant and bar that usually has a table open or a short wait (tough to find around here!) The food is good and relatively inexpensive, and they serve food until 1am! An 8 minute walk from us.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“Great beer selection with amazing food and live music (there may be a cover charge depending on the night), this place is fantastic and has a secret gem outdoor patio.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Amazing gastropub. Great, creative food, and a vast array of libations. Another Harvard staple.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“My mother is originally from Barcelona so I may be a little biased, but this is one of the best tapas places I've ever been to in the US. The food is a little pricey, but totally worth it!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“Maybe I just have great memories of coming here in college, but I've always had a soft spot for The Burren. The bartenders have a thick Irish accents and they often have a live band playing traditional Irish music in the front room. The back room also has a live band on Fri and Sat nights, but there's usually a $10 cover to get in.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for a quick breakfast or lunch! Recommend walking because the place is usually very busy and it is hard to find parking. The staff is very friendly. I love it here because they bake their own delicious bread for their sandwiches. So yummy!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you want a place that everyone in the family will like, Flatbread is a pretty good choice. They also have a handful of candlepin bowling (look it up if you don't know. It's a New England thing) lanes, which is great for group or family outings. You can have food at the lanes, but you pay by the hour. Also, the lanes fill up quickly so call first and get a reservation if possible. Only caveat, pizza and salads (and some desserts) are the only offerings. They have some pretty tasty creations, but if there's someone in your group looking for other options, you'll have to look elsewhere. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Just a good place and great food and nice drinks, we love the corn salad! Again it's in Cambridge so taxi/uber would be necessary.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Great, quick sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches and very good coffee, as well delicious baked goods. This is a popular meeting and working spot. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“A fusion of American and Mexican cuisine with rustic-chic casual decor. If you like to try new and different things then this place and its menu will really allow for that. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“One of, if not THE, best Itlian restaurants in the Boston area. Right around the corner! Recommend making a reservation in advance or be prepared to wait for a bar seat.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“A block away, you’ll find the most amazing selection of cheese, charcuterie, wine, fresh produce, and pastries, also prepared food to enjoy at home, and on Saturday (from May-October), incredible barbecue prepared on-site! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
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“I do not eat there, but have never tried it. Judge that for yourself. They sometimes have some good bands, so check out who is playing.”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Little Donkey a relatively new entry to the Cambridge food scene. Trendy with a diverse small-plate menu. Local celebrity chefs consistently keep dishes fresh and seasonal.”
  • 24 locals recommend