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Cambridge Common

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
+1 617-547-1228
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:30 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here with friends, was seated without waiting, service was excellent. I had the special home made chicken flautas appetiser it was great. A vast assortment of beers and samplers to choose from. The atmosphere was OK, with TV screeens playing various local sports. Would definitely come here again, it's a nice local bar for us.

Thank jannyrocks
Belmont, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our family had supper here in Jan. My son loves their mac & cheese bites. He enjoyed that but the rest of the family had fairly dreadful entrees. Chicken, meatloaf, and a veggie offering were all bland and unappetizing. Unfortunate. Loud atmosphere and lazy service. Will never return.

Thank Michael W
Aurora, Colorado
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stopped by a little before 4P for a late lunch. About 12 people in the dining area (almost empty) and another dozen or so in the bar area. Our first server (name unknown) took our order. Drinks arrive relatively quickly. She must have gone off shift at 4P since she was never to be seen again. Seat-to-Eat time was about... More 

Thank DaCookman
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice bar with a good atmosphere. Staff is nice. Not too many screens. Decent food and a variety of beers.

Thank Spadina_Nbg
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great and varied menu, plenty for vegetarians and lots of price points. Fish and chips and salmon special were terrific and the spicy cauliflower appetizer was SPICY.Apple crisp for dessert with ice cream was perfect, crunchy and not too sweet. Beer selection is terrific and bartenders can also make delicious cocktails. Cambridge Common is right across the foyer from the... More 

Thank Abigail M
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We felt like we were getting a sneak peak into the local University scene as we snacked on fried pickles and had a cocktail. Lots of friendly waves and conversations between tables from regulars. We felt comfortable and well tended to by the staff.

Thank Amanda M
Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Service is good but food is mediocre. Have been twice for lunch and both times disappointed. Won't return

Thank rhfdb
Milan, Italy
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251 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was here after having been at the Lizard Lounge (next to Cambridge Common) for some music. I had almost no expectation entering here, but the cocktail was good and food as well. I think I will come here again soon !

Thank Pece_77
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is my go-to location for reasonably priced great food! It is cozy but big, loud but quiet enough to have peaceful conversations. The specials are always good and the food comes out nice and hot!

Thank Mimilt
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Cambridge Common was pretty good. My friend and I decided to wait 10 minutes to sit outside to have our meal. The Black Angus burgers and Blueberry Ale were tasty. The staff were quick and efficient.

Thank antos1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-547-1228

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