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John Harvard's Brew House

$$ - $$$American, ,
33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
+1 617-868-3585
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (23 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were well looked after one night here. Great food and a wonderful drink selection. They have Patron tequila as well which isn't easy to find. A great place.

Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I used to hang out in the John Harvard Brew House twenty years ago when on a sabbatical at Harvard, and it was great and lively then. On a recent lunchtime visit with family, it seemed to me that the place has since lost much...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 29 October 2017

For a good dinner before a play this is certainly a good place to go. Attentive servers, fast service and good specials.

Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Good bar with college atmosphere. Very delicious chipotle margaritas and very good location. There are options of food and a sports bar.

Thank Rafael I
Reviewed 21 October 2017

It's not only the beer or cocktails ! I came back to this place after 35 years and was delighted to find great healthy specials like the really delicious beet root salad, a hearty dish served with feta, crispy nuts, mint and light seasoning. Or...More

Thank Stephane B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Since our tour guide told our tour group that the John Harvard's Ale House was outstanding, we decided after the tour to have lunch there. We entered at 1pm and that fact that only two other tables were occupied (both with people from our tour)...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a tradition - been around 4 EVAH! Great food, good upbeat vibe. On a side street, in the hustle and bustle of HS. Love this place. Good beer selection too. You can never never go wrong here.

Thank Lolabowla
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Good to experience the local College atmosphere. Very noisy and food was average. Good beer selection.

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had a good pulled-pork burger. My friends got other burgers that were good as well. the beers and ales were good as well. Everything was good, but average good. considering the price we paid for it, we could have expected something more than average...More

Thank ziobilly2015
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I was really underwhelmed by this visit. Promises so much with the smart signage and the promise of a 400 year heritage. But the grungy, dark and unappealing furnishings and bar area disappoint. Beer selection was surprisingly limited for a brew house - just 7...More

Thank cant83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
    (Massachusetts Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-3585
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