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Plough and Stars

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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912 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3041
+1 617-576-0032
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon 15:00 - 01:00
Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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471 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Good place! Some variations on the "standard Boston menu," the hummus and pita chip appetizer is good, and the portobello burger is really great. The fish and chips is good, but more for the chips and slaw than the fish itself. The great service makes this a solid four star option in the neighborhood.

1 Thank David P
New Delhi, India
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200 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the place,small and cozy, friendly staff, good Saturday brunch, gets noisy, clean and worth a visit if near by!

1 Thank Shalu2127
New Castle, New Hampshire
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246 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Not bad.....not overly exciting.....had to come here for the area for it was close to where we were visiting. Mother's day every thing decent was booked in advance and we did not decide to come into the city till the night before. Had the catfish sandwich. Not bad for catfish. Most of the other items on the menu were for... More 

1 Thank gladfly
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Plough and Stars is an old school Cambridge establishment. If you go back far enough, you can even find it mentioned in some of Phillip K Dicks earliest work. That being said, the bar has stood the test of time thanks to good service, a great restaurant, and good location. Located halfway between harvard and central, the location is eminently... More 

1 Thank Yoni A
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I have been here a few times to play gigs with my band. The Plough and Stars is a great, small music venue in Cambridge. This small space allows you to get drinks, hang out with friends, and to have a more intimate, engaging experience with the crowd, or with the musicians if you are part of the crowd. I... More 

1 Thank Kristen R
Sunnyvale, California
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

When in the Boston area on St. Patrick's Day, obviously you have to seek out an Irish bar. This is one worth visiting: food better than pub grub, excellent selection of beers on tap, friendly patrons (the place gets packed), and staff with nice Irish accents. Jolly atmosphere. Nicely situated halfway between Harvard and MIT.

1 Thank ProfessorEnglish
St. John's, Canada
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

One of the coolest bars in Boston with very good music. The bar grub is also excellent, a good end to a good night. we will surely visit again

1 Thank Colin C
Cambridge, MA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

People will tell you how great this was when Bonnie Raitt played here and blah blah blah. All true of course, but times change. They still pour a great Guinness and they book great music. In particular you want to check out Marc Pinansky, Bad Art, and Jeremy Lyons all who play there often, but really they never have bad... More 

1 Thank mrbiskit
Alton, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Visited to try and catch some live music but there way too early. The bar was fantastic atmosphere with proper locals who meet there regularly and are friendly.

1 Thank John F
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

The problem with eating here is the use of Windex spray to clean tables. The awful chemical smell makes it impossible to enjoy a drink or meal.

Thank Ed A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-576-0032

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