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Middle East Cafe

472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4132
+1 617-864-3278
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
22 Jul 2017
“Good for Middle Eastern Food”
27 Aug 2016
“Crazy little restaurant, great food”
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4132
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Go for the food, not for a fancy ambience! And that food sure is lip-smacking good! Friendly service, though don't wait too long to ask for service if they're too busy!

Thank KikiBakshi
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We love Mediterranean food, and found this small dive bar / restaurant / nightclub while out walking and decided to try it. We weren't sure if we were in a bar or restaurant but took a small both. The waitress was very friendly and answered...More

Thank AmyoMichigan
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I had been wanting to visit this place for years. I was not disappointed the lamb was exquisite, service was super friendly and atmosphere was excellent

Thank Yorka V
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I've been going to shows at the Middle East for years. It's still good for that. It had been some time since I had eaten there, and I decided to give it another try. The food is average at best. This is fine if you...More

Thank Gamberioni
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The service was very friendly. I tried the pumpkin Kibby. Very good with rice. Don't get the Kibby with yogurt sauce since it overwhelms the entire piece. Good variety of middle eastern dishes at prices between 10-15 bucks. My friend really liked the chicken kabob....More

Thank PrinceMacK
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The atmosphere is weird and funky but if you do not mind it you can get good service and fantastic food! It is also cheap! They have live music and some performers at times. During the day it is nice and quiet. At night it...More

Thank Danuza
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Met an old friend for lunch on a recent trip to Boston. Food was just fine, service was lovely and the dessert was really great. I am a baklava fiend, very critical and very, very picky and theirs was perfect. In fact, while all the...More

Thank fredSeattle_Wa
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Three stars for good. Four would be great, five excellent. Spent a lot of time in Turkish eating mezze. The chicken kebab was excellent, not fatty or greasy. The hummus more bland, missed the zing of tahini or hello smack of garlic. Falafel very nice...More

Thank Maggie_Oakshot
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Came here for a late dinner. Sat at the bar to watch the NBA final. Bartender was friendly and attentive. Food was rather ordinary. Nice selection of beers. But overall, same as what it was like the last time I visited 20 years ago.

Thank CannotEatPrestige
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Went on a Tuesday afternoon for an exceptional brunch. The bartender, Jeremy, was attentive, accommodating, & all around delightful

Thank Leila E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:45
11:00 - 00:45
11:00 - 00:45
11:00 - 00:45
11:00 - 01:45
11:00 - 01:45
11:00 - 01:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4132
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-3278
  • E-mail
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