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Grendel's Den

) #91 of 425 Restaurants in Cambridge €€ - €€€ American, ,
89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
+1 617-491-1160
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My colleague and I both ordered a salad each and nachos to share. We definitely didn't need the nachos as the salads were huge! Everything was delicious and we sat outside in the sunshine in a nice court and watched people go by. Right by...More

Thank Alice A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in for lunch after our Harvard Tour...perfect spot as it was quiet and the beer was cold and the food was great. We all had the "Express Lunch"...great value!

Thank cclaver1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of a run down student hangout it appears. Service was quite slow. Understaffed - needed one more waiter.

Thank sandopdx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on our bike tour and loved it. A nice park and local music playing in park made it special. Their in house Ale was superb as was the Mezzo plate. The inside bar looked great. Service was perfect.

Thank Shane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lured in by the Happy Hour pricing - 1/2 priced menu food options with the purchase of an alcoholic drink, all week 5 - 7:30pm. The menu is decent - standard bar food. There is also great patio seating available. The restaurant itself...More

Thank bbyckes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stopped by for an after dinner drink. havent been here for years and the place hasn't changed a bit. easy going staff and quick to bring drinks. nice bar with friendly people.

Thank Daly64
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We stopped in for lunch while doing some sightseeing around Harvard Square on Easter Sunday. It's a laid back, hole in the wall type of bar/pub. They offered brunch items and lunch, and I opted for a sandwich. The food was good, and we had...More

Thank HuskerTriMomof3
Reviewed 12 April 2017

While local liquor laws prohibit alcohol from being discounted in Massachusetts for happy hour, a few places in Cambridge/Boston have great food discounts, and this is one of them. All food is half off from 5-7:30 if you order a drink. Their turkey burger is...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I've been avoiding Grendel's Den for years for some reason, and I'm sorry I have, because it's a really nice, laid back local bar and restaurant. I can't vouch for the food as I only had drinks, but service was friendly and the ambiance was...More

Thank Dimitrios D
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Sometimes you make a reservation and get dressed up for a fancy meal out, and sometimes it's Saturday night and you're just looking for a place where you can drop in for a good selection of beers and decent pub food. If you want the...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
pjh02139
What hours and days is the food 1/2 price
22 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from KIKIg28 | Reviewed this property |
I was in Grendel's last night (Wednesday) and they advertised "Half Price APPETIZERS" from 9:30-11:30. Their *website* does advertise 5:30-7:30 Half Price FULL Menu nightly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Winthrop St, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-4929
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-1160
  • E-mail
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