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Joe Sent Me

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2388 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1831
+1 617-492-1116
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Tue 16:00 - 01:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 01:00
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go there often because you can always count on a good burger, good sweet potatoes and great service.

Thank Baron1970
Arlington, Massachusetts
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484 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were so happy we found this place on a recommendation. It was great and we were pleasantly surprised. We sat at the bar (you can sit outside if you want as well) - bartender was great - try the grilled chicken, rice and vegetables! Drinks were wonderful as well! Wednesday evenings 8:00 pm trivia night :) Definitely will be... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We really like this place - low key, great selection of beer and a very nice menu. I usually seem to end up with the spinach and steak salad along with a couple of pints of Cisco Whale's tail. The staff are very nice too and in the summer you can sit outside.

Thank Graham B
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

If you’re in North Cambridge and you’re looking for a solid non-chain dining experience in a pub environment, Joe Sent Me is a great choice. It’s a bit creaky, and you have to look around to assess your seating choices — at the bar? in a separate dining room? by a window? away in a corner? The surprises are the... More 

Thank DougDavidoff
Aurora, Colorado
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Whenever we're in town we make it a point to go to Joe Sent Me. Service is great/friendly. I'm especially fond of the fish & chips. The batter is not the usual overcoat of soggy on the inside dough. It's just this side of tempura. And great portion size.

Thank DaCookman
Portland, Oregon
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

After visiting Lexington & Concord we ran into this place for lunch. Great find with broad menu. But after changing my mind three times I went for a burger with jalapeños. And what a good choice! Good food priced right.

Thank Fototrekker
Arlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Tired after a move to Massachusetts, my husband and I went out to what looked like a typical pub in Cambridge. We thought we'd get hamburgers, but the menu was so extensive that we looked it over and wound up with an excellent black bean soup. My husband had a grilled steak salad, and I opted for a cranberry/walnut/goat cheese... More 

Thank wahineNewYorkCity
new england
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Last night I met a friend for dinner at "Joe Sent Me" a pub on Mass Ave in Cambridge. There was outdoor seating which was a wonderful thing on an August evening. We each had a different brew on tap and they were great. I enjoyed a turkey tips panini which came with a pickle and cole slaw. My friend... More 

Thank bostonterp
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2008

I love the atmosphere, the food and the people.

Thank akarlin
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Reviewed 12 August 2008

Good place for a beer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2388 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1831
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-1116

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