Cambridge Brewing Company

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Contemporary American

Discover the craft beer and brewpub that put Boston on the brewing map at Cambridge Brewing Company. Since 1989, this wildly popular brewery and eatery showcases some of the city's best beers, including award-winning ales, ambers and porters. Beers are brewed on site, with seasonal varieties. Cambridge Brewing Company's menus are also seasonal, highlighting each season's unique tastes.

The Cambridge Brewing Company menu spotlights the region's fresh seafood and bountiful produce, including daily fresh catch specials, garden-fresh salads, hearty soups and savory starters. The dining area offers lunch and dinner, as well as weekend brunches and weekly tasting specials.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We waited 25 minutes to get a glass of water. We understood there must have been some sort of mixup as to who was waiting on us. Those things happen and we were not upset by that. But once we flagged someone down and did get service, it continued to be poor. We never got plates to put our pizza on, among other things. Missing set of utensils, etc. We ordered beer. About 15 minutes later our server came back empty-handed and asked us if there wasAnything else we wanted.Fortunately, we enjoyed sitting outside on such a beautiful evening.

CP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were seated 10 minutes later than our reservations NO PROBLEM!! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Although a bit too slow. He kept walking by our table however, he never asked if we needed anything else or if our food was ok. We loved the atmosphere and the food. Best part we could bring our puppy.

JV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great...service, food, beer and atmosphere!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and beers with a great outside patio. Love this place!

MW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. The food was good but I wouldn’t go as far as saying it was better than other bars in the area.

EC
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Arrived at 545p.

If anyone sees our waiter, tell him we’ve been sitting here for 45 minutes with empty beer and soda glasses and we would have really loved another...or maybe he could remove the dirty plates or better yet-maybe he could check on us!

Never again!!!! Too many other fabulous options!

V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was coding my son at school and brought my dog with me for the trip. In searching for dog-friendly dining I can upon Cambridge Brewing Company. Not only was I searching for dog-friendly dining, my son and I are also vegan which typically cuts our choices down even more. Cambridge brewing company was a great find. As soon as we were seated, we were offered a bowl of water for our dog! Then of course we were brought drinks as well. We both had the black bean burger which was delicious. The staff was very friendly to both my son and I as well as my dog. I will be sure to visit again on my next trip to Cambridge

JC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

If you're interested in beer and decent thin crust pizza in a bar atmosphere, you will enjoy CBC.

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought 5 other family members in addition to my pup. We showed up a little earlier so we could be accommodated on the patio. Staff was great and they even brought over a bowl for my pup. Great time!

AH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

I would recommend the restaurant to a friend, but caution that they watch their back as accidents do happen. The night I was there, it was quite busy and we had a large party of 12. In their haste to speed up the delays, our server and another whose trays were both heavily laden with filled beer glasses etc., accidentally collided into each other. This occurred right behind my chair giving me a cold shower. My clothes and hair were drenched in beer. The servers, our party and the guests sitting nearby of course were mortified by the spectacle, but I just laughed it off. The servers could not apologize enough. They compensated for my drinks and dinner and gave me a pizza to take home. I will return to the restaurant, but will be very cautious about where I sit next time.

R
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the Brussels sprouts, the fish and chips, and the burger! Service was a little slow for how busy it was but they were very nice! Enjoyed it thoroughly and looking forward to coming back to try a beer tower! So much fun for a dad and daughter dinner!

AG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beverage. Tasty beers!!!! 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻

K
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding....wish I could remember his name, but he went above & beyond! Excellent food & enjoyed outdoor dining!

TS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, interesting beer, good service. What more could you want?

SH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre- just good enough to stop hunger. Service was decent, but server disappeared after food arrived. Crowd was a mix of students and local business people (with some interesting loud conversations). I didn’t love it and I would likely not return or recommend.

CS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Great food, beer and atmosphere. TERRIBLE service. Our waiter forgot about us multiple times, took 30min to get our drinks. Then he broke a glass ON my friend and acted like it wasn't a big deal. Great place, hope we get a better server next time.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good good and good beer! It was my first time at CBC for brunch and I was impressed. Everyone found something on the menu (and I was with basic/ picky eaters) and we were sat outside pretty quickly!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster, asparagus and artichoke pizza was fantastic. Waiter, Blair was excellent and attentive. Would visit again for sure.

k
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Bar / pub food. Fun environment that, not surprisingly, gets a bit loud. Fish & chips and fish tacos got strong reviews at our table.

n
New England
47 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun place for a casual dinner, especially for beer lovers. We had a party of seven last Friday night. It had started as a reservation for 3 but I kept upping it and they were totally accommodating. The atmosphere is very welcoming and energetic. We started with a variety of beers and appetizers of Brussel sprouts and nachos. Both were great, especially the Brussel sprouts. Our dinners ranged from burgers to salads to fish tacos. All excellent. Our server seemed a little distracted at times, perhaps because of all the activity, but she was pleasant when she was attending to us. Would absolutely go back.

L
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to relax with large groups. Beer selection is great, ambiance fun.

N
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My son and I went for Sunday brunch on Mother's Day and had a very enjoyable meal. The food was excellent and the prices were really reasonable. And it wasn't crowded on Mother's Day. They even gave us a free chocolate crepe dessert and a small glass of champagne in honor of Mother's Day which was a nice touch! Very casual decor which was fine for us.

BA
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, tasty burger and salad, great beer. What's not to like?

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for pre-movie dinner. We were a bit early, around 5:30pm, and had very fast service. The beers were super and we enjoyed the Brewmaster Burger. It's not overly large, but a good portion with generous side. The salad, Fennel & Shaved Apple was expensive for what we got, however. It seemed skimpy on the plate, appearing that we didn't get a full share. It was just about splittable, but kind of small.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to CBC for the beer and food and good times

g
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Great beer, decent food, fair service. We had a lovely time with friends!

P
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Been going to the brewery for over 9 years. I feel the quality of food has gone down over this time. Most recently (Saturday 20th), I went to the brewery with 2 of my friends. Hamburgers were overcooked, french fries were cold, nachos were soggy, and calamari was over salted and rubbery. Got to say, I'm not planning on coming back anytime soon.

CF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Go for beer at the bar if you visit at all. The table service is non-existent and food is mediocre at best. We went there because it was one of the few places that could accommodate a large (12) group on a Friday night. That's the best thing going for the place.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beers we're amazing and the food came out fast, hot, and so good.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waiter abandoned us at times. Burger over cooked. Fries cold. Maybe food sat for a long time after being ready.

DE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great beers. Cozy seating. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was generous in portions and tasty. Patio would be appealing with heaters at night.

LK
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was a little annoyed at their policy that they don't give separate checks for parties of 6 or more. They "made an exception" but if they were going to make an exception why make us feel bad about it, or at least why not tell us immediately before we ordered when we'd first mentioned it?

OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is dog-friendly and had outdoor seating. Great brunch menu!

JD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Waitress seemed genuinely perturbed to be waiting on us. She took the order for half of our party before just...leaving...

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was there for Sour fest (again) and it was the best one yet.

MD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved having my baby shower here. Everyone had a great time!

EF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good solid place for a burger and beer.

L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The salads and the beer were great. the appetizers were not good.

JM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place to get a drink when you’re in Cambridge. Great beer and decent food.

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonably priced, well-prepared pub fare provided with extremely attentive service. The beer was also quite tasty.

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