The Hourly Oyster House
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Staff is vaccinated
Maitre d'Butter, Lardon
Aioli, Griddled Roll, Chives
Bacon, Seasoned Oyster Crackers
What a GEM! A beautiful atmosphere all around. A warm vibe and gorgeous setting with a unique history! Our server was lovely. The dinner was amazing. The yellow tail crudo tasted so good and fresh and our entress were scrumptious. Hope to come back soon . Praying that is possible with the mandates.
Server, food, everything was perfect!
First time visit to The Hourly and the food and service were
This was a lovely find for outdoor dining on New Year's Eve. Our table was right between two heaters so it was not too cold. We thoroughly enjoyed the oysters and were pleasantly surprised by the variety. The service was friendly and prompt, and the drinks were great. Finally, the mussels were delicious as well.
It was fair at best, but I didn’t drink and I think this place is going to serve you better if you do. I’m sure they were short staffed so I give them a pass for slow service, but I mean we only ordered appetizers and the service was so so slow. We sat with empty plates for quite a while just waiting for the check at the end. Nice place, but subpar service and just slightly above par food resulted in an underwhelming experience.
Si visitas Boston no puede faltar comer o cenar en este lugar.
Great spot to gather with friends. Consistently good food and inventive drink menu. Highly recommended!
The Hourly Oyster House is well located -close to public transportation- in a nice area in Cambridge. The environment in the restaurant was quiet, with moderate noise (as expected), time to prepare food was normal and the staff was very kind.
Simple menu. Don't go here for a foodie experience but the food is very good. The oyster variety is excellent! We also enjoyed the service. It's one of our favorites for a quick and tasty meal in the Square.
Food was fresh and delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful.
There was an incredibly disruptive and loud table near us that made us very angry. But the affogato martinis were lovely.
Brandon behind the bar is as knowledgeable as any regarding the wine list and matching food. Way to go Brandon.
Great - delicious and memorable
Excellent food and service! Waitress was conscientious of our preferences, attentive, and friendly. Great experience!
Very nice place great oysters and soup
The best place to have a brunch
The staff and food was fantastic. We had a wonderful time
The food was excellent -- fresh swordfish, yellowtail crudo, and generous lobster roll -- and the service was fine. Our only complaint was the noise level -- it's a very busy place! -- but we were there on a Saturday evening, so it might be quieter on other evenings. Also, we were seated in a row of two-person tables, all close to one another. A corner table or booth might have been better. Noise level and seating aside, we'll be back for the marvelous, super fresh seafood.
The flight of oysters was excellent. The fish and chips were nicely battered, super crispy, and perfectly cooked.
When in the Cambridge area the restaurant is a must. Wonderful seafood.
An early weekend lunch, so it was quieter than I would expect in the bar, but great service and fantastic oysters. We would definitely eat here again.
All the food was awesome and Chloe was excellent as well!
Took my wife and son out for a meal while visitin
Food and atmosphere was very nice. The only complaint by those in our party was the portion size was a bit small.
The fish dishes are fresh and delicious! Service is friendly and attentive.
It was a cold night but sitting outside with the heat lamps was comfortable. Great for oysters and has a good, varied menu otherwise.
Inside dining was full so we ate in the courtyard under an overhead heater. It was still chilly and a bit noisy. It would have been better to sit at a table next to the street with larger heaters. Food was excellent as was the service.
Great atmosphere, great food - loved the lobster roll! Oysters were fresh and delicious.
I brought my daughter and her two friends out to dinner who go to a local college and we enjoyed ourselves very much. It was a terrific experience. My smash burger was amazing and we all enjoyed our food tremendously. We would definitely return again.
The oysters were delicious and the service was great. More people back in the Square means a bigger crowd and more noise! The salmon was delicious as were the fish and chips. I am not fond of shoestring fries, but the fish was perfectly cooked.
Stopped in for a Sunday lunch and were treated to a great array of local oysters and good fried seafood. Staff did a great job as well. A great meal in a great spot.
Wonderful waitress & beautiful location plus excellent food. Did not like how crowded the bar area was during Covid. But once we got to our booth there was good distance from others and felt Covid safe.
The oysters were amazing and the scallop dish was perfect!!!
Overall, not bad. Nice location, lovely interior, noise level so-so, food good. What I wasn’t crazy about was that it felt like they just wanted to turn tables. It all felt a bit rushed…and at this price-point we shouldn’t be hurried. The waitress was attentive but at the same time came by a few too many times to ask “how are you doing?” I’d estimate 5-6 times which was veering on oppressive—and wanting to turn a table.
The service was fantastic, all staff wore masks, and the food was delicious!
Fresh seafood and a charming setting in Cambridge are the draws here. The menu is limited and not especially creative, but that’s true to the Oyster House format.
Very well done traditional New England seafood with great ambience and location in Harvard Square. Highly recommend.
Had dinner here with a friend, we loved it!! Great food (oysters were awesome!!), fun atmosphere, and friendly/attentive service. We ate outside on the patio--it was a chilly night but the heaters helped. Highly recommend!
Location and ambiance was excellent. Oysters are great, other food is decent.
Terrifically fresh ingredients. Authentically friendly and knowledgeable service all around from hostess bar staff to servers. brassiere ambience. Crowd was mostly 30+ yo
We were very happy with our experience during a very busy weekend in Cambridge. My husband and I made reservations for two a few weeks ago, however, the morning of our dinner we called to change the reservation to five. They were very accommodating and nice about the change.
Additionally our server Angie was friendly and made our evening very fun. We will definitely come back.
You can order delivery directly from The Hourly Oyster House using the Order Online button. The Hourly Oyster House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 765-2342.
The Hourly Oyster House is rated 4.7 stars by 811 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.