The Hourly Oyster House
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
The Hourly Seafood Tower*
16 Oysters, 6 Littleneck Clams, 6 Jumbo Shrimp, Bass Aguachili, Tuna Crudo, Lobster Salad
Maitre d'Butter, Lardon
Aioli, Griddled Roll, Chives
Our food was exceptional, as was our bartender; we sat at the bar. Highly recommend!
Not the Hourly that we were used to. Many menu changes that have taken away
dinner favorites that justified a 20 minute Uber ride. Check current menu on their website. Pub food at best now.
Had such a good time here! My burrata salad was the best salad i had ever had. Lobster bisque was so yummy, but the real star was the clam chowder. We also got dessert! Our waitress was so kind and friendly. We will plan to come back if ever in Cambridge again.
Unbelievable service and unbelievable food one of the best dining experiences we've ever had
We had high hopes from reading reviews and looking at the menu, but, unfortunately, those hopes were higher than what was achieved. The staff was great. The drinks were wonderful. The food, was underwhelming. For the price we were expecting to be blown away by the food.
Best oyster service in Boston/Cambridge. Large open space so it can get loud. Not overwhelming but a consideration if you have older folks like me.
Decent place; oysters were fresh and very tasty. The spicy margarita was the best my wife ever had. I had the swordfish which was a bit dry. Overall, we enjoyed it and will be back.
We made a tapas meal out of many starter plates and it was lovely. Salads, oysters, shrimp, the burrata was the best we’ve had out of Italy, tuna tartare taco, swordfish taco and lobster bisque! Good wine—finished with key lime brûlée!
Cameron was are server extraordinaire!
Staff was wonderful. Lobster roll and homemade lemonade was absolutely delicious!!
Loved the food
This place might have a new chef-- things have changed and not really for the better. Burger not as good; what used to be a decent caesar salad is now a "celery ceasar" which is 90% celery (weird/bad). Oysters are still tops and they now have soft serve ice cream. But probably won't go back here, honestly.
Tonight’s dining experience was fantastic. The food was great, the drinks were delicious, but the service was out of this world - probably the best service I’ve had since I moved to Boston 4ish years ago. From the moment we walked in, Cameron went out of his way to make the night memorable. This was my third time eating at Hourly, and I will definitely be back.
Great seafood and bar service
We had a great time.
Had an awesome time, food/drink was excellent, we will be coming back
June 30 and July 1 2021:
Exceptional food, service, and ambiance! And we are experts on seafood restaurants in Boston, since 2004. SO good that we went for dinner 2 nights in a row. Special shout-outs to waiters Cameron, Julia, Jon, and hostess Katie. Amazing place. A must-eat and must-go place for drinks--cocktails excellent too--in Harvard Square!
Dr. Darja and her family
Lobster bisque was excellent. I had the grilled oysters which were tasty, could have had another order (only 4 oysters). Server was great.
Our services was the best I ever had. The food was outstanding and prepared perfectly. A true diamond of a spot and will recommend to anyone.
We love going to Hourly and are so happy that it has reopened! The oysters are our favorite in MA - and the food is always awesome, with some unique seafood choices. We had the bluefish cannoli and it was AWESOME. We sat outside and the ambiance was great, sitting in that side area is very cute. Will definitely come back.
Best lobster roll in town! Music tends to be on the loud side. Outdoor dining area is cozy and fun. One of our favorite places.
Our waitress was terrific. The fish tacos were great but the calamari was not good. Way over breaded and overcooked. Awfully loud music too.
Service was fair,waitress was not very attentive,cocktails sat ready for pickup at the bar as she walked by four times.Wifes Cosmopolitan had to be sent back as it was made with wrong ingredients,my Martini was very watered down.Food came out within 10 minutes,which made me a bit nervous, however it was very good,Scallops had a nice combination of succatash and crispy polenta.My wife had fish and chips,fish was very good,not a lot of coating and shoestring fries were light an d hot.If the food wasn't as good as it was.i would not recommend this place,however I would go back
Lots of oysters to choose from. Crispy calamari, blackened swordfish tacos and seared scallops were delicious. We enjoyed sitting at high top near the window and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. The customer service was superb.
Lovely night- outside patio cozy but felt safe
Service was great-most of the seafood also great one dish over cooked but overall a casual fun atmosphere and very good seafood
I work in Harvard Sq and come here for lunch from time to time but haven't been for dinner. It is now on our list for dinner restaurants, My son and I had a great meal, great time. Raw bar is outstanding and a varied dinner menu. Reasonable prices too.
We live in the neighborhood and are regular customers. We’ve never had a bad meal or a negative experience. The atmosphere inside is fun and the outdoor dining adequate but perfect for a summer evening. Last night my son and I split a half dozen oysters then enjoyed sharing lots of small plates. Everything was perfectly prepared and the pacing was spot on. There are so many great restaurants in Cambridge, but we keep coming back to Hourly!
Great. Super bartender Stephon, excellent food, fun ambiance
Good variety of oysters, each plate was really tasty and friendly service.
John was an excellent server, we enjoyed delicious cocktails, a bomb seafood tower and tasty affogato martinis to close. I had noted it was my friends birthday and they treated him to a crème brule with candles which was a very nice surprise. Will return soon!
Excellent food accompanied by friendly, efficient service. Splendid meal
Can't wait to go back! The service and menu here are top-notch. The bluefish cannoli was inventive and delicious.
First time visiting at Cambridge
Really fine service and overall excellent seafood. Recommended!
We ate outside although inside tables were also available (french doors open to outside). The service was excellent and the food was perfect. I had scallops which were nicely grilled and came with a tasty succotash and grilled polenta. I was a very nice experience.
Always a great time at Hourly. The waiter gave great suggestions for oysters and all of the food was delicious. Can't stop won't stop coming back!
Nice time eating out near Harvard Square
A wonderful dinner! Only suggestion would be to lower the music volume.
Phenomenal oyster selection, beautiful food presentation and a wine list perfect for seafood.
Fantastic experience. Good drinks, food, ambiance and perfect service.
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 719 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.