The Hourly Oyster House
LUNCH: Monday through Friday 11am-4pm
BRUNCH: Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
BAR: Daily until midnight
There is also on street metered parking
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Ring in 2019 at The Hourly Oyster House! With celebratory Dinner Specials in addition to our regular Dinner Menu there’s no better deal in town!
The festivities will continue with the raw bar and regular bar open until 1am.
We will also be serving New Year’s Day Brunch Menu on Monday.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Food and service were fantastic! Highly recommended.
Zeph was fabulous!! No rushing us out as we spent a couple of hours for a holiday luncheon while we did a yankee swap!
The service is very careful and attentive. I introduced two fiends this week and they liked it too. I like the limited but full menu options. I thought the cioppino was very tasty but a bit skimpy on fish.
Lovely way to spend Sunday brunch. Friendly staff; outstanding service.
Loved the location, atmosphere, price. Thought menu was somewhat limited and hate the use of cheesy champagne type glasses instead of traditional martini glasses!!!
The service was okay. Crab cake appetizer was excellent. However I ordered the scallops and it was lackluster. The risotto was over cooked and had no flavor. Overall a nice restaurant and I definitely want to try eating there again
Delightful. Very fresh seafood in a low-key atmosphere. Definitely one of the most enjoyable places for oysters in town. Went for a birthday lunch and had the Tale of Two Oysters and a Half Hourly (seafood tower). Both excellent and great portions.
I always really enjoy The Hourly Oyster house. I go pretty regularly. I'm a vegetarian and they always have at least two vegetarian options. And my friends who like fish say the fish is great, and my buddy who really likes burgers really enjoys their burgers. They're always nice, good bar, and the seating while sort of close together also feels like each table has privacy. I'd really recommend it.
Really good. We will be back (as we often are). The raw oysters were delicious.
Good place, decent food and good menu selection. A lot of seafood and a few burgers and other options. Good assortment of appetizers. Have to try the dessert next time. Plenty of booze for those who drink, they are not pushy with trying to sell you booze for those who dont, which is good, and they give excellent service whether or not you order booze, which shows it is a first class place.
The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious, and service was attentive and pleasant. I am definitely looking forward to another visit in the future!
Food was really good the octopus, mussels, and oysters were fantastic but the cod sliders are pretty fishy tasting almost like they weren't super fresh and I wouldn't recommend them.
The Hourly Oyster never fails to deliver a great experience. Great staff, helpful and friendly and efficient bartender. The shuckers are outstanding, and the oysters impeccably fresh.
As always, the freshly shucked oysters are a marvel. And the appetizers and entrées are splendid. We shared the bronzino and the shrimp scampi, both served piping hot and both very tasty. We topped off the meal with a scrumptious cranberry apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Fantastic service delivering delicious food and drink. Oysters are fresh and well shucked.
Two of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We started with oysters and shared 4 dishes -- charred octopus, tuna poke, oysters Rockefeller, roasted brussels sprouts. Everything was delicious, as were the complimentary homemade potato chips. Beware the parking validation. The Holyoke Street garage appears to be undergoing some changes, and they were charging $15 up front for an evening rate with no restaurant discount. The atmosphere gave us the creeps so we went to the University Street lot where we paid $14. I neglected to mention this to the restaurant.
We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at Hourly. We had the turkey dinner, which was delicious, and the pecan pie in a jar which was everything I hoped it would be! Delicious cocktails and excellent service rounded out a very pleasant meal. Recommend.
Oysters were fantastic. Seafood pasta tasted great; but was small, cocktail shrimp, tiny calamari, and short shavings of chorizo.
It was Thanksgiving.
Highlight of the day! Even open on Thanksgiving :)
Food was great. Service was excellent. Fabulous evening!
We've been here twice within the past year or so, and have had good meals both times. This past Saturday our meals included the charred octopus appetizer, a selection of oysters from the raw bar, seafood pasta and salt-crusted branzini -- all were very good. The service was helpful and attentive. Would definitely make another trip here.
Great list of aperitifs and knowledgeable waiter to help w/ the selection. The 2-crs prix fixe is a really good value. Excellent service, a charming room--simple, but the white tablecloths give it just the air of elegance the food deserves.
Small lobster tail tiny claw and tough tasteless steak. Noisy, waiter not knowledgeable about oysters.
We were pleasantly surprised that Management (Thank You, Beth!) gladly fulfilled our special request via Open Table! Selection and taste of oysters were great! Lobster Bisque was amazing! Our party had the Fish and Chips, Lobster Roll, and Cannelloni which were all fantastic.
More importantly, the service was outstanding!! Very attentive and friendly staff to make the night great!
Great seafood, atmosphere, and service! This is a terrific restaurant in the heart of Harvard Square, right next to the satellite shop for Mike's Pastry. We found it to be vibrant, the server was great - efficient and helpful - and the food was terrific...appetizers, wine, main course, dessert, coffee, tea - it was all wonderful.
This was my third visit and first time for lunch. Food was not outstanding. Chowder was average with nothing to distinguish it. It came with half of a grilled cheese sandwich. The cheese was not completely melted so someone was asleep at the pass that afternoon . The service was neither good or bad - like everything else - just average. I’d recommend it but I wouldn’t say you should go out of your way to eat here.
Table was too small for two people’s dinner. The lobster was very good, but the sea food pasta was just ordinary.
We tried this place out for the first time while vositing on vacation this past weekend and loved it! The service was fantastic and the food was delicious! A fun, laid back but classy atmosphere. If we lived in town we would definitely visit regularly.
You probably are going to Hourly for the oysters, as you should, but the burger I also had was simply spectacular. One of the best I have ever eaten!
Best oysters I’ve ever had. I would strongly recommend Cotuit, as that was my favourite oyster. I also had the clam chowder, crab cakes, and the grilled cheese that came with the banker’s lunch. Overall I really enjoyed this meal.
Excellent food. Great clam chowder! Wife had lobster roll and I had bankers special. Recommend! Mike’s bakery next door for pastries to takeaway
Had dinner with family for parents weekend, nice room, good service, tasty food. Good spot to have a bite if you’re in Harvard Square.
My son has been recommending the Hourly for a while now and it did not disappoint!! Lots of thoughtful adds along the way - (free) sparkling water option offered up front, free housemade chips to get started, terrific oyster presentation for sharing and delicious food all the way to dessert
We had eaten at The Hourly a year ago and remembered it being outstanding! Not sure if the menu has changed but felt like it was somewhat limited this time for lunch when all we wanted was seafood. Or maybe the menu was just not what we had in mind. The oysters were good but everything else was just okay. We will definitely try again!
Delicious meal, fantastic service.
Great food, slightly snarky service, however, that seemed annoyed by requests for such things as ice, and had to be requested three times.
Early dinner. My wife loved the oyster selection and fried clams. My fish and chips was huge and well prepared. Friendly service. I would come back next time in Cambridge
Good experience in general.
Food was excellent. Each seafood dish was very tastey. Recommended!