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Cambridge Brewing Company

4.3
4.3
549 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 23 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Brewery, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 494-1994

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Drew

  • Private party facilities

    We here at the Cambridge Brewing Company look forward to hosting your next event. Whether you are planning an informal company mixer for twenty or a holiday bash for up to 100, you’ll find the Cambridge Brewing Company an excellent choice.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Peters: (617) 494-1994 ext. 13

  • Neighborhood

    Kendall Square

  • Cross street

    Hamsphire Street/Cardinal Medeiros

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the One Kendall Square Parking Garage located on Binney Street, next to the Landmark Theatres Cinema. On-street metered parking is also available on nearby Hampshire and Broadway Streets; meters turn off at 8pm.

  • Public transit

    Take the red line to Kendall/MIT T stop. At street level, go through the Marriott Hotel lobby. Take a left onto Broadway and continue walking straight until you cross over a set of railroad tracks. Take your first right onto Hampshire Street. We are in the back left corner of the One Kendall Square complex. It is about a 5-10 min walk.

  • Additional

    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 549 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. F

    Fooddude

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    To start, the service was superb. Our server was excellent. Attentive without hovering or forgetting about us. Admirable as it was pretty busy. Overall, appetizers and burgers were very good. The fish and chips was not great - tasted mostly like fried batter but not much taste overall. We were in the tented area and enjoyed all of the dogs around (though some, I understand, would not find this as fun). Beer - which is what I came for with my family - was also good, though I was surprised that they were out of their tripel. I found the "unique beers" particularly good. Overall, a positive experience and I would go back!

  2. TD

    ThomasD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Fun atmosphere. Good for adults and families. Breakfast options for brunch were great.

  3. m

    marr

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Chicken sandwich was the best out of three! Chili was ok, burger was just a burger Beer is delicious!

  4. S

    Sandy

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great vibe, good and friendly service. We loved the patio for drinks and apps after work

  5. MP

    MeganP

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the white bean dip and tenders. Special poke bowl was delicious, and the cheesecake special dessert was surprisingly good. The beers are always great (really enjoyed the Sgt Pepper and Vienna Secession). Luke was a really friendly and thorough server!

  6. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Group lunch. Exceeded expectations. Remi , our waiter, was accommodating and attentive.

  7. GM

    GMcM

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I've been going to the CBC since it opened, that's a long time. We had a graduation dinner there for our son on Thursday night. The hostess was very helpful and nice. Our waiter was overworked as far as I could see - they seemed understaffed, which is not unusual these days. My hamburger was overcooked - "medium rare" was not available apparently, nor were sweet potato fries available, only ordinary slightly limp fries. We were told that they no longer do the sweet potato fries because they're "too expensive". Very disappointing. The only thing that was as good as usual was the beer which is always superb. Have to hope they will recover better from the last two years.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Post graduation dinner

  9. TB

    TylerB

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food came out cold twice. Waitress was unapologetic. She also forgot to put in our apps. Wont be returning. 0 stars

  10. KB

    KatieB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first visit with friends and my dog. Fabulous. The waitress was top notch. I'm not great with names. We were a party of 7 for 8:15p on May 20 outside. She was awesome.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal. Very nice set up

  12. MO

    MichaelO

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    While the house brewed beer was quite good, and the locally sourced food mostly adequate, the temperature inside the restaurant was almost unbearably hot. We also didn’t realize that there wasn’t a full bar - beer and wine only. Add to this a very high noise level, and it added up to a very unpleasant evening for our party.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was great. Sat outside and it was a comfortable night. Service was a bit slow but it was nice not to be rushed.

  14. VM

    VictoriaM

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It was fine - is how I would describe our experience. The outdoor space is lovely, our waiter was super nice and attentive. The food was fine, but not great. The beer was fine, not great. I was really excited to be back at CBC as I used to live in the area and this was a favorite dependable spot. However, it just seemed a little lacking, like it lost some it’s old vibe. Pluses are definitely that it’s a good spot for families, they have a nice kids menu and brought crayons which was awesome, but as bad as I feel saying this I wouldn’t necessarily say I can recommend the food or beer as more than “it’s fine!”

  15. B

    Berna

    New England

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    We have been before and were looking forward to dinner. The restaurant felt pretty cold. The service was not as good as in the past, waitress was pleasant but not as attentive as we had expected. Order took a little longer than expected but not too bad. Maybe they are short staffed?

  16. P

    Playgoer

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A table in back was a bit quieter but it’s a young pub crowd inside. Outside would be best when warmer. Good simple menu 5 shared plates all good.

  17. SH

    SujiH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great server! Nacho serving was generous and tasty. Cod cakes were a nice addition to a more traditional brewery menu. Service was good except waiting for the bill was much longer than desired or anticipated. That being said the servers were very busy and appeared to be doing their best. Loud and difficult to hear each other at times. Would return!

  18. TR

    TomR

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always enjoy it. Last evening the place was particularly lively.

  19. MO

    MeghanO

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    Rude wait staff!

  20. BS

    BStro

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I really appreciate that CBC continues to have heated, sheltered outdoor dining - this makes it so much easier to get together with friends!

  21. D

    Dunc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had never eaten at the CBC before, had often heard about their beer battered fish and chips, and was not disappointed.

  22. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our experience at CBC! The white bean dip is a must have, it was so unique and delicious.

  23. J

    Jenny

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    They were very accommodating for our party of 9 before the Boston Marathon!

  24. M

    Megan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    I never complain about servers because I know how are they work but this man was flat out rude. We didn’t get any waters we we started. He forgot about our table for 45 minutes. He took our menus away and walked away before two of us could order and then accused me of lying to him for so reason?? There were also two rats we saw while dining outdoors which was no pleasant.

  25. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Was good. Salmon filet was small for the price though

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We were in a group of 13 people celebrating a birthday. To start off, someone had asked the waiter for a meatlovers pizza, which was on the daily specials menu, to which the waiter laughed and sarcastically responded “have you even looked at our menu”? We also ordered a burger that did not come until after we asked for the check. The food was not up to par - french fries tasted as if they had been fried the day before - and drinks were spilled all over us while the pitchers were being set on the table. It is regrettable that an 18% tip was automatically included in the bill, because I certainly would not have given that much gratuity.

  27. S

    Steve

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Understaffed and while they did their best, more customer service training would help this staff and their business. I watched a kitchen worker go the bathroom and leave without washing his hands. Outdoor heaters weren’t brought to the area people were sitting outside, and instead, 5 or 6 of them sat out on the terrace area where one couple was sitting, instead of bringing them to the area where 6 tables were seated outside against the building.

  28. N

    Nancy

    New England

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love being at the Cambridge Brewing Company. Great wait staff, predictably tasty food at reasonable prices, good ambience. Much more than a pub. We've never been disappointed!

  29. JZ

    JennZ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love how much effort they have put into the outdoor seating area. We've eaten there in all sorts of weather and been comfortable. That on top of great beer and food and we're happy to be returning to the CBC regularly!

  30. J

    Josh

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Our server did not want us there from the start. The server was rude taking our order, and they did everything to usher us out of there! There were open tables around us, and that was not necessary. It was not a pleasant experience.

  31. A

    Alan

    New England

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    way too noisy inside. eat outside when weather permits.

  32. AA

    AAK1

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a good experience. Understaffed but our server really did her best. Everyone finished their plates. It was very noisy but that worked well for our children.

  33. L

    Luke

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pretty good food and selection on the menu. WICKED GOOD beer and selection! Though they were extremely short-staffed last night (sever was taking care of both inside and outside seated guests) the wait for refills and/or food orders was not noticeable. We were taken care of in a very timely manner. Stop in, bring your dog, and have fun!

  34. ED

    EtherDoc

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Food was ok, but not the quality one would expect of an established brewpub in the middle of the Cambridge MIT area. Beer choices were ok. The Charles River Porter was good. Flower child (their old popular IPA) was available in cans but not on draught. Waiter was very attentive. He made sure the order was correct and asked us about any allergies. He kept us informed of the progress of our order. Parking is terrible, but that was expected. $30 to park in the nearby garage for 2 hours on a Sunday. Been a long time since I visited this place and it likely will be a long time again.

  35. C

    Cominghere4years

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and drinks in a fun atmosphere. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

  36. S

    Sarah

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Decided to spend a warm New England day on the patio with our dog. Awesome atmosphere, patio heaters and other dogs were there too. We got the mushroom and pesto frittata, chicken and waffles and the apple doughnuts. All were delicious, especially paired with beer. Service was extremely slow, we spent 1.5 hrs+ In total there for 1 round of drinks and food. Giving the benefit of the doubt here, I'm chaulking it up to general staffing shortages. Our server was pleasant and attentive when she could be, she was the only one hustling on the patio. Would go back again!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Birthday. Best burger.

  38. Z

    Zack

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good food with great beer selections!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  40. R

    Rosie

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome, as usual!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cambridge Brewing Company using the Order Online button. Cambridge Brewing Company also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 494-1994.

Cambridge Brewing Company is rated 4.3 stars by 549 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

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Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for Cambridge Brewing Company

1 Kendall Sq Ste B1102 Cambridge, 02139-1592

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hamsphire Street/Cardinal Medeiros

  • Neighborhood

    Kendall Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Brewery, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the One Kendall Square Parking Garage located on Binney Street, next to the Landmark Theatres Cinema. On-street metered parking is also available on nearby Hampshire and Broadway Streets; meters turn off at 8pm.

  • Public transit

    Take the red line to Kendall/MIT T stop. At street level, go through the Marriott Hotel lobby. Take a left onto Broadway and continue walking straight until you cross over a set of railroad tracks. Take your first right onto Hampshire Street. We are in the back left corner of the One Kendall Square complex. It is about a 5-10 min walk.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Drew

  • Additional

    Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 494-1994

  • Private party facilities

    We here at the Cambridge Brewing Company look forward to hosting your next event. Whether you are planning an informal company mixer for twenty or a holiday bash for up to 100, you’ll find the Cambridge Brewing Company an excellent choice.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Peters: (617) 494-1994 ext. 13

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