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The Druid

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub
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1357 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1340
+1 617-497-0965
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Since moving to Cambridge, this pub has become our local. Great laid back service, nice selection of beers and awesome hearty food. What else can you ask for. My favorites are the ox tail soup and the beef stew. They are known for their fish and ships too

Thank totocol
Arlington, Massachusetts
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475 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Wow, so sorry we had not been here before. I have never been to Ireland, but this would be how I would expect the pubs there to be. The staff was excellent and eager to assist in any way whether it was beer choices or food. It is crowded - and is a rather small pub. We were here on... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012
Melrose, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a truly special spot. The menu is small but perfect. We had the veggie burgers which were hands down the best we have ever had. The beer selection was excellent too. Everyone that worked there was kind and accommodating. We felt right at home and will return again and again.

Thank Hammer151
Lombard, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good beer, welcoming staff and great food. We arrived at the Druid around seven pm on a Saturday evening. It was full, but we were met at the door by a man with a delightful brogue who told us he would have a table for us in 10-15 minutes. There were a couple of seats at the bar and four... More 

1 Thank Peg5000
Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had an early dinner of fish and chips with a cream ale. We were early so there were plenty of seats.

Thank Terri M
San Diego, California, United States
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place has the best food I've had in a bar. The scallop salad was amazing; only politeness kept me from licking the plate. It's very crowded, however. Some tables can only be reached by pulling out other tables, which can make getting in and out a touch tricky. The server called my friend "lass," which made her very happy.... More 

Thank Jeanne B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I'm in the Boston area for 3 weeks on business and my friend suggested I try this place out. She told me everyone who worked here had an Irish accent, and she was absolutely right! Half the customers do as well. I got the fish and chips and they were great, the only complaint is that its too much food!... More 

Thank Michael L
Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The food here was delicious!! I got a phenomenal seafood stew, my mom got an amazing grilled cheese made with Irish cheddar, my brother got lamb kabobs, and my dad got fish and chips better than I had when I was in England. The beers were good too. Service was efficient and friendly and our waiter was from Ireland. I... More 

1 Thank wcvball16
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Three of us went here for lunch. It was my 21-year old's pick. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was, especially the fish-and-chips which was presented wrapped in newspaper for an old-world feel. We also had excellent fish chowder and oatmeal with plenty of strawberries. Our waiter was a young man who was very polite and professional.... More 

1 Thank MistyAsh
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Get the fish & chips and a beer on draft. The servers/bartenders are the real deal, with Irish accents so thick you can barely understand, but very friendly. Great place to eat after visiting Harvard or MIT campuses and in a quiet area of town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1357 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1340
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0965

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?