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“Good place for breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds
Ranked #11 of 107 Restaurants in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Classic american breakfast and lunch with a twist. We have the fluffiest pancakes around (made fresh every morning) and also have unique items like the 'Pancrepe" and many egg-based specials. Try the lemon ricotta pancakes on weekends only - you will not be disappointed. Our paninis, homemade soups, burgers, reubens, and salads are a cut above the rest - delicious and healthy!
Massachusetts
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good place for breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Went here on a Sat morning around 11 and didn't have a wait. Huge menu = something for everyone. I had the corned beef hash & eggs, and substituted a fruit cup for the HF/toast. The food was great although a little higher in price than I would expect. Others had the southwestern poached eggs and a rolled-up pancake w/yogurt & fruit, both specials. Everyone enjoyed it. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Terrific breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Some folks may prefer the Town Diner, but for me this is definitely the best breakfast place in Watertown, and the best in a wider area as well. Plates are large, and the homefries and 7-grain bread are delicious. I love the egg scramblers, but you can't go wrong with the pancakes or waffles either. Food is reasonably priced, and well worth the wait for a table at busy times. Service is efficient and friendly. Definitely a restaurant that is worh going out of your way for!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great breakfast place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I love their breakfast burritos. There is usually a decent wait, especially for groups of 3 or over, unfortunately the waiting area is a screened porch like area which is quite cold in the winter. They will let you get a cup of coffee and bring it out there while you wait. The food is great, I love the southwestern burrito. I recommend getting there early as it piles up after people get out of church on sundays.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

I strongly prefer places where the food is not standard and the service is above normal - this place meets both requirements hands down. My wife works nearby and brought me over 45 minutes to have breakfast here a few months ago. Normally, I would have thought this was a total waste of time - not even close. The pancakes were excellent and they offer lots of special items, including stuffed French toast, for those that are Gluten free.
I started doing some work in the area and this became my go to place, not only for breakfast but also for lunch. I got to know the owner and suggested my favorite omelet - corned beef hash, onions, swiss, topped with hollandaise. He added it to the menu (Irish omelet) and he told me the week after that everybody went crazy over it. The difference here is that the hash is home made and really is one of the best I have had.
While breakfast is my favorite, have had many of their soups and sandwiches. All are great. Note - the place is small and apparently not surprising to have a line on the weekends.

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“A guaranteed good meal- every time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Any time people ask for a recommendation for breakfast foods, I send them to Uncommon Grounds. It's a local favorite that always pleases. Their egg scramblers are amazing, their homefries are deliciously seasoned and the 7-grain bread is a personal favorite. They always have flavored coffees of the day that are fresh to order (they never give you the bottom of the pot) and you can take a cup-to-go when you're finished! The wait staff is pleasant and attentive. Definitely worth going to, and I guarantee you will go more!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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