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Charlie's Kitchen

American Restaurant, Bar, and Beer Garden$$$$
Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Nick G.
    "Great milkshakes, probably best jukebox in Boston upstairs."(11 Tips)
    Michael M.
    "Double Lobster Roll is a must, and only $11!"(4 Tips)
    Kate B.
    "The beer fries are great & their very strong sidecars are better!"(5 Tips)
    Jo M.
    "They have great double burgers and the waffle fries are awesome too."(8 Tips)
156 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • upstairs
  • cheeseburgers
  • beer
  • french fries
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  • nicola f.
    nicola foraniOctober 2, 2016
    Very genuine place! Staff is so kind and funny and food especially burgers are great! To be visited! They also have gluten free beers!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 11, 2013
    Charlie's Kitchen has the best jukebox in town. It's upstairs, though incidentally, they also rock a solid patio upon which to drink and eat double-lobster-roll-for-$12 specials during the day. Read more
  • P M.
    P MendesApril 11, 2014
    Get the burger! Went here before a concert and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. We were pressed for time and the service was good and quick. I've been thinking about the burger ever since!
  • Barbara K.
    Barbara KremenMarch 3, 2013
    I love it here. It's dive-ish, has a punk rock feel. It managed to be alway full and yet relaxed. There's a lobster sandwich that makes my water. May it exist forever. Go there, so it does!
  • Jason J.
    Jason JenkinsAugust 12, 2013
    I really enjoyed the double guacamole cheeseburger with the chips and salsa.. Just mash it all together to make a massive burger... Definitely sit I. The beer garden if the weather is nice!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DiazMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a variation of the bacon double cheeseburger with the chorizo mac & cheese "bun." Top the whole thing off with guacamole for a dollar extra, and you'll be living life right.
  • Big John K.
    Big John KrishackFebruary 27, 2014
    Holy cow ! This place blew me away!! Double lobster roll for $13 bowl of homemade clam chowder for $6 just awesome come here now...why arent you here yet?
  • BU Today
    BU TodayOctober 17, 2014
    This Harvard Square mainstay includes a sidewalk patio, an upstairs lounge boasting “the best jukebox in Cambridge,” and a year-round (weather permitting) beer garden offering 18 draught beers. Read more
  • Brittany O.
    Brittany OakesOctober 12, 2014
    This place is a gem. You can't beat the atmosphere and food for their prices! They have an entire menu page dedicated to kale dishes. Phenom!
  • Jo M.
    Jo MellorOctober 2, 2010
    Charlies Kitchen is awesome, the lobstermelt is yummy so is the double craburger. They have great double burgers and the waffle fries are awesome too. Plus a good beer selection. A place for young adu
  • CityRover M.
    CityRover MediaJanuary 5, 2011
    The food is cheap and the scope is impressive – from burgers, to chicken to seafood. But what they are best known for are their lineup of double-decker burgers, including a tasty “Hawaiian.” Read more
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterJanuary 3, 2011
    Steve Seabury, author of Mosh Potatoes heavy metal cookbook, recommends the Double Mega Angus Cheese Burger and the Double Bacon Blue Cheese Burger. Oh yeah, did he mention they have beer fries? Read more
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChozaAugust 12, 2013
    Fish and chips are excellent the lobster is like 15 bucks cheaper than red house next door. Wear your cool clothes, it's got that vibe.
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiApril 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Handsome and dashing local roustabouts host award-winning karaoke here: excellent singers, no attitude, and an ever-expanding library of songs; Tuesdays at 10pm! Enjoy!
  • IFC
    IFCJune 7, 2010
    Charlie's Kitchen is part old-fashioned diner, part old-fashioned dive bar. They've got one of the best juke boxes in town and their famous meatloaf pairs nicely with a cold, cheap beer. - IFC Staff
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SpetkaNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if you've been here before, you haven't had the complete experience until Helen is your server. She's a true gem of a human being.
  • Baba B.
    Baba BabaJuly 4
    Now let me keep it simple. A mean burger. But to elaborate it's not close to the Dosa at the Taj in Maine.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PullmanDecember 16, 2011
    When you struggle ti decide where to eat, settle on Charlie's for cold beer, a down to earth crowd, mediocre food that works well enough. Games will be on the televisions… (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AnnJuly 12, 2014
    Love avocado poppers, waffle fries, mozzarella sticks!!! Wachusett a blueberry
  • EastCoast S.
    EastCoast SteffieJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't wear flip flops. The bathrooms get real gross at the end of the night and you can never tell if your standing in water, someone's spilled drink or a puddle of piss.
  • Tommy L.
    Tommy L.November 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the double cheeseburger here is probably one of the best "under-five-dollars" burgers anywhere in cambridge. the meat is juicy!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 2, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Sit down, get a shot and a beer, order the famous Charlie's double cheeseburger, and shoot the shit with your buddies. Read more
  • Matt P.
    Matt PJune 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If the outside bathroom line is long, head upstairs to use the facilities. You'll almost always beat the line!
  • Kate B.
    Kate B.October 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The beer fries are great & their very strong sidecars are better! Ask for extra sugar on the rim to cut the liquor.
  • Antonio
    AntonioMay 6, 2013
    Excellent place with good beers and nice atmosphere. We didn't try the food but it looked delicious.
  • Craig S.
    Craig SilvaNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A gem amongst the bro bars in this area! Diner / dive like - well priced / strong drinks and killer music. Nice staff too.
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixJanuary 9, 2011
    Quoth the mayor: "Upstairs is lots of leather and T-shirts of bands that probably don't exist anymore. ... The Beer Garden is a frat house." Weirdest thing? TextMyFood, the text-message order service. Read more
  • Leah N.
    Leah NothnagelJuly 14, 2014
    Awesome, Awesome spot. Loved the outdoor secret-gardeny patio and fire pits. 3.75 PBR, not terrible.
  • Leigh M.
    Leigh MFebruary 6, 2015
    Old favorite, with old-time prices, chicken kebab never varies. The upstairs restroom conditions are unspeakable though
  • Allison K.
    Burgers are okay. You don't get many fries w the side. But at least they are waffle fries.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DunnOctober 15, 2013
    $13 for a double lobster roll. Eat one, and take the other home for later. Or just eat both. I don't care.
  • Chase M.
    Chase MohneyNovember 15, 2012
    Always a fan of the double Guinness cheeseburger. A little pricier, but super tasty.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Go to this retro-cool dive/diner on Monday nights for great local music. Cheap beer, mixed crowd, and in the summer, they've even got a beer garden.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    Old school greasy spoon that really rocks at night with live bands for hipsters and harvard students alike. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Jake P.
    Jake PohJune 26, 2016
    Great sandwiches and burgers, chill beer garden, and amazeballs prices.
  • Laura P.
    Laura PowellJuly 27, 2013
    Probably the most eclectic mix of people you will find drinking together on a Friday night in Cambridge.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanDecember 4, 2014
    Cheeseburgers are good for the price and they have some good crafts on tap.
  • Aku B.
    Aku BetaOctober 8, 2012
    Hamburgers are fresh homemade which is a nice departure from the usual pub fare.
  • Dan V.
    Dan ValenMay 1, 2013
    Double cheeseburger with American, side of beer fries... all for under $10.
  • April
    AprilMay 29, 2016
    Beer garden bartenders are very friendly. Great conversation and atmosphere.
  • Angela
    AngelaDecember 29, 2013
    The "homemade" clam chowder is HORRIBLE!!! Very bland and flavorless, tasted identical to water. Save yourself the misery and don't get it. But good burgers and fries and friendly staff!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarnerAugust 6, 2014
    Portions are a bit smaller than expected when I've gone, but it always leaves me satisfied and not overfull like most places.
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)
    Find the small staircase next to the bar, and head upstairs for a unique experience. Surprise! -- Charlie’s harkens back to Harvard Square's hardcore and punk roots. Read more
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DApril 14, 2012
    Impossible to get outdoor seating on a nice day. Too crowded. Just head in and get a booth near the open door.
  • Panther Gold
    Panther GoldMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the steak tips, medium rare, and ask for them with rice and red sauce. Do it.
  • Cassandra L.
    Cassandra LinzeyFebruary 3, 2012
    Helen is by far the nicest sweetest server ever!! She has been there 54 years!
  • Sereia C.
    Sereia C.July 31, 2010
    OMG this menu will most likely kill battered deep fried double stuffed mushroom Swiss cheeseburger on the menu! GAW! What's a vegan to do? I guess I'll stick to their organic IPA-
  • German R.
    German RogersJuly 26, 2012
    Get the double mushroom and swiss cheese burger, it's really tasty
  • Madison G.
    Madison GouzieMarch 11, 2012
    Best bus stop bar in Boston! Waiting for the 66, 72, 74, 75, 77, 78, 86? Go in and grab a brewha!
  • Jovan M.
    Jovan MAugust 15, 2013
    Best thing worth trying would definitely have to be the clam chowder.
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    Great outdoor space. Bar style food is okay - but it's never too crowded
  • Spherical T.
    Spherical TimeJune 5, 2011
    Love the double guacamole burger, but get it with fries instead of chips.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMay 12, 2015
    Quick service, strong cocktails, low prices
  • George D.
    George DenlikeJune 26, 2014
    Service was fantastic. Brittany was attentive and smiled the whole time. There was one male manager who kept walking around and staring at all the tables. Very uncomfortable! Never smiled. No good!!!!
  • Alonso H.
    Alonso HolmesNovember 9, 2012
    Aluminum tabletops, good beer on draft, some rumors of a kitchen...
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMay 12, 2015
    Want to eat outside but not be crowded by beer garden? Eat out front.
  • David D.
    David DayJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    That's the best jukebox in Boston over there. Best $5 you'll spend all night.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 24, 2015
    DOUBLE LOBSTER ROLL, ALL THE WAY. Cheap too for the city.
  • Judi D.
    Judi DeCiccoMarch 6, 2010
    Late-night kitchen: You can roll up on this place at midnight & get a grilled cheese sandwich to accompany your beer
  • Alyson H.
    Alyson HellAugust 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Killer cheeseburgers, AND you get vinegar, not just ketchup, for your fries, which are always hot.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelAugust 8, 2014
    Get drunk outside and soak it up with a bacon bleu cheese burger. Worked for me.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OSeptember 5, 2014
    Order a can of beer to fit in with the crowd.
  • Avdeev M.
    Avdeev MichailJanuary 3, 2016
    Cheap. Tasty. What else do you need?
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    The Chicken Supermelt is an underappreciated delight. Chicken, onions, russian dressing. Get it with tomatoes and bacon. Yum.
  • Christine V.
    Christine VarrialeJune 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Beer fries and beer. What more beer fun could you ask for?
  • STA Consignment
    STA ConsignmentSeptember 16, 2011
    Great place for the boys to go while the ladies shop at STA! ~Kim, FashioniSTA
  • Erin
    ErinDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    best place for a casual dinner in harvard square.
  • Tracy
    TracyJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Double cheeseburger and shoestring fries to die for! Classic and delicious! A Harvard Square staple!
  • Gilles D.
    Gilles DelporteFebruary 9
    Homemade crab cakes were delicious!
  • Jon T.
    Jon TyburskiJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Often frequent this place for fries and a veggie burger if I get off a plane too late.
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienSeptember 10, 2012
    A great place to snag a beer and a snack.
  • Alexandra D.
    Alexandra DiLorenzoSeptember 19, 2011
    Slider combo was just as yummy at 2pm than at 2am! Read more
  • Nola C.
    Nola CheneauMarch 26, 2012
    Best deal: double cheese burger and a huge helping of fries - 5.50. Yep, 5.50!
  • Keith P.
    Keith PitcherMarch 28, 2012
    Holy God. Double cheeseburger STUFFED with bacon and fried onions? Niiiice.
  • Ronnie R.
    Ronnie RoseFebruary 14, 2012
    The owner is Yup; he's a great guy, who is very nice and helpful.
  • maura j.
    maura johnstonFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    shows on Mondays upstairs plus $4 fernet
  • Rick W.
    Rick WebbJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go upstairs and be punk rock! Wait do punks still go here? THEY BETTER.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MinogueNovember 28, 2011
    While its still warm enough, sit outside and enjoy the fire!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MillerDecember 15, 2011
    I Love the upstairs bar. A great hang out.
  • Sergio M.
    Sergio MartinezSeptember 14, 2013
    Tjebservice con TVE patio is awful! Don't ask for the gin & tonic!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GoggansJanuary 11, 2010
    Great milkshakes, probably best jukebox in Boston upstairs. Trivia Sundays, can't go wrong.
  • Whitney B.
    Whitney BaxterMay 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The veggie reuben is delicious - it is a tasty meal for carnivores, too
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AlmeidaNovember 12, 2010
    An harvard sq. landmark and one of the bests places for a beer.
  • Adam D.
    Adam DNovember 17, 2015
    Double bacon cheeseburger is a must
  • Tate W.
    Tate WilliamsNovember 28, 2014
    Solid burger. Cambridge staple.
  • Suzie A.
    Suzie AchornJuly 25, 2011
    Trivia night every sunday. Get here early for a table!
  • carlos a.
    carlos aguilarFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There's something about getting a lobster at a place with graffiti on the bathroom walls
  • Emily G.
    Emily GJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask about the deep fried string beans!!
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MarshallOctober 12, 2013
    Do not get the black bean burger. Ew. Good beer though!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WaltersAugust 11, 2013
    Get the lobster burger. It's incredible.
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WilliamsJanuary 13, 2010
    You may think it's a mockery, but the veggie rueben is beyond compare. Seriously. Order it!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CSeptember 12, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Charlie's Kitchen and get the double cheeseburger. One of the best around and a great price.
  • AJ G.
    AJ GarronAugust 4, 2013
    Awesome place to drink outside
  • Timm M.
    Timm McIntoshSeptember 3, 2012
    Good chowder... Not thick, but tasty.
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottApril 19, 2016
    Best burgers in Harvard square
  • Dan B.
    Dan BristolJune 14, 2010
    The Guinness Burger reigns supreme, especially with a side of waffle fries.
  • meghan k.
    meghan kempSeptember 2, 2010
    obsessed with the $10 lobster burger + waffle fries.
  • Ken W.
    Ken WinellAugust 9, 2013
    The ultimate chicken parm sandwich isn't. American cheese on bad cutlet. Ugh
  • Michael M.
    Michael MorisyAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Double Lobster Roll is a must, and only $11!
  • 🇺🇸 Drew B.
    Wifi password = cheeseburger
  • Filiz M.
    Filiz MNovember 12, 2016
    Harvard Square'de muhabbet bira cips süper 👍🏻
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