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Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar

Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar

Bar, American Restaurant, and Burger Joint$$$$
Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Dmitri M.
    "veggie options near Harvard Yard / Kennedy School."(8 Tips)
    Grendel's D.
    "Grendel's has Half Price food from 5-7:30 nightly and 9 - 11:30 sun thru..."(3 Tips)
    Mark T.
    "Dark and Stormy's are the drink to get."(3 Tips)
    Debra A.
    "Vegan chili is incredible!"(3 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • harvard
  • beer
  • price food
  • lively
  • vegetarian food
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  • Sebastien L.
    Have your ID ready - bouncer is quite rude
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SnyderApril 28
    We have to go here a lot because the prices are good, the beer and food good. A best deal for Harvard Square. Plus, the ambience is comfortable. Bonus, go at happy hour, and go outside too.
  • Dennis K.
    Dennis KeohaneJanuary 14
    The French dip is simple and perfect
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleDecember 16, 2015
    great selection, great underground ambiance!
  • Dmitri M.
    Dmitri MehlhornDecember 8, 2015
    Best beer, ambience, & veggie options near Harvard Yard / Kennedy School.
  • Will V.
    Will VaughanNovember 10, 2015
    Great atmosphere with a simple yet killer beer and drink list. Delicious food at half price until 7:30 doesn't hurt either!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SmithSeptember 13, 2015
    Cheap, simply yummy food. Definitely a valuable place to have in the Square
  • John U.
    John UmryszSeptember 5, 2015
    Bubba burger with jalapeños!
  • Andrew
    AndrewAugust 9, 2015
    PRO TIP: When a waitress asks you if you're just drinking or going to eat, don't eat there.
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisJuly 11, 2015
    Lively and laid back at once, Grendel's Den is a Harvard gem offering affordable and appetizing pub food, Wormtown beer, fun cocktails, and good vibes.
  • Xavier
    XavierMay 23, 2015
    Nice place happy hour at 5:00pm, half price on food ;)
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.February 21, 2015
    The happy hour is a killer deal.
  • Onur Ö.
    Onur ÖzgünDecember 21, 2014
    Don't use splitngo. It's not working.
  • Jo T.
    Jo Thornley CoxNovember 1, 2014
    Peruvian Quinoa Stew is very good. Hits the spot.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzOctober 23, 2014
    Great spot to grab some brunch on Sundays
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥October 20, 2014
    Great selection of decent beers!
  • Craig A.
    Craig AustinOctober 9, 2014
    Nice outdoor seating
  • Monica T.
    Monica Tucker-SchwartzSeptember 5, 2014
    Drinks, beer, food for all!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • Mark T.
    Mark TAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dark and Stormy's are the drink to get.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CassidyAugust 20, 2014
    An iconic bar with indescribable character. Be sure to try their drink specials.
  • Sheila T.
    Sheila ThomsonAugust 16, 2014
    Tasty nachos with veggie chilli. Service wasn't great though. Slow to take my order and brought the check, unasked, before I'd finished despite many empty tables.
  • Alana L.
    Alana LynchAugust 8, 2014
    Happy hour is one of the best deals in the city.
  • Peter M.
    Peter McCullaghAugust 7, 2014
    Great place to have a beer and sit outside
  • Jaein N.
    Jaein NhaMay 2, 2014
    Only $35 for three solid beers and an appetizer and two dinner plates. Half off all food from 10-1130! So cheap but the food is a little bland but doesnt seem to sacrifice quality for taste.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 6, 2014
    With a Sandwich Menu that offers a diverse selection of wraps and sandwiches, it is tough to go wrong. Try the Grendel or take advantage of the toppings combos they offer for Chicken Sandwiches.
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret MyersMarch 26, 2014
    Pretty okay vegan chili.
  • Peet S.
    Peet SnackMarch 22, 2014
    Bathrooms here are unisex, so if you are a douche about gender politics, you probably shouldn't go poopies here.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MartinFebruary 2, 2014
    If you're planning on coming here on a Friday or Saturday night, be sure to arrive early if you want a table.
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreJanuary 25, 2014
    Hot mulled wine was lovely as was the cheese fondue! :)
  • Caitlin
    CaitlinJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The natural disaster veggie burger is easily the best I've ever had. And I've been eating veggie burgers for 15 years
  • Adam B.
    Adam B.December 14, 2013
    Excellent food and great spot to hole up anytime for a cozy beverage and friendly laughter.
  • Ruth V.
    Ruth VictorinOctober 31, 2013
    you have the try the spiced cider here! Amaze balls!
  • Lizzie G.
    Lizzie GilbertOctober 19, 2013
    No Bud, no Coors, no Miller, no Michelob. 👍
  • Brie F.
    Brie FOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So beware, if you eat outside during happy hour they charge you full price. Oh and don't expect the waitress to tell you this...even after the bill is dropped off.
  • Daud A.
    Daud AlzayerSeptember 6, 2013
    Great beer and dirt cheap food. What's not to love? "Natural disaster" was the best veggie burger I've ever had.
  • Jaeyeon C.
    Jaeyeon ChoiAugust 16, 2013
    The half off anything on food menu is a great deal. 5pm-7:30pm and then again from 9pm.
  • Keith B.
    Keith BitelyAugust 12, 2013
    Such slow service. Some of us have to actually get back to work after our lunch hour. Waited half hour for check, never came. Left estimate of bill on table. Hope nobody stole it.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WellsAugust 1, 2013
    Great place to people-watch! A man and woman (strangers) struck up a steamy convo next to me re: sex, illegitimate children, drug use, and divorce. I was amused straight through my dinner and drink!
  • Laura N.
    Laura NJuly 30, 2013
    Awesome great good cheap. If you go from 4-7
  • Annie B.
    Annie BergenJuly 28, 2013
    It's just so cozy and lovely. Be sure to order your food before 11 though cuz they'll cut you off promptly!
  • Evan M.
    Evan MorikawaJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for their express lunch. $4.95 11:30am-3pm. Very high bang for buck
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HJuly 6, 2013
    Vegan options! Craft beer. Don't expect to see bud or coors on the menu :)
  • Meghan S.
    Meghan SJune 1, 2013
    Great straws, hooks under the bar
  • Debra A.
    Debra AskanaseMay 29, 2013
    Vegan chili is incredible!
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AndoMay 18, 2013
    Come because its Grendel's Den
  • Paul L.
    Paul LukehartMay 4, 2013
    Drink here. Don't eat here.
  • Kibbee
    KibbeeMarch 23, 2013
    Dark and stormy. You're welcome.
  • The Daily Free Press
    The Daily Free PressFebruary 14, 2013
    Located in Harvard Square in the basement of a charming white building, Grendel's does feels like a den - it's a cozy space for college students to congregate.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MartinFebruary 7, 2013
    Their cream of spinach soup actually rivals chowder. Always a bit surprised by the food in a good way. French dip, Reuben, and the artichoke dip are my faves here
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