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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“Harvard Square is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.”
  • 124 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. Great seasonal ingredients and amazing cocktails. Ask for the "Secret Burger" or even the "Super Secret Burger". They only make 30 or so a night though - so go early if you want to catch one.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Also listed in the dining and drinking section - there is great live music here.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Star Market and the nearby Stop and Shop all serve to offer you a variety of fine gourmet grocery choices. Pick and choose your favorite supermarket to shop at! Its your treat!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Amazing gastropub. Great, creative food, and a vast array of libations. Another Harvard staple.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for a quick breakfast or lunch! Recommend walking because the place is usually very busy and it is hard to find parking. The staff is very friendly. I love it here because they bake their own delicious bread for their sandwiches. So yummy!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Wonderful repertory/art house theater. Almost any film that they are showing is guaranteed to be good!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Boston is not known for its Mexican food, so keep that in mind – I’m not saying this is outstanding compared to what you get in the West Coast or south – but by our standards, this is an extremely popular Mexican fast-casual place that also has cocktails. It’s very popular with Harvard students and professionals, and is quick and the best bang-for-your-buck that you’ll get in Cambridge in terms of quantity and quality of food. It’s also open very late.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Great view along the Charles river. If you’re feeling adventurous you can kayak right into Cambridge/Boston.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Plaza
“Harvard Square is where you will find Harvard University and dozens of polished bars and restaurants.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cozy restaurant with a nice fireplace in the winter and beautiful outdoor patio seating in the summer - great for people watching.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“European-style bakery and cafe showcasing homemade breads, pretzels & pastries in a bright & airy location.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafeteria
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“Clover Food Lab is a vegetarian fast food chain, founded in 2008 by MIT material science graduate and Harvard MBA Ayr Muir, which operates food trucks and restaurants in Massachusetts, United States. The company serves a simple menu that changes day to day and with the seasons based on what is available from local farmers and includes a large mix of organic ingredients. he company was founded by Ayr Muir, a graduate of MIT in Material Science and Harvard Business School MBA program.[6] Muir, a distant cousin of naturalist John Muir,[6] has cited environmental motivations as a driving force behind the company's creation. He wishes "to shrink the ecological footprint of the food industry by making fresh, local, sustainable vegetarian food as common and convenient as the fare at Burger King or McDonald's".[6] The company's food trucks are decommissioned and retrofitted cargo vehicles that use recycled vegetable oil to help them run.[7][8] All of the company's utensils, napkins, and other items are compostable.[9] Despite Clover Food Lab's focus on local, sustainable and vegetarian food, Muir consciously avoids branding the company's food as such, fearing that "no one will eat it if we do".[6] Clover Food Lab's trucks and restaurants have minimalist, somewhat industrial design, and include elements that give them the look and feel of a laboratory.[7] The sides and walls are plain white, menus are written on whiteboards with black dry-erase marker, and the restaurants are brightly lit and have mostly stool seating. The kitchen has "a pop-up quality, as if the crew is here temporarily, planning to relocate elsewhere."[10] Staff enter customer orders and process credit and debit cards through an iPod touch system, and give change from their money belts instead of cash registers.”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Venerable, welcoming mainstay for contemporary New England seasonal dishes & a garden courtyard.”
  • 15 locals recommend
University
“Venerable graduate school known for its greenery-filled campus, business programs & research. Beautiful campus, and probably the largest business school campus around. Under-visited compared to the other side of the river, so crowd-free picture ops are always available. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with walk and bike paths, public boat rentals, stunning views of the Charles River, and much more!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. Great seasonal ingredients and amazing cocktails. Ask for the "Secret Burger" or even the "Super Secret Burger". They only make 30 or so a night though - so go early if you want to catch one.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Also listed in the dining and drinking section - there is great live music here.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Amazing gastropub. Great, creative food, and a vast array of libations. Another Harvard staple.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
“Great for a quick breakfast or lunch! Recommend walking because the place is usually very busy and it is hard to find parking. The staff is very friendly. I love it here because they bake their own delicious bread for their sandwiches. So yummy!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Boston is not known for its Mexican food, so keep that in mind – I’m not saying this is outstanding compared to what you get in the West Coast or south – but by our standards, this is an extremely popular Mexican fast-casual place that also has cocktails. It’s very popular with Harvard students and professionals, and is quick and the best bang-for-your-buck that you’ll get in Cambridge in terms of quantity and quality of food. It’s also open very late.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Cozy restaurant with a nice fireplace in the winter and beautiful outdoor patio seating in the summer - great for people watching.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“European-style bakery and cafe showcasing homemade breads, pretzels & pastries in a bright & airy location.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafeteria
“Clover Food Lab is a vegetarian fast food chain, founded in 2008 by MIT material science graduate and Harvard MBA Ayr Muir, which operates food trucks and restaurants in Massachusetts, United States. The company serves a simple menu that changes day to day and with the seasons based on what is available from local farmers and includes a large mix of organic ingredients. he company was founded by Ayr Muir, a graduate of MIT in Material Science and Harvard Business School MBA program.[6] Muir, a distant cousin of naturalist John Muir,[6] has cited environmental motivations as a driving force behind the company's creation. He wishes "to shrink the ecological footprint of the food industry by making fresh, local, sustainable vegetarian food as common and convenient as the fare at Burger King or McDonald's".[6] The company's food trucks are decommissioned and retrofitted cargo vehicles that use recycled vegetable oil to help them run.[7][8] All of the company's utensils, napkins, and other items are compostable.[9] Despite Clover Food Lab's focus on local, sustainable and vegetarian food, Muir consciously avoids branding the company's food as such, fearing that "no one will eat it if we do".[6] Clover Food Lab's trucks and restaurants have minimalist, somewhat industrial design, and include elements that give them the look and feel of a laboratory.[7] The sides and walls are plain white, menus are written on whiteboards with black dry-erase marker, and the restaurants are brightly lit and have mostly stool seating. The kitchen has "a pop-up quality, as if the crew is here temporarily, planning to relocate elsewhere."[10] Staff enter customer orders and process credit and debit cards through an iPod touch system, and give change from their money belts instead of cash registers.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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