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Aug 1, 2009 06:00 AM

Lunch in Cambridge?

Looking for a good lunch spot while we're checking out Harvard. We like burgers, sandwiches, and pizza.

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  1. Mr. Bartley's Burger Corttage for hamburgers, etc.

    1. Hi Rise Bakery & Cafe has wonderful sandwiches and great bakery items. My personal favorite is the vanilla loaf - YUM. You can also check out Crema Cafe, which has great sandwiches as well. As for pizza, Cambridge 1 has nice grilled flatbread type pizzas. You can also try Upper Crust, although I don't think they have seating inside.

      And of course, I love Bartley's Burgers. Be prepared to wait in a line for that.

        1. This is a great thread regarding all the great spots in Cambridge.

          1. Sandwiches: Darwin's probably has the best sandwiches in the area, IMO, although Crema is a close second. Hi Rise is okay, but they have dramatically cut back on sandwich options at their Harvard square location; I find their new menu to be somewhat overpriced and not nearly as good as their sandwiches used to be.

            Pizza: I'll second the Cambridge 1 rec for grilled flatbread-style pizza. For more traditional pizza by the slice, I like Pinocchio's, Upper Crust, or Oggi. See here also for some discussion of Cambridge pizza options: