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The Hourly Oyster House is a vibrant and welcoming neighborhood outpost in the heart of Harvard Square, where guests can enjoy thoughtfully sourced and playfully prepared seafood (oysters, especially) from New England and beyond, accompanied by a carefully curated selection of signature cocktails, beer and wine.

Located on Dunster Street (which was called Water Street way back in the day due to its proximity to the Charles River), The Hourly is named in honor of the horse-drawn wagons that departed each day – on the hour – for Boston. This route was established in 1826 and was one of the first high-frequency transit routes in America – a monumental advancement in transportation, but the seed for future connection, collaboration and creation between Harvard Square, Boston and ultimately, the rest of the world.

The building at 15 Dunster Street’s history is equally storied. The exact footprint in which The Hourly stands is rumored to be the location where the first Freeman’s Oath was printed in 1639 and is also the home of the original Second Cambridge Savings Bank building, as well as Harvard Square’s ice cream icon of 27 years, Herrell’s. The Hourly channels the square’s colorful past, blending historic charm with a contemporary experience.


The Hourly Oyster House
15 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours

Monday
lunch 11:00am-5:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday
lunch 11:00am-5:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday
lunch 11:00am-5:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday
lunch 11:00am-5:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Friday
lunch 11:00am-5:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday
brunch 10:00am-5:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday
brunch 10:00am-5:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm

Reservation Policy

Accepted

Parking

On-Street
Validates parking at the Smith Center Garage across the street from the restaurant at 11 Holyoke Street.

Tell the Taxi

Harvard Square

Cross Streets

Massachusetts Avenue

MBTA

Havard on the Red Line

Handicap Accessibility

Full

Seating Capacity

94

Payments Accepted