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15 Broad Canal Way; Cambridge, Mass.
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1071 Soldier's Field Rd.; Boston, Mass.
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455 Nahanton St.; Newton, Mass.
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Moody Street Dam; Waltham, Mass.
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32 Shore Drive; Somerville, Mass.
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* There is a $300 minimum charge to open by appointment.
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Catering & Food at our Cambridge Location

Food is an excellent companion to paddling, and Charles River Canoe & Kayak is happy to arrange catering from any local restaurant. A selection of our favorites is presented below.
You can arrange the catering yourself (so you can confer directly with the caterer regarding menu selections), or we can make the arrangements: choose one of our Featured Selections (at right) or work with us to plan your menu for a fee of 20% of the food cost (minimum fee $50; food cost includes 6.25% state tax).
Most of our locations have a waterfront picnic area available for group use. Learn more about picnicking at our Cambridge location!
An eclectic fine dining restaurant focused on local ingredients and constantly changing menus. According to Zagat, "The sophisticated eclectic fare with great emphasis on local ingredients served at this comfy, urbane gem scores every time." Offers an outdoor patio and full bar just a stone's throw from our dock in Kendall Square. Save 10% on the day you paddle with your receipt.
An eclectic approach to pizza (that's the ZA) and salads. This sister restaurant to EVOO offers an ever-changing menu of fresh, local ingredients. A less-expensive option for groups that offers an outdoor patio and full bar just a stone's throw from our dock in Kendall Square. Save 10% on the day you paddle with your receipt.
Fresh and original Mexican street fare just next door to our dock in Kendall Square. Save 15% on the day you paddle with your receipt.
Kendall Square's American-Style family restaurant and market built on good food and local options. Located 50 yards from our dock. Can provide bartending and catering services on the Kendall Square North or South Plazas. Save 10% on food ordered at the restaurant the day you paddle with your receipt.
A very popular Davis Square restaurant serving authentic, downhome-style Southern food. Menu includes standard barbeque favorites like ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and more. See our Featured Selection from Redbones above.
Let the professionals bring their mobile bar to you. Since 1992, they have catered thousands of events for satisfied customers.
Located 100 yards from our dock, Aceituna offers Lebanese/Middle Eastern "fast food" with many vegetarian options. Both sit-down and take-out are available, so it's perfect for a picnic or pre-/post-paddle snack. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday – Friday.
Serving amazing and filling Italian dishes is a Maggiano's specialty. They offer a full range of catering options, including vegetarian and dessert.
Modern Spanish tapas, perfect for groups and sharing. Full bar. Located 50 yards from our dock.
Emma's is a small, gourmet pizza parlor located about 1/2 mile from our dock. They create imaginative thin-crust pizzas and offer plenty of options for both vegetarians and carnivores (they have salads and sandwiches, too). Their seating area is small and cozy, but takeout orders are often ready in 30 minutes or less.
Restaurant and sports bar located in the Cambridge Marriott. Watch your favorite sports team on one of 20 flat-screen TVs. A great place for a post-paddle beverage, appetizer, or dinner. Thursday nights: all-you-can-eat BBQ on the patio!
Serving amazing and filling Italian dishes is a Maggiano's specialty. They offer a full range of catering options, including vegetarian and dessert.
Eat-in, take-out, and catering just around the corner from our dock. Au Bon Pain offers bakery items, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more. They can turn catering orders in hours, not days, so they're great for last-minute events.
Eat-in and take-out food on a budget. Pizza, breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, hot meals.
Reservations Are Required for Groups
 
Featured Selection:
ZA Pizza or Salad
MENU: Choice of Individual Pizzas or Salads. Sit-down dining and full bar in their restaurant and outdoor patio next to our dock.
$8 to $13 per person, excl. beverages and tax
For arrangements, contact ZA directly at (617) 452-9292.
Featured Selection:
Mexicali Burrito, Chips & Salsa Package
MENU: Choice of Chicken, Pork, Beef, or Vegetable Burrito; plus Homemade Chips and an assortment of fresh Salsas, Cilantro, Onions, and Jalapeño. Eat on the outdoor patio next to our dock. 10-person minimum for pre-arranged orders, or save 15% with your receipt by walking up to their window.
$7 per person, excl. beverages and incl. taxes and fees
For arrangements, contact Mexicali directly at (617) 225-2777.
Featured Selection:
The Commonwealth Boxed Lunch
SANDWICH CHOICES: Pork Belly Banh Mi, Pastrami Rachel, Roast Beef, Curried Chicken Salad, Smoked Turkey & Bacon, The Crazy Carl (vegetarian), Roast Pork
For details on these sandwiches, see the Prix Fixe Lunch Menu
ALSO INCLUDES: Bag of Chips, Freshly Baked Cookie, Piece of Fruit, Bottle of Water
$18 per person, plus taxes and fees
For arrangements, contact Commonwealth directly at (617) 945-7030.
Featured Selection:
Redbones Barbeque Picnic
MENU: Memphis Pork Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork & Sandwich Rolls, Choice of Three Side Dishes, BBQ Sauce Selection, Soda & Bottled Water
SIDES: Baked Beans*, Garlic Mashed Potatoes*, Dirty Rice*, Potato Salad, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Veggies, Garden Salad [10+ ppl.], Red Beans & Rice, Cole Slaw, Succotash, or Collard Greens (*=standard).
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTIONS: Veggie Burger, Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, Veggie Rice, Vegetarian Collard Greens (not vegan); all sides except Baked Beans, Dirty Rice are vegetarian (but not vegan).
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: All meats except BBQ Hash; all sides except Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, Chips; all sauces; Portobello Sandwich made w/o onion jam.
$34 per person, incl. taxes and fees
For arrangements, contact our Newton office at (617) 965-5110.
World-renowned chef Jasper White will now bring his delectable seafood to you! Enjoy steamers, mussels, lobster, corn on the cob, clam chowder, and more.
Catering and sit-down dining in a number of locations. They offer a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, wraps, a daily hot entree, and a daily vegetarian special. Sit-down and take-out available in their Kendall Square Cafe, so it's perfect for a picnic or pre-/post-paddle snack at our Cambridge location, and they also have a catering location near our Newton Boathouse.
Registration/Cancellation Policy for Catering Orders
  • All food orders require pre-payment in full.
  • Food orders cancelled at least 7 days before the event receive either a refund of the deposit less a 10% registration fee, or a full credit to a store account. This credit does not expire and may be used for instruction, rentals, or purchases at Charles River Canoe & Kayak, Weston Ski Track, or Community Ice Skating @Kendall.
  • For all cancellations made less than 7 days before the event, no refunds or credits will be issued.
    Charles River Canoe & Kayak
160 Riverview Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 965-5110
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