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Neighborhood Restaurant

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American, Bakery, Portuguese
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25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143-2933
(617) 628-2151
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Comfort food in a snowstorm

Love this place! Cream of wheat and banana nut pancakes are the best! Service is excellent! Waitress was right there to fill your coffee cup!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Joan S
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love this place! Cream of wheat and banana nut pancakes are the best! Service is excellent! Waitress was right there to fill your coffee cup!

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London
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Glad we got there early as there was a queue when we left - always a good sign. Great breakfast, being from the UK, creamed wheat to start was an experience, good though. Pancakes, omelettes, waffles everything was served quickly and nice and fresh. Only thing i wouldn't advise you to order is the tea, mor elie dish water ;-)... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is the proverbial hole-in-the-wall with exceptional food and service. There isn't much parking available, but enough so that you can usually get a spot if you go early, especially on weekends. Everything they make is homemade and fresh. It's small but with ample seating. They make good use of their space. It's one of my favorite places to get... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Neighborhood Restaurant is known for their Cream of Wheat, otherwise known as Cream of Crack! Our office loves it and will order it for pick up on a cold and rainy day when you need some warm love! If you visit the restaurant, you can pick out what you would like to eat and along with your meal comes... More 

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Southeastern, NC
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ate here for breakfast one morning while we were on vacation and were seated outside under their beautiful grape vine canopy. The breakfast was like you would prepare at home on a Sunday morning – eggs, homefries, sausage or bacon, coffee and breads, but…the most delicious and memorable food they served was the bowl of Cream of Wheat –... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It's a small place but I get why the waiting list was so long. They don't have a hostess, only a clipboard with names written on it. I'm not sure how that worked because I left to get mimosas at a nearby bar/restaurant and came back later when the crowd died down for what was THE most delicious waffles AND... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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188 reviews 188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect anything fancy here but what you get is good home cooking. The place is small but the clientele are loyal. A good cup of coffee, great omelettes, and the best cream of wheat ever tasted. The homefry potatoes are a bit greasy however. You can pass those up easily.

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Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've waited in LONG lines to have breakfast here, but it's always worth it! My boyfriend says the corned beef hash is the best he's ever had, and I love the pumpkin cinnamon pancakes.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's been said over and over and it's true...The Neighborhood knows how to do breakfast! We love it...we're never disappointed...Sometimes we get there at 8:00 and get seated right away with all the young families...and sometimes we get there later in the morning and wait on the sidewalk with all the young adults...It's always pleasant and the food is delicious...from... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Here in the center of Somerville, sits a local favorite! Everything about it is great and, given that the high season for breakfast is between May and into October, those who know it, come early and prepared. There is an indoor restaurant that is used when inclement weather threatens and, in the fall and winter. However, beginning in May, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143-2933
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 628-2151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?