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The Independent Bar & Restaurant

75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
617-440-6021
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Ranked #54 of 241 restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Farmington, Connecticut
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A group of us went in here for late lunch/early dinner. My husband and I got the chicken sandwich and a grilled cheese. This was a great pub meal, comfort food. They had an amazing beer selection but our server knew nothing about them. We asked for a suggestion and you could tell he had never tried any of it... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a great spot for a casual dinner with friends. Dine inside or out and relax as you select from a number of good items on their menu. Also great beer, and wine are offered.

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Madison
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Somerville friends took me here for dinner. Menu was interesting. I ordered the fried chicken--greens--mac 'n cheese plate to see how this Yankee restaurant would do soul food. Chicken well fried, mac 'n cheese too yummy, greens -- couldn't they have used southern greens instead of spinach? But overall, very satisfying. The dark interior made for a restful feeling on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I love the atmosphere of the Independent. It is dark and yet has a ton of windows, so depending upon what time of day you are here, the vibe totally changes and it is awesome. I love coming here for dinner and drinks but my honest favorite is Sunday brunch. They have such a great selection of egg dishes, non-meat... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The atmosphere of this restaurant is very cool, great place to watch a game and have a quick bite. My only precaution is the portions of the meals my bf and I ordered were HUGE so go hungry!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I come to "The Indo" at least once a month, and this is my preferred place in Somerville. The beer selection is incredible with a few changing taps, and the service is superb - I usually ask the bartender to choose a brew for me! The menu is not very varied but everything I've tried has been extremely good! The... More

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Boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Just finished my fourth dinner at The Independent. I will be back for my fifth, sixth and so on. I'm puzzled by the wide range of reviews here and am trying to put my finger on why there's a lack of consensus. The layout of The Independent reflects - and might contribute to - the disparity. It's 1/3 indoor pub,... More

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Brooklyn
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

The food was really really good. Ordered a "Corpse Reviver" to wake up, and good beer selection. Blood sausage. Sweet potato biscuit and gravy. The waitress was also extremely friendly. Everything was great.

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Westminster, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

My sister is a local and enjoys the cocktails at this restaurant/bar. However, after this last visit she is not interested in this place any longer even for a drink. She took me here while I was visiting and we got the last available table without a wait at about 8:30 on a Thursday evening. It took a while for... More

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Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is a real neighborhood place. It's always buzzing and has a friendly atmosphere. The food is fresh and good. There's always a great beer selection. "The Indo" does it right.

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