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The Independent Bar & Restaurant

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75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
617-440-6021
Today
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid spot

This charming pub on Union Square had a great burger and decent wine picks. The beer list looked extensive. Good service and a nice atmosphere make it a solid choice for pub fare if you're in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
VBeeDDS
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ellicott City, Maryland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This charming pub on Union Square had a great burger and decent wine picks. The beer list looked extensive. Good service and a nice atmosphere make it a solid choice for pub fare if you're in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have come here quite a few times. Mainly for drinks, but occasionally for food. I have always found the ambiance to be fun and trendy. Depending on what time and night you go, it can be kind of quiet. I think their drink menu is innovative, and of course they can make anything else you'd like. Food wise, their... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Independent offers a relaxed combination of great food, great selection of beers and great service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had dinner here after the Fluff Festival. Put our name in, planning on using the gift card won at the festival that night as we don't get to Somerville often. The place was packed and we missed our time by a few minutes and they had to give the table up. They felt really bad about it and seated us... More 

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Terrebonne, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at many restaurants in and around Boston, but this one was by far the best. We had the steak tips (wow.. just wow.) and the lobster raviolis. Both plates were fantactic. HIGHLY recommend you go there to eat and have a craft beer on tap!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We were here with our colleagues, and had a great time. Post late evening, they play DJ music as well. It was a great evening spent.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were in the area, and decided to walk over for an early dinner... I was a little worried because we had a party of 8 (and folks were starving), but we were able to get seated quickly. What a great place for some beers and tasty pub fare! The calamari, beet salad, mac and cheese with bacon and broccoli... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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160 reviews 160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-440-6021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?