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The Independent Bar & Restaurant

75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
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Ranked #38 of 255 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
County Galway, Ireland
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 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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Additional Information about The Independent Bar & Restaurant

Address: 75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
Phone Number: 617-440-6021
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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