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Johnny D's Uptown

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17 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-2004
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great venue for a small show

I attended 2 shows here last weekend and both were great. Sound quality was impressive for the size of Johnny D's and the staff was attentive and professional. If you want to get a seat, definitely get there early, especially if you are attending the first show of the night (there were shows at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
allie f
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Paxton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Cannot beat Johnnie D's for seeing terrific music 7 days a week, some free shows and otherwise reasonable ticket prices for shows. Food id good, brunch is outstanding!!

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Thank Joann B
Paxton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I attended 2 shows here last weekend and both were great. Sound quality was impressive for the size of Johnny D's and the staff was attentive and professional. If you want to get a seat, definitely get there early, especially if you are attending the first show of the night (there were shows at both 8 and 10). I arrived... More 

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Thank allie f
Camden, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went to see a show and were required to purchase food. It was a very welcome place and we saw a great honky tonk show. The customers were well taken care of but I would rate the food as average. We went for the show so weren't disappointed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Johnny D's is a landmark in Davis Square. It features a lot of up-and-coming bands as well as interesting touring bands from around the country. Music most nights with a reasonable cover for live music ($10-20) Had brunch here last weekend. Belgian waffles (pay the extra $2 for real maple syrup), great homefries, and thick Irish-style breakfast sausage. A little... More 

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1 Thank P B
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Small and comfortable location to see good music acts. Surprisingly "clean" food, several grades up from standard bar fare. And a really good beer selection. Will be missed when they finally close in 2016.

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Thank tomaqua
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A great place to take my daughter for her birthday! A bit of classy Jazz playing during brunch, great Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's (in house mix!), an eclectic assortment of offerings that included huge omletes and great grits!

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Thank Barceman
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great spot for live music most nights of the week. I've been to several concerts and jam sessions. The jazz brunch on Sunday is fine, but nothing to write home about.

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1 Thank Crystchelle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Go late,get a drink,stand on the "dance" floor,in front of people who paid for "reserve seats". You get a view ,they get Nada. Oh ,if your one of the customers who are now viewing peoples posteriors, go complain to the turkeys(Dorchester lingo) who run this venue..ha ha sorry they say nuttin we can do its always this way.. ..lame joint,mediocre... More 

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Thank Kennston T
Highland Mills, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our son lives in Somerville, and while visiting we tried Johnny D's Uptown for their Jazz Brunch Sunday morning. Great coffee and delicious breakfast food with unobtrusive jazz being played in the background--we had a great time and a great meal! I had the blintzes and eggs, and I have to say the blintzes were exceptional. The filling was so... More 

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Thank Shelli22
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great musicians take stage. Some really good international bands have had shows in there. Music is good but food is absolutely not. I've been to Sunday brunch a couple of times but never impressed. Dinner and bar food are equally bad. Just stay at the bar, have a few drinks and listen to great music.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-776-2004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?