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17 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-2004
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
Good food, great music

We caught the Glen David Andrews show at Johnny D's. This is a cool intimate setting to see some great music and enjoy some good food too. Once the music gets going this place starts rocking. The staff are very friendly and they take good care of you. I look forward to see another show here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
63impala
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Boston
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Highland Mills, NY
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

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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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had never been to Johnny D's, but went to hear our favorite band, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Arrived early because we didn't know what to expect. We explained that we were there early for a show and could come back. They said we could stay, enjoy the music, and eat while waiting. I just had a burger and... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Fabulous weekend jazz brunch. The basic breakfast items are good (especially the ham & eggs with buttermilk biscuits) but the specials change daily and are so fresh and good. And don't forget your mimosa or bloody mary!

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Boston
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174 reviews 174 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We caught the Glen David Andrews show at Johnny D's. This is a cool intimate setting to see some great music and enjoy some good food too. Once the music gets going this place starts rocking. The staff are very friendly and they take good care of you. I look forward to see another show here.

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Worcester, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Joined a few friends here for a Sunday brunch. Everything was fantastic. I had the catfish and eggs which really hit the spot. I'd really recommend this place for good food and a fun atmosphere.

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Haverhill
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been here to hear bands a few times. New Year's Eve had the band Booty Vortex and they were excellent and a lot of fun. We didn't eat this time, but the food is great.

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San Miguel de Tucuman
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

excellent atention, good beer, good food and amazing music!! A little cozy bar in davis square. Easy to get there in the T.

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Miami, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

we frequent here, are usually one of the oldest couples, but never feel out of place. They book great bands.

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Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We love this place - see many great shows here and the food is top notch. Where else can you sit feet away from your favorite performers while eating and drinking? And the staff are all fantastic: Friendly, helpful.

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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 0 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?