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Johnny D's Uptown

17 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-2004
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Ranked #37 of 247 restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $0 - $20
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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a family-friendly venue with live music to enjoy with our two teens. Had not been to Johnny D's since before kids. Went last Saturday night for the early show. Staff was super friendly, service was great, food was very good and the show was a blast (Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Came for trivia night - was great. Get the hot dog. Friendly servers, fun atmosphere, tough trivia. Gets quite busy around the time of trivia so come early for a seat.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I somehow have only been at brunch but part of that is because i think 11am is the perfect time for a meal. I LOVE their brunches though, which is why this place is my sunday brunch regular go to. Music in the mornings, so nice.

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Went to Johnny D's with younger niece and nephew. Wasn't sure about it because it seemed to be primarily a music club at night. BUT, it was really fun, crowded with people all very engaged and lively, there was music, the whole scene was very upbeat and friendly. The food was surprisingly good, huge portions, and very inexpensive. Don't go... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Having lived in the area for years, I've always heard great things about the jazz brunch. So after a night out on New Year's, what better a way to ease the pain than soothing music and brunch? Just about anything else, it turns out. Being crowded, we expected to wait. Our party of 6 waited more than an hour, and... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great music, great crowd. Totally unpretentious place w/ good food & good music. Bootie Vortex had the whole place non-stop dancing. I haven't danced so much in years! They also serve tasty fresh weekend brunches. I love it that this place is five minutes from where I live!

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Hyde Park, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Went for the "free" blues jam which I think is every Sunday from 4-7 PM. Great music, friendly staff. Can't comment on food except for the Polenta fries which were great. They have blues several nights a week but I think there might be a charge/cover for those nights. I would definitely go back here next time I visit Boston.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The best grits I have ever eaten! I like this spot because it's centrally located, has jazz, and a good brunch selection. They have another scene at night but I have only been for B'fast or brunch. Will go again.

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Check the music calendar and see what's playing. The food has improved and is now better. Depending on the band, there will be more or less dancing going on. Johnny D's tends to draw an older crowd than some other places in Cambridge/Somerville.

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Cambridge, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a fine establishment in Davis Square that boasts a delicious menu, good waitstaff, reasonable prices and in the evening a long list of different types of musicians and other performers. Also has a nice bar.

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