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17 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-2004
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6:00 pm - 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 23
    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 show: average food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
debbymaniac
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Camden, Maine
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Camden, Maine
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Boston, MA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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Highland Mills, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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30 restaurant reviews
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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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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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