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Great selection of restaurants

We didn't know about Davis Square until we took a walk to a restaurant found on Open Table when we... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Fun place to stroll around and see the sights

What a great place to walk around on a clear autumn day. There are all kinds of interesting shops... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We didn't know about Davis Square until we took a walk to a restaurant found on Open Table when we visited. We loved the vibrancy and number of eateries present. All fit the bill from self-serve to sit-down, $ to $$$$. Highly recommend Out of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

What a great place to walk around on a clear autumn day. There are all kinds of interesting shops - from music to comic books to clothing, and even a Goodwill store for bargain hunters. Plenty of restaurants, too, with cuisines as varied as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TA_Zoe
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is a great place to visit when in the Cambridge or Boston area. It is very accessible by the Red Line (Davis Square stop). There are restaurants galore. A young vibrant community. You have Irish Bar with good beer, Tibetan food that is excellent,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cyberi
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Not that impressive, but near Tufts so has mostly quick eats and some shops that offer low cost offerings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robin M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I moved to the Boston region from New York for work back in 2012. I first moved to Waltham, MA, but then discovered Somerville, just 4 miles away from downtown Boston. Since becoming better acclimated to the Somerville area, Davis Square is by far one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

A mix of everything from bars to cafes to banks, etc. Pharmacy, gym, local grocery store. Young vibe in particular. Not that you'll feel weird if you're older.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

There are some places that are full of people because there's just a lot of people around going from one place to another. There's other places that are full of people because it's a tourist attraction and it's something to see. Then there are places...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ZippyZZZ
Reviewed June 23, 2018

There is a lot going on around here. Right near a T stop. Lots of restaurants, and musicians providing great entertainment. There is a movie theater and fun pubs and bars nearby.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jajtrip
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great place to chill out and get a delicious meal: Boston Burger Company, Flatbread Company (bowling is fun too), Posto and The Painted Burro.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We had planned to go to a movie and we almost passed that up just to walk around, listen to music and people watch. We did go to the movie and then did the above! The main square is a bricked area with plenty of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mommasue29
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Guest654321 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the city's website - Somerville, and find the locations of the parking lots. Keep in mind that many of the streets are one way. If you skip it, you have to circle around. It's not a long distance from lot to lot, you... More
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from james h | Reviewed this property |
It depends which direction you want to go. If you are visiting Tufts, there is a hotel in Porter Square which also off of the Redline (T). If you have a rental car, I recently stayed at the AC North Boston and it is... More
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June 16, 2016|
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There are plenty of good restaurants offering every kind of food you can think of. With the weather warming up most places open up the entire front of the restaurant and expand café style onto the sidewalk. Many offer free... More
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earSaltLakeCity
salt lake city
Davis Square area (11 Replies)
Hi, Can anyone tell me about the Davis Square area for lodging? I am wondering about the ambience of area.....is it cute, charming, lively? How about area's accessibility to downtown and convenience to the T. Wondering how it would be for mom and teenage daughter returning from downtown late at night and walking from T to lodging? . Thanks!
June 26, 2014|
Response fromBosYuppie|
It's a lively place with a ton of great restaurants and bars, buskers playing, local art and culture. Well worth a visit. There are a few BNBs in walking distance, or you could stay in Harvard or Alewife and take the Red Line in. Definitely lively but not unsafe. There are always police patrols and plenty of people around in the main square. I would just exercise standard city safety practices when walking around outside the square.
JennyVT
Vermont
can't remember name of place in Cambridge (4 Replies)
I can't remember the name of a place at Davis Square (atleast I think it's there) that is a restaurant but also has live, good music at night? It's not the Irish place, though that is great too), but down the street just a bit. Also, does anyone know of place with music friday nights at Kendall Square? thanks
August 30, 2009|
Response fromMaxieLu|
First, Davis Square is near the Cambridge border, but is in Somerville. Do you mean Johnnie D's? The big place with dinner and LOTS of live music?
Bijoux404
Atlanta
Meacham Manor b&b? (2 Replies)
Has anyone stayed there or is familiar with it? It's on Davis Square. thanks.
September 21, 2007|
Response fromSouthAfricaCharley|
I live right off Meacham Road and am not sure where this place is (I don't see a sign anywhere). The location is great though, in terms of proximity to Davis Square and the redline train. Lots of restaurants and cute shops to check out, and it's a one minute walk from Meacham Road.