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Neighborhood Restaurant

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25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143-2933
(617) 628-2151
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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196 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extensive menu. Went there for breakfast on a weekday, sat outside on the Patio with plenty of shade - very nice. It will be great on a Fall a.m. Not crowded, but I bet it is on the weekend. This Restaurant has been around for 30 years or more. Friendly and helpful waitstaff. I had pancakes with a poached egg.... More 

Thank havingfunagain
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and his two twenty something friends thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. Seating was outdoors on the patio under a magnificent grape arbor (with an utter profusion of grape clusters hanging). We were immediately served orange juice and coffee or tea. Two of my companions had the grilled shrimp and garlic which came with plenty of French fries, rice,... More 

Thank MistyAsh
North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we travel to the Boston area, we make a point of eating here. The food is fabulous! Consistently good and abundant, breakfast starts with a free glass of oj and bowl of cream of wheat or fruit. (If you don't like cream of wheat, this one might change your mind. ) The portions are huge--the three of us... More 

Thank Pat W
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having never had Portuguese food I guess I didn't know what to expect, but I certainly was not expecting it to be that good. Not only is the setting beautiful (patio covered with grape vines) but the food is amazing. Who knew that cream of wheat could be a highlight? And the portions were massive. You would be hard pressed... More 

Thank Orlandobibi
Somerville, MA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge quantities of great grub. Usually a wait... get there early. While you are waiting grab a sample of sweet bread and a cup of coffee. Worth the wait. Go for the cream of wheat! I think it's better than the fruit. These are offered as a started. Enjoy your meal sitting outside on the patio in the shade of... More 

Thank jmoeling
Westchester (LA), CA
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming little restaurant is like a holdout from days gone by, they provide you both a small glass of orange juice and choice of fruit or cream of wheat (fruit was a small wedge of watermelon) gratis before you even order. They have a wide selection of menus and their house potatoes are great. I enjoyed my Eggs Benedict... More 

Thank socaltravelmom_fun
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We had Sunday brunch here, and the outdoor patio is great. It is covered by a huge grape arbor, and is a really nice spot to hang out. The food was simple breakfast/brunch fare, but the portions were huge and there is a large selection on the menu.

Thank Josh S
Medford, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great small brunch and breakfast place in Somerville. A few other places around it too. Very small but the best cream of wheat hands down. I love cream of wheat and I still can't figure out what they put in it. Lemon, sugar or something. Lots to choose from. Larger portions. Healthy items if you want. Busy on the weekends.... More 

Thank Josh79b
near Milwaukee, WI
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179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

On weekends, it's an overflow crowd. I hear that the restaurant offers free samples for those waiting. We went on a Tuesday morning around 10:00 on a beautiful day. Nearly all the outdoor tables were filled. Very friendly servers bring OJ and coffee with the menus. It's an extensive breakfast menu. Cash only! We were smart enough to split one... More 

Thank CityHiker73
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This is my first time back in twenty years and out of all the restaurants in Boston I had to come back to this one for breakfast. They start you with the best cream of wheat and then they bring out your delicious breakfast. It's a huge amount of food at a reasonable price and it is yummy. Expect a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143-2933
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 628-2151

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