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Highland Kitchen

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150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Central Mass
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. Need we say more, yes! This was a birthday celebration and we had a group of six. We did arrive on the earlier side of dinner so we did not wait very long to be seated. It is very loud and lively in the restaurant and the seating is a little compact,... More 

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Fort Worth
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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reviews said this was a great bar. We wanted dinner and tried it anyway. It might be a good bar, but the food was amazing! It is a loud and lively place and we had a 30-45 minute wait. But, we only waited about 20 minutes. We started with goat cheese fritters that were to die for. True greatness. I... More 

Thank Shannon B
Malden, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was superb!! Appetizer we had was friend soft-shell crab: it was perfect!! Beer selection: waitress allowed us to sample two beers: we chose a fruity smooth one (forgot the name). We had Spicy Jambalaya: excellent. and English Style Beer Battered Fish & Chips: excellent!! Waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Will recommend and return here often.

Thank Karin N
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I want to tell everyone this place is wonderful and I don't want to tell anyone about it at all! It's already crowded. It is a lively busy place for dinner and (I see) for drinks too. The food is excellent quality, far above other local mid-priced restaurants, and they have steak, pasta, fish, real mashed potatoes and strict vegetarian... More 

Thank jaj2020
Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I LOVE highland kitchen! This place is a must for brunch on Sunday's. You have to get here early if you don't want to wait long for a table and I mean before they open! There is usually a line waiting around the corner for a table. Their Bloody Mary mix is to die for and the pickled green beans... More 

Thank Courtney S
Somerville, MA
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

5* if not for the noise and the small bar. The food was really good as we're the drinks. They should buy out the convenience store and expand.

Thank jmoeling
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We were a foursome including one gluten free person in our party on a Monday night. The restaurant was packed by 7:30. Our bartender was warm and accommodating filling our glasses with fresh draft beers even with a full bar full of people, which left me impressed and feeling very welcomed. It's a lively place and as others have mentioned... More 

Thank mcobrien
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Love the Bluefish cakes and pretty much every dish I've eaten there over the years. Gourmet food but a bar ish atmosphere . Hipster. Fun loud.

Thank Pheodes
Somerville, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Oh, this place! The food is so tasty and wholesome. Staff is really nice and always sociable. Wish going out were more in my budget; I'd go here almost every night!

Thank ctomsa1
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Every Monday night - Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Tiki Drinks - that about sums up this place. Inventive drinks (most in the $10-$15 range) and good, if a little uneven food. The fried chicken is great and the kitchen cranks it out fast and piping hot. Biscuits and wilted greens, yummy mashed potatoes - a home run. The pulled pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-625-1131

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