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Highland Kitchen

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American, Bar, International, Delicatessen, Pub
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150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
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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
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Neighborhood Find!

Out of the way. Great food & drink. Very vibrant! Lived in this neighborhood all my life too & it has been such a great addition. Joe, the bartender, has won local awards!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Somerville, Massachusetts
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Out of the way. Great food & drink. Very vibrant! Lived in this neighborhood all my life too & it has been such a great addition. Joe, the bartender, has won local awards!

Thank ddlily
Natick, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

EVERY visit is different but happily the same... always imaginative new specials on the menu and always delicious staple items. Staff is well-informed and personable. Beer list is creative. Atmosphere is lively. Popularity makes it hard to get seated in a timely manner but bar area is comfortable enough for waiting. Decor is fun and juke box is eclectic. HIGHLY... More 

Thank KIKIg28
Geneseo, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is almost always a wait because it's good. We love the breakfast and dinners here. The drinks are well crafted and the wait staff has been a delight the three times we have been here. There is a line up the block for brunch so go early and be among the first to sit. We waited half an hour... More 

Thank WILL W
New England
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500 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We’ve been wanting to go to Highland Kitchen for a long time, and so we headed here for a New Year’s Eve dinner, a few hours before the clock struck twelve. We knew they don’t take reservations (ever, not just on NYEve), so we felt super lucky to snag two seats and a bit of standing real estate space in... More 

Thank lexmiller
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It was my friend's birthday and a group of 3 of us went for dinner. Thankfully, we got there just before the place got really busy. Our waiter was awesome and I can truly say that the food is wonderful and reasonably priced as well. I got the organic mixed greens (a winner) and my friends ordered the blackened catfish... More 

Thank SavvyTravvies
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I can't say enough about this place. The food is always awesome and the drinks are always amazing. The bartenders are the best in the business and will make you anything you want, and probably know the 6 different ways to make it off the top of their head. The Kitchen is a place where you can bring a date,... More 

Thank Joshua M
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This place has great atmosphere, friendly staff, good food. It can get crowded so be prepared to wait a bit. The menu suggests trying the goat stew... it's hot. The waitress highly recommended it, and even offered a taste so I could judge for myself how hot it was. I'm glad she did. It was s good temperature for me,... More 

Thank Nate B
York Beach, Maine
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Amazing food, interesting cocktails, lovely and friendly bartender. This is a fantastic neighborhood spot! Would love to see more info on where they are sourcing ingredients from - always something I look for.

Thank Abby K
somerville, ma
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I know I know... everyone LOVES Highland Kitchen but me. The menu doesn't change. There are very few every night-affordable options. All the special board items have shellfish. Our last visit several of our dishes were just inedible, so it no longer is in our rotation.

Thank smtucker
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This place never disappointments me. I've tried everything on the menu, yes, EVERYTHING. It's all amazing. If I had to choose one thing to eat off the menu, hands down the handmade potato gnocchi. I'm not even a biggest fan of gnocchi but they mix it with it with short rib and the appetizer portion is a meal for me...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-625-1131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, International, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?