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Highland Kitchen

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150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank P B
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We walked in on a weeknight, and the place was hopping. The crowd was a lively, eclectic mix of folks - all ages and personalities were on display. We gave our name to the hostess and ambled up to the bar. Before we had a chance to order drinks, they had found a table for us much more quickly than... More 

Thank MuddyGurl
Medford, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Ate here for brunch last April and have been numerous times for dinner. Great southern style food. Great atmosphere too. Prices reasonable too. Get here early as brunch lines get long after 10am. Worth a try in Somerville among the many places.

Thank Josh79b
Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My son took us to this restaurant. The Highland Kitchen, don't forget the name. Upbeat millennials, lots of young families, busy bar, packed to capacity, not an empty table. Got seated pretty quickly. Food is the best! I ordered the Goat Curry with Fried Plantains, try it, go outside your comfort zone, best eating I have had in a long... 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
Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?