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Highland Kitchen

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150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
+1 617-625-1131
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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Somerville, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highland is a great local spot but you have to be flexible /willing to wait fir a table. Buffalo brussel sprouts and oysters are my favorite but the Cuban Ruben is a close second. So many cocktails to choose from it's too hard to pick a favorite!

Thank CCtravels986
Danbury, Connecticut
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181 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apps: cheese fritters, octopus + a special - all were OK - not great. Entrees - goat stew, jambalaya, chicken, ruben - first 2 were great - highly recommend both. Great drink menu. Service was inattentive - the place packed

Thank Bill S
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highland Kitchen is a fun place. When you walk in it'll probably be busy and crowded and look chaotic but the staff there is on top of it. If you roll with it - grab a drink and hang out until you get seated - you will be glad you did, (They do not take reservations by the way). This... More 

Thank BeeDee619
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Beware! No reservations accepted. If you don't mind waiting a bit, this establishment is awesome! Decent size bar area that you can reserve seats to dine by asking the bartender. Southern fare, excellent choices, and great service. On street parking or a tiny lot in the back. Loved it and will be going back soon to try other offers on... More 

Thank Dreann10
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Since moving to the area over 5 years ago and hearing rave reviews about the brunch, I have been wanting to go here for brunch for ages. Unfortunately, it did not meet our expectations. Firstly, the hostess was not at all happy to see another face (30 mins into opening). I greeted her with a smile and hello, and she... More 

Thank Nicki C
Burlington, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Visited Highland Kitchen tonight for the first time in about 6 months. We arrived around 6 and there was a 30 minute wait for a table and not enough open seats at the bar for our group of 4 people to eat dinner at the bar. Highland Kitchen does not take reservations, so people happily enjoy a drink in the... More 

Thank Carol V
Tokyo, Japan
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

友人が夕飯に連れて行ってくれました。人気の店とかで、ラッキーなことにすぐに入店できました。地元の客で賑わって活気があります。料理もおいしく楽しい夕飯になりました。 American friends of mine took me to this restaurant. It seems to be a popular restaurant. We were lucky to enter it without waiting. It was a delicious and fun dinner!

Thank misachin
Thompson, Connecticut
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Somerville with another couple to see a play at the Somerville theatre. We've never been there so we didn't know what to expect. The restaurant looks like a little hole in the wall and it kind of is. They really delivered. I had the gumbo and the steak and both were delicious. The service... More 

1 Thank dcquad
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Love this place and the food is amazing, serving some really good comfort food with a good lively ambience and cocktails. Went here a few times during my stay near Union Square. Meet heaps of cool people here.

Thank Prudencebarrett
Somerville, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This place is great, particularly for brunch on a Saturday or Sunday. Be prepared to wait in line or sit at the bar. I had the shrimp and grits which was lemony and light, a great cure for a hangover.

Thank Emma H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, 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: +1 617-625-1131

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