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Highland Kitchen

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150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
+1 617-625-1131
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for young professionals who enjoy the slightly strange offerings which is why they go there. enjoy

Thank Maurice L
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant is a mile or so from the Davis Square T. If you drive the parking is scarce. It seemed crowded when we arrived, but our party of 4 was actually seated pretty quickly. Also, there seemed to be a wait, but we did not feel the least bit rushed. Our waiter was nice, fun, attentive and helped... More 

Thank Suzanne D
Somerville, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 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 29 January 2017

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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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 15 January 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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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 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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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 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 

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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
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?