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Blue Shirt Cafe Incorporated

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424 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144-2511
+1 617-629-7641
08:00 - 22:00
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488 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It does not look like much from the outside and truthfully not much to look at inside. There is a counter you order your sandwiches, salads, soups, smoothies. An adjacent room has tables to eat and they call your name when your order is ready. In nice weather they have a few outdoor tables, but we careful there is another... More 

Thank daylilly50
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

My crew was doing a job in Davis Sq on a Sunday morning. I stopped in here to get coffee and breakfast sandwiches for the guys. The quality and value were both right on.

Thank Marconi33
Georgetown, Guyana
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We ate breakfast here 2 days in a row. It was great both times. Excellent food and smoothies. Good value for the money.

Thank Buck N
Twin Cities
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

My family was a little nervous about eating lunch at the Blue Shirt Cafe because every other place was packed, but this cafe had open tables. Turned out to be a great place for a sandwich. Many people were getting take-out which may be why the tables were not full.

Thank Steve00
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289 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

This is the type of place you would be proud to bring guest to... for a quick bite to eat. The menu is wholesome. The smoothies are made-to-order on the spot. Ingredients are fresh. Just know that this is not table-service. It's order to go, and seat if you like. Hardworking staff!

Thank Miley2007
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

My friend Stan and I got stuck in Davis Square coming from Logan airport on the wettest possible December day. It was pitching down rain, the streets were awash, and we ducked in to this conveniently-located cafe opposite Davis Square MBTA station just to get out of the weather. We found a warm welcome, good soup, fab sandwiches, an OK... More 

Thank Riveralex
West Lafayette
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392 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is a deli/sandwich shop just off Davis Square. You order at the counter and sit in the adjacent small, crowded, sparsely-furnished dining area. Our group of four had 2 salads, a sesame chicken wrap, and a grilled chicken breast sandwich ($37). Served on grilled sourdough with ripe tomatoes and spinach, the chicken was flavorful, but could have been more... More 

Thank Mack3065
Montreal, Canada
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226 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a good old fashioned diner style breakfast and this was the closest we could find. The omelette was good. My breakfast burrito was substantial and tasty but clearly pre prepared as I had to return it to be reheated as the centre was icy. The dining area has no atmosphere. So, yeah, OK but not much... More 

Thank Beenmostplaces
North Andover, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Stopped in every Monday and Thursday after physical therapy. Grabbed a really red smoothie and a bagel breakfast sandwich. Quick, easy, tasty.

Thank Paul G
New York City, New York
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

I really want to like this place. I keep going back hoping to find something to love there. The soup is decent (except who'd imagine plain tomato soup would have gluten?) salads are cookie cutter but fresh. Bowls and wraps offer flavor but stop short. Well...I recommend it anyway.

Thank Ditzyredhead

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-629-7641

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