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Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
+1 617-625-1131
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“goat stew” (21 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I've bern coming here since before it was awash in a sea of hipster horn rimmed glasses and ironic tees. It is awesome. Chill atmosphere and a solid chef. The daily specials Usually feature a creative riff on a sea and a land entree. I...More

Thank lizzietishlizard
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a Sunday right at 5, which was good because by 5:30 the place was packed. Could have been the rain or the long weekend, but in an instant it was full with all ages. Had a mix of Southern food and traditional pub...More

Thank WeloveNOLA
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Always a wait but we'll worth it. An " educated" CROWD in a nice quiet section of Somerville between davis sq and high school. Nice menu and I recommend it all!

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I'm reluctant to write this review since I love Highland, they don't take reservations and I don't want to encourage even more people to go. But. Let's start with the bar. Lots of choice, very knowledgeable bartenders and decent prices means you'll be well looked...More

Thank Darrell M
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I loved Highland Kitchen. High quality comfort food. I ordered the goat stew and a ginger beer, and was rewarded with hearty flavors and spice. Staff was friendly, loud but vibrant atmosphere.

Thank JohnWestwig
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was a Sunday breakfast visit. Small wait about 1:00 but the bartender gave us waters and menus. Seated right next to the trio playing music. The service was good but the food was just Ok. I had the huevos rancheros and the beans were...More

Thank pdxballard
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

You can never go wrong at Highland Kitchen! Excellent burger and fries, creative appetizers and entrees, always at least one AMAZING vegetarian option, great beer selection and fun cocktails. Oh, and the warm banana bread pudding is mind boggling. If you go early, it's also...More

1  Thank FoodieTravels
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed their unique menu with lots of small plates options including fried green tomatoes. The buffalo brussel sprouts were hot and tasty and the ricotta mozzarella fritters were different and quite good. The potato gnocchi with short rib ragu hit it out of the...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Go early to snag a table. The line gets long. The atmosphere is LOUD but the food is inventive and worth any wait (well, almost any wait). Friendly staff and clientele. Definite hipster vibe (it IS Somerville after all). Be patient and ENJOY!

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It was not a half chicken. It was mostly bones and price has been increased. Really I would not recommend. K

1  Thank sligo273
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Nancy K
28 August 2016|
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Response from Karin N | Reviewed this property |
Not sure; check out their menu on line.
18 February 2016|
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Response from KIKIg28 | Reviewed this property |
Highland Kitchen does *not* take reservations AND they will only seat you when *every* member of your party is present. GOOD LUCK!
Harry C
20 July 2015|
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Response from Rachel K | Reviewed this property |
They have Sunday Brunch 11-2:30. The menu is at their website. I have had the brunch many times and it is extraordinary. It's well known and very busy so get there early if you can.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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Highland Kitchen is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant and bar located "up the hill" in the heart of Somerville. HK has been delivering American comfort food, well-crafted cocktails, friendly service and a killer jukebox since 2007.
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