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Highland Kitchen

) #6 of 254 Restaurants in Somerville €€ - €€€ American, , International
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
+1 617-625-1131
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“goat stew” (24 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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

Thank FoodieTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 10 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 6 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
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I've been to Highland Kitchen several times in the past year since moving to the neighborhood. There's almost always a wait, even if you arrive on the early side. Anywhere from 20-45 minutes usually, depending on the day. I always have incredible cocktails and entrees...More

Thank Julia A
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Highland Kitchen does not accept reservations so we decided to show up when they opened at 5 on a Sat night.We got a nice table right away.The steady stream of people who followed us is a tribute to this restaurants popularity.I would characterize Highland Kitchen...More

Thank ECD111
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A full house on a monday night at 10pm says all you need to know. Great atmosphere was a key plus. Excellent appetisers like grilled octopus, bluefish cakes and gumbo were great. Main courses were a little so so, jambalaya with duck was only ok,...More

Thank Bwkuah
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very cozy neighborhood restaurant. It's on the smaller side but the crowded tables help to give it a friendly atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and everyone enjoyed their meals. Several in our party ordered the jambalaya and it was excellent:...More

Thank RdWarriorNJ
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The waiter was very nice and interested in pleasing us. He gave us a couple of tastes of beers. He also gave us some very helpful advice on which beer to order. He did a that with a great attitude. The cauliflower spring onion soup...More

Thank 800FoodFanatic800
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Nancy K
27 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, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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