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Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

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(617) 625-1131


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Monday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Thursday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Friday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars

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4.6 of 5.0 from 171 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
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  • Highland Kitchen in Somerville, MA
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  • Navin BGreat neighbourhood bar and restaurant. Impeccable cocktails and tasty food selection.

    55555 by Navin B

  • Aslı KBrunch is available only on Sundays. They dont take reservations. You need to get in line before it opens at 11am. Pancakes are to die for. I will come back for lunch/dinner

    55555 by Aslı K

  • Marcel MThe service was absolutely phenomenal and the steak and mussels I had both tasted great with good portions.

    55555 by Marcel M

  • Apeksha ShenoyI get the hype - casual decor, live music, laid back vibe for Sunday brunch. But the food wasn't up to the mark - the deviled eggs, catfish, shrimp. Nothing made us want to come back for more.

    55555 by Apeksha Shenoy

  • David C.Awesome Chili, fantastic bar staff!

    55555 by David C.

  • Jake F.The mussels are one of my favorite dishes in the area.

    55555 by Jake F.

  • HeatherGreat rotating beers, cozy vibe, friendly waiters, and delicious food.

    55555 by Heather

  • Adam S.Not to pile on, but the buffalo brussel sprouts *are* that good. Bolognese is delicious. Try and save room for dessert. Banana bread pudding is heaven.

    55555 by Adam S.

  • Alex KI could probably eat a whole meal of just the appetizers. Listen to everyone and get the buffalo Brussels sprouts.

    55555 by Alex K

  • Sofia U.Comfort food at it's best, mean drinks! Get ready to stand in line surrounded by a hipster crowd

    55555 by Sofia U.

  • Zack B.House made ginger beer is incredible. Actually everything was incredible. Definitely coming back.

    55555 by Zack B.

  • Tara HBuffalo Brussels sprouts is a must! Blue fish cakes are also great.

    55555 by Tara H

  • Michael JFavorite restaurant in Somerville. So so so good. Best homemade veggie burger I've ever had.

    55555 by Michael J

  • Chefs Feed"This is the best fried chicken around. It's a Monday night special. Also try the "Buffalo fried Brussels sprouts" or the chicken liver toast." Chef Joshua Breen

    55555 by Chefs Feed

  • Peter AOh man this place is the real deal. Incredible appetizers, great beer selection, and fun ambience

    55555 by Peter A

  • Adrian L.Fish and chips, goat curry are awesome.

    55555 by Adrian L.

  • Carlos B.Buffalo brussel sprouts were pretty good but the Cuban Reuben was amazing! Excellent service too!

    55555 by Carlos B.

  • Erich GBuffalo Brussels sprouts

    55555 by Erich G

  • Angie Donuts CBuffalo Brussels sprouts 4lyfe

    55555 by Angie Donuts C

  • Jonathan GGoat stew, gordita (nice Chile verde), kale salad, veggie burgers

    55555 by Jonathan G

  • Diana cAmazing onion rings. Black bean burger is good too.

    55555 by Diana c

  • Tim DThe cocktails were amazing, and the chicken fried pork was good, but whatever was on the gluten free menu that my friend had was..... About as tasty as dishwater.

    55555 by Tim D

  • Sara JordanEverything here is amazing. Live music sessions. Brunch is amazing but can get busy!

    55555 by Sara Jordan

  • Sahil K.Goat stew is fire! Both because it's has a bit of a kick to it and cause it's delicious

    55555 by Sahil K.

  • Sadullah CBe careful while selecting food. Some food are really spicy. I cried like a baby while I was earing goat stew. My stomach is on fire, and my wife claims that she saw sprinkles out of my ears :(

    33333 by Sadullah C

  • Sandra RubinchikI never comment about staff, but omg, the bartenders take such good care of you! Putting them down as my emergency contacts on all future documents.

    33333 by Sandra Rubinchik

  • Nandi AndersonGood southern food! And get "The Biggie" mimosa. It's $2 more than the regular mimosa, instead of a champagne glass its in a pint glass!

    55555 by Nandi Anderson

  • Margaret M.Ask about vegan options--the waitstaff knows what's up. Not extensive, though

    55555 by Margaret M.

  • Toni P.i can't say enough wonderful things about my favorite neighborhood spot. food and service are beyond amazing.

    55555 by Toni P.

  • Alex DobyanInteresting twists on traditional American fare - I loved my goat stew and the fried ricotta/mozzarella balls even more.

    55555 by Alex Dobyan

  • Kate GwiltEverything on the menu is amazing. Ask about the daily specials

    55555 by Kate Gwilt

  • Zach R.Great cocktails. Best karaoke I've experienced. Buffalo Brussels sprouts are incredible.

    55555 by Zach R.

  • Jen S.Too salty!!!

    22222 by Jen S.

  • Cian JApparently the best BBQ in Boston. Not sure I'm convinced.

    55555 by Cian J

  • Jasvinder KheraThe burger is incredible, one of the best I've ever had.

    55555 by Jasvinder Khera

  • Maggie D.The wait for brunch is super short if you arrive right before they open, but it fills up quick.

    55555 by Maggie D.

  • Erich GCatfish po boy, cheeseburger

    55555 by Erich G

  • Jeremy K.Buffalo Brussels sprouts to start and their famous goat stew to finish. Do it. You know you want to.

    55555 by Jeremy K.

  • Kevin TBuffalo brussel sprouts, oysters, mussels, mark and stormy

    55555 by Kevin T

  • Marvin OrtizFried ricotta :-)

    55555 by Marvin Ortiz

  • PatriciaGET THE BREAD PUDDING. Just do it.

    55555 by Patricia

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Highland Kitchen as seen on Best Bars in America

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Millalí CMozzarella fritters!!!!

    55555 by Millalí C

  • NickLagavulin 16 pours for $16...Bulleit for $7.50...banana bread pudding is awesome @ $6

    55555 by Nick

  • Jeff BeckGet here early before they open if you want to get a table

    55555 by Jeff Beck

  • Goss Nuzzo-JonesCombine the Mark & Stormy with the goat stew for max spicy.

    55555 by Goss Nuzzo-Jones

  • lephtBest Cuban Reuben I've ever had :D

    55555 by lepht

  • Fareed TChicken liver toasts!

    55555 by Fareed T

  • William M T.Get there early for brunch and try the dirty bird.

    55555 by William M T.

  • Boston.comHighland Kitchen has soul. You can taste it in the seafood gumbo, brimming with okra and andouille. A real neighborhood hangout, with solid bartending, good food, and a relaxed vibe.

    55555 by Boston.com

  • Shar VThe beehive is delish! #whiskey #honeyliquer #lemonjuice

    55555 by Shar V


    33333 by Eliot B.

  • Liz M.The kale and ancient grains salad is possibly one of the best things I have ever eaten. Top off the meal with a side and a drink, especially love the Dorchester, and I am as happy as a clam.

    55555 by Liz M.

  • Eric V.A favorite bar/restaurant in all of Boston.

    55555 by Eric V.

  • Barbara H.Everything we eat is awesome. Get the specials because they are always changing and always great. Get there at 5 or after 9:30 if you don't want to wait on Saturday.

    55555 by Barbara H.

  • Vanessa G.(Best of Boston 2013-SOMERVILLE) Improper Bostonian says, "'Bar' food at these prices has no business tasting so outstanding. Whether it's the spicy coconut curried goat stew or the jambalaya..."

    55555 by Vanessa G.

  • Keiko S.Evan... brilliant

    55555 by Keiko S.

  • Amy B.Most delicious black bean burger. The end.

    55555 by Amy B.

  • Kevin K.They make a bad ass Dr Funk! 😇

    55555 by Kevin K.

  • Aleks F.Everything about this place is delicious and worth the food coma after.

    55555 by Aleks F.

  • Kaili L.The Mark and Stormy is excellent

    55555 by Kaili L.

  • Luke J.As always best most affordable brunch ever.

    55555 by Luke J.

  • Kevin K.You can't go wrong here. Everything is great.

    55555 by Kevin K.

  • mike l.Fantastic brunch, with great live music.

    55555 by mike l.

  • Nicolas W.The Ruben is delectable, perfect sauce and bread.

    55555 by Nicolas W.

  • Amy P.Pulled pork sandwich was a salt lick, couldn't even eat it.

    22222 by Amy P.

  • EaterHighland Kitchen specializes in comfort food, a lively ambiance, and strong cocktails. Try the spicy goat stew and the housemade ginger beer (also spicy). [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Jeff K.A little bit of a wait, but the Jambalaya is authentic and delicious.

    55555 by Jeff K.

  • Yiwen G.Their brunch starts at 11an, but if you get there at 11, you are already late. People line up before the door opens .

    33333 by Yiwen G.

  • Tanille P.Love the goat stew with fried plantains. It's spicy but a must try!

    55555 by Tanille P.

  • Julie S.Veggie Burger is homemade and delicious!

    55555 by Julie S.

  • JamesSparkie, if you not at the Highland Kitchen on Mon. nite eating fried chicken.... your in the wrong damn place!! As they say in Hawaii....Ohno-lishious!!! I lived in New Orleans, try Jambalahya!

    55555 by James

  • Connor F.Buffalo brussels sprouts are not to be missed.

    55555 by Connor F.

  • Ana R.Amazing bread pudding and great drinks.

    55555 by Ana R.

  • Aron L.One of my favorite restaurants, but WAAAAAY too many hipsters.

    55555 by Aron L.

  • Kirk B.Be there by 1030 or wait till one. Good food and food atmosphere.

    55555 by Kirk B.

  • Alana L.Do you like bluegrass? Of course you do. Go to brunch on Sundays. Live bluegrass, killer grub, good time, food coma.

    55555 by Alana L.

  • Jill R.This place has great vegetarian options! Must try the buffalo brussel sprouts and veggie burgers. So good.

    55555 by Jill R.

  • Sophia G.I've only heard good things I was impressed! The homemade potato gnocchi were like soft potato pillows in my mouth that sat in this rich concentrated stew broth. It went perfectly with a beer. Yum!

    55555 by Sophia G.

  • Sean R.Great place. I recommend the cuban reuben!

    55555 by Sean R.

  • Valentina M.Shrimp and grits with a live band made for a wondrous Sunday brunch

    55555 by Valentina M.

  • Allison S.Must try the Monsoon. Mount Gay, mango and ginger beer. Vacation in a glass.

    55555 by Allison S.

  • Bill K.The chicken special I had tasted like frozen food, then the bearded bartender made me stand because he had promised my seat to two girls he was flirting with. Really? Awful experience all around.

    22222 by Bill K.

  • Magnus v.A year later, I still dream of the amazing meatloaf I had here. Also, the buffalo brussel sprouts are the best chicken wings I ever had. And I don't even like brussel sprouts!

    55555 by Magnus v.

  • Margaret C.Buffalo fried Brussels sprouts!!!

    55555 by Margaret C.

  • Charles Z.Great atmosphere, tasty food and drinks!!!

    55555 by Charles Z.

  • Laura B.Great food, great drinks, but the best part are the bartenders. I would come back again and again for them. Extra points for remembering my name.

    55555 by Laura B.

  • Melinda G.The immense popularity of this quasi-neighborhood joint means there's a wait at 6pm on a Sunday. Order a plate of (3) deviled eggs from the bar to keep your hunger in check.

    33333 by Melinda G.

  • penny h.the best veggie burger in town!!! yum

    55555 by penny h.

  • chinseltired of trivia? this place has spelling bee nights every tuesday! fantastic food and friendly wait staff

    55555 by chinsel

  • Lily L.Joe is one of my favorite bartenders in the world & the Mark & Stormy* is beyond good. (*Makers Mark, homemade ginger-chili simple syrup, & soda) Try the Buffalo Brussel sprouts & be prepared to wait.

    55555 by Lily L.

  • Rhan K.If you get a server named Dave, expect thAt he will try to up sell you on everything and pay no attention to you when you need something (spent 20 minutes on getting our check)

    22222 by Rhan K.

  • Eric A.Be warned — the chocolate pudding is bitter. Not recommended for those expecting a sweet dessert!

    55555 by Eric A.

  • Eric A.Wow — the Buffalo Brussels Sprouts are a must try! This vegetable will never be the same!

    55555 by Eric A.

  • Rachel L.Awesome service. fried cheese balls, buffalo brussel sprouts. Mmm. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Best of Somerville

    55555 by Rachel L.

  • Eric A.No separate kids menu, but they can do grilled cheese, grilled chicken, Mac & cheese, and more

    55555 by Eric A.

  • Christine M.They have deviled eggs and hush puppies… What more could you want??? Oh, and of COURSE their bartenders are stellar and make the most exceptional bevvies!!!

    55555 by Christine M.

  • NadinaGreat comfort food! Love the cheeseburger and the homemade pickles. Shrimp & grits are also great. If you're over 21, the Monsoon...

    55555 by Nadina

  • Evan K.Get the dirty bird, to die for also the bloody mary's are really good

    55555 by Evan K.

  • 👾 Matt B.Order the buffalo fried brussel sprouts. Sounds strange, but you won't regret it. All the amazing taste of buffalo wings with the complex texture of brussel sprouts.

    55555 by 👾 Matt B.

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    55555 by DigBoston

  • DigBostonUnassuming at first glance, but a top-shelf destination full of great dinner options and reasonably priced drinks. http://is.gd/tziZ29

    55555 by DigBoston

  • Jon C.Great spot. Apparently it's the Belgian way to pour your beer with 50% foam.. So if you order a Duvel and it's full of foam, just think of it as authentic.

    55555 by Jon C.

  • Boston.comBluegrass Brunch! Where else could you find live banjo, fiddle, and guitar on the menu but at Highland Kitchen's Sunday brunch? Put some south in your mouth with an order of shrimp and grits.

    55555 by Boston.com

  • John M.S h I t t y food

    22222 by John M.

  • John M.Your better off going to davis sq a lot more choices this place not so good

    22222 by John M.

  • John M.Wacth out when they go out back making special sauce (you geussed it)

    55555 by John M.

  • John M.Highland s0perm Kitchen (S U X)

    33333 by John M.

  • K.Adam W.Speaking as a former NC resident, this is the best pulled pork sandwich I've had in New England. Vinegary and delicious!

    55555 by K.Adam W.

  • Joe C.Deviled eggs for the win

    55555 by Joe C.

  • Nelson J.For dinner get the half chicken; for brunch get the dirty bird!

    55555 by Nelson J.

  • Jake S.The brunch can get ridiculous. Get here early on a Sunday and order something sausage - it's delicious here.

    55555 by Jake S.

  • Tamara H.Apparently brunch is a "thing," so make sure you line up outside at least 15 min before 11 on Sundays.

    33333 by Tamara H.

  • Bianca P.Carrot & turnip soup (special), mussels (delicious coconut-lobster broth), clams, black bean burger - just plain awesome - and of course, banana bread pudding. So glad we finally came here!

    55555 by Bianca P.

  • Bianca P.First time here after hearing great things. I've never left a tip or any sort of online review for anything. I am writing because everything I had as amazingggg:

    33333 by Bianca P.

  • Aaron C.Brussels sprouts!

    55555 by Aaron C.

  • John M.Helloe fellows not good here

    33333 by John M.

  • John M.Penes s p e r m burgers

    55555 by John M.

  • John M.Penis's sperm burgers

    22222 by John M.

  • John M.Fuood Not Good s u x

    22222 by John M.

  • OenodogDo not go for brunch unless you're trying to recreate the crowded bar feeling of the night before. Drink orders will always take preference over food orders

    33333 by Oenodog

  • Catiria M.Try the Sheraton Commander or the Dorchester very good drinks! Btw parking is in the back.

    55555 by Catiria M.

  • CBS LocalDon't sweat the wait; eat dessert first. Put your name on the list and head to The Chocolate Tarte nearby. - Rachel Leah Blumenthal, CBS Boston

    55555 by CBS Local

  • Rachael AWild mushroom ragout!!!

    55555 by Rachael A

  • Joan M.Buffalo Brussels sprouts: honestly the best vegetable ever. And I've had dreams about the blue cheese dip.

    55555 by Joan M.

  • Meg M.Bored on a Wednesday night? Head here to order a Scarlet O'Hara at the bar and sit back and watch as people belt out some Aretha on Karaoke night!

    55555 by Meg M.

  • Robert A.Get a drink then some food, you'll love it!

    55555 by Robert A.

  • Brendan S.Black bean burg

    55555 by Brendan S.

  • Melissa TKaraoke on Wednesday nights.. always a great time! Also, in season, try the buffalo brussel sprouts.

    55555 by Melissa T

  • Jess S.Come to the Sunday brunch. food's good and the music is the best!

    55555 by Jess S.

  • Michael CMezcal Old Fashioned cocktails all day!

    55555 by Michael C

  • John M.Don't give money to the lady hanging outside asking for a dollar

    11111 by John M.

  • AskMen. The repurposed neighborhood dive bar-cum-craft cocktail/comfort food standout was ahead of the curve in a scene that's starting to see more and more places that fit that description.

    33333 by AskMen

  • Greg S.Get the burger with bacon & Blu Cheese

    33333 by Greg S.

  • The FeastCasual setting, exceptional cocktails and cult-fave fried chicken.

    55555 by The Feast

  • The FeastMonthly spelling bee on the first Tuesday of every month. Country fans will enjoy the musical brunch on Sunday.

    55555 by The Feast

  • B ZThe door to the mens room opens on the right... weird!

    33333 by B Z

  • Nancy D.The skirt steak meal is amazing.

    55555 by Nancy D.

  • kyle r.3 words: try the meatloaf

    55555 by kyle r.

  • Jennifer D.Three words: Spicy. Goat. Stew.

    55555 by Jennifer D.

  • todd mThe braised pork shoulder is amazing. It comes with collard greens, mashed potatoes, and a thick cut slab of bacon.

    55555 by todd m

  • Maggie B.The Seelbach cocktail is loverly!

    55555 by Maggie B.

  • BravoGreat bartenders, excellent food and jazz brunch. I go here with my mom and sister. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts

    55555 by Bravo

  • Becky A.Devils on horseback & Cuban ruban. Order. Eat. Happy.

    55555 by Becky A.

  • Jaime C.Definitely try the deviled eggs - Excellent! Hushpuppies, Huervos Rancheros and Chicken Liver Omelette are also really good.

    55555 by Jaime C.

  • Jake R.Excellent scotch list.

    55555 by Jake R.

  • Samantha D.The buffalo brussel sprouts are to die for!! Must Try!!!!

    55555 by Samantha D.

  • Senator John B.Wicked handsome people host karaoke here every Wednesday night starting at 10.

    55555 by Senator John B.

  • NadinaThe homemade pickles are excellent. Also love the blackened catfish po boy and mac n cheese. The cheeseburger is tasty too!

    55555 by Nadina

  • Dan N.try a Brown Derby: rye, grapefruit and honey...so good.

    55555 by Dan N.

  • Senator John B.Spicy Goat Stew. Legendary, incredibly flavorful, and can be prepared extra hot if you like to sweat while eating. Delicious. Eat.

    55555 by Senator John B.

  • silkyslim CButtermilk pancakes are insane

    55555 by silkyslim C

  • AskMenIt's exceptionally nice to get a good drink in a place where bringing your kid isn't a problem.

    55555 by AskMen

  • ThrillistWhen you need an extra kick, order the off-the-menu Pelo del Perro from bartender Joe McGuirk. It's Spanish for “hair of the dog,” and essentially a really good fresh squeezed Tequila greyhound.

    33333 by Thrillist

  • Charlie JAvoid the swordfish special. It's like a delicious piece of fish with a dirty martini poured on it.

    33333 by Charlie J

  • Joe C.Order the deviled eggs. Maybe two orders. They are worth the trip, alone.

    55555 by Joe C.

  • JanewareThe bearded bartenders are the best.

    55555 by Janeware

  • Citysearch BostonGo on Tuesdays, where the Spelling Bee kicks off at 9:30pm. Entry is free (save for your dignity) to win a prize of $25GC and glory.

    33333 by Citysearch Boston

  • Robby CGo somewhere else.

    11111 by Robby C

  • Mandy MGo to Highland Kitchen, order the Elderflower Margarita.

    55555 by Mandy M

  • Mike M.Try the Mark and Stormy, like a dark and stormy but with Maker's Mark and delicious chili infused homemade ginger beer.

    55555 by Mike M.

  • Susie JHouse margarita is pretty darn good. Get a Cuban Reuben.

    55555 by Susie J

  • Anne C.Here on a Monday? You must have fried chicken. Diet be damned.

    55555 by Anne C.

  • Tom P.Mark and stormy, a spicy dark and stormy with homeade Ginger beer, nomnom

    55555 by Tom P.

  • Janewaregreat drinks and the food specials are usually awesome too

    55555 by Janeware

  • TJ M.Spicy goat stew is legit. Also try the buffalo Brussels sprouts. A great way to get your veggies.

    55555 by TJ M.

  • Scott D.Best. Burgers. Ever. .... and also the stripped sea bass when they have it

    55555 by Scott D.

  • Rachel D.Have the Cuban Reuben

    55555 by Rachel D.

  • Joan M.amazing fried calamari and steamed mussels

    55555 by Joan M.

  • Christopher JEat the deviled eggs...Chase them with an awesome beer.

    55555 by Christopher J

  • Dave ADamn fine burgers.

    55555 by Dave A

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