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Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
+1 617-625-1131
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“goat stew” (24 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank sligo273
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 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
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I wasn't really impressed by this restaurant. Sarma which is ranked #1 in Somerville is much much more deserving of the ranking.

Thank incumeg9
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visited Highland Kitchen after reading many favorable reviews and were delighted with our experience. Our server was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Many of the other diners are clearly regulars and were greeted by multiple staff members. The cocktails were great! I particularly...More

Thank nylady21
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Absolutely incredible food, and they know how to make an awesome drink. Somehow my husband and I have become regulars, monday night fried chicken is the BEST! What else have I had, fish and chips, short ribs, many specials but my all time favorite, well...More

Thank shitchcox
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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.
17 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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