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Johnny D's Uptown - CLOSED

17 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2730
+1 617-776-2004
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
15 Dec 2015
“One of the best small venues for local music!!”
21 Oct 2015
“Great venue for a small show”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
17 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2730
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Cannot beat Johnnie D's for seeing terrific music 7 days a week, some free shows and otherwise reasonable ticket prices for shows. Food id good, brunch is outstanding!!

Thank Joann B
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I attended 2 shows here last weekend and both were great. Sound quality was impressive for the size of Johnny D's and the staff was attentive and professional. If you want to get a seat, definitely get there early, especially if you are attending the...More

Thank allie f
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We went to see a show and were required to purchase food. It was a very welcome place and we saw a great honky tonk show. The customers were well taken care of but I would rate the food as average. We went for the...More

1  Thank Debby E
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Johnny D's is a landmark in Davis Square. It features a lot of up-and-coming bands as well as interesting touring bands from around the country. Music most nights with a reasonable cover for live music ($10-20) Had brunch here last weekend. Belgian waffles (pay the...More

1  Thank P B
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Small and comfortable location to see good music acts. Surprisingly "clean" food, several grades up from standard bar fare. And a really good beer selection. Will be missed when they finally close in 2016.

Thank tomaqua
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A great place to take my daughter for her birthday! A bit of classy Jazz playing during brunch, great Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's (in house mix!), an eclectic assortment of offerings that included huge omletes and great grits!

Thank Barceman
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Great spot for live music most nights of the week. I've been to several concerts and jam sessions. The jazz brunch on Sunday is fine, but nothing to write home about.

1  Thank Crystchelle
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Go late,get a drink,stand on the "dance" floor,in front of people who paid for "reserve seats". You get a view ,they get Nada. Oh ,if your one of the customers who are now viewing peoples posteriors, go complain to the turkeys(Dorchester lingo) who run this...More

Thank Kennston T
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Our son lives in Somerville, and while visiting we tried Johnny D's Uptown for their Jazz Brunch Sunday morning. Great coffee and delicious breakfast food with unobtrusive jazz being played in the background--we had a great time and a great meal! I had the blintzes...More

Thank Shelli22
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Great musicians take stage. Some really good international bands have had shows in there. Music is good but food is absolutely not. I've been to Sunday brunch a couple of times but never impressed. Dinner and bar food are equally bad. Just stay at the...More

Thank Metropolis2000
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2730
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-776-2004
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