Out of the Blue

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560 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Family owned restaurant specializing in seafood.With an open kitchen and a small bar.We been in business since 2000. We bring to your table the freshest seafood directly from the fish pier .Your food is cooked to order .All the sauces dressings desserts are made in house.Our style of cooking is Italian.We also have grilled, baked and fried seafood and for the non seafood eaters we have poultry,meat and vegetarian options.
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JI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely phenomena, same as the service

RG
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are wonderful and food is delicious and consistently so. Enjoy.

s
New England
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food at very good prices. Helpful service. Great place for a meal with friends.

DD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We arrived late but the kitchen was still open. They made a special fish stew for us and the food was fabulous. All good

JA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, nice environment. Always enjoy our meals.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and the nicest staff around

MI
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of the Blue, a long-time staple of Davis Square, is consistently outstanding in every way. My companion and I both had the white fish stew, and we both thought it was excellent! We also loved the flan!!! The atmosphere is always relaxed. The restaurant was full, but there is an easy, unrushed atmosphere there at all times. Service is prompt but unobtrusive. The owners, Stephen and Lydia are both very personable, congenial people, who have taken pride in developing this outstanding restaurant spot in Davis Square. I cannot recommend it enough!

BH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delightfully fresh seafood, simply and tastefully prepared. The seafood is the star of the show- complemented by simple, honest ingredients. Not the most cutting-edge decor, but if you are on the hunt for an outstanding meal, a great bottle of vino at a fair price, and attentive but not unctuous service- Out of the Blue is the place for you.

JH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal. Food was fresh and just enough. Would highly recommend.

LC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very reasonable, friendly place with excellent seafood.

D
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Decent prices for very good food, lots of choices. They didn’t have fried clams

TP
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot. Terrific value in Davis for excellent quality food. Love the service here... really hope to visit more frequently!

RB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly family run restaurant with pleasant atmosphere and excellent service. Good value!!

m
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Happy to have discovered another good restaurant in Davis Sq. The food was very good. The service could have been a bit more prompt. It seemed to be a long time between receiving out cocktails and placing our order. It was pretty noisy. Would return.

JR
New England
78 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated promptly when we arrived. Cocktails arrived shortly after ordering and were perfect. Both starters, the Sautéed Portabella Mushrooms and Clam Chowder were very enjoyable. For the main course, both the Frutte Di Mare and the Clams And Linguine were good sized portions that were prepared perfectly. They provide plenty of bread for soaking up the sauces.
Service is at the right level, always attentive but not intrusive. They also have several wines at very reasonable prices.
We dined here many times and have enjoyed every visit.

CN
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic food...they seemed to have only two guys working as servers so it was a bit slow. However, they were working incredibly hard. Food was exceptional and we had a great time. They should hire some extra help!

JC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great dining experience.

T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I had the Cajun swordfish, and it was amazing. We had crab cakes as appetizers, which were also quite good. The margaritas were very good as well, and my waiter was even able to make me a glass of sangria on request. Everything was great. The only downside is on the atmosphere and ambience. It's a bit more closed off from the street than many other nearby restaurants, which doesn't matter in cold weather, but is something to consider in the summer. Also there's really no atmosphere inside, so you need to bring your own company, but overall a great spot that I would definitely recommend for seafood.

P
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a meal that was not
Perfect. Friendly staff always. Peter, Matt, Frank, all wonderful friendly servers. Lydia and Steve run a wonderful family owned restaurant with the freshest seafood around. Don’t miss this neighborhood gem

A
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Waiter was unfriendly, food is overpriced and there wasn't a single woman working there with a staff of at least 10.

A
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I did not feel welcome at the restaurant. We stood at the front door for at least 10 minutes before someone would come over and speak with us. The clam chowder was the worse. It did not have anything on it. My son had the seafood linguine and the clams and mussels did not taste fresh. I was afraid to eat and get sick. I would not recommend this restaurant. Inside it looked old and the two waiter were not very nice and friendly. I did not feel welcome there.

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best food in town service is great we have been there about 2x month

KJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Children allowed to run around screaming kinda spoiled our experience. The food was great - sole francaise over creamy risotto was delicious. Service very responsive and friendly. But atmosphere only okay. With a few minor changes this restaurant could transform to a much better rating.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!

SN
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This was my 2nd time to this restaurant in one week. The cajun swordfish was delicious however both of us had some stomach issues afterwards - I don't think that's the fault of the restaurant, but perhaps we just don't react well to a spice that was used. The pomegranate cocktail was delicious and the pasta with shrimp scampi was great as well although be warned if you go with the garlic and wine sauce, the garlic is definitely heavy! It's a big dark in the restaurant unless you sit in the first two rows of tables by the door - that's one bit I would try to improve somehow.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Out of the Blue, choosing it due to positive reviews, a good menu and walking distance location. The service was attentive and friendly, and most of the food was good. I am giving a less than stellar review because two of our group ordered the same special and they both gave mediocre reviews (the black squid ink pasta dish) - mushy consistency and not much flavor to the dish. With so many choices, not sure if we will be back.

JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our 4th time there, always very good food. Colorful atmosphere, excellent value. Varied menu.

C
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I think I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. What a find! Loved the name of the restaurant, too. This was one of the few times that the hostess had actually read about my wanting a quiet table. We were put into a quiet alcove with just another table. Perfect! Waiter was available, but gave us a chance to talk and peruse the menu. Menu has quite a selection and variety of fish selections. We had three different selections Yum1 Chowder was delicious and full of clams. The Frutte Di Mare was fantastic. Lots of fish! I asked for the fish to be served over spinach instead of pasta. They added some broccoli and it was delicious. I really appreciated their swapping out the linguine. They did not rush the meal. The restaurant is in Somerville. They have a lot, but it was full. Circled the block and came back to the lot and there was one spot. We will definitely return.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Flavors are out of this world. I know of no better seafood in the greater Boston area!

CW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to an event in Davis square and looked for a restaurant on open table. This is a casual place with sea blue painted walls, a little dark and we were not sure what to expect but were very pleased! My husband had fabulous bronzino and I had sole. The service was attentive and I enjoyed my Albariño and my husband had two Tito’s martinis which he said were superb. Davis square is a throwback to our youth, a pickup jazz group in the commons and dancers joining in. We got a ticket for exceeding two hours non residents parking so beware, but didn’t spoil a great evening.

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place. Delicious seafood & pasta dishes, great wine selection. A place where you can relax and enjoy a good meal & good company

g
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I ordered a Cesar salad with anchovies
They Brought it out with red roasted peppers
Another member of our party ordered a salad with oil and vinegar on the side
They brought white vinegar and said we could use the oil on the table which was ok but not proper
One of your senior staff solved all the issues but I feel more training is a must
Our waiter took the oder never wrote anything down came back a few minutes later asking us again what we ordered
Pretty weak display for great little restaurant that we visit often
A disappointing evening to say the least

PG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was very quiet when we arrive at 530pm Saturday. It was also freezing. They nicely turned the A/C down for us. Apps and drinks came quickly. Pasta, for some reason, took forever to come. By then the place was quite noisy. Food was tasty, and well-prepared.

BM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT FOOD WAS GREAT SERVICE WAS GREAT

G
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The waitstaff was disappointing on this visit. Not attentive at all and when he did come to table to get our food order he was carrying several empty wine glasses in his hands. It wasn't an extremely busy time so i thought he should have paid better attention to us.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The clam chowder tasted like glue. Stuffed clams were not impressive. Drinks were bitter. Very disappointing.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow.. that’s a surprising place. Everything we took, from the octopus and fried calamari appetizer to the amazing sesame FRESH salmon, Sole and mix of sea food pasta bowl... We were all mind blown.
This place is 10 minutes walk from where we live and we never gave it a try. FINALLY we did! And I’m so glad we did.
Music playlist is amazing and relaxing. The restaurant isn’t loud and Wine prices are the cheapest we ever found.

A big surprise.

JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We read the reviews and took a chance. This place is a real find. Great food. Atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. We had seafood and it was top notch. Definitely going back again!

AR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Normally, Out of the Blue would rate higher overall in my experience. But, it was Mother's Day and the meal prep time was way above normal. The food is consistently delicious and the bar does a great job. Our server was very good and did his best. But, the meals took too long to be delivered on this particular day.

H
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious, I would go back for the chicken parmesan alone. However, the bread was cold and hard which was very disappointing. Also, we came for a birthday but our waiter was very standoffish and did not seem interested in helping us celebrate.

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