Out of the Blue

4.6
509 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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B
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun evening eating authentic Italian seafood. We started with the clams casino app which was awesome. Entrees were clams and linguine with red sauce and with white sauce, scallops. We’ll be back!

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LM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive waitstaff and excellent prices! Our 1st there and will go back if in the area.

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JA
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time customers and the food is always the same. Outstanding!

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CP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Out of the Blue was a great experience. The food was delicious, and the owner Steve and his wife were extremely hospitable. It was as if being in their own home.

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B
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great owners and lovely wait staff. Fabulous seafood with pasta no matter what kind of sauce you get on it. Both the spicy calamari salad and the octopus salad with olives and capers are to die for

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ST
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If you're looking for great seafood, this is the place. Unassuming style, no fancy plates or ambiance, but deliciously cooked seafood, good variety and excellent service and care given.

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TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here for years and it’s always outstanding.

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DG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot: good food: outstanding service

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TP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going here for more than 10 years. We have always had a great meal. I highly recommend!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was great the service was wonderful, my wife and I love that restaurant!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another good meal with friends at Out Of The Blue. We went on a Monday so the restaurant was relatively quiet and we enjoyed attentive service from the waitstaff. The food was excellent as usual but for the price I wish the portions of both the appetizer and entree were a bit larger.

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LA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for the sea food emphasis and especially enjoyed the lobster fra diavolo. Desserts were also good.

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of the blue has been solid for over 15 years. Our family's go to place for special occasions or just dining out. True gem.

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t
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Average experience. Server was indifferent at best. Very noisy, a bit bare bones decor for the prices they charged. Baked Halibut was good, but came with just a standard salad, no sides. You can do much better for seafood in Boston !

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K
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu has a wide assortment of fish but also has some non fish items. Peter, our server, was outstanding. He was Friendly, attentive and very efficient. The food was excellent. The Caesar salad, oysters and clams in a delicious red sauce, so good! Main course was even better! Fish was fresh and delicious. Overall a great experience! Highly recommend!!!

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dining experience! ! !

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JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner was delicious! I would definitely return!

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MS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here at this Greek seafood restaurant is exceptional, particularly the octopus salad and the clam in broth. Great flan for desert and expresso. Altogether a great experience.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. It is in a small space, but the food is worth it.

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S
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A weekday evening, and a friend from work and I were scoping out restaurants in Davis Square. Something reasonably priced with delicious and healthy food, and yet casual. Out of the Blue proved to be perfect. My friend ordered the Grilled Cajun Swordfish and seemed very happy with it; the portion was sizable and she ate every bite. I ordered the chunked/chopped shrimp and calamari with broccoli rabe and squid ink fettucine in a garlic sauce -- quite the mouthful but boy oh boy was an absolutely delicious mouthful. The portion was large enough that I was able to relive my delight for lunch today! We ordered wine with dinner (good value compared to other restaurants) and were able to enjoy catching up in a casual atmosphere over delicious food. Highly recommended.

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BB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I knew very little about Out of the Blue but the reviews were very positive and the location was perfect. The food was very very good. Grilled octopus, seared tuna, sweet and white potatoes - all cooked spot on. Service was attentive and jovial and professional. It was a bit cold and drafty on a chilly night but didn't really detract from the experience - if you go on a cold night bring a vest. All in all, really liked Out of the Blue.

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A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone was exceptional as far as service and greetings. They treated us so nice.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good but the service was terrible. We waited 15 minutes to even be approached and our food came out long before our wine and drinks got to us. The server never looked up just a quick “do you want to order?” It also took my too long to get silverware once my food came out to the point that it was almost cold. I have lived in the area for over 10 years and I will recommend that others not waste time or money here with so many other great options in the area.

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KF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was wonderful and service was good. However, I made the mistake of agreeing to sit towards the front of the building. Since the door kept opening with customers, I was was horribly cold. My husband and I have a young child, so this dinner was the first night out that we spent alone together in 6 months. Unfortunately, I was so physically uncomfortable that by the time the waiter mentioned dessert, I just wanted to return home.

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AZ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of the Blue is The Best. Fabulous seafood and Italian dishes, good wine list, and amazing service. (And very reasonably priced.) A neighborhood stand-out. But also worth a trip to Davis Square, if you’re not a neighbor.

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AM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Out of the Blue! It was the perfect place to bring my parents to when they were in town. The food was excellent; I could eat the grilled Spanish-style octopus any day, and their whole cooked fish was cooked perfectly. Pair their simple, fresh food with a down-to-earth (and sea) atmosphere with great service, and we found ourselves a new family favorite. We look forward to coming back again soon!

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h
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Traditional Italian seafood , prepared well , but not aspirational. Crab cakes covered in marinara different but not great. Marinara on other pasta dishes good but not exceptional. Seafood well prepared , tender not over cooked but lacking any flavor .

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HH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

It's probably better at quite house Middle of Tuesday afternoon, for example? than when the restaurant is full.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice find in Davis Square.

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A
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing-he even tied a lobster bib around my boyfriend’s neck so he could eat! Great service 👌🏼

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s
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was decent. My dining partner had swordfish- decent flavor but a little dry. I had stuffed calamari with Fra diavolo. Very happy with my dish. It was 730 on a Saturday so busy and a little loud but that was expected. Service was good . I would go back. Chicken parm looked great

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FM
New England
45 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Out of the Blue is a very nice neighborhood place with fine food, a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and extensive bar selections. Davis Square in Somerville has many fine restaurants. If you haven't tried Out of the Blue, next time in Davis Square try it. You will return.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, non-pretentious atmosphere, great prices. The restaurant provided a lovely dining experience.

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MK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Awesome food, excellent service. Never lets me down.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Seared tuna full of flavors, seared to perfection. Wait staff were great, very friendly. Will be going back soon!

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DM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good. we ordered fairly quickly, and apps came quite quickly. Unfortunately, the server arrived back before we had finished and tried to push my plate to the side to present the main. I was literally still eating from the plate, but he needed to shove it out of the way to make room for the next course. I really hate when they do that...

The food was quite good. If i went back, i would either not order an app, or else refuse to order a main until finishing (or finished) the app.

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k
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was not great. Salad advertised as romaine, arugula, spinach had only romaine. Waiter reluctantly fixed. Fish was prepared nicely but pasta sauces were gloppy and oily. I won't be going back.

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PL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed it very much everyone cleaned their plates. The service was great.

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

great octopus salad appetizer; fried calamari were overcooked

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and nice people! And convenient to the T and the Somerville Theatre too. We will be back!

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