Out of the Blue

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciousness

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem of a restaurant with excellent food and service. Loved our choices of Fried Calamari, Pan Seared Sesame Salmon and Pan Seared Scallops . Look forward to going back to try other items on the menu. Every dish coming out of the kitchen looked amazing!

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. Our first visit. Bound to return, from delicious seafood, ample portions, to great desserts, including phenomenal tiramisu.

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! We’ve been coming to Out Of The Blue for almost 20 years and it continues to be one of my favorites.
I’m a bit of a seasoned foodie and all culinary roads I’ve traveled lead right back here.
The food is prepared and served from the heart and it is incredible ; hearty, fresh and flavorful.
The owner Stavros is always present and receives his guests warmly to match the comfortable, unpretentious and low key atmosphere.
Run, don’t walk to enjoy a delicious homemade meal served with a side of charming hospitality and integrity. Efharisto Stavros and Team!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great! I liked the liveliness of the place. Cozy place

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food really good

TF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent, fresh, well made, and tasty seafood.

JM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of the Blue is a very welcoming restaurant - which serves great food at reasonable prices (we love their seafood dishes, and pasta - and of course the desserts!) Consistently excellent!

RN
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood and beautiful presentation. Our server was wonderful, sorry I don't have his name to add.

R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was an excellent experience all around. I would recommend to anyone

c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Price is right. Lot of fun

JH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great family diner out. Child friendly. Food was excellent. Service was super.

B
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were what you would expect from a great restaurant. More traditional than some of the places in Davis Sq. and just a touch quieter. All of that was perfect for us, a table of 6 that could eat peacefully and hear each other. Loved the octopus appetizer and the Cajun Swordfish.

OT
New England
54 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at "Out of the Blue" many times over the years and have submitted previous reviews. Nothing has changed. "Out of the Blue" is an outstanding venue in an area (Davis Sq., Somerville) where there are many fine restaurants. The menu is extensive and diverse. The wine list is limited. But don't go there for the wine. It is the food that makes the difference.

SG
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the cherrystones every time I visit this restaurant. You can count on very fresh shellfish and fish here and a no nonsense New England seafood experience.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best seafood in the metro Boston area! Cozy, authentic, unpretentious.

EG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great value.....I am a repeat customer and have never had a bad meal

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , very attentive stuff. I Would highly recommend this place.

GL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite dinner spots- good food and company. Really good seafood and pasta. Everyone is very friendly- from the owners to the cooks.

KK
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST seafood place around. Beats the pants off of you-know-who! Their sauces are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Service is excellent and the atmosphere is super casual and friendly. Please support this family-owned small restaurant.

JW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our daughter's birthday with 6 people, everyone ordered something different and everything was really tasty and fresh. Staff were very welcoming. It was our first time but will come again.

JA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Steve and Lydia are excellent hosts to compliment their great food.

ER
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service, perfectly cooked food, and the friendliest wait staff around. Would go back again and again!

GM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cozy place, very good food. Appeared to have loads of regulars. We'll be back.

SC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very friendly service, food was delicious, only recommendations it to have a choice with the entrée. Haddock with a choice of salad or pasta, not a great choice, it should come with potato or rice and a vegetable.

SA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In looking for a place in Davis Square that would appeal to both conservative and adventurous diners, I read the reviews of Out of the Blue and chose it. Reviews were spot on. All food was delicious. Wine and drinks were reasonable. Parking was the only difficulty to leave enough time to find a spot.

WK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

4 of us came here before going to see the Slutcracker and the restaurant was by far the better of the two. We found much on the menu that appealed to us. We shared two cannolis among the four of us and found them to be much better than average. They were not pre-filled and the filling was homemade. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and had excellent service.

GS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

family-run for years. great seafood in a variety of sauces. small, very reasonably-priced wine list. no airs and graces: just good food and great service.

f
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a very enjoyable evening at Out of the Blue. The food was delicious. I loved my scallops and shrimp with butternut squash ravioli. My husband got shrimp scampi and thought it was okay but overall it was a lovely evening!

j
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like seafood and great service you’ll love Out of the Blue.

M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love the value of sea food options and the taste! Great spot!

ML
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hadn’t been to Out of the Blue in many years although it used to be a favorite. I am happy to say it has not changed much, the food is very good and fairly priced. Our server was also good, although perhaps a little overtaxed on a Saturday night. Overall, a good value that has stood the test of time!

JG
New England
103 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a nice addition to Davis Square. It is a small restaurant which utilizes its space well. There are a lot of choices to please everyone’s eating style. Our server was on top of our order and he timed everything brilliantly. The prices are reasonable and you really do appreciate the fine food at a reasonable price. Definitely looking forward to going back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience3

I’ve always enjoyed this place but my dish tonight the stuffed calamari should be removed from the menus it was
So chewy I couldn’t even finish. The Lafayette at the door is by far the sweetest best hostess I’ve had at any restaurant!!

RC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Out of the Blue. Every element was very well done, including cocktails, oysters, entrees (swordfish tips and a shrimp/scallop special) and dessert (cannoli). Service was perfect. In terms of atmosphere, it has a small, neighborhood field. From a price perspective, it was a great value.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went in the Saturday night, the restaurant was full. Kitchen was a little busy, but the food was great, we liked everything we had order, filled squid salad, scallop with pasta, little neck in garlic sauce. We will be back.

n
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we have a date-night without our kids - or even with! - we always find ourselves back at Out of the Blue. The relaxed atmosphere and the sense of being recognized and welcomed each time has made this our neighborhood go-to. Equally wonderful is the freshness and variety of the food. There's enough options for the kitchen to do each meal thoughtfully and well. We have a beloved friend who comes with us who is also a 'regular' who has little tweaks that are always accommodated. We brought our elderly parents here recently and they were just as charmed. Thank you for offering food and service that is straightforward, special without being fussy, feels like a special night out and also like your neighborhood rest spot. We will, - of course - be coming back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere

NR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled with our dinners! Vegetarian pasta delicious. Fish amazing. Helpful unpretentious service. Homey and fabulous. Will go back every time I visit Boston

SF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Somerville if not the greater Boston area. My wife and I lived in Somerville for 7 years and always ate there for special occasions and really any occasion. We now live in DC but go back every time we are in town. Amazing food, friendly people, and a great value. I've always said that if it were located on the waterfront it would charge twice as much and be a 5 star restaurant. You won't regret stopping by Out of the Blue.