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Elm Street Tap Room, Somerville, MA

Elm Street Tap Room

4.7
4.7
93 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

Elm Street Taproom sits in the heart of Somerville’s Davis Square; we are walking distance of the Red Line, Somerville Theater, Tufts University, Davis Square Theater, The Rockwell and Porter Square.

This bar and restaurant blends the best of the modern craft beer movement with a familiar, vibrant, social atmosphere. A menu of small plates and shareable snacks incorporates locally sourced ingredients, with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our friendly staff will make a memorable experience whether you join us for lunch, dinner or our highly anticipated weekend brunch.

We are the ideal location for hosting large groups or an intimate date night. Our bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world, boasting 40 drafts, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully selected wine list.

Reservations are recommended; however, walk-ins are always welcome at this unique gathering space for locals and visitors alike.

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Booked 46 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Burgers, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am
    Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-4965

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Ideal space for social events and celebrations with a mixture of high top and regular dining areas. For more information on private events please contact info@elmstreettaproom.com

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Herbert St

  • Parking details

    With plenty of metered parking as well as three accessible public parking lots:Herbert St. Lot (directly behind building) Grove St. Lot Rite Aid LotMeters end at 8pm and are free on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    Elm Street Taproom is located in the heart of Davis Sq. directly off the Red Line stop. A close walk from Porter Sq and easily accessible by several bus routes.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Sandwiches served with choice of Greens, Waffle Fries, or Coleslaw

Snacks

  • Fried Pickles$9.00

    tangy cajun sauce

    • Chicken Nuggets$10.00

      korean style gochujang ranch

      • Sliders*

        burger slider, caramelized onion, american cheese, special sauce

        • (2)$8.00
        • (4)$15.00
        • (6)$19.00
      • Buffalo Cauliflower$10.00

        fried cauliflower, house buffalo sauce, bleu cheese dip

        • Waffle Fries$8.00

          house honey mustard, special sauce

          • Guacamole$13.00

            Avocado, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, lime, house chips

            Shares

            • Thai Lettuce Wraps$16.00

              ground chicken, bean sprouts, cucumber, chopped nuts, peanut sauce, sambal oelek; Substitute Cauliflower

              • Taproom Nachos$15.00

                chili cheese "doritos," poblano queso, guacamole, pico de gallo, refried beans, olives, lime crema, cilantro

                • Chicken Wings*

                  Your Choice of: - Buffalo Ranch - Cajun Dry Rub - Barbecue - Nashville Hot - Mango Habanero

                  • Five Piece$8.00
                  • Ten Piece$15.00
                  • Twenty Five Piece$32.00
                • Chopped Salad$12.00

                  bacon, avocado, cheddar, onion, cucumber, mesculin greens, iceberg, tomato, honey mustard dressing

                  • Wedge Salad$12.00

                    iceberg lettuce, fresh tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing

                    Mains

                    • Skinny Burger*$12.00

                      four ounce burger, american cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato, special sauce, potato roll

                      • Double Burger$15.00
                      • Triple Burger$18.00
                    • Grilled B.L.T.$12.00

                      cherrywook smoked bacon, fresh tomato, iceberg lettuce, basil aioli, sourdough

                      • Cauliflower Po' Boy$15.00

                        fried cauliflower, avocado, coleslaw, cajun aioli, ciabatta

                        • Pulled Pork Sandwich$15.00

                          pulled pork, house bbq, coleslaw, potato bun

                          • Crunch Wrap$15.00

                            Chili-lime beef, queso, pico de gallo, lettuce, lime crema, fried and soft tortillas

                            • The Sauced Chicken Sando$15.00

                              Fried chicken thigh tossed in choice of sauce, potato bun, lettuce, pickles: barbecue - cajun dry rub - buffalo ranch - nashville hot - mango habanero

                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                              What 93 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.7
                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.5Food
                              • 4.7Service
                              • 4.6Ambience
                              • 4.3Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              1. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 1 day ago

                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                Very loud. My fish was burnt but I didn’t say anything because another dish was incorrect and we had a difficult time communicating this as the server didn’t speak English.

                              2. A

                                Autrice

                                New England

                                17 reviews

                                4.0

                                17 reviews

                                Dined on March 30, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Excellent service and friendly atmosphere. Food was quite good, although the portions were a bit small ( chicken sandwich) for the price. Nice selection of beers on tap.

                              3. C

                                mikeC

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The reason I’m doing this is to point out the exceptional service I received. Our waitress was great and I wanted to send this to point out how professional and friendly she was.

                              4. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Diego

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food, beer, and service. Can’t go wrong with this place.

                              5. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                overall3food2service2ambience2

                                Too crowded and not a place to hold conversation. Food was underwhelming and over priced. Thai lettuce wrap way too salty. Wings bland. Nachos were small

                              6. KB

                                KevinB

                                New England

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on February 11, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Really enjoyed the experience. Will definitely be back!

                              7. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 2, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Met up with friends from college for some appetizers and drinks. It was perfect for the occasion and we all enjoyed the food. Plus, the playlist was really good which is always a plus!

                              8. CD

                                CambridgeDiner

                                New England

                                7 reviews

                                4.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on January 23, 2022

                                overall4food2service5ambience4

                                Service was great. Food was nothing special. Nice beer selection.

                              9. ID

                                IlijaD

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 15, 2022

                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                Very nice pub, great beer selection. Food was really nice. Nice place overall.

                              10. L

                                Laurenced

                                New England

                                2 reviews

                                3.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on December 24, 2021

                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                Good Restaurant, Bar Food, Great Service!

                              11. LJ

                                LuckyJesus

                                New England

                                7 reviews

                                4.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on December 14, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Got the fried chicken sandwich. Sandwich was delicious. Only ding was it was described as a "sauced sando" and I was envisioning a very saucy little minx of a sandwich to eat, but it was not that. Had adequate sauce to be tasty but not fully dressed. Still tasty as heck and I would eat again! This place is great. Go eat there and have beers there! You will have a good time and get some good food from some really nice people.

                              12. RS

                                RebeccaS

                                New England

                                18 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                18 reviews

                                Dined on December 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Get the spiked cider- it is a perfect balance of spice and sweet. The brunch options were great and there was a wide variety of options. Thanks all!

                              13. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on November 21, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Great beer selection and menu suiting all tastes and dietary needs. Would recommend!

                              14. T

                                Threasa

                                New England

                                66 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                66 reviews

                                Dined on November 13, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                Good food and great beer selection

                              15. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                7 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on October 30, 2021

                                overall4food2service5ambience5

                                Tacos were soooooo spicy, pulled pork tasted like it had been sitting around for a while, chicken way to spicy also. The wait staff were awesome however and a great beer selection

                              16. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                5 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on September 25, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                friendly staff and food was good

                              17. A

                                Aimlee311

                                New England

                                56 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                56 reviews

                                Dined on August 28, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Food and service are very good, great atmosphere, very cool aesthetic. Smaller portions than you'd expect for price point.

                              18. m

                                maritzab

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 15, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The staff was friendly, the food was great, the beer was great, and it's in a fun location. I went on a friend date but planning on going back with my boyfriend sometime soon!

                              19. MT

                                MarkT

                                New England

                                32 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                32 reviews

                                Dined on August 9, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great getting back to Elm St Taproom, we were able to get an outside table. There is traffic on the street, but it was great to be outside, service was awesome, beer was very good and food was tasty.

                              20. Z

                                Zach

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Very friendly service, good drinks and food, and in a great spot!

                              21. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Las Vegas

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on July 16, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                Appreciate them accommodating when we were delayed in getting there. Called to cancel cause I thought we wouldn’t make it.. but did 30 min later. They pulled up the reservation and sat us right away. The food was ok. The chicken nuggets were barely cooked. Great place, definitely worth trying different menu items.

                              22. KT

                                KimberleyT

                                New England

                                36 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                36 reviews

                                Dined on July 11, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Great beer selection and good food. A little loud inside but it is nice when the front section’s windows are open.

                              23. C

                                Christina

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 23, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                a solid option for casual dining in Davis square. Impressive beer selection

                              24. D

                                Dixie

                                New England

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 13, 2021

                                overall2food1service2ambience2

                                Food was poor and lacking any type flavor.

                              25. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 6, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Service could not have been more attentive!

                              26. MS

                                MariaS

                                New York Area

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on June 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always outstanding food and service!

                              27. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on May 28, 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                We went out to try something new. They have a great selection of beers and my favorite was right there. Right off, that was a positive start. We decided to try different things rather than getting one plate each. The fried pickles although tasty, I found to be too doughy. The wings were delicious with the Nashville hot sauce. After that we topped it off with the pulled pork nachos. They were tasty and fit their description. There was one big fatty piece of pork on the side, that I removed but that’s what you get with pork. Looking forward to return and try other items on the menu. The staff was great, attentive, friendly, accommodating, not a bad comment here and I tend to be picky being a former server myself.

                              28. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on May 15, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great service and ambiance

                              29. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                9 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on May 13, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                Reliable local spot

                              30. O

                                Olivia

                                New England

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on April 24, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                AMAZING as always - no complaints and will be back for my 'dancing days' drink and crunchwrap.

                              31. A

                                Alvin

                                New England

                                16 reviews

                                vip
                                3.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2021

                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                The restaurant was a solid 3 Stars. I would not go out of my way to eat here, but would eat here again if I am in the area. Food was not great, but it is basic pub food. Prices are a little high, but you are in a city and should expect higher prices because their costs are pretty high. Server was pretty good!!

                              32. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                5 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on November 28, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Brunchwrap supreme was so good

                              33. HW

                                HillaryWray

                                New England

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on November 15, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This place has quickly become the favorite neighborhood spot for my boyfriend and I. We come at any time of day whether it be brunch (get the brunch wrap supreme -you're welcome), for some apps and a drink, or to get dinner. The service and always great, and we always feel comfortable even dining inside with the set up per covid-19 guidelines.

                              34. CS

                                CSreview

                                New England

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on October 30, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This was our first visit and it was outstanding. The service was attentive without being overbearing and the entire staff was incredibly friendly. The food and drinks were wonderful and the Halloween decorations were fun. We will definitely be back!

                              35. TH

                                TylerH

                                New England

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on October 30, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Super friendly staff.. adequately distanced inside. Good beer selections (loved the City Roots Pumpkin Cider).

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 13, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing service and great food. One of the best dining experiences we have had since we moved to Boston 3 years ago. Love supporting places like this! We will be back very soon.

                              37. PJ

                                PapaJoe

                                New England

                                24 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                24 reviews

                                Dined on October 9, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Such a great place. Food is outstanding and service is great.

                              38. A

                                Alicia

                                New England

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on October 3, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Service and food were wonderful. So nice that they have the ability to offer an outdoor option. A great spot for sure!

                              39. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 2, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great service

                              40. S

                                Sabine

                                New England

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on September 27, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                The appetizers are great! definitely a good sidekick to a drink and you can watch the game here indoors if you choose.

                              Safety precautions

                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                • Contactless payment available
                              • Screening

                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                              FAQs

                              You can order delivery directly from Elm Street Tap Room using the Order Online button. Elm Street Tap Room also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elm Street Tap Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-4965.

                              Elm Street Tap Room is rated 4.7 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Booked 46 times today
                              Google Map for Elm Street Tap Room

                              256 Elm St Somerville, MA 02144

                              Dining areas

                              Additional information

                              • Cross street

                                Herbert St

                              • Neighborhood

                                Somerville

                              • Hours of operation

                                Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am
                                Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:00 am

                              • Cuisines

                                Gastro Pub, Burgers, Dining Bar

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Casual Dress

                              • Parking details

                                With plenty of metered parking as well as three accessible public parking lots:Herbert St. Lot (directly behind building) Grove St. Lot Rite Aid LotMeters end at 8pm and are free on Sundays.

                              • Public transit

                                Elm Street Taproom is located in the heart of Davis Sq. directly off the Red Line stop. A close walk from Porter Sq and easily accessible by several bus routes.

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Additional

                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                              • Phone number

                                (617) 764-4965

                              • Private party facilities

                                Ideal space for social events and celebrations with a mixture of high top and regular dining areas. For more information on private events please contact info@elmstreettaproom.com

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