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The 12 Best Lunch Spots In Davis Square, Somerville

Updated: September 21, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Davis Square! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Davis Square. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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When Pigs Fly

Bakery, $$, Davis SquareBakery, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Tu Y Yo

Mexican, $$, Davis SquareMexican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Oath Pizza - Somerville

Pizza, $, Davis SquarePizza, $Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat and Drink in Somerville’s Davis Square

    Eater, 2018

Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

American, $$, Davis SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    The Back Bay Lunch Guide

    Infatuation
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat and Drink in Somerville’s Davis Square

    Eater, 2018

Five Horses Tavern

American, $$, Davis SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Painted Burro

Mexican, $$, Davis SquareMexican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

Noor Mediterranean Grill

Middle Eastern, $, Davis SquareMiddle Eastern, $Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Boston Burger - Somerville

American, $$, Davis SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Kor Tor Mor

Thai, $, Davis SquareThai, $Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Los Amigos Taqueria

Mexican, $$, Davis SquareMexican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Grainmaker

Asian Fusion, $$, Davis SquareAsian Fusion, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Mike's Food & Spirits

Italian, $, Davis SquareItalian, $Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat and Drink in Somerville’s Davis Square

    Eater, 2018

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Infatuation and Eater. These top contenders have appeared in Infatuation - The Back Bay Lunch Guide and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Somerville’s Davis Square. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

The highest-rated lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in Davis Square are Out of the Blue, Tu Y Yo and Oath Pizza - Somerville.

Tu Y Yo, Oath Pizza - Somerville, and Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Davis Square.

Out of the Blue, Tu Y Yo, and Oath Pizza - Somerville are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in Davis Square.

The highest-rated restaurants in Davis Square for boozy lunches are Out of the Blue, Tu Y Yo, and Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar.

Martsa On Elm, Tsurumen Davis, and Los Amigos Taqueria are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in Davis Square.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to banh mi


    When ordering banh mi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Mangose, a popular beer.

  • Enjoy banh mi with Cilantro Chile Cooler

    To elevate your banh mi experience, we recommend some Cilantro Chile Cooler to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.

  • Pair Kabinett with banh mi

    Experts suggest pairing banh mi with a glass of sweet Kabinett, a white wine that cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.


Did you know?

  • A traditional drink of China

    Do you know how sour plum tea is made? Well it’s made by smoking the plums and people usually drink it while eating hot pot.

  • A speedy eater

    one pound of vindaloo curry is the crazy amount that Rhys Bain ate in2 minutes.

  • A classic dish

    If you take a trip to bahn mi, then the well-known, tasty bahn mi should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

Parking information

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