This month we venture out to Magoun Square in Somerville. The Square is located at the intersection of Broadway and Medford Street, just east of Ball Square. Fun historical fact – the Square was named after the family of John Calvin Magoun, who was married into the Tufts family lineage.
Today, Magoun Square is home to a vibrant residential neighborhood, with a growing local business scene. Old favorites, like Modelo Bakery, On the Hill Tavern, and Olde Magoun’s Saloon are now joined my new neighborhood faves, like Daddy Jones and the upcoming PennyPackers. There is something for everyone in this unique Somerville square. Click here for our photo gallery.
Olde Magoun Saloon
518 Medford Street, Somerville, MA
Anyone who lives or even visits Magoun Square knows the neighborhood hangout, Olde Magoun. The Saloon has over 28 taps of local and imported craft beer and a weekly rotating cask of local ale, each one served in its own distinctive glass. The bar also has a great pub menu featuring traditional and creative burgers, signature sandwiches, and classic pub favorites like nachos and fish & chips. The Saloon is a great spot to meet up with friends, try the newest local ale or play some great trivia on a Tuesday night.
Modelo Butcher Shop
501 Medford Street, Somerville, MA
This butcher shop is one of the newest spaces in Magoun Square. The shop offers a variety of high-cut meat, chicken wings and more. Most notably, the shop offers a wide range of grocery goods – a great “one stop shop” for dinner. Check it out next time you are in the neighborhood.
508 Medford Street, Somerville, MA
One of the oldest spots in Magoun is the Model Bakery. The bakery offers fresh Brazilian food and a variety of bakery goods, like the famous cheese bread. Breakfast is offered all day long with a free cup of coffee too. Definitely worth a stop while exploring the Square.
K-2 Wine & Beer
500 Medford Street, Somerville, MA
K-2 Wine & Beer opened almost a year ago in the Square and has been a hit ever since. The liquor store offers a wide variety of affordable beers and wine, and offers weekly specials. Kegs are available by special order, too. Don’t forget to stop by their Friday night wine tastings from 5-7pm!
509 Broadway, Somerville, MA
You know you are really a Somerville resident when you have ordered from Wang’s. The storefront might be small, but the offerings inside are not. Wang’s offers an affordable array of well-made Chinese food. Wang’s is open late on the weekends and offers both take out and delivery. Call them up at: (617) 623-2982.
525 Medford Street, Somerville, MA
Daddy Jones is one of the new neighborhood hangouts to hit the Square. Opened by Somerville resident Dimitra Tsourianis, the restaurant features a variety of all American favorites (our favorite: Mac & Cheese) to traditional Greek-inspired treats from the owner’s family. Cocktails are offered in funky old-school cocktail glasses and the beer menu features some fun, local craft brews. The restaurant features old school 80s shows like Alf and Cosby Show, while also featuring the Red Sox game at the bar. Bonus is that is Dimitra is always around, and is very involved in the local community. A must for those exploring Magoun Square.