Monday, June 29, 2020

Eat at Jumbo's Is Returning to Somerville's Ball Square

A comfort food spot in Somerville that morphed into a vegetarian eatery is returning to its old space.

According to a Facebook post, Eat at Jumbo's is coming back to Ball Square, moving into the space on Broadway that has been home to Sassafras since the spring of 2018. Grover Taylor, who is behind both restaurants, may be doing some "Sassafras ticketed private dinners" in order to give a proper goodbye to that restaurant, though exact details have not been given as of yet, and it isn't known exactly when Eat at Jumbo's will officially reopen, so keep checking back for updates.

Eat at Jumbo's first opened in 2009, featuring such items as wings, pizza, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and more when it first opened, with the focus becoming more on vegetarian and vegan items before it changed into Sassafras.

The address for Eat at Jumbo's (and Sassafras) is 688 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144. The website for Eat at Jumbo's can be found at

[December 6 update: A new Facebook post from the place indicates that Eat at Jumbo's has opened, with takeout, delivery, online ordering, and a limited amount of indoor seating available. (The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.)]

[Earlier Article]
Eat at Jumbo's in Somerville's Ball Square Is Now Sassafras

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

Please help keep Boston Restaurant Talk and Boston's Hidden Restaurants going by making a one-time contribution or via a monthly subscription. Thanks! (Donations are non-deductible.)

Payment Options