About Us

Q&A with Daddy Jones Bar

How long has the company been in business? 

Daddy Jones Bar which has been in business since 2012.

How did the business begin/originate?

I am Dimitra Murphy, a Greek American Somerville native that wanted to bring a bit of my culture to the current cocktail and dining scene in a neighborhood setting. While tacos and tapas had really taken off over the last 10-15 years that had not happened with Greek food and I have been excited to share this with others and watch the trend blossom.

Who is the owner? What is their history?

I, Dimitra Murphy (Tsourianis) am a 37 year old mom that graduated from Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration. I knew that the end goal was owning my own business, but never knew that it would bring me back to my Somerville roots and combine so many different aspects of my life. Previously I was the opening general manager of Alibi Bar and Lounge at the Liberty Hotel, a manager at B&G Oysters, The Tiki Room, Sonsie, coat check/cover charge person at The Sugar Shack and The Big Easy, to front desk agent at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel and a waitress at the Breakfast Club in Brighton.

When I was 15 years old I was hosting the high school dances at my local Greek church and combining the worlds of church and school and new that I truly enjoyed people having a good time while I got to be in the background. Food to me is part of the memory of the evening, it’s a need that people want fulfilled and it’s a way to connect over good lighting, music and vibes.

Community

What relationship does your business have with the community?

We hire many people from our local highschool athletic departments because I used to coach the Somerville High School Cross Country team and still have a wonderful relationship with the department.

Any accomplishments, awards, recognition, articles, or news stories to feature?

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Food

What kind of food do you serve?

Greek American

Where did the recipes come from?

Family

What are your best dishes that everyone loves? 

Spanakopita in phyllo dough with spinach, herbs, egg and feta. Our moussaka has a very cheesy béchamel and sweet potatoes in it!

How often do you add new dishes/menu items?

Our menu has additions seasonally, although many items are offered year round.

What makes your food better than the guy across the street?

We truly care and are having produce delivered often! We keep our menu small so that our items are made fresh!

 

  • Healthy
  • Delicious
  • Indulging