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South End
1.5 km from Museum of Fine Arts
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth queuing to get in. Service speedy and friendly. Food choices to suit all appetites, but the pancakes were delicious. Refillable coffee as often as you want. Really worth making the effort to visit.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

Great place for breakfast. Great choice, really good value, efficient and friendly staff. Best coffee we’ve had so far.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

Even as busy as they were, the food was incredible and our waitress was fantastic! I had the pilgrim sandwich and my husband had eggs his way!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent, the waiting staff friendly and service as fairly speedy. Unfortunately what let this place down was it’s disgustingly, filthy bathrooms. I judge the cleanliness of a kitchen on the cleanliness of a bathroom. If cooking staff are using this- I wouldn’t...visit here again. I’m just glad I’d eaten before I visited the washroom, as if I had seen it first- there’s no way we would have stopped. Luckily no I’ll effects- but please guys- sort it out- this really let you down.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

This restaurant was recommended to us, and we truly enjoyed it. We ate there for breakfast - full breakfast, Belgium waffle with fruit, and a huge French toast. Nice staff and quick food.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

Local diner featured on Triple D. It’s a bit out of the way from touristy spots, so you know that it really is a local gem. Came here around noon and the line was long, but somehow we only waited for about 15 minutes. The...staff will put your name down on a list along with your party size. Indoor dining only. Credit cards are now accepted. There’s one single occupant restroom by the kitchen. It’s a kid-friendly spot. Portions are huge, so you may considering sharing. The food was delicious. The clam chowder was probably the best I’ve ever eaten in Boston, as there was some sort of thyme/rosemary hint in the soup that added some extra nuance. We got the corned beef hash with our eggs over easy, home fries, and rye toast (pre-buttered). We also got the fried chicken dinner which came with your choice of two sides - we got green beans and fries. The fries were golden and the chicken was super crispy. Service was nice but on the slow side. Overall, a good casual spot when you’re feeling hungry and are wanting some comfort diner food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

We have had two great breakfasts here during our visit to Boston. Delicious food. Big portions. Friendly staff. Good value.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and great portion size!! The chocolate chip pancakes are really good and the french toast is also really nice. Love this place and would certainly come again. Only downfall was they charged one of our parties for coffee but they didn’t have any...but other than that amazing!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 May 2021

We were grumpy at first as we had to wait way more than expected, but the wait was surely worthwhile! We enjoyed a delightful dinner.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Great neighborhood spot for breakfast. Be prepared to wait because locals tend to hang out for a long time. Huge portions, gracious and attentive staff, reasonable prices and good food!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

When in Boston head to this fantastic diner which offers great food great atmosphere and a reflection of the area before gentrification hit this area Breakfast is huge with pancakes my favourite unlimited coffee and great service

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

When we walked in the place was packed so I knew that was a good sign. I had the Lucylou burrito and that thing was enormous! The home fries are skillet potatoes. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are huge!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Walked here from our hotel about a 20 minute walk. Defo worth the walk for the real diner experience. The pancakes are huge but delicious, my boyfriend got the home fries with eggs and bacon which he devoured. Would recommend

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Small establishment that was packed to the brim and I feel as if it’s always like that. Line was out the door but we were seated within 25 min. I got the special which was a BLT w/ garlic cream cheese and avocado and it...was delicious. Whatever you get there will be what any other diner would make but gourmet aka way better ingredients and chefs. Great place and highly recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

The line is out the door on weekend mornings, and for good reason! The food is simple, but delicious. Be prepared for a wait, but it's definitely worth it.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Im not the diner,but if you go on their website. You will find the menu. The price of all the food is listed
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There seems to be a lot of on-street parking in the neighborhood. We did not have a problem on a Saturday.
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MIKE'S CITY DINER, Boston - South End - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Mike's City Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4