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Knotty Pine Restaurant

American, Diner
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295 Auburn St, Newton, MA 02466-1902
+1 617-527-9864
06:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 12:00
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276 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This tiny diner embodies everything classic about a traditional diner breakfast. That's a good thing! Don't ask about giving your name to a hostess, don't ask what kind of teas they have, don't expect an extended fold-out menu. But do expect fresh and freshly prepared basic breakfast fare served hot and fast. Be prepared to wait in line and stand... More 

Thank Mindyopp
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The Knotty Pine is the best breakfast diner in the area. The service is friendly and prompt and the food is excellent. Eggs are done just right- fried, scrambled or as omelettes. Somehow they get the bacon perfect. Nothing high end just great ingredients cooked to order just right and the coffee is pretty good too.

Thank Matthew J
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent breakfast and lunch, not an upscale place, but a perfect local spot for those so inclined.

Thank Wheeldog
Waltham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My sister and her husband, my nephew, his wife and three daughters and I have breakfast here, with the family that runs Knotty Pine, frequently. Some combination of us or all (although all takes 2 tables) are there at least once a week. Not always the same day. Breakfast is fast, good solid diner type fare. Coffee refills often. Smiling... More 

Thank cleopateras
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

You would think that a place that only serves breakfast and lunch would have those two meals nailed. That's not the case with The Knotty Pine. It has plenty of old diner funk, from the worn formica counter to the panelling of its name. The food, however, leaves a lot to be desired. While basic scrambled eggs were okay, the... More 

Thank Filmprof
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A little hole in the wall diner that puts out good, delicious breakfast and lunch food. Specials everyday and quality service. A real local place where it seems that everyone knows everyone. and that's a good thing. Nice friendly people and good basic breakfast food and the prices are good too. Not cheap but very easy on the pocket book.

Thank V2507ZTmarka
Montreal, Canada
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

had a good breakfast here, but short on coffee. very pleasant staff, but one feels a little rushed to eat and get the next customer into the seat. I would have liked a second cup of coffee after my saturday night!

Thank Jmberson
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

As claimed the home fries are great, spicy and great. Small place so plan to wait a little. Food is good quality except the coffee but I'm fussy on that.

Thank Jay P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Have been coming here since I was a kid when my father used to bring us. Recently I have been going for breakfast where you'll find Newton locals - cops next to businessmen, next to moms with kids, and retirees. It is a wonderful melting pot with solid food, friendly service and reasonable prices. It is a Newton landmark which,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a very authentic, family-owned place. Great counter, table seating is okay but very limited. The food is very good, but uninspired-- good eggs and bacon; great pancakes; amazing hash browns. Coffee is not good, unfortunately. There might be healthy options, but I've never even considered them. It's not that kind of place. It's also too expensive for what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Auburn St, Newton, MA 02466-1902
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-527-9864

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?