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McKay's Breakfast and Lunch

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144 Franklin St, Quincy, MA 02169-7834
+1 617-773-0099
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Wed 05:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 05:00 - 20:00
Sat 05:00 - 15:00
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Maybe it was an off day for this local favorite, or maybe it's just not as good as some folks have told us it is. McKay's simply didn't leave us at all wowed. The western omelet didn't include cheese automatically, which seemed odd, so the other ingredients were left with nothing to hold it together and a rather bland result.... More 

Thank Grace_K102
Fountain Valley, California
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427 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Across the street from the birth place of John & John Q Adams. 5 star service. Coffee cups ($1.75) never runs dry here. Tried the grilled blueberry muffin ($2) tasted great too. Homemade. Had the Spinach & Feta Omelette ($9.50) which was loaded with spinach... would make Popeye envious. Home potatoes (red) were cooked perfectly and had generous portion. Very... More 

Thank baaaaaaa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McKay has large portions and the best fried scallops I have found in all of MA! The breakfast offerings are amazing.

Thank Ying L
Braintree, MA
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my wife and three sons. There was something for everyone and the food was great. Dick stopped by our table to inquire how we liked everything and that was a nice touch. Highly recommend McKay's for breakfast. Service was prompt and friendly.

Thank FamilyGuy02184
Bonita Springs, Florida
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had a party of 7 this evening at McKay's. Have never visited this establishment before but will certainly be back again. Our party had orders of prime rib, scallops and clam strips with veggies and fries. Service was exceptional and the food delicious. This is a family restaurant that excels. The prices are very reasonable and the portion size... More 

Thank Neal D
Quincy, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Being from Jersey, we know a few things about diners and breakfasts... while the selections for diners are limited, McKays is by far the best in the area... None of the others compare. Service is quick, polished, but not pushy. The corned beef hash omlet with red skin home fries and rye toast is a 2 fer. Meaning you can... More 

Thank Dave T
Lebanon, Tennessee
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped for breakfast while traveling through. Everything was fine, employees were friendly, food was average. Would eat there again, but it was nothing special. Across the road from the Adams birthplace, so that was a nice surprise.

Thank Tara C
Quincy, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Never have a bad meal here! We come about twice a year for breakfast. Always friendly, fast service. And the food is freshly prepared and delicious. I have eaten dinner here in the past- giant portions of comfort food and fresh seafood.

Thank skeeterplustbone
Newark, Texas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were there on a busy Sunday morning. Waited to get in, waited to get our drinks, waited to give our order. We expected that. However, once we gave our order, we were forgotten about! I was never given more coffee. I spotted the pot and went over to refill my cup after sitting there for 15 minutes with an... More 

Thank Karen S
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

very nice diner wait staff very friendly. food huge portions great breakfast.lots of potatoes typical breakfast style with some extras like blood sausage and other Irish dishes

Thank Magicmanfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Franklin St, Quincy, MA 02169-7834
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: +1 617-773-0099

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?