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Mike's City Diner

#119 of 2,377 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
South End
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1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-267-9393
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Sunday morning and the place is PACKED. We had to wait 30 minutes - but were seated before the full 30 minutes. The menu packs it all, Eggs Benedict several different ways to FLUFFY pancakes. The service was fast and friendly. Mike's is not what I would call an inexpensive place to eat - however - Would absolutely go... More 

Thank Maria A
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My wife had eggs benedict - both eggs were undercooked (meaning liquid whites) and the home fries had some flavor but were very moist - no crispy fries, but instead wet with an oily flavor. We both had failed to order the fries well-cooked (which we regretted). I had the corned beef hash and dropped eggs with white toast and... More 

Thank Rob C
Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Having promised my family pancakes USA style on our holiday we went here for brunch. I had grits with eggs and sausage plus a couple of pancakes. I won't be having grits again in a hurry but you live and learn. Next time I would go for home fries. Everyone in our party enjoyed their experience. From corn beef hash... More 

Thank Slazengerpom
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Staying in downtown Boston this was about a mile and a quarter walk down in the South end. As temperatures were well below freezing the walk was more vigorous than might be normal on holiday. All set us up well for arriving hungry so a big plate of corned beef hash and home fries was welcome rather than daunting. This... More 

Thank BorisPorter62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Food, place and people were lovely we will repeat for sure. It was the diner experience we were looking for a long time.

Thank Jorge F
Potomac, Maryland
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

In town for a New Year's Eve wedding and tried this awesome diner. There were 11 of us and we saw that it wasn't that big of a place and the line was long. So so glad we waited!! The line moved quickly and we miraculously were able to all sit together. The service was so efficient, the waitresses so... More 

Thank Malex16
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Don't be put off by the queue - the food is definitely worth the wait. Daughters wanted to go as had seen on TV but no pretence - what you see is what you get. Old fashioned diner with friendly staff. Excellent pulled pork hash and walnut waffle with bacon, banana and maple syrup was heaven on a plate. Easy... More 

Thank RiddiSue
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you want a proper American breakfast in Boston this is a pretty good place to start. All the staples are present and correct. Layout has classic chrome overtones with exposed kitchen and friendly waiting staff. Worth checking out the specials board too - I had an omelette with roasted veg, feta cheese and avocado that was a lot better... More 

Thank hjworton
Niskayuna, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

the corn beef hash is the best! Home made comfort food worth the short wait for a table and very fair prices.

Thank ncook2
Brookline, MA
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a city Diner that we keep going back to! Chocolate chip pancakes for my wife and scrambled egg/homemade corned beef hash/grits for me, all moderately priced. Cash only!

Thank denbro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-267-9393

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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