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Thornton's Restaurant

#57 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-4808
+1 617-267-6336
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. Recommend 5 stars. Hidden treasure. Particularly enjoyed the warm and friendly welcome. Fabulous hard working staff that always had a smile.

Thank Anna M
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Low key & understated but the menu is filled with many options, standard & different. Good value for breakfast in a major city.

Thank Passport2bucketlist
New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here twice. Took the subway there from Taj hotel. Very easy. Food is soooooooooo good!!! We got there around 10 both times and we maybe waited 15 min. Worth it for how good the food is. Eggs benedict options are amazing and split small order of blueberry pancakes. They let you order as many as you want so... More 

Thank lcooper
Melbourne, Florida
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88 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat morning at 9 a.m., I was alone and seated in about 10 minutes. Server was very friendly. The food was excellent and the price even better. I had very uniquely prepared French Toast, egg white scrambled eggs and coffee for $13. About as good as it gets for big city prices. No pressure to flip the table either despite... More 

Thank Bill B
Shelburne, Vermont
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183 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Scrambled eggs with ham and cheddar cheese with toast and home fries for $6.95 can't be beat, so this is a good deal in a neighborhood when you can easily spend twice that amount for breakfast. The other breakfast was delicious challah french toast with fresh strawberries.

Thank Philly2VT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Good location in Back Bay. They have a huge menu, friendly service, excellent value and food was terrific. Recommended Alex's Crazy Twos

Thank Bflo1966
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

There was a lineup around 10am on a weekday but it moved well. We were seated in about 10 mins. The wait staff was busy but efficient, especially considering how rude the couple next to us was. They acted like they were the only ones in the resto and were rather rude and short with the waitstaff. But I think... More 

Thank Ann H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here the day after New Years and we're pleased that it wasn't packed, since it was the official holiday and seems like a day when lots of people would venture out for a big breakfast. It was full, though, and by the time we left there was a small line of people waiting. The menu is large... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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156 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Decent stop for a breakfast near my hotel. Got in there without a line outside (other days saw the line and kept walking). Service was good. Good selections on the menu at decent prices. Food came quick but was very good. I had the western omelet and lot of veggies / meat in it. I would come back here again.

Thank tchoiniere
Kopavogur, Iceland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is a gem, very good food, large potions, the omelet is just amazing. The service was very good. This is a very busy place so I suggest arriving early! We were there at just past 8 am and there was only one free table at that time. Will most definitely eat there again.

Thank SonjaOsk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-4808
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-267-6336

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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