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17 Hancock Street, Braintree, MA
781-848-8505
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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No frills diner that harkens back to when our days weren't so rushed and our schedules not so hectic. Excellent menu and service and reasonably priced. I loved the hometown feel and laid back atmosphere. Everybody knows everybody and while we were visitors we were with a local who knew half the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Fairfax, VA
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Fairfax, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

No frills diner that harkens back to when our days weren't so rushed and our schedules not so hectic. Excellent menu and service and reasonably priced. I loved the hometown feel and laid back atmosphere. Everybody knows everybody and while we were visitors we were with a local who knew half the room. The server was always at the ready... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First time in. This place is an average small diner, though probably in the lower end of the spectrum. You walk in and seat yourself at whatever table or counter if there is space, waited about 5-minutes for a waitress, They advertise fast service?? Waitress shows up didn't even ask if we wanted coffee? Sorry I am not a local... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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214 reviews 214 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First visit and new to town. Not only our waitress, but another stopped by to welcome us to the community. Our waitress took pains to explain the menu and also the lunch and dinner offerings. However, we waited for some time to even get acknowledged and coffee was brought to a table of regulars before us even though we were... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I go to Olympian diner at least once a week and get fish for my parents. The food, although not bad, has gone downhill since the new owners took over. Which is still in the family. I guess they don't care about the business that has been here for so many years in Braintree. But, the reason why I am... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love this Diner. The staff is great. Service is Great. I have had the Meatloaf, roast pork, Baked Chicken and it was always good. The prices are reasonable. You always leave this diner, full. A must visit.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's neither a fancy, sit-down restaurant nor an old-fashioned diner. Despite the name it is more of a no-nonsense cafe, with a mixture of booths, tables and chairs, and a handful of stools parked at a counter. Basic but efficient best describes it - a working man's diner, pretty well sums it up. The decor and ambience are nothing to... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Long time Braintree resident, used to dine here at least once a week sometimes more, I do not frequent here as much, maybe once a month now. While there seafood is fresh, the other food items are fair at best. The waitress staff have no personalities, they rush around and make you feel that you have to eat and run,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I eat here frequently, either breakfast or dinner. It is a no frills diner with comfort food, but it's also quick and good. We can have a decent breakfast for under $20.00 and for dinner I go for the seafood which is always fresh. The fried shrimp is a generous portion as is the fish and chips.... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I have been going to the Braintree diner for over 30 years at both locations. I always recommended it. Tried to get a new generation to see the merit in home style- moderately priced usually good meals. The waitresses usually ignore me , never bring me bread unless I ask, even though they would try to avoid eye contact with... More 

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U.S.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I frequent this place at east once a week. Food is good, but portions are getting smaller, wait staff is getting nastier, and prices are getting higher. Need I say more.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Hancock Street, Braintree, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: 781-848-8505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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