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Wheelhouse Diner

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453 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171-2429
617-328-3666
Today
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast

Had a great breakfast there after the snow storm. Friendly staff, quick service. It is very reasonably priced. Place is small. Recommend any of the egg dishes. Coffee is fresh and hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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North of Boston
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North of Boston
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209 reviews 209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had a great breakfast there after the snow storm. Friendly staff, quick service. It is very reasonably priced. Place is small. Recommend any of the egg dishes. Coffee is fresh and hot.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We accidentally stumbled upon this place while I was waiting on my wife at a hair appointment! It's a small space, but they turn over tables quite quick, so don't be put off by a line. We've never had a bad meal there in over 10 trips since August, the breakfast is just exceptional, we haven't found anywhere comparable since.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A real Diner. We love diners. This spot, right on Hancock Street, is a real find. Probably 20 people can sit at the counter and there are maybe 8 booths along the windows but there is no reason not to wait. The staff are as down to earth as you can get - friendly smiles and wonderful service. The menu... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast with a friend it's cozy. Counter seating and the booths are packed tight. pretty typical for a proper diner. Get here early, limited seating. So about the food? Amazing! Their cooks know how to work a griddle/grill/whatever, and if you're lucky you might hear them singing along with Rihanna, Pink, or another modern pop princess. Eggs... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have been going to the Wheelhouse Diner regularly for over 25 years. When I first started going there, I only lived about 1/2 mile away. But now I have to make an 18 mile round trip, so you can imagine what a great place this has been for me. Even though the Wheelhouse is working on its fourth owner... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Found this Diner through TripAdvisor. Tiny, comfortable place that makes you feel like you live in Quincy. Sat at the bar right in back of the cook at the grill. We talked while he worked (working hard by the way) and had a great time. Great breakfast and very fast and VERY reasonable prices (cash only). I loved this place,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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213 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

In a city surrounded by chain restaurants, the Wheelhouse Diner is a great mom and pop restaurant where the locals go. The staff and patrons are very friendly and seem to all know each other very well. Although the food is good, it's the atmosphere which makes this place worth visiting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is exactly what you want from a diner, great breakfast and lunch. I have not eaten late night here but it is possible with their new hours. Pancakes the size of dinner plates, omelets, everything breakfast and the home fries have a magical taste when catsup is added. I recently went to another diner and could not get breakfast... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The first place I head to after an overnight flight is the Wheelhouse. It is tiny so a weekday breakfast is great but I am sure that it is very crowded on weekends. They have some of the best corned beef hash around. It is inexpensive and very tasty.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Just to keep folks away! Can be a bit of a line on Saturday and Sunday brunch time, it is a fairly small seating area (maybe 30 people can sit in here at any one time?), and the place appears on first bllush to be run down. But it is well worth every second you wait. The waitstaff and chef\owner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 453 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: 617-328-3666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

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