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Mike's City Diner

1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307 (South End)
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Ranked #41 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen
Neighborhood: South End
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Yokohama, Japan
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I went early in the morning and there was quite a line as the diner is quite small. But it moved pretty quickly and the wait was worth it. The food was so good! I had a breakfast burrito and it was so hearty that I couldn't finish it. The atmosphere is nice and the service was efficient.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

delicious food ! great value...Ordered New york stake and eggs...stake was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is exactly how i imagined it. A real old school diner experience. Service was amazing, my coffee cup never got below 3/4 full before being topped up. The quality of the food was also excellent, we went for the value breakfast deal, simply because there was so much choice, it was actually tough to make a decision. And it... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

What an amazing breakfast i had today. The place is small and doesn't take reservations so i recommend getting there as early as possible. I was seated right away by the bsr since i didnt had a problem eating there and i could see all the deliciousness being prepared. The breakfast could not be any less affordable, the food comes... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Everything you read about Mike's is true. Great local dive place for breakfast. Be prepared to wait in line but it goes fast. The hash benedict is yummy. My husband had a turkey sausage omelet which was very good also. Portions are huge so be prepared or even split something.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We came from Canada and were pumped to go here. The Corned beef hash was the best I have ever eaten. The service was great a the place is worth waiting for !!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

First of all, bring cash. No plastic accepted here and that's ok by me if that's what made the prices crazy low! Had breakfast and they did it right. Eggs, pancakes, bacon, potatoes, coffee - sublime. And I justified all those yummy calories by the walk from Mike's to TD Garden, oh yes we did that! Hubby had a chili... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been to Mike's for both breakfast on the weekends when it is very busy and for Lunch when it is a bit saner. First breakfast - On the weekends the line can be quite long a seat but the staff is efficient in cleaning tables and keeping the process moving. The portions are big and served on the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Three of us went for breakfast and enjoyed a good value meal with very good service. The portions were large although the food was indifferent.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have eaten here twice and have been pleased both times. Great service very fast with wholesome food served as expected. Not fancy surrounding but that is not why you go here. Thumbs up

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Additional Information about Mike's City Diner

Address: 1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
Phone Number: 617-267-9393
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen

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