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Mike's City Diner

#26 of 2,700 Restaurants in Boston
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1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
617-267-9393
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic Diner

Great food and very generous portions. You could share a plate but why give away such deliciousness. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Had burgers, philly steaks and burgers. All great. You know its good when kids, grandkids all love it

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
jlevison
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Medford, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Medford, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great food and very generous portions. You could share a plate but why give away such deliciousness. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Had burgers, philly steaks and burgers. All great. You know its good when kids, grandkids all love it

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Ireland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Super diner on corner of Washington & East Springfield, spotlessly clean. Breakfast is great, staff are so friendly & helpful, coffee never ending. A must visit when in Boston.

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Monroe, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was excellent. We went for breakfast on a recommendation from someone, and the food was great. Its an old school diner with HUGE portions at a decent price. The specials are great, and so is the service. Not in the touristy part of Boston, but definitely worth the trip out there if you don't mind a taxi ride.

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Kinnelon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Mike's is simply put a wonderful diner. Always busy, but lines move, service is friendly and efficient. Food is terrific, selection is great and portions overly generous. The owners of MIKE's should run a tutorial on "HOW to RUN a DINER", it's that good.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We we returning from another country and looking for an all-American breakfast. Mike's was the place! It's small, busy, takes only cash. The wait staff went out of their way to be friendly and the portions were huge. The food came quickly and was just what we asked for.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Old school diner! Staff is friendly and efficient, and the food is excellent. The generous portions are cooked just how you like! Get there early on the weekends, for fastest seating. Our Party of 4 had a 45 minute wait on a dreary Sunday Morning, while tables of 2 quickly turned over. Parties over 4 would be a challenge on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food is good — you get way more than you pay for and it's all cooked well and tastes great! Nice and friendly wait staff. Get there as early as you can to avoid the line, as it's first come first serve. I got there at around 9:05 a.m. and there was no wait, but 10 minutes later there... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had a nice Sunday morning breakfast at Mike's. The coffee and juices were very good. My omelet was huge but light and loaded with my requested ingredients and delicious. Along with tasty raisin toast I selected the home fries that I was not impressed with and should have opted for the grits. My friends had waffles and pancakes both of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It was worth the 30-minute wait. The corned beef hash was amazing. So different but so good. We ate around 11:30 a.m. and neither my husband nor I were hungry again until about 10 p.m. that night. We'll be back.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Mike's is a terrific throw back to the diner days. Although not a pre-fab dining car - type diner, they have everything else just about right. Great counter service (facing the kitchen) and way above average table space, for a diner. We were there for breakfast. The sunny side up eggs were crispy around the edges. The grits were firm... More 

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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 20
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-267-9393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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