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Mike's City Diner

#31 of 2,881 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
South End
American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner
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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, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Great diner

I went here because of other reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I had the corned beef hash breakfast with fries which were more like potato pieces and the better for it. Well worth the long walk and thoroughly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
jolyonh
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abingdon
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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abingdon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I went here because of other reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I had the corned beef hash breakfast with fries which were more like potato pieces and the better for it. Well worth the long walk and thoroughly recommended.

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Minneapolis, MN
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were a party of four and got here around 9:30 on a Sunday morning. It's a small place so had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. Glad we got there when we did cause after we got seated the line was out the door. The food is great and the service was excellent.

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Boston
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257 reviews 257 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I love grits! Had my favorite breakfast this morning, corn beef hash, eggs and grits! Mikes never fails to disappoint! The portions are huge so no place for what looked like scrumptious waffles with a ginormous helping of whipped cream! I tried the "emergency room" breakfast once and was that a challenge. I lost! The service is good and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our daughter, BU student, suggested we try Mike's City Diner. The omelet was delicious and the strawberry preserves were "Out of this world", make sure you try them! The service was good, too. If you want a good breakfast and you're in the neighborhood, do try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

In Boston because my boys are in school here and one had a lax game Saturday so our daughter came in too and we made an event of it! It was jam packed Easter Sunday but boy was it worth the wait! The music was great and the atmosphere was so homey. The food was fantastic! I had eggs Benedict... More 

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Amman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On a business trip I couldn't take anymore stale buffets. Hiked here from The hotel with the sunrise and sat down to the bar with a friendly crowd of veterans and retirees who were having coffee with their morning newspapers. Food was honest and freshly made in front of you. A real diner experience!

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Richmond, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Trying to find a sit down place that serves breakfast was near impossible. Mike's was out pot of gold. City Diner atmosphere, greeted when you come in, plenty of bar seating. I had plain old scramble eggs and bacon, excellent. Other party had hash Benedict, and loved it. Kept the coffee coming, and it was great. No complaints.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A Boston local friend said we gotta stop for an omelet at Mike's. I am so glad we did! The place was packed at 2pm with everyone ordering breakfast (good sign) we waited about 15 minutes for a table (not bad.) The servers are attentive and friendly and everything they were bring looked delicious. Ended up doing an omelet with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

One of the things I was most looking forward to going to America was the breakfasts (call me shallow, or hungry!) and this place was exactly how I imagined/tv and film had led me to believe it would be like! We went on a saturday morning and there was a queue even before 11am but well worth the wait. We... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?