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Mike's City Diner

#35 of 2,865 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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Just like great grandma's kitchen

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
nicolao73
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Amman
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Amman
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Winnipeg
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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?