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Mike's City Diner

#32 of 2,689 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Brunch, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    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
A great all-American breakfast

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
smoozella
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Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Reno, Nevada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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38 reviews
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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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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 77 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Mike's was a very good breakfast experience. It's a bit small, so we decided to split up into pairs to be able to eat sooner, but we were very pleased with the food and the service. I enjoyed the pancakes the most.

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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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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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, Coffee Shop, 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, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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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