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Mike's City Diner

#39 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
South End
American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    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
All American Breakfast Dream!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
LaPoots
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
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
78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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, Diner, Delicatessen

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?