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Mike's City Diner

#22 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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South End
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Superb place for breakfast

Went to this place after seeing it advertised in Lonely Planet. Sounded great. I then saw that it has been on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on TV so had to go! It's not a huge place so you may have to wait for a seat. Since we went on a weekday, we were ok. We were not disappointed. The breakfast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Jimmy2timeshorses
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went to this place after seeing it advertised in Lonely Planet. Sounded great. I then saw that it has been on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on TV so had to go! It's not a huge place so you may have to wait for a seat. Since we went on a weekday, we were ok. We were not disappointed. The breakfast... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Really great food! Fun Boston diner. If you like breakfast places, this is a must try! Better for parties of 5 or under because there is not a lot of space.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A typical Boston diner. Really good sandwiches. The portions are huge, so you could almost get away with getting a sandwich to share.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very cute and affordable diner in Boston's South End. I ordered the "side" order of French toast (3 large pieces instead of the regular order of 5) and could barely finish it. Honestly, it looked like a flat loaf of bread on a small turkey platter. It was delicious, but next time I visit Mike's I will definitely split a... More 

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Mirabel, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our last meal in Boston before going back home was here for a Breakfast/Lunch kinda thing... a True American diner. I had the Sirloin Benedictine and man it was just amazing ! Juicy and tasty steak, perfectly poached eggs, home fries were a blessing. Definitely worth the detour if you drive by Boston.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hats off to Trip Advisor ... we found a real winner for breakfast! SETTING: A+ Pretty easy to find, thanks to GPS. Mike's is a tad smaller than anticipated, and had a real diner feel about it. We got there early one morning, and sat along the window. This was exactly what we were looking for ... MENU: A+ All... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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, Cafe, 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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