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Mike's City Diner

#30 of 2,676 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 42
    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 traditional diner-type wait staff, food, patrons and ambiance

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Tom F
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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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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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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164 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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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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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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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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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, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?