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South Street Diner

178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111-2715 (Downtown)
617-350-0028
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Ranked #455 of 2,831 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Cuisines: American, Diner, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

On a recent visit to Boston I decided to meet an old friend for lunch. She suggested South Street Diner. I had never been there before. Upon entering I was warmly greeted by the waitresses and quickly seated. My friend showed up and we ordered. I ordered breakfast items (eggs, homefries, and sausage) and my friend ordered lunch (Grilled Ham... More 

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New York City, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There weren't any diners near our hotel The Courtyard Marriott on Tremont so we asked the Front Desk where we could find one, they recommended the South Street Diner. What an experience! I had eggs over easy with rye toast, asked them to butter it for me and they obliged. My friend had an omelet and it was excellent. Most... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Boston's South Street Diner is tucked into a corner just a block from the South Station bus terminal and two or three blocks from the South Station platforms for Amtrak, commuter rail, and the T's Red Line subway. Inside, you'll find an authentic diner experience: hearty comfort food on the breakfast and dinner menus, service available around the clock, and... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I reached Boston from DC about 8am and was looking online for places to eat. This is your real american diner. Great service, hot food and lots of calories. Breakfast is pretty varied and I think the coffee is free, or at least top ups are. Its obviously popular with locals. Its a 3-5 min walk from the side entrance... More 

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Toulouse, France
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

1st morning Milner Hotel Breakfast appalling ,so second morning a 10 minute walk in a straight line from street behind charles street, so worth while Coffee as much as you could drink food wounderful place bright and clean staff restore belief in the way of a bright and good world

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The environment is certainly funky. check out the salt/pepper shakers. ours was of cactus or perhaps a sunflower. The tea pot was a "yard sale special" menu pricy, The phone booth is for storage. stools and a counter: what a diner should be. however, home fries were potato squares (probably frozen and came from a bag) formerly the blue diner,... More 

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Howwood, Renfrewshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

were from Scotland and visiting Boston for 3 days after 4 days in NYC. We've travelled over the USA and never found an authentic diner till now. It truly is a delight to behold. The 5 of us were given counter seats and literally watched the magic happening right in front of us. It was very busy on a Monday... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This somewhat hidden gem it the real article. No modern plastic imitation! The food is exactly what you expect - - good and plenty, and the service is quick and friendly. I ate a Reuben and it was simply perfect. Large but not overwhelming and the meat juicy and delicious!

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Monument, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

In Boston, as in most places, finding food after midnight can be hard. Especially tastey and well priced food. This is an all night diner with great burgers and fries. The staff was really friendly and wanted to make us comfortable. We enjoyed the experience and the food. We went back a couple of times during this trip to Boston!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The best and most unique American diner I came across on my thru-hike of the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail. Its a real blast from the 1950`s and what America does and did best. I had a few hours to spend whilst waiting for my trans continental railway journey, from Boston to San Fransisco. Just a few blocks away was this... More 

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Additional Information about South Street Diner

Address: 178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111-2715
Phone Number: 617-350-0028
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Diner, Dessert

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