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South Street Diner

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American, Diner
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178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111-2715
16173500028
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12:01 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice breakfast, a bit pricey, but worth it

I finally had the chance to have breakfast at the famous South Street Diner. I was very happy with the menu and food. Poached eggs were available, served with home fries. Delicious. My coworker had the omelet, which was great, but prices are a little high for a diner. Maybe normal for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I finally had the chance to have breakfast at the famous South Street Diner. I was very happy with the menu and food. Poached eggs were available, served with home fries. Delicious. My coworker had the omelet, which was great, but prices are a little high for a diner. Maybe normal for Boston. I'll definitely return. I'm looking forward to... More 

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south wales
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We would never have found this had we not asked the concierge.. It was about a 10 minute walk from the Hyatt and definitely worth it. Staff were really friendly and the food was cooked fresh with generous portions and very nice.. Omelettes were fantastic and the pancakes light and fluffy, went down great with the whole group. Wish we... More 

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diner81, Owner at South Street Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for coming, hope to see you again. Sol More 

Fredericton, Canada
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast during our stay in Boston. It was a good diner style breakfast, I liked the atmosphere and the employees were really friendly. I had the breakfast sandwich with ham on a bagel. It was very filling and the coffee was good. The reason for the average score is that the waiter forgot about us and... More 

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Thank savoiei
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Me and mum were over from England looking for somewhere nearby to get breakfast. I found this on a Google search, and the fact is was a traditional diner was very appealing so we decided to give it a try - I'm so glad we did! The diner, although small and busy, wasn't overwhelming or cramped. The staff were welcoming... More 

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Thank luciejem01
Queensbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed an excellent breakfast on Black Friday before the Bruins/Celtics double header. It was close to our hotel in the financial district, good service on a busy day, and the food was excellent. A little pricey for breakfast but worth it.

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Thank SkyKyDad
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Annoyed that it took us so long to discover as i was searching on Google for "best Breakfast" in Boston rather than the "Best Diner" However this should be listed in the best breakfast bracket as it was superb on all fronts ... This was just what we wanted being from London as it was a typical American Diner. All... More 

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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Great diner experience- real characters real food and one happy memory. Steak and eggs was great. Friendly down to earth place.

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Thank Harvey H
diner81, Owner at South Street Diner, responded to this review

Thank you coming happy thanks giving and we appreciate you. Sol More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We asked our concierge at the hotel for a good place to go for a late breakfast where the locals might go. The South Street diner lived up to a trusted recommendation. Great and attentive staff with a fun and upbeat style. The food was spot on.

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Thank Lorray O
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Well I found this place by accident (the best ones are found like this!) a really friendly welcome, It was busy, lots of regulars I guess, but I can see why, excellent service, friendly patrons and the food, well my omelette could have fed 3 x people and I've never seen a menu for eggs Benedict before ! great prices... More 

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Thank Aldoc999
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

South Street Diner was the perfect place for an early morning breakfast on our first (slightly jet-lagged) morning in Boston. Particularly enjoyed the "Monte Cristo".

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111-2715
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 16173500028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:01 am - 11:59 pm

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.