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Thornton's Restaurant

#194 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#213 of 2,934 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Back Bay
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Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-4808
617-267-6336
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 137
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 12
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good breakfast

A very popular place with locals and tourists alike. We went 3/4 times since our kids loved the breakfast. It was always busy and we had to wait in line a couple of times. Portions are big and food is cooked well. Didn't have a bad breakfast there. If you go for the breakfast croissant, order 1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Jimmy2timeshorses
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A very popular place with locals and tourists alike. We went 3/4 times since our kids loved the breakfast. It was always busy and we had to wait in line a couple of times. Portions are big and food is cooked well. Didn't have a bad breakfast there. If you go for the breakfast croissant, order 1 between 2 -... More 

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England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went here for breakfast after seeing several recommendations on the Boston Forum. Service was slow and server wasn't particularly friendly. I ordered the Belgian Waffle, OJ and coffee. The OJ was good, tasted like freshly squeezed, the coffee tasted weird with a slightly sweet aftertaste (I drink it black without sugar/sweetener). The Belgian Waffle was stodgy and I couldn't finish... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was recommended by a bunch of hotel employees. It is a short walk from the main hotels near the convention centre. The price is right and judging by the line up, very popular. After the raves, I expected more. I found the service just so-so and food nothing special. I would not go back for the average food. I... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We wanted a quick, delicious breakfast, and that is exactly what we got! Summer seating outside on the sidewalk, as well as tables inside. We ate inside both mornings and had wonderful, fresh eggs with veggies, fruit, and hot toast. Great coffee with refills. Friendly, popular place. Great value.

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Thornton's restaurant in downtown Boston is a great find. It's located on Huntington Ave in the Copley Square area of the city. What great food, especially the breakfasts. The Eggs Benedict selection was really good. One member of our group likes Poached eggs and was thrilled that Thornton's were done perfectly. The amaretto Vanilla French Toast was exceptional. This is... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We go here every time we go to Boston. Very reasonable and an extensive menu. It is always crowded but their staff is great. They keep things moving. Best poached eggs I have ever had!!! We have brought other people there and they also loved it. They have many different kinds of eggs Benedict. My daughter got the florentine and... More 

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Munster, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I had breakfast here after spending a night at the Radisson close by. I had to wait for 10 minutes to get a table outside, but it was worth the wait. Other people also seem to feel the same way, there was a 20 minutes queue from 9am until 11am. Lots of locals, which I guess is a strong recommendation.... More 

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Storrs, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I ordered a cheese omelet, hash browns, and toast. The food arrived in 15 minutes and the waitresses were pleasant but very busy. The omelet did not taste good, the hash browns were hard. I will not be returning. I was trying to avoid the $22 omelet at the nearby Westin Hotel I was staying at. Go elsewhere!

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you are looking for a quick bit this is okay. There is nothing fancy about the place. You can eat outside on a nice day. And they serve breakfast all day long too.

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

In the hustle and bustle of Boston's Back Bay lies a great little breakfast and lunch cafe. Front sidewalk area is spacious and a great place to take it easy and watch the folks heading to work or play. Menu is extensive and service is fairly quick. Breakfast is hearty and very reasonably priced. Check it out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-4808
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-267-6336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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