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Thornton's Restaurant

150 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-4808 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #115 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were staying in nearby Midtown Hotel but unfortunately they did not have any breakfast facilities. This was an excellent alternative! The staff were very friendly and chatty and we were lucky to get a table when we did because this place is very busy and very popular with people having to wait for a table to become available. This... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We are not familiar with Boston so we had to rely on recommendations for restaurants. We were told that Thornton's was a great place for breakfast so we decided to go there. The breakfast menu offered many choices. Service and food were excellent, and , surprising to me, the prices were very reasonable. I expect lunch and dinner offerings are... More 

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Navan, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ate here as a family each morning during a recent trip to Boston. It's a really good spot. Good food and great, sincere service. Could not recommend it highly enough. If you are staying near here then it is a must.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited thorntons on numerous occassions during our stay in boston. Always for breakfast, always tried something different, and everything was fantastic. The eggs and home fries where amazing. Considerably better than some higher regarded diners in the vicinity. Service was always great too. Couldnt recommend this place enough. Worth gettig there early as it is very popular and lines develop... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant was within walking distancxe of my hotel. It served an excellent breakfast. Prices are reasonable, menu has variety, and the service is great. I would highly recommend it!

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New Rochelle, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great suggestion from our concierge so we did not pay $20 for an overpriced hotel breakfast. You can always tell if a breakfast place is good if there is a long line. There was a long line but it moved pretty quickly. We both had French toast. It was made with baguettes. Very good and our server was helpful in... More 

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Haslet, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

When people are lined out the door early on Thursday morning, you know its a good place. Service was always fast, and efficient. Very friendly staff, diverse menu, and good food.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a standard American restaurant. Diner would be a better name for it. It has an amazing menu for breakfast, and on weekend mornings a line quickly forms even at 9am! We had the French toast with eggs benedict and the two's and they were both excellent; it was just too much to finish in the morning. And they... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We waited a few minutes for a table on Thanksgiving morning as it is a small place. The food was good but I do have a complaint. My daughter received a plate that not only wasn't complete, but it had a cantaloupe rind on her plate - already eaten! It took a few minutes to flag down our waitress (they... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The food is really good. Went for breakfast and lunch and it is a great alternative to the other options around the convention center, since they are quick, don't have long lines, and the food is great at a very fair price.

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Additional Information about Thornton's Restaurant

Address: 150 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-4808
Phone Number: 617-267-6336
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Bakery

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