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Cappa's Trackside Kitchen

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1 Grove St, Melrose, MA 02176-4613
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 1:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went to the restaurant and I had a very average experience. The server was just okay. The food was mediocre, and the pricing was forgettable.

Thank Matthew W
Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cappa's is like eating at you family's house...with strangers. All the plates and mugs are mismatched in a charming way. The food is huge portions. Your coffee is,always filled. You can walk across from the commuter rail or from downtown.

Thank Mandicat2014
Melrose, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I would never go to this place with anyone EVER! The owners are gross & rude & dirty. The place is filthy. I could tell you stories about where they used to store their eggs in the past. (I know this because i witnessed it first hand) You would be horrified. Also the apartments upstairs have been known to have... More 

Thank Tina T
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I benchmark every breakfast restaurant against The Trackside. Friendly place with lots of local charm. Everything well prepared.

Thank Petruchka
Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife and I decided to have breakfast at this little place over going to the gym. We were not disappointed because we got to sit outside and enjoy our breakfast in the shade with a slight breeze. Our view wasn't so impressive it being the train tracks and a few parked cars but it was the service, the food,... More 

Thank Bostoncruiser
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a great breakfast here. Last time we came we were a bit disappointed, but things seem back to their high standards, Pancakes were large and delicious. Coffee was tasty and hot. Service was good. We'll be back!

Thank mremmt
Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a great place for families to have breakfast or lunch. The breakfasts are so awesome and the very generous portions for an extremely great value. You haven't had a nice affordable breakfast until you've tried Cappa's Trackside Kitchen. A very nice family run business. So popular that it need only be open until 2pm each day.

Thank Ingrid L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a cute, small place with mismatched mugs and amazing breakfast options. The pancakes are amazing and the home fries are as well

Thank lisaandrea12
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The breakfast is excellent. The pancakes are the best. The fresh fruit plate is very good.I have been many timeses and keep going back. It is family friendly. If the kids want to see the train go by it is the perfect spot.

Thank Biker7
Melrose, Massachusetts
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food is great, and you get a lot of it. The atmosphere is exactly what you expect in a trackside diner. It's crowded and loud, and the menu changes daily, written on a white board. The staff and other customers are all friendly. Definitely a local treasure.

Thank JRRDonnelly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Grove St, Melrose, MA 02176-4613
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Melrose
Breakfast, coffee Shop

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?