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Mike's City Diner

#92 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
South End
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1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Schweinfurt, Germany
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply amazing breakfast. Old type diner, waitresses were nice and informative on what is good. They are known for their Corned Beef Hash with egg. Awesome, the spices in the hash is delicious.

Thank LAS0524
Greater Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't love the scrambled eggs nor omelets (you'll never find a "fluffy" egg here) but their breakfast burrito, French toast (pressed and crispy!), and breakfast sandwiches are all very tasty! Sometimes a hash special is a nice change (and always good). BE AWARE: they do not take credit cards (though they house an ATM machine to accommodate those with... More 

1 Thank Ken F
Boston, Massachusetts
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168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything a diner should be: - Salt of the earth waitresses who call you "hon" and mean it - Retro decor - Massive amounts of for more than reasonable prices Both the hashes (hashi?) (turkey and corned beef); and the Pllgrim sandwich are justifiably famous. I've never had anything bad here. Three hints: when you order grits, ask for it... More 

1 Thank Sluggo65
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Good breakfast, but not extraordinary. Mike's is very small and always crowded, and you will have to wait in line. The food is good, and the portions are generous, and the servers are very nice.

Thank charliespr
Framingham, Massachusetts
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452 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Try the home made corn beef hash and eggs, which comes with fries and toast. They also have turkey hash if you like. The eggs, pancakes, etc and other breakfast items makes it a must to go to.

Thank bsk_10
Centerville, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

So I saw this place on Yahoo! as being rated the BEST Diner in the state of MA. So since I was going to visit, I thought we would try it out. It's a small place, very small, maybe holds 50 people tops., I figured it would be packed since it was rated as the BEST Diner in the state,... More 

1 Thank Jenna S
Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

A great spot for breakfast. My wife & I visited Boston a couple weeks ago and went there. Although a small place, they turnover tables quickly. I was a little disappointed that they ran out of the turkey hash, but, the corn beef hash was great and my wife's pancakes were just as good. Large portions, fair prices. Just a... More 

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This may be the best panini I've ever had! O M G. Super friendly staff and outstanding food. The four of us had the chicken salad panini with bacon and cheddar. The massive sandwich arrived bundled with crispy fries within minutes of ordering. I should not have eaten the whole thing but I couldn't stop myself. So good. You gotta... More 

Thank Reese S
Chaska, Minnesota
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This has a reputation but, clearly not for what we ate, while the portions are very generous, the food was mediocre at best. I except more from a Triple D noted establishment.

Thank lori730
Boston, MA
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231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

What you'd expect of a diner. Extensive menu done well. Busy but service is prompt so folks move out pretty quickly.

Thank KFerg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-267-9393

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Staying in South End

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.