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Mike's City Diner

#113 of 2,366 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During a three week holiday in the USA, Mike's City Diner was probably the only good value eating experience we had. Good, honest portion sizes at sensible prices are what this place is all about.

Thank Richard L
Quincy, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! You can't find many of these city diner gems any longer and it is worth your while to seek it out. Good old fashioned diner fare with a fantastically tight neighborhood feel! Sit at the retro counter or at a tiny table. Order the pancakes or a burger or a huge salad! Either way you'll feel... More 

Thank Linda S
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a nice hard working breakfast. Eggs Benedict with house made corned beef hash was really good. Breakfast burrito was also very good. Reasonably priced, Would recommend for a nice comfort food breakfast joint.

Thank Dolly0024
Basildon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great food and speedy service. I really enjoyed my breakfast and would recommend to anyone visiting Boston should eat here.

Thank Rob E
Boston, Massachusetts
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392 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Yes, I love grits! Grits, eggs and hash is my standard order! Humongous portions so come hungry or admit defeat! Wait staff are great so really nothing to complain about!

Thank Stewart T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We love the corned beef hash, which comes with two eggs on top home fries and bread. I always split it with my husband, since each half is large enough to be a meal. The omelets are really good and of course, large too. The other favorite of ours is their beef chili. It's thick and quite good. Most people... More 

Thank Deborah P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I needed to kill some time and walked into Mike's. The atmosphere and staff were great and the food was well worth the price. I had a cup of clam chowder that had plenty of clams and the thickness was perfect. The cup was larger than most, almost a small bowl. My wife had a ruben and... More 

Thank Tim M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

My & my partner just came over from the UK. The service was amazing & the food was so delicious. Would totally recommend it to anyone who is visiting Boston

Thank Jamie N
Schweinfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South End
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