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Allston Diner

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431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
+1 617-208-8741
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Diner, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent food- feels like "Aunt Betty" made it, straight from her own kitchen. Friendly, attentive staff- the corned beef hash is made from scratch and delicious with over easy eggs, a dish I never make at home and the kind of unique item I like...More

Thank MyNotableMemories
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Just an enjoyable relaxed experience at the counter! Super friendly staff and very creative and fun food.

Thank mikeylikesit2016
Reviewed November 18, 2017

I think this is the best diner in Boston, and definitely one of the best pancakes I've tasted. The design of the place is very special, and it's a very nice surprise considering the surrounding of it- where it is mainly garages.

Thank Tomer76
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We came with a group of 7. As soon as we were inside the restaurant, the waitress told us the kitchen was too small to serve a whole table of 7. We proposed to make 2 tables (3 & 4) but she refused again. We...More

Thank henrigolo
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This place was just up the street from our air bnb, so we gave it a try before we headed out on the Freedom Trail. It doesn't look like much, and there was a 40 minute wait even at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday, but...More

Thank cougdoc
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We had a nice breakfast experience at Allston Diner. It's a very local place with a funky vibe. Cartoons were playing on the tv and we were seated at the X-Men booth (which also had Spider-Man). There is nothing fancy or even updated with the...More

Thank CaliforniaCathryn
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

The Allston Diner is a pleasant enough "diner". I'm from New Jersey, the diner capital of the world, and it's hard for me to call this place a true diner. Sure, they offer breakfast items all day, but their menu is also about a quarter...More

Thank Dimitrios D
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

The whole menu looked really great, and I was particularly happy to see some satisfyingly delicious vegan and vegetarian options. Sister didn't love he biscuits and gravy--said they were too sweet, but I had the Vegan Brunch Plate and it was great. Other details: strong...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Oddly enough for being a vegan friendly restaurant, the BBQ Brisket breakfast of two eggs on beef brisket with cheese on top of Texas toast was tasty and very filling. There were plenty of vegan/vegetarian options as well. Parking is really tough in this area,...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Late Brunch on a Sunday came with a 45 minute wait, but it was fine in light of an interesting area to walk around and look. A very engaging environment with unique coffee mugs for each patron along with local art on the walls. Chicken...More

Thank Tim B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-208-8741
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