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American, Diner

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0.5 miles from Freedom Trail
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If you are looking to wait for a train or endure a train layover here, let me save you some time: DON'T. Here are some important things to note: 1) You have to leave your travel bags at the door. 2) Customers are not allowed...to use any electrical outlets. 3) Staff is very rude. 4) Food is mediocre at best. Although I'm sure that the first two bullets are in place to increase customer turnover, I found them unnecessary and unaccommodating. The last two bullets are the reason that the first two bullets aren't worth overlooking.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor. In other words “Don’t bother”. Staff not interested in customers (very interested in their phones & personal lives 🤯), premises needs a good clean, food is basic, staff need training in food hygiene & customer services. Very disappointed ☹️

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

We were staying close by so we stopped in at this diner. It is sort of a throwback to when diners were diners. The place is small but they turnover their tables pretty quick. The cooking is done essentially right in front of you as...you dine. They have several small booths. For our breakfast we had the diner special which was two eggs, 2 pancakes, hash brown and bacon. We ordered a bowl of fruit and shared the Special. The food was good, quick and tasty. Overall, not a bad deal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022

Dilapidated diner still serves good food even if I had to wait 21 minutes for a basic $10 breakfast, made to order at 6:30 am. Had to pass by a double security act and then face the bombastic Diamond in a glass Covid-proof section of...the counter. Supposedly Boston’s best. Good not great, although I was entertained by the loud goings on involving staff and customers – me excluded, of course.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

Popped in a few days after the marathon for some deserved pancakes, having read good reviews on here. Location wise it's not the best, however, it is worth the effort for a fabulous breakfast with great service. As mentioned I had pancakes, with bacon and...the real treat of peanut butter. There was no issue with this unusual request, if anything it was appreciated.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022

This was close to my hotel so decided to give it a whirl. Well the food was so tasty, served quickly as well. The staff are so friendly and welcoming even though we made them work hard,, dropping spoons on the floor and being awkward....but we did run the Boston Marathon so they understood lol.. The music playing whilst you eat was also good.. various types but just good classics.. Give this place a try you won't be disappointedMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

Classic diner repertoire expertly executed. Staff was friendly. Portions filling and tasty. Service was quick. Greats eggs, Great waffles.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022 via mobile

Super tiny but great food. There was a long wait so we decided to share a table with strangers. Parties of 2 have to wait for the bar stools. Parties of 4 can have a booth. Service was fast and friendly. My friend had breakfast,...I had lunch. Food was excellent. Was worth the wait for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

Breakfast here was great. The portions were huge, and the food came out super quick. The day we went it was very cold outside, and my only complaint is that the diner was very cold inside.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 23, 2021 via mobile

Excellent place, quaint all home cooking. Staff went above board on everything. Clean and little booths. . Will be going back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

Great breakfast! Perfect for the morning after the Boston Marathon. Very generous portions, and friendly service. A classic.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2021

This place was within walking distance of our resent say in Boston. We tried it for the hot breakfast they offered. Turns out it was a great choice. The staff was so friendly and the food was great. We actually went back on our second...day and our waitress remembered us. Would recommend if you are in the area. The only downside is that it is very small and the tables are not for large people.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

HOMOPHOBIC PLACE, I was humiliated by the security when I asked him to talk with the manager because the security was being disrespectful with me and my boyfriend. I asked once again to talk with the manager and the only thing that I heard was:...SUCK MY DICK! I keep asking him to talk with the manager and he didn’t provide no one to talk with us and keep being disrespectful, screaming and making us uncomfortable in front of a lot of people. This was the worst situation I’ve ever been. This place is terrible!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and no waffles so I got the egg sandwiches and the toast was still bread and not toasted, two eggs slapped on there but you need a magnifying glass to see the cheese. Really nice waitress though.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

I didn't really know anything about this place - I just googled "Breakfast near me" and it came up. I was not disappointed. During this pandemic, they were very aware of distancing and although I did need to wait on line to be seated (it...was 10am on a Sunday), the line moved quickly. The food selection was impressive. I thought they'd only have breakfast, but they had several other options. as well. The food was delicious, the portions were diner-sized, and although I was a little disappointed that they didn't have gluten free bread, I didn't have any trouble finding a number of meals to choose from. The servers were really nice and efficient and the prices were fair (2 breakfasts, coffee, and a mimosa for $33). The atmosphere is diner kitschy and the music was awesome - a real mix of genres. I'd go there again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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South Street Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4