Boston’s Best Diners

October 4, 2012 2:38 PM

(Photo Credit: The Friendly Toast)

A lot of places in Boston know how to do great breakfast. These five restaurants will have everything you want and more, and at a decent price too.
-By Tommy Boudreau
trident Bostons Best Diners

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Trident Books Cafe

338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-8688

Everything from eggs benedict and potato chuck wagons to malted Belgian waffles and sweet potato pancakes, Trident can satisfy any craving one might have. And be sure to try their famous Antioxidant Smoothie. They also serve lunch, dinner and a variety of alcoholic drinks. Boasting a unique ambiance, this historically placed restaurant also doubles as a book store. Have a seat outside on Boston’s famous cobble stone walkways and catch up on your reading while you wait for your food.

south st diner Bostons Best Diners

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South St. Diner

178 Kneeland St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 350-0028

If you’re a late riser, don’t bother. South St. Diner is open every day from 5 pm to 5 am. You read that right. Whether you’re coming back from a late night out on the town or just have a hankering for early morning breakfast food, this diner is surely worth the trip downtown. Some customer favorites are the 16oz New York Sirloin with eggs and toast or Banana Walnut pancakes. They also have a variety of tasty specials including smoked salmon with a bagel & cream cheese, the infamous Monte Cristo, and the mouthwatering Chocolate Fantasy French Toast. To go along with their old-school themed atmosphere, order a Raspberry-Lime Ricky, Ice Cream Soda, or a frothy Milk shake.

my diner Bostons Best Diners

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My Diner

98 A st.
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-9889

Too tired to go out for breakfast or lunch? Hit up My Diner of South Boston and have a delicious dining experience delivered to your door. This small, family owned diner is one of the few diners in Boston that delivers. They have it all, from traditional breakfast foods and handmade dishes to seafood sandwiches, turkey dinners, and pasta plates. Everything comes with an overwhelming amount of food, superb taste, and a cheap price.

mikes city diner Bostons Best Diners

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Mike’s City Diner

1714 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-9393

If you like corn beef hash, this is the place for you. This South End diner boasts some serious flavor at a cheap price. Making nearly everything from scratch, each meal is of epic proportion and guaranteed to trigger a food coma afterwards. Order the “Intensive Care” breakfast special and you’ll get three eggs, a 10oz Sirloin Steak, home fries, and toast. Or if your looking for something lighter, get an “Emergency Room” special and get two eggs, two buttermilk pancakes, and three pieces of bacon with crispy home fries and toast. Whether its breakfast, lunch, or dinner Mike’s City Diner will cater to your every need.

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The Friendly Toast

1 Kendall Square
Bldg 300
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200

Take a step into the past at The Friendly Toast. Modeled after a 1950’s diner, this restaurant’s retro ambiance and design will surely keep your eyes busy while you wait for your order. The Friendly Toast has had national nods as one of the best breakfast places in the country. Choose from their 12 different types of waffles and pancakes, ranging from mouth-watering crunchy coconut to homemade batter chocolate chip. Or get the smoked salmon benedict dish with a side of home fries. Their wide selection of homemade meals and snacks will keep you coming back, but make sure your running on empty before you go. The portions are monstrous.

Tommy Boudreau is a Suffolk University student interning with the CBS Boston Digital media team.