Best of Boston

2013 BEST Diner

Galley Diner

Despite a brief brush with fame following a 2011 appearance on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Southie’s tiny Galley Diner remains a charmingly low-key spot for a good meal any time of day. The corned-beef-hash-and-cheese omelet (the “Southie”) is a favorite, but the finest breakfast here is the handcarved ham, which is cut off the bone right in front of you, seared on the well-seasoned griddle, and served with a couple of over-easy eggs and a pile of crispy home fries.

11 P St. Boston 617-464-1024

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  • Murali Krishnan

    Having lived in NY and CT, Boston has a shortage of breakfast spots. Surely, Galley Diner in S.Boston should get much needed praise for their corned beef and a no frills breakfast. However, another dive but a gem is “My Diner” in S.Boston. No frills, all the meats are freshly roasted in-house. Good ‘ol fashioned no-nonsense breakfast, great staff and you will not be complaining about the price.