Best of Boston

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2016 Best Diner

The Breakfast Club

Allston
A great diner isn’t built on food alone. Atmosphere counts, and this diner car has it in spades. There’s a black-and-white checkered floor and a […]
2015 Best Diner

The Breakfast Club

Brighton
There’s plenty of old-school fun at this retrofitted dining car: a soundtrack straight out of the ’80s (cue “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”-era Whitney), tons […]
2014 Best Diner

Galley Diner

South Boston
After enduring Whitey’s old neighborhood badly rendered in countless movies and reality shows over the years, it’s comforting to find a place that is perfectly, […]
2012 Best Diner

Victoria’s Diner

Boston
For greasy-good grub at 2, 3—even 4—in the morning, head to Andrew Square and order the “Deconstructed” at Victoria’s: two eggs with two pancakes or […]
2011 Best Diner

South Street Diner

Boston
From eggs, home fries, and pancakes to the turkey club piled with crispy bacon, the 24-hour South Street Diner nails the classics, then ups the […]
2008 Best Diner

Deluxe Town Diner

Watertown
Fanatical loyalty to one’s local diner isn’t based on food alone: It’s the atmosphere, stupid. At the Deluxe, which cooks up solid fare with a […]
2002 Best Diner

The Rosebud Diner

Somerville
This old-school diner a short stroll from Davis Square features solid renditions of the usual short-order, comfort-food staples—meatloaf burgers, club sandwiches, and the like—and a […]
2001 Best Diner

Kelly’s Diner

Somerville
There’s a difference between authentic and retro, and this no-nonsense Somerville treasure falls squarely in the former category. It has everything you come to a […]
2000 Best Diner

Salem Diner

Salem
Escape the school groups screaming outside the Witch Museum and hit the Salem Diner, a former classic one-ended streamliner train car. With its quintessential counters […]
1999 Best Diner

The Rosebud Diner

Somerville
While the rest of Davis Square submits to a yuppified takeover (Coming Soon! Starbucks!), the Rosebud is one of the last holdouts of old-time Somerville. […]
1987 Best Diner

Chet’s Diner

Northborough
A hash-slinging, beer-drinking dining car that rocks till 2.
1984 Best Diner

Andros

Belmont
Good home cooking with a Greek tailspin.