Best of Boston

2015 Best Diner

The Breakfast Club

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 of vintage bric-a-brac, and a section of the menu devoted to club sandwiches (dubbed “Size Does Matter”). But homemade corned-beef hash, English muffins from local artisans Stone & Skillet, and fruit smoothies laced with Rooibos tea prove that the Breakfast Club’s food is decades ahead of the vibe.

270 Western Ave., Brighton, 617-738-1212,