Best of Boston

2016 Best Diner

The Breakfast Club

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 crowded lunch counter, not to mention an unusual collection of 1980s memorabilia and a retro-pop playlist. If the vibe doesn’t charm you, the food will: Don’t miss the “Alexa” omelet with Greek sausage, spinach, and feta; and the pulled chicken and waffles with sriracha gravy.

270 Western Ave., Allston, 617-783-1212,