Best of Boston

Best Diner

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 [...] read more»
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, [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2012 Best Diner

Victoria’s Diner

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 [...] read more»
2011 Best Diner

South Street Diner

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 [...] read more»
2008 Best Diner

Deluxe Town Diner

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 [...] read more»
2002 Best Diner

The Rosebud Diner

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 [...] read more»
2001 Best Diner

Kelly’s Diner

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 [...] read more»
2000 Best Diner

Salem Diner

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 [...] read more»
1999 Best Diner

The Rosebud Diner

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. [...] read more»