Best of Boston

Best Diner

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 […] read more»
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»
1987 Best Diner

Chet’s Diner

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


Good home cooking with a Greek tailspin. read more»