Friends eating at the table in the diner

Boston is home to some of the most legendary diners in New England, and each is well worth a visit. Whether you show up for a spirited breakfast or old school lunch, these tried-and-true spots will welcome you in with smiles and classic American comfort food. Read on for some highlights of Boston diners that remain favorites of visitors and residents alike:

South Street Diner

This is perhaps the most well known diner in Boston because it’s open 24/7, allowing diners to come in for the standard breakfast or brunch and also a late dinner after the theater or club. The South Street Diner has a laidback and friendly atmosphere, with a menu that caters to those who seek classics like burgers, milkshakes, and round-the-clock breakfast anytime.

178 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111

Victoria’s Diner

Victoria’s Diner is another example of a classic Boston restaurants that transports you back to the era of drive-in movies and casual dining. Victoria’s is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, and it is open around-the-clock on weekends. Check out the charming décor that includes a checkerboard floor and cozy booths.

1024 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Mike’s City Diner

Mike’s City Diner is a throwback to the 1950s with its bar stools and personalized service, and it’s a classic choice for hearty diner fare. Mike’s is open for breakfast and lunch, and the diner has been praised by critics and diners alike for the authentic experience it gives its customers. Head here for some of the best pancakes in Beantown.

1714 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118

Mul’s Diner

If you’re looking for an updated twist on standard diner fare, try Mul’s Diner in South Boston. Notable menu items include the delectable Crème Brulee French toast, which has been praised by patrons and critics as a must-try. Sit down in this retro diner and enjoy a stimulating conversation over a bottomless cup of coffee.

75 W Broadway,
South Boston, MA 02127

The Gallery Diner

The Gallery Diner, another South Boston favorite, has been called one of Boston’s best diners for its cozy atmosphere and its well-chosen menu. Known for its attentive service andcorned beef hash, the diner is an easy place to while away a weekend morning. It is only open during the day – so be sure to get there early.

11 P Street
South Boston, MA 02127