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Mike's City Diner

1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-267-9393
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“hash” (23 reviews)
“home fries” (22 reviews)
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06:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Huge portions! Amazing corned beef hash, probably the best I have ever had. Pancakes are average at best, very bland and kinda bready. Fast service and decent prices.

Thank LosAngelesOpenRoad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The diner was on the end of the street from where we were staying while visiting Boston. It's busy and a bit crowded, but a great place to enjoy people and the food. The have a fairly large menu and everyone from my vegan daughter...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for brunch and had the emergency room and corned beef hash and eggs. Both were great - corned beef hash was amazing! The portions are enormous so consider sharing plates if you're not starving. Service was perfect. Super friendly and warm.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast with the family. Superb from start to finish. I had a Premier Omelet with corned beef and swiss cheese. Very nice, lean corned beef, lots of home fries and "fresh as can be" toast. Fantastic service from our waitress, Victoria. Can't wait to...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great corn beef hash with eggs and good tea but only choose the grits if you know what they are! Really nice typical American style diner - would definitely recommend.

Thank Sibden1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Please come prepared with cash, as this is a "cash only" establishment, or as I have heard tell, this place is part of the "Cashonly family". We came late morning before the lunch crowd arrived, the place was very busy. The service was great. We...More

Thank HHICarlos
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I went to the old Charlie's diner on Columbus for years. I was sad when it closed as it was one of those neighborhood places where you knew everyone. It was tough finding a replacement but Mike's is that for me now. The food is...More

Thank Raymond M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Traditional American breakfast. Nice and cosy place with tasty food and big portions. For the experience we see in the movies I strongly recommend you to try Mike's. the prices are affordable too :)

Thank Ulas O
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is a busy diner. Decor is cool, menu is classic and well priced. Cash only, no big deal. Waitress was a bit brusque, which didn't bother me, I don't need fake nice. She did however help herself to an undisclosed service charge (took it...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I've had four dishes from here. None of them stand out but I'd return for them. The staff is a fun, sassy bunch but can be unnecessarily rude at times. The cash only option is annoying.

Thank Sean4476
South End
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Response from Adam R | Reviewed this property |
There seems to be a lot of on-street parking in the neighborhood. We did not have a problem on a Saturday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-267-9393
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