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Doo Wop Diner

American, Diner
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269 Main St, Malden, MA 02148-6960
+1 781-324-9441
06:00 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:30
Sat 05:30 - 14:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the Doo Wop several times. Service good and friendly. As I have only been there for breakfast, I can only say that eggs are average, rather greasy. If you are a foodie, stay away! No whole wheat toast here. Coffee is terrible. AND... the place not that clean either. To sum up, try another place.

Thank tony b
Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta love an old school greasy spoon with excellent service , homemade corn beef hash is outta this world

Thank Jacqueline C
North of Boston
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354 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a busy Friday. Though it was lunch time mist people were getting breakfast, seemed the popular choice. I ordered tuna melt, came out quickly, nicely grilled, served with warm waffle chips. The chips were great! Waitresses bustle about with quick turn over. Was interesting to people watch. Would definitely go back...got to try breakfast next.

Thank votenochains
S. Natick, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a great first meal at the Doo Wop -standard eggs and potatoes kind of thing, but all was well-prepared. Very impressed by their extensive breakfast offerings, all given creative descriptions and names. Great waitstaff! Will return.

Thank Callisto S
Malden, Massachusetts
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been there a few times. Great breakfast food. Great service. Highly recommended. Friendly customer service. Great prices

Thank Paulsylma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've eaten breakfast here at least three times in the past year, and each time was average at best. It was always too hot or too cold, much too crowded, and service was spotty. The steak tips taste strange and are as tough as I've ever had. I found another place that has better food, service, and ambiance, with lower... More 

Thank Frakle
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely hidden gem. Feels like you're stepping into the 50s, especially at the bar. Decorated with retro bar stools, famous icons, and applauded records of the mid-20th century. A great local spot that I would recommend not only to residents but to everyone in search of a great old-fashioned American breakfast. Everything I have tried here is not only delicious,... More 

Thank Sophia L
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Small diner, fills up very quickly, seats about 55 people maximum, partial open kitchen, endless coffee refills, only serves breakfast and lunch, food was served very quickly after a long wait in the line (Sunday morning 11:30am appears to be a very busy time). Food was good and staff very friendly.

Thank pnut1071
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Was in town & found them on line. Their clever & creative menu caught our eye. When we arrived we were greeted & sat immediately. Our server, Emily, was friendly & attentive. The food was good. We each cleaned our plates & the coffee there was endless. Clearly a lot of regulars there. We may become regulars as well.

Thank Wendy W
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Omelettes are huge, and taste great. All breakfasts come with home fries. Parking is a little tough, and the place gets busy, but well worth it. Been going here for many years, never found anyplace better.

Thank Rum_Runner99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
05:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Main St, Malden, MA 02148-6960
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Malden
  • Phone Number: +1 781-324-9441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?