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Allston Diner

431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
+1 617-208-8741
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“bbq brisket” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent food- feels like "Aunt Betty" made it, straight from her own kitchen. Friendly, attentive staff- the corned beef hash is made from scratch and delicious with over easy eggs, a dish I never make at home and the kind of unique item I like...More

Thank MyNotableMemories
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Just an enjoyable relaxed experience at the counter! Super friendly staff and very creative and fun food.

Thank mikeylikesit2016
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I think this is the best diner in Boston, and definitely one of the best pancakes I've tasted. The design of the place is very special, and it's a very nice surprise considering the surrounding of it- where it is mainly garages.

Thank Tomer76
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We came with a group of 7. As soon as we were inside the restaurant, the waitress told us the kitchen was too small to serve a whole table of 7. We proposed to make 2 tables (3 & 4) but she refused again. We...More

Thank henrigolo
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This place was just up the street from our air bnb, so we gave it a try before we headed out on the Freedom Trail. It doesn't look like much, and there was a 40 minute wait even at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday, but...More

Thank cougdoc
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had a nice breakfast experience at Allston Diner. It's a very local place with a funky vibe. Cartoons were playing on the tv and we were seated at the X-Men booth (which also had Spider-Man). There is nothing fancy or even updated with the...More

Thank CaliforniaCathryn
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The Allston Diner is a pleasant enough "diner". I'm from New Jersey, the diner capital of the world, and it's hard for me to call this place a true diner. Sure, they offer breakfast items all day, but their menu is also about a quarter...More

Thank Dimitrios D
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The whole menu looked really great, and I was particularly happy to see some satisfyingly delicious vegan and vegetarian options. Sister didn't love he biscuits and gravy--said they were too sweet, but I had the Vegan Brunch Plate and it was great. Other details: strong...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Oddly enough for being a vegan friendly restaurant, the BBQ Brisket breakfast of two eggs on beef brisket with cheese on top of Texas toast was tasty and very filling. There were plenty of vegan/vegetarian options as well. Parking is really tough in this area,...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Late Brunch on a Sunday came with a 45 minute wait, but it was fine in light of an interesting area to walk around and look. A very engaging environment with unique coffee mugs for each patron along with local art on the walls. Chicken...More

Thank Tim B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-208-8741
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