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Allston Diner

431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
+1 617-208-8741
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
8:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Fabulous funky atmosphere. Quirky fun curios decorate this place. Our waitress, Dani, was full of energy, funny, and solicitous without being intrusive. The food is great. You will find familiar items on the menu, elevated by the chef's thoughtful preparation. I had the nutella garden:...More

Thank MicheleDs120
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great fresh food. Excellent breakfast. Best home fries in the area. Corn-beef hash was fantastic. Prices were extremely reasonable. A must go to....

Thank lostnmass
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We waited 45 mins but it was worth the wait! Really great coffee to start. We had the biscuits and gravy, pancakes, chicken and waffles, homemade corned beef hash and everything was so delicious. Great find !

Thank JennaKJ
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Great classic diner food updated to be interesting. Excellent coffee-- a must in my ratings. Good spot for meeting work colleagues who appreciate good food and casual settings, or walking to the diner for a casual weekend brunch.

Thank karen S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
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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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