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Thornton's Restaurant

#61 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-4808
+1 617-267-6336
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Shelburne, Vermont
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181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scrambled eggs with ham and cheddar cheese with toast and home fries for $6.95 can't be beat, so this is a good deal in a neighborhood when you can easily spend twice that amount for breakfast. The other breakfast was delicious challah french toast with fresh strawberries.

Thank Philly2VT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location in Back Bay. They have a huge menu, friendly service, excellent value and food was terrific. Recommended Alex's Crazy Twos

Thank Bflo1966
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a lineup around 10am on a weekday but it moved well. We were seated in about 10 mins. The wait staff was busy but efficient, especially considering how rude the couple next to us was. They acted like they were the only ones in the resto and were rather rude and short with the waitstaff. But I think... More 

Thank Ann H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here the day after New Years and we're pleased that it wasn't packed, since it was the official holiday and seems like a day when lots of people would venture out for a big breakfast. It was full, though, and by the time we left there was a small line of people waiting. The menu is large... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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155 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent stop for a breakfast near my hotel. Got in there without a line outside (other days saw the line and kept walking). Service was good. Good selections on the menu at decent prices. Food came quick but was very good. I had the western omelet and lot of veggies / meat in it. I would come back here again.

Thank tchoiniere
Kopavogur, Iceland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a gem, very good food, large potions, the omelet is just amazing. The service was very good. This is a very busy place so I suggest arriving early! We were there at just past 8 am and there was only one free table at that time. Will most definitely eat there again.

Thank SonjaOsk
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a queue outside so it must be good we thought. Sadly it wasn't. Waited about ten minutes outside until a table was available. Bit of a language barrier with the waitress meant having to repeat our order several times and then when it did arrive it wasn't what I had asked for. Tea was lukewarm and only one teabag... More 

Thank Vb747
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Been twice, first time manager on site so all staff running around. Second time not so, and boy can you tell!!! There are lots of options, TripAdvisor hype not quite painting a full picture. Food is okay, but is priced a bit out of the range....

Thank georgesidney
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had an awesome breakfast there. One of the first few meals in America while travelling and would recommend! Friendly wait staff and always happy to help!

Thank Rebecca B
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I love an American breakfast and was recommended this place. I got there early so I wouldn't queue. Choice of breakfast was great but quality of food so so and the coffee was crap. Not Starbucks crap but a whole other level of instant coffee crap. There are better places in Boston...

Thank LondonBlinker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-4808
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-267-6336

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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