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Mc Kenna's Cafe

Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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109 Savin Hill Ave Ste C, Boston, MA 02125-1442
+1 617-825-8218
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 06:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 16:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

There was a line with a long 30 minute wait but we had already driven from one place so we didn't want to try and find another; especially since our driver was not familiar with this area. A couple of us waited outside to soak in the local charm of this quaint neighborhood that looks like it's getting ready for... More 

Thank tibber55
Canandaigua, United States
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447 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

On the positive side, this place has really good food (and coffee/tea) in a small but nicely decorated cafe. However, the service was REALLY slow especially given that there were only 4 or 5 tables with customers. Also, the kitchen/dishwasher area (no door) is visible from the dining area and is EXTREMELY LOUD. The cafe was chilly due to the... More 

Thank William S
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The omelets are spectacular, service is great. We knew it was good when we saw Boston police and other locals enjoying food here. :)

Thank Marianne S
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I encourage everyone to have breakfast at this establishment, I've tried many dishes, only real complaints I have is there home fries are not for me, the bacon tends to be over fried but you can request soft. Anything else you're golden, try them, you won't be disappointed.

Thank MzD_Boston
Armagh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Found that the staff were so friendly and nothing was too much. We went every morning for our breakfast and some of the regular staff got to know us. I have never tasted coffee like it. Very handy to pop in and get breakfast and then head to the nearest T station which is just seconds away. Just end love... More 

Thank Brigid D
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Mc Kenna's for a while, I love this place. My dislikes are minimal, they over cook bacon and toast but I started specifying and they try and fix. Not a big fan of home fries, that's my biggest dislike...Try it with friends, family or solo, it's good.

Thank MzD_Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Since I move to this are I have been going to Mc Kenna's at least twice a week for brunch. The service is great, food is great and the atmosphere! The place is always clean, theres such a great mix of race! My favorite is the american omelette! They have egg white :) It's always busy so be prepared to... More 

Thank NicteT
State College, Pa
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is a super tiny restaurant right next to the Savin Hill T stop. We ate here twice during our stay in Boston, and both meals were really good. The portions were very generous, the food was really great, old school diner food, and the prices were very reasonable. The chicken "fingers" were more like whole chicken breasts, and were... More 

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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were lucky enough to discover this small but delightful breakfast spot just a few miles from our hotel room in the Bayside district. We rode the MTA train from the UMASS stop and enjoyed the neighborhood feel of the cafe. The breakfast menu features many choices and generous portions are served by very friendly waitstaff! Great atmosphere, food and... More 

1 Thank jutsie
Boston MA
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

I'll be honest: I had never heard of McKenna's Café before today, but it's certainly well-known to locals in the Savin Hill area of Dorchester. And now that I've had lunch there, I can understand why. Known for breakfast (which it serves all day) but also popular for lunch, McKenna's is constantly busy... and with good reason. My colleague and... More 

1 Thank DevorahLeah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Savin Hill Ave Ste C, Boston, MA 02125-1442
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Neighbourhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Phone Number: +1 617-825-8218

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