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Allston Diner

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431 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134-1788
+1 617-208-8741
08:00 - 15:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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: nutella, peanut butter, caramelized bananas, strawberries forming the luscious interior between 2 fluffy pancakes. A... More 

Thank MicheleDs120
Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Linden, New Jersey
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

The vegan flapjacks with bananas are yummy!!!!!! Must try. The hash browns on the other hand... Resemble some form of chips... Not what I was expecting. Not awful but not great either. Cool place to get bfast in Boston if you're vegan (although only have a few options)

Thank sabrinapetrov
San Jose, California
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Came here for breakfast since it had decent reviews and had vegan options. The food was great, service was pretty good, it's just small, so expect to wait for a table if it's like a saturday or sunday. For those of you who don't consume soy, like myself, keep in mind that some of their vegan options do have soy... More 

Thank MrsRojas26
Boston, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

OK locals or visitors - this is an old-fashioned small family diner with delicious food and a lot of personality. Our waitress Ashley just wanted us to have a nice visit and a delicious, yummy brunch. She had a very happy personality and clearly enjoyed her work. I will be returning here frequently with students, family and friends. We enjoyed... More 

Thank capecodrev
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Great place for brunch. Came here a lot with friends on the weekend for their chicken and waffles with sausage and gravy. Their brisket breakfast is also really good. Tables can't seat more than 4 people though, so don't come with a big group. You also might have to wait a while on the weekend, but it's worth it!

Thank Anna B
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Love the Chicken & Waffles and the Nutella pancakes filled with caramelized bananas, strawberries and peanut butter!

Thank pastrychefjenn
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Terrific! My husband and I were looking for a convenient place for brunch with our 4 year old grandson. There was a wait but not terrible. Once in, we were treated to warm and friendly service and great food! I had the biscuits and sausage gravy, husband had the savory waffles and fried chicken and the little one had a... More 

Thank Khoolton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Diner, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?