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Breakfast for Dinner in Downtown Boston

jammb Oct 3, 2006 02:03 AM

If I am downtown around dinner time, where can I get pancakes, bagels, muffins, etc.? There seem to be no more good greasy spoons around. I am looking for someplace within a 10 minute walk of Boston Common. I know about the old Blue Diner near South Station - last time I ate there I thought it was over-priced. There is Billy's and Charlie's toward the South End, but that is a pretty good hike from the Common. There must be a decent greasy spoon somewhere nearby. No?

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  1. Joanie RE: jammb Oct 3, 2006 12:04 PM

    There are really no diner type spots downtown and most would all close up in the afternoon. Including the Paramount who turns into a nicer dinner place in the evening. I think you're stuck with South St. Diner whose pancakes are definitely priced on the high side.

    1. Karl S RE: jammb Oct 3, 2006 12:18 PM

      Real estate in that area is too costly to support the low volume such a wonderful idea would entail.

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        Bostonbob3 RE: jammb Oct 3, 2006 01:59 PM

        There's a Brigham's on High Street.

        1. sailormouth RE: jammb Oct 3, 2006 02:20 PM

          I believe the Trident serves breakfast all day, not a greasy spoon by a long shot, but head and shoulders above south street. I miss the Deli Haus!

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            emilief RE: jammb Oct 3, 2006 11:18 PM

            I wonder if you can get bagels and muffins at the Milk Street Cafe after breakfast time. Maybe someone knows.

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              BackBayGirl RE: jammb Oct 5, 2006 11:16 PM

              Trident Cafe serves breakfast from open to close. It's not bad! The challah french toast is yummy. I know it's a trek, but Zaftig's in Brookline, Coolidge Corner, serves breakfast all day too.

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              1. re: BackBayGirl
                jammb RE: BackBayGirl Oct 7, 2006 02:49 AM

                Thanks. Where is the Trident Cafe? I have not heard of it.

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                  a l i c e RE: jammb Oct 7, 2006 03:59 AM

                  It is on Newbury Street, few blocks from the Mass Ave end.

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                    BostonZest RE: jammb Oct 7, 2006 01:18 PM

                    It's 338 Newbury between Hereford and Mass Ave. Close to the Hynes t-station.


                    Here's the "Perpetual Breakfast" Bring your appetite- portions are large.


                    1. re: BostonZest
                      jammb RE: BostonZest Oct 7, 2006 06:23 PM

                      Good to know. Thank you.

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