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Victoria's Diner

southie Jan 12, 2008 05:30 AM

Has anyone been to Victoria's on Mass Ave recently? Thanks!

  1. Joanie Jan 14, 2008 10:25 AM


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    1. re: Joanie
      southie Jan 14, 2008 04:36 PM

      Thanks....I guess I should use the search function more often. I ended up going on Saturday morning. I really enjoyed it and love the fact that it is open 24 hours from Thursday to Sunday!

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        Chicky Jan 15, 2008 04:24 PM

        I had forgotten that they were open 24 hrs. Has anyone been in there in the middle of the night? What is it like?

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          MC Slim JB Jan 17, 2008 12:30 PM

          Note that 24-hour operation is only from Thursday morning till Sunday 10pm, not seven days.

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      Chicky Jan 14, 2008 11:10 AM

      I was there for breakfast on Saturday. They have really expanded the menu but same service and staff. Tried a "new" breakfast sandwich thing which was fine but I miss the diner feel of the old menu. Have not been at night and wonder if the turkey dinner is the same?????

      1. MC Slim JB Jan 14, 2008 11:14 AM

        Been several times since the Mike's City Diner people sold it a few months back:


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          TheScribe Jan 16, 2008 04:52 PM

          I've been twice recently and enjoyed it. I always order the turkey dinner. By the way, it's enough for three meals.

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            cvr1973 Jan 16, 2008 04:54 PM

            Before it was bought by Mike's, Victoria Diner had the best pancakes I've ever eaten. My visits there after the take-over were just ok, nothing stellar. I hope that the new owner brings back the old pancake recipe... glad to hear its not just Mike's 2 anymore.

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              marthayou Jan 18, 2008 11:50 AM

              Everytime I go I do not see the Turkey dinner.

              I freaking love this place. i can not rave enough for diner food in Boston. Mikes is awesome but the longest lines.

              1. re: marthayou
                MC Slim JB Jan 18, 2008 03:56 PM

                No more turkey dinner, unless it's a special that hasn't been on when I've been. New menu here: http://dinetheory.com/VictoriasDiner_...

                Turkey on sandwiches, salads, and as an omelet addition only.

                1. re: MC Slim JB
                  Debbiedoesfood Jan 31, 2008 11:40 AM

                  I asked, you can still get it if you ask. They have all the things to make it, so they will.

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                    TheScribe Jan 31, 2008 12:47 PM

                    Debbie is right. Although the turkey dinner is not listed on the menu (I have no idea why) I ask for it and always get it. Weird.

                  2. re: MC Slim JB
                    mmocpi Jan 31, 2008 02:55 PM

                    Thanks for posting this link, I stopped going to the Victoria Diner (now called Victoria's?) after the new ownership took over and they took the baked lamb off the menu. Such a pity ...

              2. Food4Thought Jan 31, 2008 03:42 PM

                A long shot I know, but can anyone comment on their wings?

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                1. re: Food4Thought
                  marthayou Jul 3, 2008 10:34 AM

                  they just opened a new place across the street: the Hen House. Chicken and waffles.

                2. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jul 3, 2008 03:26 PM

                  Allstonian and I breakfasted there a while back on our way to an IKEA run, and I was pleasantly surprised: it will never be one of my top-tier breakfast spots in town (Deluxe Town Diner, Centre Street Cafe and the Spot remain at the top of that list), but it was better than I expected with the exception that the pancakes that came with our combo breakfasts were pretty weak. On the other hand, big ups for having grits, which this Texas boy gets an occasional hankering for.

                  I also both approved of and was amused by the dining room stereo, which at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning was playing the Cure's "Charlotte Sometimes," followed by "Aikea-Guinea" by the Cocteau Twins. Just doesn't quite seem like the time and place you expect to hear early-80s sad-kid-in-black music, you know?

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