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Greasy spoons

addiez Nov 17, 2013 08:13 AM

As much as I love the restaurants we talk about here every day, there's also a big place in my heart for a bacon egg and cheese. I recently moved downtown, and have discovered two wonderful places for just that - the Hungry Traveler and Capitol Coffee House. The Hungry Traveler has almost no information online - but was great for what I was looking for, and I'll be back as they also have some Korean specialties on the menu.

What other places like this are out there? I'm not looking for places like Charlie's, but more places that no one's heard of that are worth trying! Does anyone have any places to add to the list?

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    kimfair1 Nov 18, 2013 06:04 AM

    In Brighton center, Jim's Deli, and Mandy and Joe's, both old school, greasy spoons, where you can get a good breakfast for a fair price.

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    1. re: kimfair1
      teezeetoo Nov 18, 2013 11:25 AM

      +1 for Mandy and Joe's. Victor's Diner on North Beacon is one of my go-to places when I want breakfast. Good locaniko, nice people.

      1. re: teezeetoo
        Allstonian Nov 18, 2013 11:33 AM

        I've still never been to Mandy and Joe's, but BIG +1 on Victor's and their excellent locaniko.

        1. re: Allstonian
          hyde Nov 19, 2013 03:23 AM

          M & J's one of my favortes but be aware:

          They close at 4 on weekdays, 3p on saturdays.

          Cash only.

          Great cheesburger club.

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      devilham Nov 18, 2013 08:21 AM

      The Westbury in West Roxbury is a pretty good greasy spoon, not the best thing in the world, but they can always cook my eggs over medium (this is apparently one of the hardest things in the culinary world to pull off apparently) consistantly, so there is that.

      1. Berheenia Nov 18, 2013 08:48 AM

        The Busy Bee on Beacon St in Brookline.

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          femmevox Nov 18, 2013 02:28 PM

          The Brookline Lunch on Brookline Street in Central Square does a nice breakfast. I've never had it, but I've heard great things about their falafel, too.

          1. CocoDan Nov 19, 2013 11:59 AM

            OB's on Billings Road in N. Quincy; real good breakfast wraps.
            Wheelhouse Diner on Hancock St. N. Quincy; straight forward diner breakfast.
            McKay's on Franklin St, Quincy (across from Adam's houses); massive omlettes and breakfast sandwiches.
            Talk about 'grease"!

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