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Nov 17, 2013 08:13 AM

Greasy spoons

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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  1. 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.

    3 Replies
    1. re: kimfair1

      +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

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

        1. re: Allstonian

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

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

          Cash only.

          Great cheesburger club.

    2. 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. The Busy Bee on Beacon St in Brookline.

        1. 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. 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"!