134 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA | Directions 0247442.405682 -71.142188
M-F 6:30-9, Sa 6-9, Su 6-1
Good food, bad customer service – I went to the dinner on Sunday morning for breakfast with some friends. The food was good and i really loved the eggs mykonos and the home fries. Also my friend loved the homemade holday sauce on the eggs benedict. Although we liked the food, the customer service was awful. The waitress was rude at all times and we didn't feel welcomed at all. Her manners were not friendly as you would expect from a waitress.
I would go back again for the food but i'd rather not to be served by the same person.
Arlington needs this – This is the same diner from your hometown too. I grew up going to a diner just like this with my grandfather every Sunday. The Arlington diner mirrors the rest like it across the country.
Some level of consistency exists here, but its mediocre at best. During 2 years of college, i had an apartment 2 blocks away, and my gf and I would stroll in every week or so for breakfast. Sometimes the service was quick and easy, sometimes the food was dull and cold- but the whole town was there every weekend.
Okay customer service – Food was very good. I've never had eggs mykonos before - once you've had it you can't go back. Potatoes ok, oj a little sour at first, but I still would go back for the eggs. Waitresses a little too busy to refill our coffees until after we paid our check.
Bad Advice – I had business in area so tried for a mid-morning weekday breakfast. Omelet was of large proportion, but nothing to write home about. Home fries almost burnt beyond recognition. More charcoal then potatoes. We thought waitress may have gone home until time for check. Other person in my party had pancakes which were dry and could have been left over from previous day. Both had bacon which was good and substantial quantity. When check arrived it was for a party of 4 who were across the room. It took several minutes to re-acquaint ourselves with the elusive waitress. We felt it was not worth a second chance. We generally eat out for breakfast and lunch around 15 days a month. This ranks up there as one of the worst restaurants encountered lately. We felt those whose award 5 stars must also enjoy hospital and military food.
low quality food – The after taste of the, apparently, old oil was dominant. Big portions of food that was prepared and packed with little care. Certainly not what I expected for the price level. You can easily get better quality for less money in many other places. Stay away.
BEST LITTLE PLACE EVER – I'VE LIVED IN ARLINGTON FOR 20YRS AND I'VE ALWAYS REMEMBER THE DINER BEING THERE. THAT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING. SERVICE IS VERY FRIENDLY, FOOD IS EXCELENT,PRICES ARE RIGHT. VOTED BEST BREAKFAST FOR YEARS BUT YOU HAVE TO GO IN AND HAVE GEORGE MAKE YOU AN AWSOME SAUTED DISH FOR DINNER. LOOK INTO IT YOU WON'T BE DISAPOINTED.
This bustling diner covers the basics with its huge portions, served in a colorful, comfortable setting. – The Scene
A fairly nondescript exterior belies an energetic, 1950s diner feel. Kitschy pink and powder-blue booths dot a spacious dining area filled with locals and business types chatting over sizeable breakfast or lunch plates. The pace is hectic, but blonde veteran waitresses (think Mel's Diner) deliver food to table in what seems like the blink of an eye. Expect a wait on weekends.
A menu bursting with over 150 items ensures that no one goes home hungry. Omelettes are huge, and are served with a generous portion of red bliss potato home fries done to perfection. The minestrone soup claims it's "homemade," but tastes as if it came from a can. More ambitious entrees like veal parmesan taste as if they spent too long in a microwave. Best to stuck with well-executed diner staples: Meatloaf, turkey and mac and cheese.
Good Cheap Eats – For lunch or dinner, it's typical diner fare. But the price is right, people know who you are, and the food is good enough. For breakfast however, this is the best place around. On Sundays the place is packed and you'll have to wait to get in. The cofee is good, the food is served right up, and the service is excellent. Your cofee cup is always full. I give this place real high ratings because of the breakfast. Voted #1 breakfast by the locals.
S0-SO – The Arlington Restaurant & Diner got good rating on your site so I decided to try it. I know its a Diner but it was slow when I went there and the waitress never came back to the table to see if we needed anything (another drink would have been great) or if our meal was ok. But we didn't see her until the end of the meal with the check. The food was very so-so to lame.
A restaurant AND a diner--two in one! – Huge portion sizes, and good old fashioned eats!
The mashed potatoes are real, not from a powder. The porkchops are grilled just right, served with applesauce.
The meatloaf is tasty, and, in a different twist, the brown gravy has a clove flavor.
All in all, a great place to eat. Too bad it's not open late!
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