my diner / boston, ma
Earlier this month I traveled to Massachusetts for a quick trip with my parents to attend my grandfather’s funeral. While it was a somber occasion and reason, it was nice to be able to get back East for a quick trip, to see my family, and to celebrate my grandfather’s life.
We took an overnight red eye flight and got into Boston around 6:30AM. Logan International hadn’t quite fully awakened by the time we got off the plane, but the first thing I saw was this:
Dunkin’ Donuts! This is how you know you’re in Boston – Dunkin’ Donuts are seriously EVERYWHERE.
First things first for our short trip to the East Coast. We need breakfast, stat! We went to one place first but my dad didn’t want to go there and we kind of stumbled upon this little place in South Boston called My Diner.
This is my view of it from the rental car, hence the raindrops on the window.
It’s a weirdly shaped building on the corner of two intersecting streets. See that breakfast special? 3 eggs, 3 slices of bacon or sausage, home fries and toast for $3.99. Crazy cheap!
Here’s my momma stirring her coffee while I snapped a quick shot inside. This is one half of the restaurant – there’s a counter top with five pull up stools. If I had taken a photo to my left, you would have seen four or five tables, all full of patrons. The table next to us is maybe 2-3 inches away from our table. What I’m telling you is this: My Diner is a tiny little place.
There’s not much scenery going on outside either in South Boston on a Friday morning.
This is a diner so the prices are pretty much on par.
Side two of the menu.
[coffee – bottomless cup – $1.40]
My parents both got coffees and I just got a water. I had a few sips though, it was decent enough.
What caught my eye about the mugs was the advertising on them! I wonder if they get new mugs made every year?
[3 egg special / $3.99]
Folks both got the special with over medium eggs and sausage. This is a HUGE amount of food for a mere four dollars! Half of the plate is home fries and you also get all of that toast. Pretty simple, but pretty filling way to start the day.
[homemade corned beef hash and eggs / $6.50]
I have to be different and so I ordered something else. The corned beef hash! This is a very generous portion of corned beef and I also got like a whole mound of eggs over there.Yes, eggs are semi-acceptable again in my life. But no runny yolks, please. I’ll just have my eggs scrambled.
The corned beef was very delicious. It was crisped and browned on both sides of the hash. There was a good meat to tiny potatoes ratio and you could see the herbs used here. The consistency was smooth for the meat while the little potatoes gave it a slight chew while the crispy edges gave it texture. One of the best corned beefs I’ve ever tried! The herbs and other spices gave it excellent, bright and earthy flavor that I really enjoyed.
The home fries were also done very well. The potatoes were soft enough on the inside and had a good, crispy char on the outside which made them taste wonderful. I usually don’t like home fries but these were a very tasty version.
It was a nice start to our day and after a night of flying and semi-sleeping it was good to sit down and have a hot meal on a cold, rainy morning in Boston.
98 A St
South Boston, MA 02127