Keepin it Local: Victoria’s Diner

Our neighborhood of Boston is probably culinarily the most underrated in the city, but there are numerous great places to eat and reasons to venture outside of downtown Boston to visit Southie and Dorchester.

In addition to Ashmont Grill and DBar which are some of the nicer options in the area, we have found some inexpensive restaurants with great food and local atmosphere.

One is Victoria’s Diner on Mass Ave, the place we had breakfast this past Saturday. Being from NJ, I am picky about my diners as we have an abundance of really good ones, so I am always skeptical.

We arrived on a snowy Saturday morning to a half full diner. I have passed this place many weekends when the line is out the door, so I was happy to get a table right away.

The service was quick and offered a little South Boston brusqueness but was overall pleasant and effective.

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The coffee was flowing and tasted really good!

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For breakfast I ordered the smoked salmon omelet with tomatoes, capers, onions, and cream cheese (which wasn’t in the omelet for some reason). The omelet came with home fries and toast, so I chose whole wheat.

 

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What a huge amount of food! I brought half of it home. The omelet was bursting with flavor, juicy tomatoes and salty capers. The middle was filled with smoked salmon, and I mean filled. I love smoked salmon, but a little goes a long way and this was a slab. This omelet would be perfect if the amount of salmon was cut by 3/4 then chopped into small pieces and integrated with the rest of the ingredients.

The home fries were really good, just crispy enough and the toast was good, as toast should be!

The cost is, like most diners, really a great value. You can have a full meal like this for about $9 plus the cost of coffee and a tip.

We are definitely planning on returning to the diner to try their other menu items like their range of milkshakes and cupcakes.

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I love diners, and I love that I have discovered one within walking distance of our house!

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  1. Carolynn’s avatar

    I live in Dorchester too! Loved seeing some local hangouts on your blog!

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    1. admin’s avatar

      Were we in the same food writing class?? :)

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      1. Carolynn’s avatar

        We were in the same class! Love the new site! :)

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      2. Simply Life’s avatar

        I love finding out about these great places from you -thanks for another one!

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      3. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)’s avatar

        I always thought of Boston as a great culinary city–probably because of my wonderful experience at Flour :) But for real, I guess I have just eaten a lot of good food in Boston. I haven’t travelled a lot as a foodie though!

        Love that mug!

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        1. admin’s avatar

          Boston has a lot of GREAT restaurants and talented chefs, but we always get compared to NYC which is so much bigger. Its not a fair comparison at all.

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        2. Tracie @Hollafoodzone’s avatar

          It’s absolutely true what they say about visiting a new place and looking for the best restaurant – the place with the line! I’ve got to get back to Boston!

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