While it can be said that the Greater Boston area has some decent diners here and there, it is not exactly true diner country like the city of Worcester is, or for that matter parts of New Jersey, New York, or Connecticut. But if you look hard enough, you should be able to find some real gems in and around Boston, including a little spot on the western edge of South Boston called Mul's Diner that is a true local favorite.
Located across the street from Amrheins (and actually owned by the same people), Mul's Diner is pretty much within walking distance of downtown Boston, but it isn't known by many people who work and live in the city. The locals probably don't mind that Mul's is an undiscovered spot, though, as the place can get pretty crowded with neighborhood folks on weekends. And there is a good reason why it is so popular with residents of Southie; between the delicious breakfast and lunch items and the appealing atmosphere, Mul's Diner is in some ways the ultimate neighborhood spot.
Many, if not most people come to Mul's Diner for breakfast and coffee. You can see older couples, groups of teenagers, and families chatting or reading the newspaper while enjoying the deliciously fluffy pancakes (the blueberry pancakes are tremendous), the fantastic home fries (delicious chunks of red potatoes), the French toast, eggs, corned beef hash, and so on. And the coffee at Mul's is better than what can be found at many other diners in the Boston area. But it isn't just the food and coffee that makes Mul's so appealing; the inside of the place is classic old-school diner, with a black and white tiled floor, red walls and booths, and a few stools for those who want to grab a quick cup of coffee or bite to eat.
Mul's Diner is certainly one of Boston's hidden treasures. Between the great food, the classic vibe, the fairly reasonable prices, and the easy parking, there isn't much not to like about Mul's. Like diners? Looking for a place close to downtown Boston? Check out Mul's, and you might soon understand why this is such a favorite spot among the locals.
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