South Street Diner

South Street Diner

178 Kneeland St (at South St.), Boston, MA 02111
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Boston's only 24/7 diner. all types of people watching. Breakfast served all day. cheese gravy fries and fun


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  • "... we're making called 24 Hours at The South Street Diner." (2 tips)
  • "Get the "diner special" for breakfast. 3 eggs, french toast,..." (2 tips)
  • "Get the homemade banana bread,'s a mouth full of awesome." (4 tips)
  • BostonTweet

    South Street Diner is open all night and they reserve tables from 1am until - 5am for parties of three or more (call 617-350-0028 to reserve).

    BostonTweet · November 22, 2010
  • Boston Phoenix

    Quoth the Mayor: "I like the steak and eggs in the morning. That always gets me going. The coffee's okay. It's nice that they serve beer late at night. This place is the classic." Read more

    Boston Phoenix · December 11, 2010
  • DigBoston

    The Weekly Dig visited South Street Diner!Check out the review: Read more

    DigBoston · July 1, 2010
  • The Ad Club

    Open 24 hours. Perfect destination for the conclusion of all-nighter's in college. Simply diner food in a simple pleasures atmosphere.

    The Ad Club · January 29, 2011
  • Boston Phoenix

    Voted "Best Late-Night Restaurant" by @BostonPhoenix readers in 2012! Also serving wine and beer til 1 am. Thereafter: get a steak and a milkshake. Read more

    Boston Phoenix · April 22, 2012
  • Jessica C.

    Get yourself a burger at 3 AM and enjoy the show....

    Jessica C. · August 13, 2010
  • Kevin D.

    Get the homemade banana bread,'s a mouth full of awesome.

    Kevin D. · April 20, 2010
  • Katelyn S.

    The food is amazing after a late night of dancing and there is nothing wrong with a midnight milkshake

    Katelyn S. · January 17, 2011
  • South D.

    We are open in snow storms, blizzards, rain storms 24/7

    South D. · December 26, 2010
  • Evan L.

    Go to the South Street Diner and snag a spot at the counter. Order yourself a veggie burger and an order of onion rings. Put some coins in the jukebox and play Blue Travelers's "The Hook." Smile.

    Evan L. · March 23, 2010
  • seth w.

    Go to South Street Diner really late. Drink some bad diner coffee and eat some cheesy fries. You will have an upset stomach, but you will have a great time.

    seth w. · May 20, 2009
  • Connie L.

    If you're looking for classic milk shakes and good ol' diner food, this place is open 24 hours.

    Connie L. · August 23, 2011
  • Jarrett G.

    Awesome breakfast sandwiches!

    Jarrett G. · February 3, 2010
  • Chas W.

    Don't remember much, but know I crushed a stack of banana cakes late nite

    Chas W. · November 13, 2012
  • Jonathan R.

    Best burger don't forget the bacon

    Jonathan R. · February 27, 2013
  • South D.

    this thurs

    South D. · July 21, 2012
  • Jordan S.

    Try the Diner Special

    Jordan S. · August 24, 2010
  • Sinan T.

    We got couple sweeteners, thank you :))

    Sinan T. · November 29, 2013
  • Jason F.

    The banana pancakes will set your world right.

    Jason F. · September 22, 2013
  • Jeff O.

    The coolest waiter I've ever had.

    Jeff O. · April 3, 2013
  • Erica S.

    Love the feel and the atmosphere but the wait staff is less than pleasant and barely attentive.

    Erica S. · March 29, 2013
  • Tia D.

    Adorable diner but there coffee tastes like liquid cocaine.

    Tia D. · March 29, 2013
  • Ginny W.

    Don't order the breakfast burrito. Or bloody mary. Unless you like v8 and vodka and sour cream in a packet...

    Ginny W. · November 1, 2012
  • South D.

    customer appreciation day spetember 9th Read more

    South D. · August 25, 2012
  • Tom D.

    Check out the documentary short 24 Hours At The South Street Diner, screening April 2012 at IFF Boston. Visit for tickets

    Tom D. · April 11, 2012
  • Melissa D.

    Check out to read about the documentary we're making called 24 Hours at The South Street Diner.

    Melissa D. · June 26, 2011
  • Jacob B.

    grilled cheese with bacon is a perfect 3am snack.

    Jacob B. · June 1, 2011
  • Jared S.

    Great food, funny staff. Open all the the time

    Jared S. · April 16, 2011
  • South D.

    corned beef and cabbage guiness and home made soda bread $10

    South D. · March 11, 2011
  • Joyce L.

    Great atmosphere. You should experience Johnny's friendly charm on Saturday mornings. He makes you feel special & like u belong here even if you're from out of town.

    Joyce L. · January 29, 2011
  • CeCe C.

    Great food. Great eye candy tuesday and. All weekend. Long. Bring ur A game!!

    CeCe C. · November 23, 2010
  • Arjun S.

    Worst food I've ever had. I wouldn't even give my dog this food. Bad crowd, bad place. Puts diners to shame.

    Arjun S. · October 8, 2010
  • South D.

    Starting August 1st, if you are the mayor, you will receive a choice of a South street diner mug, backpack, travel thermos, or a tote bag. One Mayor per week. Please show us on your smartphone. Read more

    South D. · July 13, 2010
  • Paul

    Banana bread grilled is AMAZING...must try!

    Paul · April 20, 2010
  • Lizzie C.

    Get the 2 egg Sammy deal and 15$ cavart misoso. Best deal in Boston at 5 am or 2 pm.

    Lizzie C. · March 4, 2010
  • Maria C.

    If you're really nice to the waitress she will make you mimosas before they start serving alcohol and give you banana bread.

    Maria C. · 3 days ago
  • Vanessa G.

    (Best of Boston 2013-DINER) Improper Bostonian says, "It has all the requisite elements for a retro diner: neon lighting, swivel stools lining the counter and, for $2, a bottomless cup of coffee."

    Vanessa G. · February 16
  • 1800GOODFOOD®

    1800GOODFOOD® highly recommends South Street Diner and the warm, friendly staff

    1800GOODFOOD® · January 26
  • South D.

    Thanksgiving week at Southstreetdiner old friends come home with new friends see you soon

    South D. · November 27, 2013
  • Sandy B.

    Waitress what extremely rude. She started argimuing with me and wouldn't answer my question about how much it would be to add something. She elevated her voice and then walked away. I refused to eat.

    Sandy B. · November 26, 2013
  • Linda Y.

    Always leave room for the grilled banana bread.

    Linda Y. · November 4, 2013
  • Matthew K.

    Try the fries especially. Low prices and good food!

    Matthew K. · October 10, 2013
  • Marine S.

    Awesome diner! Good food, good beer, nice waiters.. Go give it a try!

    Marine S. · October 9, 2013
  • Tom F.

    Owner operator really cares about people. It is just how it should be; the quintessential diner.

    Tom F. · September 27, 2013
  • Lindsey N.

    Yummy food at 2:00am although a little bland even when your slightly drunk.

    Lindsey N. · July 23, 2013
  • Roger S.

    The breakfast Montecristo is to die for.

    Roger S. · May 26, 2013
  • Don N.

    Yummy. Thru know how to make fiber good good and greasy and sinfully wonderful.

    Don N. · April 25, 2013
  • Daniel M.

    Booths are very small. Not for fat people.

    Daniel M. · April 4, 2013
  • Jonathan C.

    Nutty waitress that looks like Tammy 2 seemed to be on something, she could not understand our orders, proceeded to give us the wrong order twice and copped an attitude when we sent food back.

    Jonathan C. · March 22, 2013
  • David Lee B.

    Best 24 hour Diner landmark in Boston.

    David Lee B. · March 8, 2013

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