South Street Diner
178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111
Boston Diner Inc
Cuisines: Burgers, Delivery, Family Style, American, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for Kids: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
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05/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Had lunch here recently. Good food, good service...no complaints there. When the bill came the total for food/drink was $11.00. Tax was $.77. Total on the bill was $11.80. While I don't care about 3 cents, I do care that, when brought to the server's attention, I was informed that ""oh, the machine automatically rounds up"". Really? I'm not sure it's illegal, but it's certainly unethical. I'm sure I don't need to eat there again if I'm going to be cheated. I'm also pretty sure that extra 3 cents is not going to the Commonwealth or the City.
08/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Hey first of all the service was great thanks a lot to STEPHANIE!! She was awesome!! I love the way they grill their steak tips it's really good. If you never ate their before its definitely my favorite spot to eat late nights! try the tips with any two sides and BBQ sauce and your golden.. Thanks a lot Stephanie I hope to still see you there and if your reading this I think your absolutely beautiful hands down!! Love the tattoo on your leg!
07/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
food is good and reasonable, But the customers are the thing to watch from tuxedos and euros to bums and goth, That staff is the same as the customers everything creates energy from the juke box to line to the coffee. This a reality tv show in real life. Had a Cheeseburger that was good. fries crispy Milkshake and I was stuffed and ready to go to sleep best place late night
04/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
too bad i wasn't intoxicated enough to not be able to tell the difference. went there only bcoz that's like the only place on the planet that's open at wee hours (sad thing is, we drove all the way into the city to find only this place open).
wasn't too satisfied w/the whole experience: from greasy table to lack of service to sloppy food... well, i guess there's always a trade-off.
Boston doesn't have any other all night places. The Diner's unique place in the city's nightlife means that it has to be somewhere where all are welcome and everyone has to be cool with everyone else. I've seen drag queens and cops, drunk Red Sox fans and weary travelers waiting for the first train out of South Station, and even big stars. Last week, Neil Young was in, and last year I sat next to Richard Dreyfuss. It's a great mix of humanity, in a city that tends to have everything overrun with college students. Cheap eats, and a front row seat on the grand parade. It's a beautiful thing.
05/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The cubans are good here. Service is eh. Other food is okay, I've been here a few times and never had the horrible expiriences some of the reviewers have had but I've never had an amazing expirience here either. If you're looking for a good diner expirience try victorias in south boston.
05/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I question the people who rated this place so highly. Where you paying attention??
I decided to visit the Diner one morning with a friend, hoping to get what some might call a 50's diner experience. It was far from that. I ordered a sprite and my friend water. After a few sips, I noticed several floaties in my soft drink. When I turned my cup around, there were remnants of crusted chocolate milk inside my cup. When I asked for another, it was no better. I recieved flat watered down sprite. There were floaties in my friend's water as well.
To my regret, I ended up ordering a simple burger and fries, but didn't get through half of it. I began to question the quality of my food and the nature in which it was prepared. It was easy to observe that cleanliness was not a priority for this establishment. Flies were sworming all over the place and I could only imagine what was roaming in the kitchen. Our waiter totally ignored us and when he did approach us he was extremely rude and careless, tossing our dishes on the table as if they were dice.
My friend became sick later that day. I threw up for most of the day, wishing I made breakfast at home or had the nerve to just get up and leave when I sensed things weren't right. No matter how hungry or desperate I get in the near or distant future - late night or daytime - I am certain that I will never visit this establishment again. I'm curious to know how they pass state health expections each year.
Please, somebody else back me up on this.
11/19/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Pay the extra a go to the news next door or somewhere else. This place has Cockroache Hideaway written all over it. I usually like breakfast food to be greasy and cheap for late night food. This place had the worst service I have seen. The food was below average even with a buzz on. 2 of the 4 people in my group got chocolate milk($3.00)...within 3 minutes, both went into the bathroom and threw up(one of them didnt drink that night). The waitress didnt even address it or even call the manager over!
01/10/2006Provided by Citysearch -
hot waitresses, giant omelets (try the broccoli-cheddar-cream cheese-potato combination), surprisingly good coffee....if you're drunk and hungry, you'll get more than a fabulous meal. if you can ignore the huge weekend lines, you'll eat greasy delicious wonderful food in a crazy environment. and for god's sakes tip your waitress well. they don't make girls like that everywhere, y'know.
05/15/2005Provided by Citysearch -
It is what it is, a diner, its not high end, its simply and tasty, no frills and consistant, what more do you want from a diner, for me its perfect every time, and if you are lucky enough to get Patrica as your waitress, then you will definatly leave smiling.
06/10/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I was excited to grab breakfast at a classic Boston diner, but within minutes everything went down hill. You can't beat a $3.80 breakfast special, but $3.80 buys nothing but a nightmare. The scrambled eggs were mushy, the corned beef hash was soggy (not crisp), and the home fries were tasteless. The air was stale, ceilings were stained, staff was dull, coffee was bland, etc. Do not let ANYONE you know or love go to South Street Diner.
04/22/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Saw a user rating of 9.8 and figured this must be a gem in the rough. It is, however, simply rough. On Sunday AM, it was bustling, but there was no wait. The service was awful anyway. The place seats about fifty and the grill is literally feet from the booths, yet the food was a loooong wait. The pancakes were tasty, but were carelessly crumpled up on the plate. The eggs were over medium, just as requested but the sausage was cold and the waitress had to be asked 3 times! for the coffee and juice. The only way I would rate this place a nine is if I staggered in, wasted out of my mind at 3AM and managed to quaff down a gut bomb without retching. Dont waste your time here unless it is 3AM and you have little else to choose from.