The Diners of Massachusetts: Deluxe Town Diner

Town Diner:

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Deluxe Town Diner lives up to its name. It is a Diner – that serves diner food. This food is no ordinary diner food – this food is Deluxe. When I say deluxe, I mean special; I mean gourmet and delicious.I think the general story goes that a great mid-century Diner in Watertown was destitute and in a state of disrepair. Around 2000, an intrepid local reforms the diner, keep the authentic facade and interior and changing the image and the menu into something better.

I started going to Town Diner in the summer of 2003, when a bunch of my friends moved to Watertown and the diner’s vicinity. I was flabbergasted the first time I saw the menu. The prices seemed expensive (and they are, relatively) but then again I didn’t understand quite how awesome the food was.

Everything on the menu is good. The coffee is unbelievably spectacular, and if your like me you can down about 4 cups in breakfast sitting. In a fitting fashion they also have a big selection of tea that you can order by the pot.

Really you cant go wrong with anything there, but my favorites:

Deluxe Town Diner is famous for thier pancakes, which are not only delicious, but HUGE. They were even featured on the Food Network for them

I like pancakes, but my real love is breakfast sandwiches and The Breakfast Club is my all-time favorite. A well layered feast with awesome ingredients. Top down:

  • bread
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • bread
  • cheese
  • egg
  • bacon
  • sausage
  • bread


When Kat and I lived in Watertown, we went more than three times a week. An expensive but delicious ritual. During the week, its not that crowded, and you can get great service whenever.

On the weekend . . . lets say its a popular spot. Depending on what time of day and the weather, you can be waiting outside for a half an hour or more. Your best bet is to call ahead. No reservations, but if there’s a line you can get your name on the list.

Town Diner is definitely one of the places I’ll have to visit every time Im in the area. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

mmmm breakfast club droooool

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