The Diners of Massachusetts: Joseph’s Two

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I’m pretty sure the Two in Joseph’s Two is not because its the second restaurant, but because its a family business run by Joseph Sr. and Joseph Jr.. Though I have never met either Joseph, I kind of wish I had, so I can thank them, for feeding me the immense and almost mind blowing proportions of breakfast they have for the past 5 years.

Joseph’s II is right on Main St in Waltham, and though there are very few parking spots in front, heed the sign in the front – “Extra Parking in McDonald’s parking lot”. Also, make sure you ignore the sign in the McDonald’s parking lot that reads “Parking for McDonald’s Customers Only”.

Joseph’s decor aims to be the authentic vermont ski-lodge diner. Don’t let the dark wood fool you, Joseph’s is uniquely Waltham, from its often surly waitresses to it’s old folk and college student regulars. The people don’t come for the atmosphere, or the service. They come for the food – which for a restaurant is always a good sign.

Joseph’s Two is all about the specials. Sure you could get plain old eggs and bacon, but why – When you can get the Hungry Man’s Breakfast special which includes:

  • 3 Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Home Fries
  • Toast
  • Pancakes
  • AND Cornbread!

This all comes out on an assortment of plates which takes up more than your section of any table. It also makes you feel special . . . and full.

As I said before, breakfast sandwiches are my thing and Joseph’s doesn’t disappoint. Their king of breakfast sandwiches is the Berkshire, which is a flaky croissant stuffed with ham scrambled eggs and cheddar with home fries and a side of french toast!

There is no chance you will leave Joseph’s Two without feeling way too full. Often that’s just what you need on a hung over Sunday morning.

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