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Victoria’s Diner

Restaurants, Diners Roxbury
4 out of 5 stars
Victoria’s Diner
Photograph: Courtesy Victoria’s Diner Victoria’s Diner

Another late-night haven, this one in the no-man’s land between the South End, Roxbury and North Dorchester. First opened in 1949, the diner is another Jerry O’Mahony special (the Jersey-based company built some 2,000 diner cars from 1917 to 1941). Through the decades the spot has fed local politicians, EMT workers, musicians, club kids and all manner of city worker. The massive menu means everyone’s palate is satiated: eggs Benedict for brekkie fans, open-faced roast beef sandwiches for Kelley’s Roast Beef addicts and country fried steak for the heart-unhealthy crowd. Its current owners have expanded the weekend hours to be ‘round-the-clock, which means 5am waffles have become a Friday night reality; you can even place a takeout order online if your couch calls.


Venue name: Victoria’s Diner
Address: 1024 Massachusetts Ave
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 6am-10pm; Thu-Sat 24 hours
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